By Luke Bailey in iNews.
The research was carried out before the summer heatwaves that sent temperatures in the UK and other parts of the world soaring this year.
The next four years are likely to see more global heatwaves, say scientists in research from before the 2018 heatwave hit. The researchers were looking at average ground and sea surface temperatures around the world, and found that they could be abnormally high between 2018 and 2022. The biggest factor driving the forecast was an increased likelihood of “extreme warm events” – but the researchers also noted that while it would reinforce the general global warming trends, this specific rise is expected to be temporary.
Hot weather predicted The research was carried out before the summer heatwaves that sent temperatures in the UK and other parts of the world soaring this year. But the unusually hot weather was correctly predicted by the scientists, who said 2018 had a “high probability of having a warm anomaly” relative to the general effects of global warming.
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