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23 September 2014

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Thousands of you took part in the world’s largest climate experiment

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At a glance

Hotter, dryer summers and wetter winters

UK temperature

The UK should expect a 4°C rise in temperature by 2080 according to the most likely results of the experiment.

Heatwaves are on the rise and, by 2080, summer temperatures of 40°C will be common. Winters will also be warmer.

UK results in more detail

UK rainfall

Summer rainfall is set to decrease and the UK can expect more frequent droughts

Winters will bring less snow and more rain, especially in the north and west. Storms will be more frequent and more severe.

UK results in more detail

Global changes

Different regions around the world can expect varying levels of warming. New Zealand faces a smaller temperature rise than the UK's 4°C change, while Alaska should prepare for a greater increase

Global temperature changes in more detail



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