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.
The UK experienced its 5th wettest and warmest winter on record in 2020.
The UK experienced unremarkable weather in all respects in Autumn 2019.
The 2019 summer was the 7th wettest on record but was also unusually warm given the amount of rain that fell. I have made a prediction that summer 2020 will not be a good one!
The 2019 spring was consistent with the step change in the autumnal climate that took place in the 1990s but was unremarkable otherwise