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UK last month

July 2022

The weather during July was dominated by dry spells and generally above-average temperatures.  The south-east was particularly dry.  Record-breaking temperatures were recorded on the 18th and 19th.

The provisional UK mean temperature was 16.6 °C, which is 1.3 °C above the long-term average.  Temperatures were highest relative to average in eastern areas, particularly for maxima which were 3 °C above average in East Anglia.  It was provisionally the UK’s seventh warmest July in a series from 1884, and very similar to 2021.  Rainfall was slightly above average in parts of north-west Scotland, but other areas had a drier than average month, with less than a quarter of the average south-east of a line from Lincolnshire to Cornwall; the UK had 56% of average.  It was a sunnier than average month in the south and south-east, but north-western parts of the UK were rather dull, with an overall figure of 103% of average.

The UK monthly extremes were as follows:  A maximum temperature of 40.3 °C was recorded at Coningsby (Lincolnshire) on the 19th.  A minimum temperature of 2.3 °C was recorded at Tyndrum (Perthshire) on the 27th.  In the 24 hours ending at 0900 UTC on the 24th, 70.4 mm of rain fell at Magilligan (Londonderry).  A wind gust of 51 knots (59 mph) was recorded at Loch Glascarnoch (Ross & Cromarty) on the 11th.

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Historical reports

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Climate projections

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Maps, charts and Data

Data tables of UK and regional monthly series 

Data tables of monthly station series 

UK maps of monthly data

Temperature, rainfall and sunshine time series charts

Temperature, rainfall and sunshine anomaly charts

Multi-century climate series

Central England Temperature (series begins in 1659).

UK Regional Precipitation (series begins in 1766).