The UK is on track for certainly one of its warmest summers on file, with temperatures amounting to round one diploma hotter than common.
The Met Workplace mentioned comparatively excessive temperatures in Scotland and Northern Eire have helped elevate this summer season in the direction of the highest 10 on imply temperature.
That is regardless of a far wetter and “duller” season than common in London and southeast England, the company mentioned.
The village of Tyndrum within the Scottish Highlands recorded the very best temperature within the UK up to now this month on Thursday at 27.2C (80.96 F).
Dr Mark McCarthy, of the Nationwide Local weather Info Centre, mentioned that total 2021’s summer season “is actually trying drier and hotter than common”.
In a press release, the Met Workplace mentioned it’s nonetheless a number of days off asserting a definitive rating at first of September – however the figures up to now present the UK’s imply temperature for summer season was round one diploma centigrade greater than common at 15.4C (59.7F).
Northern Eire has up to now had certainly one of its hotter summers with a imply temperature of 15C (59F), whereas Scotland’s determine was 13.8C (56.84F), which the Met Workplace certified as “notably heat”.
Throughout final month’s heatwave, Northern Eire broke its all-time file with a high temperature of 31.3C (88.3F).
The Met Workplace’s forecast up till Monday, which would be the second-last day of summer season, reads: “Usually cloudy, cool with some mild rain or showers for northern and japanese coastal areas. Elsewhere, dry with sunny spells. Heat within the west.”
Western areas, particularly western Scotland, had additionally had far much less rain than common, with Scotland up to now recording simply 62% of its common rainfall for the season at 188.1mm, and Wales 66% with 189.5mm.
Against this, there was a mean throughout all areas of Higher London of 220.2mm of rain – 48% greater than the long-term summer season common, although nonetheless wanting data.
Hampshire has had 245.2mm, or 49% greater than common, Surrey 240.3mm, or 54% greater than common, and West Sussex 250.9mm, 52% above common.
Dr McCarthy mentioned: “Clearly there’s nonetheless time earlier than the month and season is over, however summer season up to now is actually trying drier and hotter than common.
“That is regardless of among the moist, uninteresting situations we have seen within the South East specifically.
“A number of the flooding seen in London in July has seen some particular person stations report virtually twice their regular summer season rainfall however the north and west of the nation has skilled loads of sunshine by means of June and July, though a lot of the nation has been duller than common by means of August.”
Elsewhere, an annual collection of world local weather stories reveals that 2020 was Europe’s warmest on file by a big margin.
The typical temperature on the continent final yr was 1.9C above the long-term common for 1981-2010, in line with the thirty first state of the local weather report revealed on-line by the American Meteorological Society.
Components of the continent together with Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland and European Russia noticed temperatures 2C or extra above the common for current a long time.