Climate summaries

These web pages are a source of information for those interested in the climate of the UK. The pages are updated each month to reflect the latest month's weather across the UK. A timetable for publication of the climate summaries is available below.

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UK last month

June 2014

Temperatures for June were above average across the UK, with warm days and mild nights, although there were no spells of exceptional warmth. It was rather unsettled early and late in the month, with localised thundery downpours on several days, but there was a period of fine anticyclonic weather around the middle of the month, bringing plenty of warm, dry, sunny weather.

The provisional UK mean temperature was 14.2 °C, which is 1.2 °C above the 1981-2010 long-term average. This ranks as the equal-9th warmest June in a series since 1910. Rainfall was rather below average overall, particularly across the far south-east, north-west England and western Scotland, but slightly above average in parts of southern England and eastern Scotland. The UK overall received 76% of average rainfall. The UK received 109% of average sunshine hours, but the south and west fared much better than northern and eastern areas. Stornoway (Western Isles) recorded its warmest June in 140 years, whereas Lerwick (Shetland) had its lowest June sunshine total in an 82-year record.

A maximum temperature of 27.0 °C was recorded at Cupar (Fife) on the 18th. A minimum temperature of 0.9 °C was recorded at Altnaharra (Sutherland) on the 26th. In the 24 hours ending at 0900 GMT on the 5th, 56.0 mm of rain fell at Nunraw Abbey (East Lothian). Wind gusts of 50 mph were recorded at Warcop Range (Cumbria) on the 7th and at Sella Ness (Shetland) on the 18th.

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Last updated: 2 July 2014