Warming Europe set for downpours and droughts

Most of Europe will experience higher warming than the global average if Earth’s surface temperatures rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a new study shows.

The three year climate study by 27 different institutions reveals the continent could see average temperatures rise by 1 to 5C by the end of the century - higher than calculations made by the United Nations’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Researcher Robert Vautard said a warmer Europe could expect to receive more frequent downpours and heatwaves and droughts in the continent’s south.

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