Extreme UK Weather

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Geography Physical (Weather & Climate ) Mind Map on Extreme UK Weather, created by Nico16 on 04/23/2013.

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Extreme UK Weather
1 MORE RAIN + HIGH TEMPERATURES
1.1 Summer 2007 wettest summer ever!!
1.2 In Scottland the volume of rain increased by 60%
1.3 Highest ever UK temperature in 2003 (38.5°C) caused heatwave
1.4 FLOODING (by storms and high rainfall)
1.4.1 South East in 2000
1.4.2 Cornwall in 2004
1.4.3 Cumbria in 2005
1.4.4 Midlands in 2007
1.4.5 Devon in 2008
1.4.6 Norfolk in 2006
2 ADVANTAGES
2.1 Warm climates mean new crops can grow e.g olives
2.2 Increased rainfall means increase in water supply
2.3 Increased rainfall means high crop yield
2.4 Milder winters mean fewer cold related deaths
3 DISADVANTAGES
3.1 High temperatures cause railway lines to buckle so trains cant run
3.2 Floods block roads and railways
3.3 Heatwaves cuses death by exhaustion
3.4 Flooding causes death by drowning
3.5 Droughts cause crop failures
3.6 Water use restricted during droughts
3.7 Foods damage businesses, jobs lost
3.8 Floods damage homes
4 REDUCING NEGATIVE IMPACTS
4.1 1) PREPARING - Individuals and local authorities can prepare people.
4.1.1 FLOOD DEFENCES built along rivers
4.1.2 EDUCATION to teach public ways to cope with droughts + floods + heatwaves
4.2 2) PLANNING - Emergency services and Council can plan how to deal with extreme weather
4.2.1 Where to put shelters
4.2.2 How to rescue people
4.3 3) WARNING - Warning systems give people time to prepare for evacuation
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