A new study has examined how high-impact weather in the UK, such as extremely hot days, heavy rainfall and very cold conditions, could be affected at different levels of global warming. The study, published in the journal Climatic Change, found that the higher the level of global warming, the projected increase in frequency or severity or both will be stronger for hot weather, droughts and flooding in the UK. These high-impact weather events can cause significant disruption across the UK affecting sectors such as health, transport, agriculture and energy.
Met Office 12th July 2021 read more »
The number of hot days in the UK each year is likely to almost double because of climate change, according to a new study by the Met Office. The number of days exceeding 25C could rise from about 10 to 18 a year if the climate warms 2C above pre-industrial temperatures.
Telegraph 12th July 2021 read more »
Excessive heat warnings remained in place across swathes of the western US on Monday after Death Valley in California registered what could prove to be the highest reliably recorded temperature on Earth.
Guardian 12th July 2021 read more »
One million football fields and the entire Grand Canyon: This is how big US and Canada wildfires are.
Independent 12th July 2021 read more »