The United Kingdom recorded its warmest New Year’s Day on Saturday (01.01.2022), according to the British Meteorological Service (the Met Office).
The Met Office reported on Twitter that in St James’s Park in the heart of London, a score of 16.3 was recorded.
The previous record dates back to 1916, when a temperature of 15.6 degrees was recorded in Cornwall.
“The temperature record for the new year 2022 is due to the influx of hot subtropical air from the Azores,” the meteorological service said.
But he warned that this will not happen due to the arrival of “cold winds coming from the North Pole during the week, which will cause frost and snow in certain places between now and Tuesday.”
The UK already recorded its highest temperatures on Friday, December 31, with 15.8 degrees during the day in Somerset (southwest of England) and up to 16.5 degrees at night in Bala, a town in North Wales.
The previous record on December 31 dates back to 2011, when a temperature of 14.8 degrees was measured in Colwyn Bay, a coastal town in Wales.
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