Report: Temperature in UK may soon increase to 40 Celsius due to climate change

Report: Temperature in UK may soon increase to 40 Celsius due to climate change
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Britain has become wetter and warmer as a result of climate change, a report by meteorologists said on July 29, 2021.

Published in the International Journal of Climatology, the “State of the UK Climate” report claimed 2020 was the 5th wettest and 3rd warmest year for the country since the 19th century.

Last year, the average winter temperature was recorded at 5.3 degrees Celsius, 1.6 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature recorded from 1981 to 2010.

The temperature in summer was recorded at 14.8 Celsius with temperature touching 34 Celsius for 6 days in August 2020.

According to the report, the summer temperature is likely to hit 40 degrees Celsius in the coming year.

The highest which has so far been recorded in the UK is 38.7 degrees Celsius, Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, said.

“We’re likely to see 40 Celsius in the UK, although we have never seen those kinds of temperatures (before),” Bentley said.

“As we hit 1.5 Celsius of global warming, that’s going to not just become something that we see once or twice, it’ll start to become something that we see on a much more regular basis,” Bentley added.

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