Sunday, 17 July 2022


30C today so I didn't go to the allotment this morning as it was going to be just too hot and sunny to actually get anything done. The BBC are now predicting 40c for Monday & Tuesday. I can see very little being done the early part of next week.


An exceptional hot spell on Monday and Tuesday leading to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.

What to expect

  • Population-wide adverse health effects experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to serious illness or danger to life. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.
  • Substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required
  • High risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment, potentially leading to localised loss of power and other essential services, such as water or mobile phone services
  • Significantly more people visiting coastal areas, lakes and rivers, leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
  • Delays on roads and road closures, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel, with significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays

Further details

Exceptional, perhaps record-breaking, temperatures are likely on Monday, then again on Tuesday. Nights are also likely to be exceptionally warm for the UK, especially in urban areas. This is likely to lead to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure. Temperatures are expected to drop away from Wednesday onwards.

The forecast for the allotment site this week ..

and the following week.  There doesn't appear to be much chance of overcast or rainy days for the next couple of weeks. 

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