I may not have access to their records but I can tell that I recall Summers a lot hotter than this year. On two occasions I suffered heat stroke and passed out.
In the summer of 1973, the heat was so much that Chew Valley Lake dried up and revealed a hidden village not seen for as long as records were kept. That summer, the heat was so bad the rain evaporated in the hot air before hitting the ground.
So, here I sit, looking at another rainy day and thinking Believe in the folk lore of the country people not the weather forecast.