Why is there a UK heatwave and how does it relate to climate change?

Analysis: All over the world records are being rewritten and death tolls are rising

Phoebe Weston
Science Correspondent
Wednesday 24 July 2019 20:09
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The UK has a greater chance of seeing milder, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers
The UK has a greater chance of seeing milder, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers

Here we go again. Another week of sweltering summer heat.

Britain is known for its temperate – if not always agreeable – climate. However, we may soon look back on our warm winters and mild summers with nostalgia as the country looks towards a future bombarded with bouts of blistering heat.

In London temperatures are set to reach 38C and in a string of other European countries temperatures could top 40C. All over the world records are being rewritten and death tolls are rising.

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