According to scientists from the Met Office and the University of East Anglia, this year is likely to be the warmest on record since records began - back in 1659!
The graph on the left shows how temperatures have varied from the average since 1772. Click on the graph to link to the full story on the BBC website.
The Guardian also has a story about ski resorts in Europe being threatened because of a lack of snow - this will have serious consequences for the economies in these areas, as tourism here is worth billions of Euros. (Click on the picture for the full story.)