UK 'to hit 40C on regular basis even if global warming is limited to 1.5C'

UK 'to hit 40C on regular basis even if global warming is limited to 1.5C'

UK likely to swelter in frequent 40C summers even if global warming is limited

The Mirror says: 2020 was the third-warmest, fifth-wettest and eight-sunniest year on record, with 40C heatwaves likely in the future, according to Professor Liz Bentley of the Royal Meteorological Society

The UK is likely to swelter in regular 40C summers, experts warn, even if global warming is limited to 1.5C.

We are already experiencing increasingly extreme weather, with 2020 the third-warmest, fifth-wettest and eighth-sunniest year on record.

Data in The State Of The UK Climate 2020 report reveals the average winter temperature last year was 5.3C – 1.6C higher than the 1981-2010 average.

December 2019 to February 2020 was the fifth-warmest winter on record.

Prof Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, said the world was already 1.1C to 1.2C warmer than pre-industrial temperatures.

She added: “If you take that up by another 0.3C, these [heatwaves] are just going to become much more intense.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-likely-swelter-40c-summers-24638715

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