Climate change: UK’s 2022 was hottest year on record, says forecaster

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By William James LONDON (Reuters) -Britain experienced its hottest year on record in 2022, the national weather service confirmed on Thursday, saying human-induced climate change had made what would normally be a once-in-500-year event likely to happen every three or four years. The Met Office said the average annual temperature was 10.03 degrees Celsius (50.05 degrees Fahrenheit), topping 10C for the first time and the highest in records dating back to 1884. The 2022 average was 0.89C above the 1991 to 2020 average and 0.15C above the previous hottest year, set in 2014. “The results showed th…

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