Map shows how UK might look in 60 years’ time after scorching ‘climate shift’

Londoners can expect to enjoy much warmer weather

Brits need to enjoy the rainy weather before we shift into a new scorching climate zone.

An interactive map developed by the University of Maryland has given us a terrifying glimpse into what the weather will look like in 60 years time.

This summer has already seen country’s in Europe battling extreme wildfires, with Cyprus seeing 40C heat this week.

Londoners should ready themselves for summers which are around 4.6C warmer and 10% drier, giving us the same climate as the south of France.

Matthew Fitzpatrick, lead researcher, said: ‘Everything is moving towards the equator in terms of the climate that’s coming for you.’

Other areas of the UK can also expect to see warmer weather, with Liverpool also seeing a 4.5C increase and 13% drier weather.

Cardiff is set to see the biggest jump, with nearly 5C warmer and 21.8% drier weather.

Edinburgh is expected to see temperature increased of 4.1C and will become 8.5% drier, with winters also becoming 13% wetter as warm air holds more moisture.

The interactive map was created by researchers at the University of Maryland

England’s climate will begin to feel like the south of France’s

This will give it a similar climate to Basque Country in Spain.

The map uses data predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Dr Fitzpatrick says: ‘In 50 years, the northern hemisphere cities to the north are going to become much more like cities to the South.’

The map also includes a, ‘What if we reduce emissions?’ section to see how the climate of a town could change if cities met the limits set out in the Paris Climate Accord.

This summer has already seen wildfires break out across Europe (Picture: EPA)

Climate change has so far been most pronounced in Europe, North America and Oceania.

Estimates made in 2015 said almost 6% of the Earth had shifted towards warmer, drier climates.

Those living on the equator will suffer the most significant impacts.

Dr Fitzpatrick says: ‘The closer you get to the equator there are fewer and fewer good matches for climates in places like Central America, south Florida, and northern Africa.

‘There is no place on Earth representative of what those places will be like in the future.

‘I hope that it continues to inform the conversation about climate change.

‘I hope it helps people better understand the magnitude of the impacts and why scientists are so concerned.’

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