Monday/ the wrong type of sun ☀

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones
-From the song ‘Brothers in Arms’ by Dire Straits (1985)

Well, so I had to check the ‘Met’ home page (short for the Meteorological Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service), for an official reading of the high temperatures there today.

Looks like the high was 37 °C (99 °F) at 15:00.
So: extremely warm, but not quite 40 °C.

All-time record highs were reached in many other locations in the UK and in Europe, though.

Cartoon by Christian Adams (Instagram @adamstoon) in today’s Evening Standard newspaper, a commentary on the extremely warm temperatures in London today.
Best I can tell, the ‘CLOSED’ sign is a reference to train operator Southeastern Rail explaining (this is some years ago) that delays in the trains in south London were due to ‘the wrong kind of sunlight’⁠—the angle of the winter sunlight on the dispatch monitors in the trains.
There are also reports just appearing online now of an unexpected solar flare that had erupted on the sun, and that a solar storm (magnetic field disruptions) is expected on Wednesday July 20.

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