UK reports hottest summer on record, England endured most intense heat
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
9/03/2018, 1:17:29 PM
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Records continue to fall across the United Kingdom as the summer as a whole has been declared the joint hottest on record for the United Kingdom as a whole and the hottest ever for England.
The summer has tied the summers of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for the mark of hottest summer on record for the country as a whole.
A report released by the Met Office showed how extreme the summer was in several categories and featured the above graphics.
The summer as a whole is likely to be a top 5 sunniest for the U.K. as a whole and top 5 driest for England.
However, temperatures were the biggest anomaly as U.K. as a whole was 1.5 C (2.7 F ) above normal with England being 1.7 C (3.1 F) above normal.
Looking at the upcoming autumn, I expect temperatures to remain above normal while there will be the typical cooling trend as the season progresses.
A a drier than normal September will transition to near or even slightly above normal by November bringing much needed rainfall in advance of the upcoming winter season.
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