UKCP09 Projections - Percent change in annual mean precipitation, 2080s compared to 1970s, 50% probability level
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UKCP09 is the name given to the UK Climate Projections. UKCP09 provides future climate projections for land and marine regions as well as observed (past) climate data for the UK.This layer is part of the Precipitation and Air temperature sub-set of the UKCP09 marine and coastal projections up to 2090s using a medium emission scenario and, where appropriate, medium probability. It displays the projected change in annual mean precipitation (50% probability level) to 2085 under a medium emissions scenario.
Summarising the anticipated changes around Scotland based on central estimate projections for 2080-90 using the medium emission scenarion for Precipitation (rainfall), over Scotland summers will become up to 20% drier, and winters 20% wetter. Overall, the central estimate is for the annual average rainfall to be about 10% less in the 2080s. There are some regional differences.