Met Office Report - Extreme weather reveals changing climate
The Met Office has released a report detailing how the changing climate has affected weather extremes in the UK from 1961 – 2017. By documenting periods of extremely warm, cold, dry and wet weather they have mapped how extreme conditions have changed between 1961 – 1990 and 2008 – 2017.
This report follows the State of the UK Climate 2017, recently developed by the Met Office which detailed how the climate in the UK is changing. This report was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Climatology, which is the Royal Meteorological Society journal of climate science.
The report has revealed that weather extremes in the UK are warmer and wetter in the time period between 2008 - 2017, with colder extreme weather in the time period between 1961 - 1990.
For more information about the report please follow:
Extreme weather reveals changing climate
International Journal of Climatology – State of the Climate 2017