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Weather 'hit highs' during 2007
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Last year saw some of the warmest and wettest months
Last year was the third warmest in Scotland since records began in 1914, according to WWF Scotland.

The environmental organisation said figures compiled from Met Office data also showed that the warmest five years since 1914 were the past five.

It said January, March, April and May 2007 were among some of the hottest, sunniest and wettest recorded.

The average temperature in April was 10.2C, making it the hottest April on record.

Dr Dan Barlow, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: "2007 was the third warmest year ever recorded in Scotland and a year during which the country experienced dramatic or unusual weather patterns.

"Rainfall in the summer months exceeded the average for this time of year and the monthly temperature average in the winter months was significantly higher than normal."

He said the trends backed predictions that Scotland would become warmer and wetter.

The organisation called for Scotland to bring forward a "robust" climate bill to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

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