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Impacts extreme weather can have

Peoples homes and lives


Health


Agriculture


Transportwrathe

3 extreme weather events in the UK that happened in the last 10 years

Major flooding- Devon,2008


Strong winds, flooding- Norfolk,2006


Heatwave- 2003

Main reasons why weather varies within the UK

Latitude


Winds


Distance from sea


Pressure


Altitude

Impacts extreme weather can have on "people's homes and lives"

Floods damage homes & possessions


Businesses can be damages resulting in no income


Water use can be restricted during droughts eg hosepipe ban


Increased rainfall may mean water supplies are increased


Impacts extreme weather has on "transport"

Floods can block roads


High temperatures can cause railroads to buckle meaning no trains can run

Altitude?

How high the land is


The higher you go the colder it gets - air is thinner so less heat is trapped


Eg snowdonia

Impacts extreme weather has on "health"

Flooding may lead to death


Heat waves may lead to heat exhaustion resulting in death


Milder winters could reduce cold related deaths

Impacts extreme weather has on "agriculture"

Droughts can cause crop failures


Increased rainfall means higher crop yield


A warmer climates Means farmers can grow more exotic crops

Ways of reducing negative impacts of extreme weather

1) preparing


2)planning


3) warning

Ways weather is becoming more extreme in the UK

It's raining more


Temperature is increasing


The rainfall is more intense