Comment: Amazing how they can predict the weather for 70 years into the future but cannot seem to accurately forecast from day to day.
ANYONE for a drop of Château d’Exeter? Farmers in Devon and Cornwall could be challenging vintners in France by 2080 as climate change transforms the southwest into a balmy wine-growing region.
Forecasters predict that temperatures could rise by 3C to 4C, making the West Country ideal for growing crops such as grapes, sweetcorn and sunflowers.
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Meanwhile, commuters in London will be left sweltering as peak temperatures spiral as high as 41C.
The projections are part of the first national study on how climate change might affect different parts of Britain.
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Some may question how the Met Office can make predictions a lifetime into the future, when it struggles to produce forecasts for the next few months. However, climate change impacts are predicted to be so strong that, over decades, they are easier to predict than short-term changes.
The projections could have an important economic impact, particularly on property prices, with land predicted to be at risk of future floods or droughts losing value. This could particularly affect cities such as London and Hull.