It's as I predicted. Without strong tropical plumes moderating the temperature, we are at the mercy of stagnant air, and the solar flux.
Throw in a little bit of El Nino and we have something. Note all the air is just swirling around. This gives the warmies a happy time.
The UK isn't that hot. The tabloids keep predicting a 3 month heat wave and it never happens. Can't wait to see what happens in Aug-Sept. They are getting cold.
**for another year or two the cold will be blamed on a 'wandering jet stream'. Ha.
ps. just went blueberry picking at the cottage with 100% humidity and not a speck of breeze. Biting flies everywhere, the dogs were huffing like steam engines. Never again.