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June likely to be one of the warmest on record

Cley Mill in north Norfolk Photo: Steve Chilvers

It's been a warm June across the Anglia region and the Met Office says Britain is having one its warmest Junes since records started in 1910.

The Met Office National Climate Information Centre says that based on figures up until 25 June the mean temperature for the UK for the month is 14.4°C. That would make it joint sixth at the moment and more than likely one of the top ten warmest once final figures are in. The warmest June on record is 1976 with 15°C.

The national average temperature is being raised by exceptional warmth in Scotland which is currently experiencing it second warmest June on record.

A poppy in bloom at Long Melford in Suffolk during June 2014. Credit: Maria Jane Knight

In contrast, the Anglia region has seen warmer June conditions in recent years and is heading for only a top twenty place in terms of the temperature.

On the bright side it been much warmer and sunnier in the Anglia region this June compared to both June 2012 and June 2013.

It's also being very dry. Up to 27 June, the Anglia region had seen only 24 mm of rain which is about half of the normal amount.

Yaxley near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on 25 June 2014. Credit: David Bradley.

Every month since December 2013 has now been warmer than average in the Anglia region.

It's been the warmest first half of the year in the Anglia region since 2007.

So far in June, the average daytime maximum temperature in the Anglia region has been 20.4°C which is nearly 1°C higher than the long-term average.

The highest temperature so far this month is 26.5°C recorded at Writtle in Essex in 9 June.

Despite showery conditions at times, June 2014 has been rather dry in the Anglia region. Credit: Pauline Saggers

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region up to 26 June

  • 43 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 42 mm in Woburn, Beds
  • 37 mm in Northampton
  • 36 mm in Holbeach, Lincs
  • 29 mm in Wittering, Cambs
  • 28 mm in Stowe, Bucks
  • 24 mm in Harpenden, Herts
  • 24 mm in Cambridge
  • 24 mm in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 18 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 17 mm in Bedford
  • 14 mm in Norwich
  • 12 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 8 mm in Writtle, Essex

The average monthly rainfall for June in the Anglia region is 54 mm or just over 2 inches.

Cirrus clouds at Stoke Hammond near Milton Keynes on the evening of 25 June 2014. Credit: Dennis Hayward

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