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Met Office Report: UK heatwaves are lasting twice as long as they did 50 years ago

The first study of climate extremes in the UK by the Met Office shows the longer-term trend behind this summer’s prolonged spell of high temperatures and the weakening of winter frosts.

In line with numerous other research papers on the rise in global temperatures, it also highlights how weather patterns are being pushed off a normal path as a result of human emissions of carbon  dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

A warm spell is a run of at least six days for which daily maximum temperatures are sufficiently above average for the time of year.

See: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/02/uk-heatwaves-lasting-twice-as-long-as-50-years-ago-met-office?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0dyZWVuTGlnaHQtMTgxMTAy&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GreenLight&CMP=greenlight_email

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The full Met Office report can be found at: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/collaboration/ukcp

but is copied from their website, with included links, below:



The UK Climate Projections provides the most up-to-date assessment of how the climate of the UK may change over the 21st century. Find information to help with your climate change risk assessments and adaptation plans.

The UK Climate Projections is a climate analysis tool that forms part of the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme which is supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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