Is climate change causing this week’s hot UK weather? – asks Yahoo News

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Warm day in London

In a word – no. One or two days of warm air blowing in from the continent to the southern half of the UK can’t prove anything. The forecast for Edinburgh, Scotland for example shows nothing over 20C in the next few days, so wailing about carbon dioxide and climate change is absurd. It shouldn’t need saying that weather isn’t going to be near seasonal norms all the time.
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By the end of this week, parts of Britain will bake in temperatures of up to 34C, far hotter than normal June weather – but is climate change behind the soaring temperatures? – asks Yahoo News.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman, said: “Temperatures will continue to rise as we go through the week, becoming well above-average by Friday when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to exceed 30C and may even reach 34C in some places.”

“This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is unusual for temperature to exceed these values in June.”

The Met Office says that the unseasonal warmth is due to ‘home-grown warming during the day’ due to high pressure, plus a southerly airflow which is bringing warm air from the continent to Britain.

This week’s temperature doesn’t – quite – qualify as a heatwave, the Met Office says, due to the short-lived nature of the hot temperatures.

But is climate change behind this week’s blistering temperatures?

Continued here.

via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

June 16, 2022, by oldbrew

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