Unprecedented heat waves, with temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius, are expected in the UK in the summer, although global warming is maintained at 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, British experts warned on Thursday.
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 38.7 degrees Celsius. It was registered on 25 July 2019 in Cambridge.
Liz Bentley, director general of the Royal British Meteorological Association, warned in a release of the UK 2020 Climate Report that the planet is already suffering from extreme temperatures of 1.1-1.2 degrees Celsius.
Adding that 0.3 degrees, the heat waves will be even more intense, probably 40 degrees in the UK, with temperatures we have never seen before, and one and a half degrees warming, not just once or twice, but incessantly. – He said.
Speaking to the BBC, Mike Kenton, editor of the climate report, called 40-degree heat waves a real danger in the UK, stressing that global warming is already affecting the island nation as much as any other part of the world.
According to a British climate report released on Thursday, 2020 is the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest year, and the first of the top ten in all three indicators. The average winter temperature was 5.3 degrees, 1.6 degrees higher than the average in 1981-2010.
In the south of the UK for six consecutive days at the beginning of August 2020, 34 degrees Celsius was one of the most significant heat waves in the UK for the past 60 years.
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