A combination of factors, including climate change, explain some of the extreme weather events in the UK and across the globe.
What is extreme weather?
What causes extreme weather?
Waves lash the seafront at Porthcawl, Wales.
Extreme weather is when a weather event is significantly different from the average or usual weather pattern. This may take place over one day or a period of time. A flash flood or heat wave are two examples of extreme weather in the UK.