The UK Climate Resilience Programme ran from 2019 to 2023

Understanding heat related mortality (Webinar)

UK Climate Resilience Programme webinar series

7 October 2020, 12.00-13.00

Speakers: Andrew Charlton-Perez (University of Reading)/Mark Harrison (Met Office)

Chair: Jason Lowe


As climate changes, the risks to human health posed by extremes of cold and hot weather will also change. In this webinar we will describe work completed by the University of Reading and Met Office around the design of a pilot climate service to prepare for and mitigate temperature-driven health risks.

The first part of the webinar will describe work around characterising weather regimes and patterns that are linked to current climate-health risk, which could form the backbone of new systems that anticipate sub-seasonal and seasonal risk to health from climate. The second part will discuss work to anticipate how this risk will change in the future, using the UKCP18 climate projections. We are keen to use the webinar as an opportunity to further engage with stakeholders in the health and social care system.


Andrew Charlton-Perez is Professor of Meteorology and Head of Department (External Affairs) in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. He works on a range of topics related to climate predictability and dynamics including as the co-lead of the WCRP SPARC Stratospheric Network for the Assessment of Predictability and of the stratosphere sub-project of the Sub-seasonal to Seasonal prediction project of WWRP.

View Andrew Charlton-Perez’s slides from his presentation, and Mark Harrison’s slides from his response.

Films of the recording of this webinar are available to watch on our YouTube channel: