Figures released by the Met Office on 5 January show it was is the warmest year on record in Scotland. Scotland’s mean temperature for 2014 was 8.4 °C which is a full degree higher than the long-term (1981-2010) average.
It was also the warmest year for the UK as a whole. The UK’s mean temperature for the year was 9.9°C, which is 1.1 °C above the long-term (1981-2010) average and beats the previous record of 9.7 °C set in 2006.
This year’s record means that eight of the UK’s top ten warmest years have happened since 2002.
You can find out more in an article on the the Met Office website from where the image below is taken: