Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Parts of Britain suffer coldest summer for nearly two decades

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Much of Britain suffered the coldest summer for almost two decades, Met Office statistics show.

As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years.

The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years.

For central England the average was 59F (15C), making it the coolest summer since 1993.

Helen Waite, a Met Office forecaster, said: “The average temperature for central England this summer has been just 15C – this sort of temperature is normally typical of September.

“Generally speaking, you would expect to see temperatures of at least 17C for this time of year.”


Jason said...

That would be a lot better than the summer we are having here (in South Texas). A few days ago, the temperature got up to 110... and I can't even remember the last time we had a heavy downpour of rain.

texlahoma said...

Jason - I hear you, we are having the same summer basically here in Southern Oklahoma. But we are suppose to get some temp relief on Sunday. Highs from over 100
(60 days) down to the 80's, hooray!

Ever heard of Medina Texas?
Lived there until I was 5 or 6.

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