Kentish Kiwi

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About Kentish Kiwi

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Otford/Sevenoaks, NW Kent (Approx. 100m asl); Hometown - Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Summer 2015

    Wimbledon has seen 34.3C recorded already today. Only 0.3C away from the 1976 record. Cooler now I suspect with that cloud moving through London. Still a chance over the next two hours if the sun holds out for long enough...
  2. Summer 2015

    I can't help but feel that the cloud cover might scupper any record breaking. Have seen temperatures plateau after 12pm on several occasions. Don't forget that the rise in temperature will also slow considerably around 35C. Further - I feel like the Wimbledon record isn't a cert by any means. N/NW London may well be a good 2/3 degrees hotter than SW19. My call is for somewhere to tip into 36C but no further.
  3. Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam

    Any chance somebody could clear up to me whether Pam is still considered a tropical cyclone?   All the major news outlets in NZ are reporting it as 'tropical cyclone Pam'. Obviously these can be quite misleading and mostly they don't understand that there are certain characteristics needed to be classed as a tropical cyclone... NZ Herald even reported that Pam had 'been downgraded to a category 4 cyclone' which is a bit of a joke (pretty sure it's weaker than that now!).   To my knowledge only one true tropical cyclone has ever hit NZ having not already turned extra-tropical. But Pam does seem to have retained a lot of it's structure and there are still 20c 850 hPa temps at it's core?
  4. Sea Surface Temperatures

    That's what I was thinking!
  5. Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    Probably a silly question, but will this storm have any effect at all on UV levels over the coming day/s?