London hits all-time August high

BBC Weather turns up the heat - big time

You've really got to ask yourself just what on God's Green Earth is going on down at BBC Weather. Following the Belfast tropical storm warning, the Brummie snow in July outrage and the 188°C Leeds miniheatwave, we now discover that Londoners wishing to melt steel without the aid of a blast furnace should make, er, hay while the sun shines:

Phew, what a scorcher!

Well, it looks like the BBC News ticker has finaly succumbed to BBC Weather madness. We blame the transition from flat weather to 3D weather. At no stage during Michael Fish's flat weather tenure did UK summer temperatures hit 1777°C. Ok, so we had the odd hurricane, but no tropical storms. The prosecution rests. ®

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