In the UK, recent decades have been warmer, wetter and sunnier than the 20th century average. The State of the UK Climate 2020 report examines the UK’s climate in 2020 and how it compares to previous years.
The paper has been published in The Royal Meteorological Society’s International Journal of Climatology.
Journalists came to this briefing to hear from the key organisations behind the report and put questions to them. Sections of the report cover a meteorology and climatology summary for the year including significant weather events as well as sea level rise and phenology.
Mike Kendon, Climate Scientist at the Met Office and lead author
Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society
Dr Svetlana Jevrejeva, Leader of Sea Level and Ocean Climate, National Oceanography Centre
Dr Darren Moorcroft, Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust
This Briefing was accompanied by an SMC Roundup of Comments.