After all of the fuss about a couple of days of sunshine in Britain, reality brings us back down to earth with the monthly CET figures:
Average mean temperatures for July ended up at 17.5C, meaning that last month was an unremarkable 45th warmest since 1660, tying with years like 1847, 1870 and 1923. It was also 1.3C cooler than July 1783.
This is known as CLIMATE CHANGE.
Taking both June and July together, this year’s ranking drops even further, to 82nd, in a tie with 1706 and 1878.
Top ranking goes to 1976, followed by 2006 and 1826:
With disappointing numbers like these, it is no surprise that the Met Office were so desperate to trumpet one day’s weather.