1906 United Kingdom heat wave

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The 1906 United Kingdom heatwave was a severe heatwave that occurred over all parts of the UK, from August through to September. The heatwave was unusual as the highest temperatures were recorded in early September, and the intense heat began in late August, whereas most heatwaves in the UK begin in June and July. Even so, the heatwave had a comparable intensity to the 1990 heatwave,[1] and it has been described as the most intense September heatwave in the 20th century. From 31 August to 3 September, the temperature in the UK exceeded 32 °C (90 °F) consecutively over most of the UK on these four days. 2 September was the hottest day of the month as temperatures reached 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) in Bawtry. This day was also the hottest over the most of the UK, again unusual because of the late occurrence of this. This remains the hottest September temperature of any day in the UK and the eighth-hottest day overall in the 20th century.[2]

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  1. ^ "RECORD-BREAKING HEATWAVE IN ENGLAND AND WALES.". Greenpeace. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  2. ^ Suri, Dan (2001-02-16). "Warm spells in September". Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

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