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Extreme Weather - Flooding and Storms

Extreme events could include more wild storms and more snow fall. These weather events are harder to predict than either sea level rise or climatic shifts but there is a lot you can do to prepare.

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Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise will lead to increased coastal erosion and saline intrusion of freshwater. Sea level rise will also lead to both temporary and permanent loss of land.

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The Isle of Wight relies on a pipe-line under the Solent for a large proportion of its drinking water. As summer rainfall decreases and temperatures increase water saving will be an essential activity.

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Hotter Summers and Heatwaves

The global climate is steadily increasing (often difficult to believe in the UK) but it is the extremes of temperature that will increasingly have a direct impact on our lives.

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