By Paul Homewood
Following all of the ridiculous hype about a couple of mild days, the newly published CET data for February puts it all into perspective:
Mean temperatures for the month were 6.7C and rank as only 15th warmest, tied with 1702, 1750 and 1997.
By far the warmest month was in 1779, when temperatures averaged 7.9C. In second place was 1869, at 7.5C.
Caroline Lucas calls it a climate breakdown. Mental breakdown, more like!