Environment Agency prepares for 4°C rise as Met Office revises climate change projections

The UK could face higher increases in sea levels, hotter, drier summers and more extreme weather than previously projected, according to new Met Office predictions

Wave crashing onto coastal road. Photograph: Designpics/123RF
The UK can expect more extreme weather

The UK could face higher increases in sea levels, hotter, drier summers and more extreme weather than previously projected, according to new Met Office predictions.

The UK Climate Change Projections 2018 (UKCP18) update the last set of forecasts, published in 2009 (UKCP09). UKCP18 sets out “the most comprehensive and detailed picture of the UK’s temperature, rainfall and sea level rise over the next century”, according to the Met Office, which says “urgent international action is needed” to tackle to problem.

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