December 2015 was easily the mildest December on record. It was also the wettest calendar month on record. Storms propelled by the jet stream were mainly to blame, it says, with contributions from the El Nino weather phenomenon and man-made climate change. Numerous species of plants flowered months early, believing it to already be Spring. … Read moreDecember 2015 – Freakishly mild, but wild and wet.
For the year as a whole, three months fell below the 1961-1990 average temperature (June, July, September) so, despite a warm end to the year, the overall average (9.3°C) was well down on last year. Whilst well above the 1961-1990 average, it is only just above the average for the last 30 years. 2015 was … Read more2015 Yearly Summary