UPDATE: The figures below have now been updated to include data from the 1-31 July 2015.
July 2015 was cool, dull and wet across the UK according to Met Office statistics for 1-31 July.
The month began with a record-breaking heatwave, with hot, humid air moving in from the continent. 36.7 °C was recorded at Heathrow 1 July, the highest recorded temperature in the UK since August 2003.
However the rest of the month has been characterized by cooler and often more unsettled conditions, particularly in the north, as a result of a westerly Atlantic air flow. Rainfall has been above average in most areas, particularly across parts of East Anglia, central and eastern Scotland.
|minimum temperature||mean temperature||sunshine duration||precipitation|
|Jul 1 – 31 2015||Act (°C)||Diff from avg (°C)||Act (°C)||Diff from avg (°C)||Act (hrs)||% of avg||Act (mm)||% of avg|
The south-east has seen some drier and more settled weather with temperatures near average, although there has also been some changeable weather here with over 20mm of rain falling on the 24 July and some cooler temperatures and strong winds on 26 and 27 July.
Elsewhere temperatures have been below average, particularly in the west and north, and it has been a rather dull month with sunshine totals being below average across much of the country.
Data from the Met Office’s UK digitised records dating back to 1910. You can explore our climate data on our website.