UK winter storms to get worse
BRITAIN faces more severe winter storms because of global warming, scientists warned yesterday.
The worst affected areas are likely to be close to north-eastern ocean boundaries such as Britain and the US west coast, according to researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science near Tel Aviv.
Their findings were published in the respected journal Nature Geoscience.
The study was backed by climate experts who said the UK is already getting hit by stronger winter storms.
Professor Piers Forster, of the University of Leeds, said: “Climate change may lead to a decreased number of storms worldwide but not for the UK where we are already getting stronger winter storms due to a poleward shift of their track.
“These storms are bringing stronger winds and more intense rainfall to our shores.”