'Colder, wetter summers' for UK, climatologists warn


Colder and wetter summers with an increased risk of severe flooding could become the norm for Britain, climatologists have warned.

Climate scientists at Sheffield University have discovered that high winds in the upper atmosphere over the Atlantic, known as the jet stream, are being affected by an increase in the amount of ice melting at the Arctic.

If that trend continues, warm and dry summers in Britain could become the exception as the jet stream has a direct impact on our weather.

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