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Harry Potter on a swing set at a park in Little Whinging during the 1995 heat wave.
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"It is hot. That's right, hot everywhere. There's sweat. There's stifling."
—A TV weatherman on the 1995 heat wave[src]

A heat wave is a prolonged period of exceptionally hot weather.[1]

History

1995 heat wave

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A nurse tends to heat-exhausted attendants of a Royal Air Force show during the heat wave.
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In the summer of 1995, the United Kingdom was hit by a major heat wave, with temperatures reaching 90° Fahrenheit, in London and slightly less in other areas of the country, leading Met Office to issue a Level 3 Heat-Health Alert for the first time ever.[2]

On 2 August, temperatures rose to the mid-90s Fahrenheit, and an FM radio host announced that the following day could possibly see temperatures climb to 100° Fahrenheit.[3]

In Little Whinging, the use of hosepipes was banned, leaving the front lawns at Privet Drive parched and yellowing, and the cars dusty.[4] The Dursleys were known to, however, cheat this ban on occasion.[5]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. "Heat wave" on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 2 (A Peck of Owls)
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