LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has experienced its eighth warmest summer since 1884 thanks to record-breaking June temperatures, the country’s national weather service said.
The Met Office said the average mean temperature during the meteorological summer season was 15.4 degrees Celsius (59.7 degrees Fahrenheit), around 0.8 C warmer than average.
It was also a wetter than average summer, however, the wettest of the ten warmest summers on record. The Met Office said provisional data showed July this year was the UK’s sixth wettest July on record.
Despite the high average temperature, the highest individual temperature recorded was 32.2 C, far below the record of 40.3 C reached last year.