· Surge in temperature astounds weather experts
· Man - not nature - is to blame, researchers say
Britain is on course for the warmest year since records began, according to figures from the Met Office and the University of East Anglia yesterday. Temperatures logged by weather stations across England reveal 2006 to have been unusually mild, with a mean temperature of 10.84C. The record beats the previous two joint hottest years of 1999 and 1990 by 0.21C.
Temperatures in central England have been recorded since 1659, the world's longest climate record, and they indicate the trend towards warming weather across Britain as a whole.
Why would a surge in temperatures astound weather experts?? It's to be expected and it will get worse. This is just the beginning.