SD hits news headlines with hottest day (so far)

By   May 21, 2020

I have a Google search set up to Email me whenever Santon Downham crops up in the news. This is usually when we achieve some kind of weather record.

I knew it was hot yesterday but it looked like Heathrow was going to pip us at the post to be the hottest place.

Google proved me wrong. We achieved 28.2C ~ 83F which isn’t bad for May.

Normally if we get a record it appears on the EADT and regional ITV. Yesterday everyone seemed to pick up on it. Here’s an extract from the Google alert I recieved. (there were more)

santon downham As-it-happens update ⋅ 21 May 2020
Risk of thunderstorms after UK records hottest day of the year so far The mercury reached 28.2C at Santon Downham in Suffolk on Wednesday.
Suffolk enjoys hottest day of the year – but thunder storms could hit tomorrow East Anglian Daily Times … day so far for both the county and the country on Wednesday, May 18, as the mercury rose to 27.8C in Heathrow and 27.5C in Santon Downham.
15 pictures as North East enjoys the hottest day of the year so far ChronicleLive In the UK, the hottest place was Santon Downham in West Suffolk that saw temperatures of 28.2C.
Forecasters claim that region could be hit by tornadoes and thunderstorms Cambridgeshire Live … (Wednesday May 20), with the warmest place in the UK having been Santon Downham, just over the Suffolk border, which saw highs of 28C.
UK beaches packed on year’s hottest day after easing of coronavirus measures ABC Technology and Games … the temperature reached 28.2 degrees Celsius at Santon Downham in Suffolk on Wednesday, with 27.8C recorded at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Met Office says how long hot weather will last in Hull HullLive Elsewhere, Santon Downham in Suffolk recorded England’s highest temperature at 28.2C with top temperatures for 2020 also seen in Wales and …
Midweek hottest day of the year so far with night time lightning Netweather England saw the highest temperature (not hottest temperature, that’s not a thing for a number), 28.3C at Santon Downham in Suffolk. 26.4C in …
More than half of young adults are no longer sticking strictly to the lockdown rules, major study says Daily Mail The mercury reached 82F (28.2C) at Santon Downham in Suffolk on Wednesday, with similar temperatures across the country as the public packed …
Beachgoers warned over lack of lifeguards and inflatables banned as lockdown Brits pack … The Sun The mercury soared to 83F at Santon Downham, Suffolk. Beaches including Southend, Brighton and Margate were crammed. At Bournemouth beach …