China Central TV – Is our cold snap abnormal?
The very cold weather we have recently been experiencing across parts of the UK and Europe raises the question if this is normal, or if it is in fact part of a wider pattern of changing climate.
- Dr Patrick McSharry was interviewed on China Central TV on this issue and commented: “We expect cold conditions at this time of the year in the UK. While this is extreme weather (-11 °C), I would not say it is particularly abnormal for the UK. Since the record temperature lows are -27.2 °C (Scotland), -26.1 °C (England), -23.3 °C (Wales) and -18.7 °C (Northern Ireland).”
To view the interview, click here.
Dr McSharry heads up the Smith School’s Catastrophe Risk Financing centre.