The Future: Climate Projections

Scotland’s Environment Web: Climate Projections

The Climate Projections for Scotland tool is an alternative interface for viewing the UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) focused on Scotland. It enables users to explore and visualise the data in a range of different graph and map formats.


MetOffice UK Climate Projections

The UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) indicate that our average climate will become warmer throughout the year, with this few degrees of temperature creating conditions unlike anything in Scotland today. The projections also indicate that rainfall is likely to become even more seasonal, with an average summer becoming drier, while autumn and winter become wetter.

The UKCP09 projections are the leading source of climate information for the UK and is still considered the appropriate tool for adaptation planning . This is a comprehensive package of climate information for land and marine areas. They are the product of collaboration between the Met Office Hadley Centre and over thirty contributing organisations.

The UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) are made freely available through a website, which includes the briefing report (a good starting place), scientific reports and a range of pre-prepared maps and graphs. In addition, anyone can use the UKCP09 User Interface to produce customised data, maps, and graphs for a wide range of climate variables, time periods and locations.

The UK Climate Projections are currently being updated with a release planned for 2018 .