The Evening Standard

Climate change exerting increasing impact on UK, Met Office says

July 31, 2020

Climate change is exerting "an increasing impact" on the UK, the Met Office has said.

The latest annual State of the UK Climate review compiled by the meteorological experts shows how the country continues to warm, with 2019's average temperature 1.1C above long-term 1961-1990 levels.

The most recent decade has been 0.9C warmer across the UK than the 1961-1990 average, the report said.

Last year was most notable for breaking records, with the UK recording its hottest temperature ever as the mercury soared to 101.7F at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on July 25.

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