Product Information: Stikins Name Labels Get You Back To School Ready Whatever The Weather
Whether you’re ahead of the game or lagging behind with your back to school prep, summer is well underway and it might be time to start making plans. Especially if you’re in Scotland, where schools will be opening their doors in the next week or two.
Stikins Name Labels Takes A Look At British Heatwaves
With the latest heatwave departing in a wave of showers, we thought we’d take a look into Britain’s history with heatwaves. Did you know that…
- The UK doesn’t actually have an “official” definition for a heatwave although the Met Office is working on one.
- In 2003, thousands of death were attributed to a heatwave. In response, the Met Office and Public Health England worked together to create a “Heat Health Watch” system made up of four levels. Each level is based on maximum day temperatures, minimum night temperatures, and “normal” thresholds (28-30°C max day and 15-18°C min night).
- LEVEL 1: normal summer conditions
- LEVEL 2: 60+% chance that temperatures will be above normal for 2 days (+ the intervening night)
- LEVEL 3: temperatures have been above normal for a consecutive day and night and there is a 90+% chance this will continue into the following day.
- LEVEL 4: conditions are worse than levels 1-3. The health of the whole population is at risk, rather than just high-risk groups.
- According to Met Office archives from 1910 onwards, the UK has experienced multiple heatwaves in every decade.
- Some of the worst or best weather – depending on your perspective – came about in:
- 1906: still holds the September heat record after temperatures reached 35.6°C.
- 1911: temperatures reached 36.7°C and the record for monthly sunshine hours was recorded (383.9).
- 1976: a combined heatwave and drought have made this summer a yardstick that subsequent heatwaves are often measured against. The hottest overall summer on record saw temperatures peak at 35.9°C in July. The UK spent 18 consecutive days above 30°C and 15 consecutive days above 32°C.
- 1983: the warmest July on record until 2006; Northern Ireland recorded its highest temperature (30.8°C).
- 1990: held the highest temperature record until 2003 (reaching 37.1°C). It still holds a number of records including the highest temperatures recorded in Wales (35.2°C) along with the Midlands (37.1°C), East and North East (35.8°C), and North West (34.6°C) of England. Brilliantly the North West record is based on a temperature taken right here in our home town of Nantwich!
- 1995: the warmest August on record (peaking at 35.2°C) and the driest summer ever. Only 103mm of rain fell across the UK in June, July, and August.
- 2003: August saw the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – a sweltering 38.5°C.
- 2011: two heatwaves created some of the warmest ever spring and autumn temperatures (27.8°C in April and 29.9°C in October).
- This year has seen heatwaves taking hold around the world. In Canada, temperatures rose consistently above 35°C. In the US and Mexico, temperatures climbed above 40-50°C in a number of places. Japan recorded its highest ever temperatures – peaking at 41.1°C. On 28th June in Oman, the temperature overnight never dropped below 42.6°C, setting a world record. Even the Arctic Circle recorded temperatures over 30°C.
- In the UK, England peaked at 35.3 °C, Scotland at 31.9°C, Wales at 33.0°C, and Northern Ireland at 30.5°C. So, while we’ve all been feeling the heat, temperatures have (just about) fallen short of record-beating figures.
Stikins Name Labels – Durable Stick On Name Labels For Every Kind Of Weather
Stikins are designed to stick on and stay on – whatever the weather. Our unique adhesive creates a firm and strong adhesive bond with all sorts of items. You can use one pack of name labels to label up clothing, fabric items, shoes, bags, school uniform, P.E. kit and equipment, water bottles and lunch boxes, stationery kits, and all those other essential extras that you want (your kids) to keep safe.
Independently tested for 40 washes at 40°C, our name labels have also been thoroughly tested year after year by thousands of families across the UK. You can find some of their thoughts and feedback about Stikins by visiting our Reviews Page. With over 6,000 reviews (and counting), you can take a look through just some of the different ways our name labels have been put to the test.
Stikins are sticky name labels; simply peel each one off the backing sheet and stick it down. Stick your name labels onto the wash-care of clothing and fabric items. In shoes, it's best to use the side wall or the underside of the tongue. Stikins are white name labels and printed with a black font. This makes them really easy to read (even when your kids are in a rush). Stikins measure 30mm x 15mm, which means they fit neatly and discretely onto items of all shapes and sizes.
Order Your Stikins Name Labels Today With Superfast Despatch And Delivery
If you’re in need of some name labels for the back to school rush, have no fear, Stikins are here – to help. We designed our name labels to be super-quick to apply and we aim to make sure our despatch and delivery times are just as speedy. We print and post orders every day (Monday to Friday, up to 3pm) via Royal Mail’s first class service.
Around 93% of mail sent first class will arrive next day. Royal Mail won’t guarantee next day delivery (and items can take up to 5 working days to arrive), which is why we also offer a guarantee next shipping option. This costs £6.30 and guarantees that your name labels will arrive by 1pm on the next (working) day. You can upgrade to this service online or by phone. Please order nice and early in order to leave us plenty of time to pack and post your order.