I can’t wait for the summer and the warmer weather. In fact, we could be in for a great weather for our summer holidays this year if the climate scientists at the Met Office and the University of East Anglia are correct.
According to their findings, 2009 is expected to be one of the top-five warmest years on record and the warmest since 2005. Global temperature for 2009 is expected to be 14.44°C – the warmest year on record is 1998, which was 14.52°C.
Professor Chris Folland from the Met Office Hadley Centre said: “Phenomena such as El Niño and La Niña have a significant influence on global surface temperature. Warmer conditions in 2009 are expected because the strong cooling influence of the recent powerful La Niña has given way to a weaker La Niña. Further warming to record levels is likely once a moderate El Niño develops.”
This is great news for those taking a holiday in the UK this year.