However analysis by the Met Office reveals that the shift hasn’t been even across the UK with some regions experiencing more rapid change than others.

Comparing two 30-year periods (1961-1990 and 1991-2020), the average temperature of the UK has increased by 0.8°C, rainfall by 7.3%, and sunshine by 5.6%.

Temperature rise has been greatest across parts of central and eastern England where temperatures have increased by more than 1.0°C in some locations including, Bedfordshire, and Leicestershire. While further north Scotland and Northern Ireland have seen temperatures rise by closer to 0.7°C.