By the end of the century, this area might feel like the South of France or Northern Spain.  Projections prepared by the UK Climate Impacts Programme suggest that:

  • Average annual temperatures are projected to increase by at least 3.5-4OC by the 2080s (50% probability)
  • Heat-related health risks may rise
  • The hottest day of summer could be 10OC hotter by 2080 (10% probability).

For further information on future climate impacts, see the Climate Change pages.

Warmer, drier summers are likely to be good for tourist businesses, bringing a longer summer season and more reliable summer weather. We want to know how more local tourism can be encouraged, while protecting the environment and keeping carbon emissions down. This could generate jobs on the island and increase income for local businesses.

You can view current tourist activities and opportunities in Sheppey on the Tourism map.


We want to hear your ideas:How can local businesses take advantage of a warmer, longer tourist season in future?

  • How can local businesses take advantage of a warmer, longer tourist season in future?

Please give us your views on our quick feedback form (5-10 minutes of your time), or leave a comment in the box below.


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  • linda Brinklow

    Leo Bay CAMP SITE Rushenden is beautiful.Only for 5 caravans or tents.Views and gardens wonderful.Would be great to retain the exisiting railway as a tourist attraction.This is the idea of the campsite owner.See web site for Leo Bay.This idea really needs following up.