Climate breakdown made UK heatwave 10 times more likely, study finds

Recent extreme temperatures were higher than those simulated by climate models, analysis reveals

Climate breakdown made the recent record UK heatwave 10 times more likely, researchers have found. Analysis by World Weather Attribution reveals that temperatures in the UK during the heatwave, when it hit 40.3C, were higher than those simulated by climate models.

The researchers say extreme temperatures in western Europe are rising faster than expected.

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