What will the UK weather be like in the year 2100 ?

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Soggy, wet miserable summer days could become a distant memory according to a new scientific report carried out by the Met Office.

Future predictions by the Met Office which was published in Nature Climate Change, points to hotter drier summers and milder wetter winters.

Records such as 2003 when Britain had a top temp of 38C happen once every 20 years, but the new research suggests this could happen more often as we get towards the end of the century.

Scientists say there could be a 90% chance of record breaking summers by the year 2100.


White christmases could become a rarer sight as we reach towards the end of the century as the Met Office say that winters will be milder, meaning record breaking cold snaps such as 2009/2010 could almost be non existent.

The study shows the odds of having a colder than average winter in the UK will drop from around 20 per cent in 2020 to just 4 per cent by 2100.

Lead scientist Dr David Sexton, head of scenarios development at the Met Office, said: “Our new research provides a more detailed picture of the range of seasonal temperatures and rainfall we could see in a given year.

“The future UK climate can now be described in terms of the extreme hot, cold, wet or dry seasons which could associate with floods, droughts, heatwaves and cold spells that impact society.”


The key findings of the report were:

• By 2100, the chance of a summer being hotter than 2003 are 89% (9 out of 10 summers will be hotter than 2003). The chances at the moment are roughly 20%

• The chance of a very cold winter similar to 2009-10 will drop to just 1% by the end of the decade (only 1 in 100 winters will be as cold)

• There is still around a 40% chance of a wetter than average summer up to 2035, before the risk falls to just 20% by 2100

• The chance of seeing a very wet winter like 2013-2014 will drop from around 18% in 2020 (around 2 in 10 winters) to just 10% by 2100 (1 in 10 winters will be as wet).