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Average Temperatures

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the annual average temperature of the UK has been in each year since 1976; (103415)

(2) what the average annual temperature of the UK was in each year for which his Department holds records.

The following table shows the mean temperatures in the UK for each year from 1976 to 2005.

These data were provided by the Met Office. Temperature data for each year from 1914 onwards, broken down by month and season, are available on the Met Office website at:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/seriesstatistics/uktemp.txt

UK Mean Temperature (oC)

1976

8.78

1977

8.29

1978

8.26

1979

7.63

1980

8.30

1981

8.16

1982

8.74

1983

8.91

1984

8.64

1985

7.84

1986

7.70

1987

8.06

1988

8.77

1989

9.29

1990

9.42

1991

8.59

1992

8.74

1993

8.36

1994

8.89

1995

9.18

1996

8.17

1997

9.41

1998

9.15

1999

9.37

2000

9.10

2001

8.85

2002

9.48

2003

9.51

2004

9.48

2005

9.46