Met office says 2016 warmest year in UK since 1850….reports Asian Lite News

Churchil at parliament Square LondonBritain’s Met Office said that 2016 was on track to be the warmest year since instrumental records started in 1850.

If confirmed, when the final results are compiled at the end of the year, 2016 will be the third consecutive year of exceptionally-high average surface global temperatures, the Met office announced on Monday.

“All of the warmest 10 years on record for global average surface temperature have occurred since 1997, according to a series data which begins in 1850,” said a spokesman.

Data for 2016 showed a current value of 0.84 degrees Celsius above the average for the 30-year period between 1961 and 1990.

Professor Peter Stott of the Met Office, said: “Three record-breaking years for global temperature would be remarkable. The year 2015 was exceptionally warm and, like 2016, was influenced by the warm El Nino circulation in the tropical Pacific.”

The Met Office announcement coincides with a statement from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) which says preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

The year 2016 is the second year running that global average surface temperatures have exceeded 1.0 degree Celsius on record since 1850.

The WMO figure for global average surface temperature from January to September 2016 has been about 0.88 degrees Celsius above the 1961 to 1990 reference period.



  1. Years going by, and the heat is going up. This is the first point comes in my mind while reading the latest findings of the officially authorised agencies to identify the rise in global average surface temperature. It is quite remarkable that all of the warmest 10 years on record for global average surface temperature have occured since 1997. In order to tackle this global menace, every country must follow the steps, which is the need of the hour, require to thwart the further danger it can create in the near future. Not a single country can braveheartedly argue that we are completely away from global temperature issues.
    There are lot of pacts which are signed by almost all countries to save the next generation group of people not to suffer from this problem. Nations are shouldering each other to reduce the level of temperature rise to a confined level as much as possible. But the measures are not fruitful till now and as the trend shows, there is every chance of rise in the average global surface temperature in the future period. Stringent action should be taken by all means with the aid of scientific study to reduce the global temperature to a certain level in which there wont be any differences between developed, developing and undeveloped while implementing necessary steps for the long run. More funds must be disbursed to the nations in need to help them in handling the problems as amount wont be a hindrance to their repair work.


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