Meteorologists define autumn in the UK to be the period from September to November so autumn is now over and we are officially in winter. The 2018 autumn was consistent with the step change in the autumnal climate that took place in the 1990s.
There is no subtle way to say this, our weather in November was boring!
A sunny October resulted in wide temperature ranges leading to cold nights and the first frosts of the autumn.
I thought August was unremarkable but September was even more boring!
Meteorologists define summer in the UK to be the period from June to August so summer is now over and we are officially in autumn. The 2018 summer was the joint hottest on record and in doing so blew apart my prediction that we would have to wait till next year for our next good summer!
After 3 months of hot, dry and sunny weather, the UK returned to normal in August with a completely unremarkable month.
The UK is on course for its best summer since 2006 following a hot, dry and bright July.
I hope you enjoyed the least rainy June on record! It was also the third warmest and fifth sunniest June on record.
Meteoologists define spring in the UK to be the period from March to May so spring is now over and we are officially in summer. The 2018 spring was very sunny but this hides the fact that our spring climate has changed quite notably over the last 25 years.
I hope you enjoyed the sunniest May on record! It was also the second warmest May on record though the Met Office chose to sow confusion by claiming it was the warmest on record.