Just how hot and dry has it been in the UK lately?
The hottest, driest March and April since records began
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Here in the South East we are getting the best of it as the following graphs from the Met Office clearly reveal. The first shows the average temperature trend in the UK since 1997. The 2nd shows the lack of rainfall. Note that in the South East that it has hardly rained at all for two solid months! So much for a wet, soggy England.
The third image shows the temperature anomaly per region. Again the S.E. has been blessed.
Images and data Courtesy of the Met Office and are up to date