June this yr is provisionally on monitor to be hottest month on report since data started in 1884, beating earlier data set in, June 1976 and 1940.
The Met Workplace stated that there’s only some extra days left of the month and the temperature has fallen for the reason that weekend.
The Met Workplace’s Mike Kendon stated: “With only some days of near-average temperatures forecast for the rest of the month, total this June will become provisionally the most well liked June on report for the UK for each imply and common most temperature.
“Meteorologically, June began with excessive strain over the UK bringing usually settled and dry situations with loads of sunshine.
“As soon as that top strain subsided, heat, humid air took cost over the UK, with 32.2C the best temperature recorded to this point this month and excessive temperatures for the overwhelming majority of the UK.
“What has been notably uncommon is the persistent heat for a lot of the month, with temperatures reaching 25C broadly for at the very least a fortnight, and at instances 28 to 30C – whereas we’d extra usually anticipate most temperatures within the excessive teenagers or low 20s presently of yr.”
He added, “Whereas the UK has all the time had intervals of heat climate, what local weather change does is enhance the frequency and depth of those heat climate occasions, growing the chance of excessive temperature data being damaged, like we noticed for 2022’s annual temperature for the UK.
“It’s notably telling that of the 12 months of the yr, for UK common most temperature the data for the warmest months embrace 2019 (February), 2018 (Could), 2015 (December), 2012 (March), 2011 (April), 2011 (November), 2006 (July) and now 2023 (June).
“Statistics equivalent to this clearly inform us of the altering nature of the UK’s local weather and the way it’s notably affecting extremes.”