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Summer downpours

Summer downpours

Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by the Met Office in collaboration with Newcastle University.

The new study  uses a state-of-the-art climate model providing the first evidence that hourly summer rainfall rates could increase. While summers are expected to become drier overall by 2100, intense rainfall indicative of serious flash flooding could become several times more frequent.

Follow this link to read more on the Met Office website.

Shifting Shores

Shifting Shores

Almost a decade ago the National Trust investigated how our coastline was likely to change over the next 100 years. Out of this research came the Shifting Shores report in 2005, which held one clear message — as a nation we can no longer build our way out of trouble on the coast. Fast-forward to this past winter and a... Read More»

Drainage & Flood Risk

Drainage & Flood Risk

Drainage and flood risk are increasing problems on the Manhood Peninsula which may worsen considerably with climate change. For local advice see the Chichester District Council web pages for Drainage - Help and Advice. The Manhood Peninsula Partnership (MPP) commissioned a drainage survey of the peninsula and is working closely with local parishes to improve drainage knowledge of the area and help local authorities... Read More»

Tourism and Climate Change

Tourism and Climate Change

A new document has been produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is a summary of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change aimed at the tourism sector. It was felt that the tourism sector could make more use of AR5, which is long and highly technical, if it were distilled into an accurate, accessible,... Read More»