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Temperature records by district

These records are based mainly on digitised data from 1959. Highest daily maximum temperature records marked with an asterisk appear in Britain’s highest temperatures by county and by month, J.D.C. Webb and G.T. Meaden, 1993. Weather 48, 282-291

When compiling these tables, an attempt has been made to verify all records by comparing values with neighbouring stations.

Districts map

 
Highest daily maximum temperature records – by district
District Temperature Date Location
Scotland N 32.2 °C* 1 September 1906 Gordon Castle (Morayshire)
Scotland E 32.9 °C 9 August 2003 Greycrook (Scottish Borders)
Scotland W 32.8 °C* 2 July 1908
20 July 1901
Dumfries (Dumfries & Galloway)
England E & NE 35.8 °C 3 August 1990 Bourne (Lincolnshire)
England NW 34.6 °C 3 August 1990 Nantwich (Cheshire)
Wales N 35.2 °C 2 August 1990 Hawarden Bridge (Flintshire)
Midlands 37.1 °C 3 August 1990 Cheltenham (Gloucestershire)
East Anglia 37.9 °C 10 August 2003 Aldenham (Hertfordshire)
England SW 35.4 °C 3 August 1990 Saunton Sands (Devon)
Wales S 34.6 °C 3 August 1990
19 July 2006
Crossway (Gwent)
Gogerddan (Ceredigion)
England SE & Central S 38.5 °C 10 August 2003 Faversham (Kent)
Northern Ireland 30.8 °C 30 June 1976
12 July 1983
Knockarevan (County Fermanagh)
Shaw's Bridge, Belfast (County Antrim)
 
Lowest daily minimum temperature records – by district
District Temperature Date Location
Scotland N -27.2 °C 30 December 1995 Altnaharra (Highland)
Scotland E -27.2 °C 11 February 1895
10 January 1982
Braemar (Aberdeenshire) (both dates)
Scotland W -24.8 °C 11 January 1982 Carnwath (South Lanarkshire)
England E & NE -23.3 °C 21 January 1881 Haydon Bridge (Northumberland)
England NW -21.9 °C 16 January 1881 St Michaels-on-Wyre (Lancashire)
Wales N -22.7 °C 13 December 1981 Corwen (Denbighshire)
Midlands -26.1 °C 10 January 1982 Newport (Shropshire)
East Anglia -20.0 °C 23 January 1963 Woburn (Bedfordshire)
England SW -16.7 °C 21 January 1940 Cullompton (Devon)
Wales S -23.3 °C 21 January 1940 Rhayader (Powys)
England SE & Central S -19.5 °C 14 January 1982 Lacock (Wiltshire)
Northern Ireland -18.7 °C 24 December 2010 Castlederg (County Tyrone)


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