2014 is the Hottest Year on Record
According to the Met Office, temperatures in the UK this year have beaten all previous records, making it the hottest year since records began in 1910. Their statistics show that the average temperature from January to November 2014 was 1.6C above the long term average.
Unfortunately, this ‘heat wave’ seems to be the effects of global warming, rather than the weather Gods finally looking favourably on our small island. Experts say the global sea surface temperature has risen, which has contributed to the hotter weather, but also the increase in heavy rainfall and floods.
This news comes as temperatures begin to steadily drop in time for winter, with snow predicted for high ground areas. However, it looks like the reasonably mild weather will continue for most of the UK, with no more snow predicted as of yet.
Higher temperatures have meant that many Brits have opted for staycations this year, to save money and skip the dreaded airport experience. Some have headed for the bright lights of London to take in a West End show and visit the sights, whereas others have travelled to sea side resorts for a bit of relaxation.
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