Scottish record temperature officially confirmed as 34.8C

Official verification of previously recorded temperatures have now confirmed Scotland's new peak.

Scottish record temperature officially confirmed as 34.8C at Charterhall in Borders batuhan toker via iStock
Temperatures reached a new record high of 34.8C during the heatwave.

Scotland’s new record temperature during the recent “extreme” heatwave has been confirmed as 34.8C.

The mercury soared above the previous peak of 32.9C at Charterhall in the Scottish borders, according to official data.

A previous high of 35.1C, recorded at Floors Castle, was not officially recognised because the site is not compliant with Met Office standards.

The confirmation of the provisional records comes following measures to double check, including physical inspections, cross-checking of stations and sites and further testing of equipment.

A new UK-wide record high of 40.3C, at Coningsby in Lincolnshire, was also ratified by experts.

It came after the heatwave which saw amber and yellow weather warnings put in place across the country.

Ali Price, whose team is responsible for operating the Met Office network of weather observing stations in the UK, said: “Verification of these records has confirmed the extreme heat that we experienced last week.

“The process of verifying these records, using a rigorous process to ensure the readings collected were accurate, is vital to ensure that our temperature records reflect our weather and climate and have not been adversely influenced by other factors.”