Met Office: Warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006

Met Office: Warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006

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3 September 2013
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Provisional Met Office statistics for this summer (June, July and August) show that this year has seen the warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006.sunshine over fields

However, it's not a record breaker on any front - despite the prolonged heat wave experienced across the UK from the 3rd to 22nd July.

The early figures take observations from 1 June to 28 August, then assume average conditions for the final three days of the season - so the full-season figures could see some changes once all the information for August is available.

Using the estimates, the UK mean temperature for the summer is 15.2 °C, which is 0.8 °C above the average (all averages refer to 1981-2010 long-term average). It's likely this summer will finish around 8th to 10th warmest in the national record dating back to 1910. >> More

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