Met Office: Future record breaking weather extremes in UK: Global severe weather conditions in the UK are expected to break new records in the future.
This is according to a new examination by Met Office, which expects extreme heat and rainfalls in the coming years will put growing challenges on health, infrastructures & services in the UK.
The new group of UK Climate Projections (UKCP) is expected to be published today and aspires to help policymakers and individuals understand how rapidly climate changes and it hopes to encourage society to take all the necessary steps to jump on the causes of weather extremes & prevent the future consequences.
Professor Jason Lowe, Head of the UKCP programme for the Met Office, explained: “We know that on average the UK is projected to become hotter and drier in summer, and warmer and wetter in winter, this tells us a lot, but for those assessing climate change risk it’s important to better understand how extreme weather events are likely to change too”.
Dr Simon Brown, Scientist working on the project, stated: “If you’re designing a flood-relief scheme or building a railway, for example, you can’t assume that the climate will remain the same because we know that it is already changing.
“The things you want to know will be how much heat or rainfall will my project have to cope with and that is what our projections will do.”
Met Office: Future record breaking weather extremes in UK