When was the UK tropical?
A team from the University of Bristol has shed new light on the creatures that inhabited the tropical seas surrounding Britain at the start of the age of the dinosaurs. Some 210 million years ago, Britain consisted of many islands, surrounded by warm seas.
What is the driest county in England?
The climate of East Anglia is generally dry and mild. The region is the driest in the United Kingdom with many areas receiving less than 600mm of rainfall a year. and locations such as St Osyth less than 500 mm on average.
Does the UK have the worst weather in the world?
The British Isles do not experience extreme weather regularly. There have been several occasions where extreme weather events have occurred. In the winter of 1982, for a few days parts of central and southern England experienced temperatures lower than central Europe and Moscow.
What is the climate UK?
The UK has a temperate climate. In general, this means that Britain gets cool, wet winters and warm, wet summers. It rarely features the extremes of heat or cold, drought or wind that are common in other climates. The weather conditions are also very changeable.
How hot does it get in UK?
Although UK weather is unpredictable, it is rarely extreme. In summer, the average temperature ranges from 9–18 degrees Celsius (48–64 degrees Fahrenheit). On occasion, it can reach around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in a heatwave.
Why does the UK have different climates?
The variability of weather and climate in different regions of the British Isles is due to the different air masses that meet over the Isles. Each air mass brings with them different characteristics, as shown in the map below.