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.


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.