Our summer is defined by a 'heat lock'. That's when the Pacific plumes can't get to us. The West coast has that now. The only weak Pacific plume is going north and zooming down, in a more winterish pattern. However, right now our heat is from Collapsed Miami. In July we should have our own heat lock and sweat. I couldn't even take the dog walk this morning. blah.
The UK hasn't had much summer yet. Without the Gulf Stream, they are enjoying being Labrador. They should go into a July heatlock soon, and then we'll hear again from the warmie press.
Don't forget that in the winter we get the 'cold lock' . This is all a result of a cold Pacific.