Thanks for the weather report, Verity Jones, but I have to ask; is the temperature record from just one weather station, on an island affected by the Gulf Stream, a useful proxy for Europe? That’s cherry-picking, isn’t it?
Also won’t any single location have more variability than the average of a larger set of locations? Isn’t that the whole point of global data gathering?
As for this being caused by global warming – bull – it was just an extreme weather event. They happen. Go back >100 years and they happened then too.