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UK summers temperatures reaching 40°C could be common by 2100

Rising carbon emissions could lead to a 40°C heatwave every three years by 2100. Image: REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

Lisa Baldini

Lecturer in Environmental Science, Teesside University

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A firefighter tackles a moorland fire in north-west England during the 2018 summer heatwave.
With rising temperatures, heat related risks will naturally increase. Image: NIGEL RODDIS
Temperatures exceeding 40°C become increasingly likely towards the end of the century.
Potential temperature increase with rising global emissions Image: Met Office Hadley Centre
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