Towards the end of the century parts of the UK could see 40°C days every 3-4 years on average under a high emissions scenario. A new study by Met Office Hadley Centre scientists has found that the chances of extreme high temperatures in parts of the UK could increase significantly by the end of the century. The research paper has been published in the journal Nature Communications.
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