Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
21 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2022

Past and future trends in fire weather for the UK

Matthew C. Perry, Emilie Vanvyve, Richard A. Betts, and Erika J. Palin


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-143', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Matthew Perry, 03 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-143', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Matthew Perry, 03 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Nov 2021) by Vassiliki Kotroni
AR by Matthew Perry on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2022) by Vassiliki Kotroni
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (13 Jan 2022) by Vassiliki Kotroni
AR by Matthew Perry on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2022)
Short summary
In the past, wildfires in the UK have occurred mainly in spring, with occasional events during hot, dry summers. Climate models predict a large future increase in hazardous fire weather conditions in summer. Wildfire can be considered an emergent risk for the UK, as past events have not had widespread major impacts, but this could change. The large increase in risk between the 2 °C and 4 °C levels of global warming highlights the importance of global efforts to keep warming below 2 °C.
Final-revised paper