More severe and widespread UK droughts projected

A new study published in the journal Water Resources Management suggests that droughts could become more severe in the UK, particularly in the winter months and towards the latter half of the century. They are also increasingly likely to affect more than one water region at a time. ‘Both drought intensity and the spatial extent of droughts in the UK are projected by these climate models to increase into the future,’ says Mark New, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and Environment, Oxford and co-author of the study.

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