year had an average temperature of 9.62C, surpassed only by the record of 9.73C in 2006, according to the Bureau of Meteorology
2011 was the second warmest year in the UK, according to the Meteorological Office.
He said that preliminary figures show that only 2006, with an average temperature of 9.73C (49.5F) was warmer than 2011, the average temperature of 9.62C.
Despite this year and high temperatures for long periods - including the months of April and spring warmest on record, the warmest autumn and warmer days in October - Preliminary figures indicate that we are ending 2011 with an "average nearly" in December.John
Previously, the national director of the climate in the Met Office said. "Although it has been felt for many mild so far in December, global temperatures were close to what one would expect
"It may be that the marked change from last year, which was the coldest December on record for the UK, has led many to believe that it was unusually hot."
outside in January, the month he had only the temperatures were below average in June, July and August
Gravesend was again the venue of the highest temperature ever in October, when 29.9C was recorded on October 1, surpassing the previous record of 29.4C in March in Cambridgeshire, the same day 1985.
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