UK’s record heatwave will be seen as ‘cool’ by 2100, Met Office warns

The UK’s hottest year of 2022 — when temperatures rose to a record 40˚C in the summer — will be considered “average” by about 2060 if the world keeps warming, the Met Office has concluded.

In its annual report, the Met Office said the unprecedented warmth in 2022 would no longer be considered unusual by 2100 if global warming reached 2-3˚C, compared with pre-industrial levels. Instead, a year like 2022 would be considered “cool” by the end of the century.