Tag Archive for 'air temperature'

Human influence on climate tied to increase in monthly heat records

January 14th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Temperature measurements from around the world indicate that monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent. A study published in the paper ‘Global increase in record-breaking monthly-mean temperatures‘ in the journal Climatic Change shows that, on average, there are now five times as many record-breaking hot months worldwide than could be expected without long-term global […]

UK has second warmest year on record in 2011

January 1st, 2012 by Met Office Hadley Centre

The UK had the second warmest year on record in 2011. All the UK’s top seven warmest years have occurred in the last decade, with 2006 leading the list. The UK experienced the warmest April and Spring on record, and the second warmest Autumn in 2011.