The 2022 UK summer was the 4th warmest & 9th driest on record. When looked at using principal components, the summer was definitely a good one and showed up yet again my inability to predict good summers!
Spring 2022 was the 5th warmest on record and was mostly typical of the springs that we now get due to our changing climate.
Winter 2022 was the 8th warmest on record and was typical of the winters that we now get due to our changing climate.
The UK autumn in 2021 was the 3rd warmest on record and consistent with the step change in autumnal climate seen 25 years ago.
The UK summer in 2021 was warmer and dryer than normal but when looked at using principal components, the summer cannot be defined as a good one. I am not expecting 2022 to be a good one either!
Spring 2021 was colder and sunnier than usual in the UK but otherwise unremarkable. However the 3 months of spring were anything but unremarkable.
Winter 2021 was wetter than usual in the UK but otherwise unremarkable.
The UK experienced unremarkable weather in all respects in Autumn 2020.
Last year, I predicted that the 2020 summer would not be good and I was right. On average it was duller, wetter and warmer than normal.
The UK experienced its sunniest spring on record in 2020 by a huge margin. Both April and May were the sunniest on record and together they resulted in an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day compared to the normal 4.5 hours per day.