Met Office warning: Forecasters say 2023 could be one of the hottest years EVER - 'Full-on gas pedal extreme!'

The Met Office expect 2023 to be the 10th year in a row that global temperatures will be at least 1C above average
The Met Office expect 2023 to be the 10th year in a row that global temperatures will be at least 1C above average
Gareth Fuller
Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 20/12/2022

- 16:58

Updated: 20/12/2022

- 19:04

Weather experts have suggested that 2023 will be hotter than 2022 as global temperatures increase

The Met Office has predicted that next year will be one of the hottest on record as forecasters suggest 2023 will be the 10th year in a row that the global temperature is least 1C above average.

Weather experts claim a cooling effect called La Niña, will likely end after being active for three years.

Evidence collated by scientists also shows that human-induced climate change is bumping up the global temperature

People gather in the hot weather on Durley and Alum Chine beaches in Dorset. A drought is set to be declared for some parts of England on Friday, with temperatures to hit 35C making the country hotter than parts of the Caribbean. Picture date: Friday August 12, 2022.
2023 is set to be hotter than 2022 according to the Met Office
Andrew Matthews

Governments across the world have agreed to cut emissions in a bid to keep the temperature rise below 1.5C in order to stop the worst effects of climate change.

However, the world's temperature has already risen by around 1.1C compared to the Industrial Revolution in 1750-1900 when humans started to burn huge amounts of fossil fuels.

Since records began in 1850, the warmest year was reported in 2016 when meteorologists said a weather phenomenon known as El Niño boosted global temperatures

The weather effect, La Niña, which occurs when cooler than average sea temperatures in the Pacific decrease the average global temperature, is set to end next year – bringing warmer conditions in part of the ocean.

Prof Adam Scaife, head of long-range prediction at the Met Office, says unlike 2016, next year is not expected to be a record-breaking year due to El Niño not boosting temperatures.

PA REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2022 File photo dated 19/07/22 - People jump from a pier into the water of Loch Lomond, in the village of Luss in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Temperatures have reached 40C for the first time on record in the UK, with 40.2C provisionally recorded at London Heathrow, the Met Office has said. Issue date: Tuesday December 20, 2022.
According to experts temperatures won't be as hot as 2016
Andrew Milligan

Richard Allan, professor of climate science at University of Reading told BBC News: "Next year the natural and temporary braking effect of La Niña will wane.

“The full-on gas pedal will invigorate warming over the coming year and continue into the future, along with more severe wet, dry and hot extremes, until policies are in place to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

Sadly, rising temperatures are expected to lead to a range of devastating effects on humans and nature, which includes drought, desertification and heat-related illnesses.

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