This summer was recorded as the hottest summer in England after 1884. The record has been confirmed as several significant parts of the country are going through drought after months of heat and low rainfall.
According to the Met Office, this summer of 2022 was the year’s warmest.
As shown in provisional figures, the summer of 2022, covering June, July and August, had an average temperature of 17.1C, dating from 1884.
The Met Office said since 2003, four of the five warmest summers on record for England have occurred as the effect of human-induced climate change is felt on the country’s summer temperatures.
The hot summer includes the month of July when the temperature crossed 40C for the first time in the UK as climate change was leading to intense heat waves.
These heatwaves induced due to high temperature in London triggered a significant issue which destroyed homes and cars.
According to Met Office data from 1836, England witnessed the sixth-driest summer on record and the driest since 1995.
Due to drought, England suffered drought after months of low rainfall, with the hot, dry conditions leading to the drying up of rivers, damaging crops and fuelling wildfires that have destroyed homes and land.
Met Office warned that from now on, the Summers in England would be longer, drier and hotter due to changing climate.
According to Forecasters, summer-like conditions were expected to last longer, and a 4 per cent to 12 per cent decline in rainfall in England was likely in the autumn.
The Environment Agency declared a drought in the regions of England’s South West on Tuesday. This means 11 of the 14 areas covered by the agency in England have now been declared to be experiencing a drought.