A set of new records for high temperatures were broken in the UK in 2019, finishing up a record-breaking decade, the Met Office revealed. The last decade was the second hottest in the previous 100 years in the UK, with eight new high-temperature records set.
Four new UK records were set a year ago alone, including the highest winter and summer temperatures recorded. Dr. Mark McCarthy, from the Met Office in Exeter, said it was “an outcome of the warming climate”.
The 2010s were the second hottest and second wettest of the “cardinal” decades (those spreading over years finishing 0-9) over the last 100 years of UK records. In the two cases, the 2010s were marginally behind 2000-2009, which holds the record for the hottest and wettest decade.
The Met Office said this was partly a result of a cold year in 2010, however, it included that such years happen less frequently now than before.
Last year, a limit of 21.2C has reached on 26 February, in London – the hottest February day recorded. On 25 July, temperatures arrived at 38.7C in Cambridge – the UK’s highest recorded temperature.
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