2022 sets record as UK's warmest year ever

STORY: The UK experienced its hottest year on record in 2022

according to the national weather service

The Met Office says the average annual temperature was 10.03°C (50.05°F)

topping 10°C for the first time and the highest in records dating back to 1884

Britain recorded its hottest day to date in July, with temperatures exceeding 40°C (104°F)

A drought was declared in parts of England for the first time since 2018

Since 1884, all the 10 warmest years have occurred after 2003