Warmest December in UK since records began: weather office

London (AFP) –


Britain has experienced its warmest December since records began in 1910, smashing the previous high set in 1934, the national weather service announced Thursday.

"The UK mean temperature (1-29 December) is a record-breaking 8.0 degrees Celsius. The previous record was 6.9 degrees Celsius in 1934," said a Met Office press release.