Is Britain Getting Hotter?


If you’re a UK resident then you’ll no doubt have been enjoying the blistering sunshine over the last couple of weeks, with temperatures regularly hitting the low 30’s in one of the most prominent and sweltering heatwaves Britain has seen for many years.

So, that begs the question; is Britain getting hotter? According to the United Kingdom Climate Projections (UKCP), the answer is a resounding yes. Not only has Britain been slowly increasing in temperate over the last few decades (even though it rarely feels like it), the trend is set to continue between now and the 2080’s. I thought this was both interesting and topical, and the perfect piece of information for one of our infographic snapshots:

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As you can see from the graphic, the temperature of British summers has risen since 2002, and predicted temperatures suggest that they will continue to rise between now and 2080, when the average summer temperature in Great Britain will be between 16.79°C and 17.79°C.

Good news then for all you sun worshippers out there, particularly when coupled with the prediction that summer rainfall in Britain will be going in the opposite direction; gradually dropping between now and 2080.

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