Warmest and driest UK summer since 2006

Mon, Sep 2, 2013

Climate Change, Met Office

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.

In terms of rainfall, the estimate suggests about 189 mm of rain – which is 78 % of the UK average, making this the driest summer since 2006 and ranking about 16th driest in the records dating back to 1910. For south-east England and East Anglia this will be the driest summer since 1995

Sunshine is also above average for the UK, with 588 hours amounting to about 117 % of the UK average. This ranks it at 7th sunniest in the records going back to 1929.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/early-summer-stats?WT.mc_id=Facebook_News_Pressrelease

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