The last decade was the second hottest in the past 100 years in Britain and holds eight high-temperature records, Met Office said Friday.

The Met Office said that the 10 years from 2010 to 2019 had been the second warmest and second wettest decade in Britain over the past 100 years, slightly behind 2000 to 2009.

Four new British records were set in 2019 alone, including the highest winter and summer temperatures ever recorded.

But experts have warned that with the climate expected to continue to warm, more records could be broken.

The 2010s also saw Britain’s highest daily maximum temperature records set for February, July, October, November and provisionally for December, it added.

Further records for highest daily minimum temperature were set for January, February and April between 2010 and 2019.

The Met Office said that 2019 was provisionally the 11th warmest year on record, with a mean average temperature of 9.42 degrees Celsius.

Source: Xinhua – LONDON

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