Friday, July 26, 2019
HEATWAVE WEATHER IN BRIGG BUT WHAT'S FORECAST FOR THE DAYS AHEAD?
It's rare for temperatures in Brigg to top 90F but it has happened this week, including yesterday afternoon - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - during the intense heatwave.
The online weather service we use via a mobile phone clocked 33F (91.4C) yesterday afternoon when we couldn't resist popping into the Britannia Inn beer garden for a refreshing pint to break our walk home from the town centre after a spot of shopping. High humidity made conditions even more sticky.
The Met Office says 38.1C (100.6F) was attained in southern England "setting a new record for the highest July temperature recorded in the UK."
It forecasts "closer to normal" temperatures through the weekend but with an increased chance of rain in the east and north-east.
View full details and forecast here...
We have to admire the efforts of people working in hot jobs at Brigg businesses, including those frying our fish and chips.
However, we've been a shade (perhaps not the best term) surprised to see a number of people walking dogs in late mornings and afternoons with the sun beating down.
Older Brigg residents will remember the very hot summer and drought spell of 1976, plus sweltering conditions endured in 1990.
But yesterday was probably the hottest most of us can remember.
The heat in Brigg reminded us of holidays in Turkey and Spain. You have to feel sympathy for those who went to the expense of jetting away from it all when our town can match Marmaris and Majorca? If only briefly...
Knowing the vagaries of British weather, normal service will soon be resumed. And as we type this at 8am today (Friday) it's clouding over and it looks like rain might result.
The question now is: Will we get an Indian Summer?
Our picture shows the sun reflecting off the waters of the River Ancholme in Brigg some years ago when temperatures rose to summer-like levels in early October!
UPDATE FRIDAY MORNING 10.30AM: The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rainfall in the East of England, including North Lincolnshire, between 9am tomorrow (Saturday, July 27) and mid-afternoon on Sunday.