Why was 2014 warm AND wet?
It’s certainly a wet start to 2014 here in Brighton, but did you know that 2014 was the warmest year in the UK since records began as well as one of the wettest?
2014 was the warmest year in the UK ‘since records began’ – and most probably the warmest since at least 1659. You can read the Met Office Summary here
This was briefly ‘news‘ but somehow this astonishing statistic seems to have disappeared almost without trace.
In fact there are three astonishing things about the statistic
- Firstly – we know it, and it is likely to be correct.
- Secondly – the warmest year was ‘warmer all over’ but did not include the ‘hottest month’.
- Thirdly- the warmest year was also overly wet – both in the UK and world wide.
This article is about why
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