Britain records its warmest year in 2022

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UK´s Met department said all four seasons in Britain this year were amongst the top ten warmest since records began in 1884 

Britain experienced its warmest year on record in 2022, after marking the country´s highest recorded temperatures in the summer, this year. According to a report by Reuters, this announcement was made by UK´s Meteorological Department on Wednesday, December 28.

A statement quoted in the report from Mark McCarthy, the head of the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre, said, “While many will remember the summer’s extreme heat, what has been noteworthy this year has been the relatively consistent heat through the year, with every month except December being warmer than average”.

The Met department also said that in 2022, all the four seasons in the country were amongst the top ten warmest ever recorded in the UK, since the records began in 1884.

The UK recorded its highest temperatures in July, with the hottest temperatures ever recorded to date, as mercury exceeded 40 degrees Celsius. Some parts of the country also faced its first drought since 2018. Following the rise in temperatures, the Met office had also then issued its first red warning for England in July stating that “illness and death may occur among the fit and healthy, and not just in high-risk groups”.


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