UK: Hot it was not… farewell to coldest August for 17 years
1st September 2010
It should have been the height of summer, but was notable only for its low temperatures.
The UK has just endured its coldest August for 17 years, which was marked, say forecasters, by a complete absence of ‘hot days’.
The month also saw the lowest single-day August temperature for 23 years, with it falling to 55f (12.8c) in Edgbaston, Birmingham, last Thursday.