Is weather becoming more hazardous?

Many scientists believe that the world's weather is becoming more hazardous. Some examples of extreme weather in the UK include:

  • heavy rain
  • gales
  • heavy snowfall
  • thick fog
  • heat wave
  • drought

Climate change can increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, which can have both positive and negative impacts on people's lives.

A large wave breaks on the seafront wall pushing white spray high into the air.
Waves batter the promenade wall in Aberystwyth