Scorchio 2022 – Day 3
We didn’t quite break the all time temperature high here yesterday. We got close though. The all time high was 33.7ºC and we ‘only’ made it to 33.4ºC on the Borth and Ynyslas Weather Station. That was hot enough for us. It’s always a little cooler by the sea of course and just inland from here at Gogerddan a new Wales high was recorded of 35.3ºC early in the day. This was soon broken by an all time Wales high of 37.1ºC at Hawarden Bridge in Flintshire. That smashes the old record by just under 2ºC.
Elsewhere in the UK, the all time high wasn’t quite broken either, but they are expecting that to fall today. It’s not even 8am here yet and the temperature is already above 26ºC. It didn’t drop below 21ºC last night.
We didn’t do too much yesterday. Anna and I headed off into the hills for a picnic in the shade next to the River Einion. It was hot in the shade of course but not as bad as in the sun. We headed over to the beach for a dip in the evening too. The water is lovely at the moment and the beach was quiet. Morgan headed off into Aber to meet with his friends and then couldn’t get home as the trains were cancelled so I ended up on a late night rescue mission in the car!
It looks set to be another hot one today, but temperatures should start dropping here this afternoon and by tomorrow they should be back down to normal at below 20ºC. No doubt it’ll feel chilly! We’re not supposed to break records here today in Wales, but the sun is rising so you just never know.