Scotland’s exceeds 30C for 3rd time this summer and 2nd month in a row

Written by on July 30, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

At the peak of last week’s heat, when the mid 30s was expected in the Southeast of England, Scotland was only forecasted to reach 25 or 26C. With the aid of southerly winds and some downslope enhancement off the Grampians, 30C was achieved in Scotland for a third time this summer.

This time it was the Moray Coast where Inverness Airport topped 30C while further east, Lossiemouth topped 30.4C. This makes for the 3rd occurrence this summer and 2nd month in a row.

Interestingly the west was much cooler despite sun with Glasgow Airport only managing 22.9C. 45 miles east to Edinburgh Airport and it was a toasty 28.6C. Even Orkney was warmer than Glasgow with 23.1C.

Credit: Meteoceil

27 and 28C was achieved during last week but Friday was Scotland’s warmest day since the record breaker of June 28th when Glasgow hit 31.9C and several stations across the country topped between 30-31C. This grabbed world headlines.

The day before Glasgow and other towns record breaking day, Aviemore reached 31.3C making for it’s warmest day on record and also making it Scotland’s first 30C since 2013 and warmest June day since 1893.

Credit: Sean Batty


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