It’s Hotting Up

In August ten years ago Faversham in Kent recorded the higher temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom. The good folk of Faversham felt 38.5 °C (101.3 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded on this planet was at Death Valley in California in July 1913 when temperatures reached 56.7 °C (134 °F).

These are exceptional temperatures, as you would expect record temperatures to be, about ten degrees higher than average temperatures.

While the United Kingdom has experienced a poor and sometimes sunless summer, the folk of the Western United States are suffering a heat wave. Temperatures are on average ten degrees higher than average. In Phoenix 47 °C was recorded while in Death Valley 51 °C was recorded and were forecast to reach very close to the record.

The Western United States is getting hotter, and it is still June. Back in the United Kingdom the forecast for this week end is for temperatures to reach 24°C this week end.

2 Responses

  1. It has happened before Rob.

    As the Norse were finally drove out of Greenland by the cold, the Anasazi were driven out by the heat. They too were poles apart.

    Nothing different here today really. It gets hot in a desert and cold in the places nearer to the poles.

    When people start having to move out of certain areas in huge numbers like they did before, we will know something is really amiss.

    Then we will have to find someone to blame and pay, I suppose, it will make no difference, and the real nasty pollution and the sun will have the last word.

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