March 2013 coldest on record since 1962

  • March 2013 was the coldest on record since 1962
  • The average average temperature in March was 2.2C - 3.3 degrees below the average temperature for that time of year.
  • A reading of -11.2C was taken in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on April 2, making it the coldest night since 1917.

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Threat of more bad UK summers

The Met Office says none of the extreme seasonal weather is unprecedented, and not necessarily the result of climate change. But a summit concluded the UK could be in line for many more bad summers.