Home / Tech News / 10 warmest years in U.K. all happened after 2002, climate report says

10 warmest years in U.K. all happened after 2002, climate report says

Technology & Science

The Met Office said in its State of the U.K. Climate report Wednesday that 2014 was the warmest year in records going back to 1884.

The State of the U.K. Climate report released Wednesday found that 2014 was the warmest year in records going back to 1884.(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Britain's weather service says the country's 10 hottest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 2002, as climate change makes the U.K. warmer and wetter.

The Met Office said in its State of the U.K. Climate report Wednesday that 2014 was the warmest year in records going back to 1884. The runners-up are 2006, 2011, 2007, 2017, 2003, 2018, 2004, 2002 and 2005.

The 10 coldest years were all before 1964.

Commenting on the report, published in the International Journal of Climatology, St. Andrews University climate scientist Michael Byrne said the trend was "hugely significant, though not surprising" since the world has warmed by 1 C since pre-industrial times.

Britain is also getting wetter, with 13 per cent more summer rain falling in the 21st century than the 20th.

Credit belongs to : www.cbc.ca

index.php

How cover crops can help the environment and produce more potatoes

PEI The P.E.I. Potato Board, potato growers and watershed groups across the Island are teaming …