Is Weather in the UK Becoming More Extreme? | AQA GCSE Geography | Weather Hazards 14


This revision video looks whether weather in the UK is becoming more extreme and the evidence for this, focusing on temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and wind.

It is part of the AQA GCSE Geography course – Paper 1: Unit A – The Challenge of Natural Hazards.

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00:00 Introduction
00:14 State of the UK Climate Report
01:37 UK weather – key statistics
02:58 Is the Uk getting hotter?
04:12 Is the UK getting wetter?
04:48 Is the UK getting windier?
05:18 Is the UK getting colder?

This video covers the evidence of whether the weather in the UK is becoming more extreme. The State of the UK Climate report published annually by the Met Office highlights that the UK’s climate is continuing to change with recent decades being warmer, wetter, and sunnier than the 20th century. Additionally, the report states that the average temperature has become 0.2 degrees warmer between 2012 and 2021, sunnier by two percent and wetter by two percent between 2012 and 2021 compared to the decades before. Furthermore, there are fewer frost days and the coldest day of the year has become 1.7 degrees milder than in the past. It is also suggested that there may be an increase in the number of days with rainfall totals exceeding 50 millimeters and the tail end of more hurricanes being brought to the UK due to warming in the North Atlantic.


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