LONDON – Official numbers released Thursday reveal that Britain experienced its hottest year
on record in 2022, the latest indication that climate change is changing Europe's weather.
According to the Met Office, the preliminary annual average temperature in the United Kingdom
was 10.03 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit), the highest since comparable records started in 1884.
The previous record was achieved in 2014 at 9.88 degrees Celsius (49.8 degrees Fahrenheit).
"The findings revealed that recording 10 degrees Celsius in a normal climate would occur once every 500 years,
however in our present environment it may occur as often as once every three to four years," the researchers said.