2014 confirmed as UK’s warmest year on record

Last year was the UK’s warmest since records began in 1910, the Met Office has said.

This year’s record means that eight of the UK’s top ten warmest years have happened since 2002.

But no month saw record temperatures – instead each month was consistently warm, according to the Met Office.

Met Office analysis also shows 2014 was the UK’s fourth wettest year, with 1,297.1 millimetres of rainfall. A large contribution to the high annual rainfall total came from very wet weather in January and February.

We put together a table to illustrate the annual changes in temperatures in London in comparison to seasonal normal temperatures. If you are interested in climate change and predictions of future climates, visit the Met Office Climate Change pages.


Weather table

weather graph

weather seasonal graph



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