Climate change in East Sussex
As the climate continues to change, events such as storms and droughts will become more frequent and devastating.
Other impacts will include:
- Flooding: communities in the Ouse valley and Pevensey Levels are especially vulnerable to flooding.
- Health impacts: an increased heat risk could be life-threatening for many people. Some groups, such as older people, are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
- Food production: droughts and flooding will impact on water availability and crop yields.
- Water supply: South East England is a water stressed region. Climate change increases the risk of extreme drought.