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24 September 2014
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  • Increasing temperatures means the World is likely to see less frosty days and cold spells, but we are expected to experience an increase in heat waves and hot spells
  • Greater risk of drought in continental areas
  • Increase in extreme precipitation events
  • Hurricanes likely to be more intense in some parts of the World due to more rainfall and more intense winds
  • An intensification of the Asian summer monsoon is expected
  • There will be regional variation in temperature changes; increases will be higher over land and in the northern hemisphere
  • However the temperature increase over the North Atlantic will be small

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