31 Aug 11 – This summer has been the UK’s coolest since 1993, provisional Met Office figures indicate.
The temperature during August has been below normal by about one degree Celsius in most parts of the UK.
Other figures show that the UK has overall received 126% of normal monthly rainfall; 267.7mm so far this summer compared with 243.8mm of rainfall last summer.
With regard to August sunshine, the UK has been below average generally. The country overall has received just 76% of the August average.
According to Helen Waite, a Met Office forecaster, “The average temperature for central England this summer has been just 15C – this sort of temperature is normally typical of September.
“Generally speaking, you would expect to see temperatures of at least 17C for this time of year.”
Thanks to Thomas McHart, Bill Sellers, Craig Adkins, S. J. Paulson, Dr John Etherington and Jason Evans in Aberystwyth, Wales for these links
“Even the UK Met Office are having to face up to reality now!” says Jason.
“Are our leaders so blinded by ideological cant (i.e. global warming) they never saw the early indicator; that proverbial “canary in the coal mine”?” asks Bill.