10 February 2004
Record-breaking temperatures for February in the UK are directly attributable to global warming, according to the Met Office.
On the night of 3rd – 4th February, the CET (Central England Temperature) minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees C, beating the previous February figure of 10.3 degrees C. On the 4th February the average temperature was recorded at 12.5 degree C, beating the previous high of 12.0 degrees C.
The record highs came just two weeks after the so-called ‘big freeze’, during which most of the country experienced snow.
Since then, we have learned that cold weather is also caused by global warming.