Latest Prime Meridian newsletter covering weather and climate, globally and locally, for December 2014 and annual review.
2014 has been cited by the UK’s Met Office as the warmest year in Britain since 1659.
The Met Office reported that with the exception of August, every month of 2014 was warmer than the average.
The mean temperature for the year was 9.9oC. This was 1.1oC above the average for the period 1981-2010. The next warmest year had been 2006, which had been 9.7oC above the mean.
No individual month achieved record warmth, but every month, apart from August, had a mean temperature that was above average.
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