RECORD BREAKER: Hottest ever July recorded in Sheffield

Sheffield has reached 33.4 degrees this afternoon - the hottest temperature recorded since 1990 – as the city basks in sunshine.

Thursday, 25th July 2019, 2:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th July 2019, 2:55 pm
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Alistair McLean, curator of natural science at Museums Sheffield has been monitoring the weather at Western Park Weather station throughout the day.

At 2pm the thermometer registered 33.4 degrees – the highest July temperature recorded in Sheffield.

Alistair said: “The previous record was 32.7 degrees on July 1, 1990.

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“The current temperature at 2pm is 33.4 deg C. That’s beaten the July record.”

The hottest ever temperature recorded was 34.3 degrees recorded in August of 1990 – which may be surpassed this afternoon if temperatures keep on rising.

Alistair said: “If the last few days are anything to go by, we will probably max out in the next two hours.”