UK 'could see tornadoes and non-stop rain within 10 years' in bleak warning

A tornado
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Scientists have shared a terrifying warning that the UK’s to be battered with mini-tornadoes over the next 10 years. The spine-chilling revelation is synonymous with the prediction of non stop rain by 2034, as a result of global boiling, reports The Mirror

A document by World Weather Attribution predicts downpours increasing in severity every half-decade. This could mean hailstorms, potentially even during the summer.

There will also be a surge in flood and "supercell storms," which are in-effect mini-tornados. These violent weather patterns are predicted to strike with increasing frequency and ferocity.

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Bill McGuire, a leading expert in geophysical and climate hazards at University College London (UCL), paints a stark picture of what lies ahead. McGuire warns of shorter-lived yet intense torrential downpours. He said: “In summer, shorter-lived torrential rainfall and hail are more likely associated with convective storms [severe local storms] that develop when temperatures are high.

In January 2005 a severe storm hit Cumbria with over 100 mph winds that created havoc on the roads and toppled over 1million trees. The event lead to severe flooding in many parts of cumbria especially in Carlisle. As global warming takes affect we can expect more of these severe weather events
Floods are going to be much more likely too -Credit:Getty

“Higher average wind speeds will mean that future storms will be increasingly damaging. Massive supercell storms will become more likely year-round, bringing increased flash flooding."

McGuire also highlights that while these convective storms could strike anywhere in the UK, regions experiencing the highest temperatures, notably southern and central England, are most susceptible to their wrath. The latest report also highlighted shifting weather patterns poised to disrupt water supplies, farming, and urban areas.

Leading the charge is Chris Brierley, a distinguished professor of climate science at UCL. Brierley's urgently called for action to be taken now to try and mitigate the damage. He said: “There needs to be a change in the way we manage flooding, including reforesting bare hillsides to soak up water run-off and paying farmers to allow land to be used to hold excess river flow.”

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