Glasgow records hottest summer ahead of COP26 climate summit

Glasgow records hottest summer ahead of COP26 climate summit

South of UK was duller and wetter than usual, while extreme weather hit hard across the world

Glasgow, the host city of the crucial Cop26 UN climate summit in November, has experienced its hottest summer on record, the Met Office has said.

Scotland also recorded the highest UK temperature in August – 27.2C recorded at Tyndrum – breaking a run of 20 years during which England had the hottest day. The summer was unusually dry in Scotland as well, with just 62% of average rainfall.

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