England has its second warmest spring on record


Although there have been a few chilly days and frosty nights in places during the month of May, mean temperatures for the UK across spring as a whole have been above normal, say the Met Office.

Temperatures have been 1.4°C above average, with Spring 2017 likely to rank among the top five warmest since 1910.

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England is on course to have the second warmest spring on record (behind 2011) with Northern Ireland likely to have its warmest spring on record.

In terms of rainfall, amounts have generally been below normal this spring with the UK having received 80% of the long term average.

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