1906 United Kingdom heat wave

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1906 United Kingdom heat wave
Dates Late August - September
Areas affected United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Highest temperature 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) at Bawtry, South Yorkshire[1][not in citation given]

The 1906 United Kingdom heat wave occurred across Great Britain in the months of August and September. The heat wave had a comparable intensity to the 1990 heat wave.[2] 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. In September, CET Central England and Birmingham recorded a highest temperature of 31.5 °C (88.7 °F),[3][4] and Oxford recorded a highest temperature of 33.1 °C (91.6 °F), the Oxford high surpassed in 1911 with a temperature of 33.4 °C (92.1 °F).[3]

The 2nd of September was the hottest day of the month, as temperatures reached 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) in Bawtry, and remains the hottest September temperature of any day in the UK and the eighth-hottest day overall in the 20th century.[5][dead link]

Scotland had temperatures reaching 32.2 °C (90.0 °F) at Gordon Castle, Moray, while northern Ireland had temperatures reaching 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) in Armagh, County Armagh, both recorded on 1 September 1906.[1][not in citation given]

September Records[edit]

Location September 1906 maximum temperature[6]

Date Next record Date of next record
Armagh, County Armagh[citation needed] 27.8 °C (82.0 °F)
Bawtry, South Yorkshire 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) 2 Sept.
Birmingham, West Midlands[citation needed] 31.5 °C (88.7 °F)
Collyweston, Northamptonshire 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) 1 Sept.
Gordon Castle, Moray[citation needed] 32.2 °C (90.0 °F)
New Malden, Greater London 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) 1 Sept.
Old Southgate, Greater London 34.8 °C (94.6 °F) 2 Sept.
Oxford, Oxfordshire[citation needed] 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) 33.4 °C (92.1 °F) September 1911
Westley, Suffolk 34.2 °C (93.6 °F) 3 Sept.
Wryde, Cambridgeshire 34.7 °C (94.5 °F) 18 Aug.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Climate Extremes". Met Office. Retrieved 10 April 2018.[not in citation given]
  2. ^ "Record-breaking Heatwave in England and Wales". Greenpeace. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b "CET September Time Series Plots". Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Birmingham September Time Series Plots". Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ Suri, Dan (16 February 2001). "Warm spells in September". Retrieved 15 November 2009.[dead link]
  6. ^ Webb, Jonathan D. C.; Meaden, G. Terence (September 2000). "Daily temperature extremes for Britain". Weather. 55: 298–315.