Although it is destined to get hotter here this week, this is the recent reading from the thermometer on the Shedquarters.
That is around 42°c, but if you enclose a mercury tube in a steel housing and fix it in the sun, that’s what you will get.
Possibly more accurate is the reading on my ‘phone app., which is
Still a tad warm for my next job – lawn mowing. I might need to divest myself of the jacket and maybe even the waistcoat if no ladies are present. I will of course retain the boater and naturally it would not be seemly to display my woollen undershirt, so the collar and tie must remain.