This summer hasn’t just felt hot. It’s been hot. In fact, the summer of 2012-13 is now the hottest on record. Average temperatures beat the record set in the summer of 1997-98, and daytime maximum temperatures knocked over the 1982-83 record. January 2013 has been the hottest month since records began in 1910.A significant summer, for weather and climateThere is an old adage in meteorology and climatology circles, “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get”. But what does this mean?Essentially, climate is a statistical description of weather.