UKCP18 Climate Projections

Climate change and its impacts are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. This year has provided us with a taste of what is in store for the UK: extreme weather in late March, wild fires, drought and heatwaves.

Many countries across the world have been experiencing their own extreme weather events which are of great importance and are an indication of the climates we may all be facing in the 21st century and beyond.

UK Climate Projections 2018

In the UK, we’ve been using UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) over the last 9 years to help plan for the future. Soon that information will be replaced by new UK climate scenarios.

The new UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) will be available in November 2018 and at the end of December 2018, the current service providing UKCP09 will close.

Supporting government

“It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of UK climate projections in facilitating debate and action on adapting to climate change” said Glenn Watts, Deputy Director of Research at the Environment Agency.

Climate projections are of vital importance in much of our work. We have been involved in the development of UKCP18 through our membership of the UKCP18 Non-Government User Group and active participation in the User Interface and High-Resolution Modelling sub-groups. We have also conducted detailed reviews of the draft UKCP18 output reports.

Contributing to resilience

Climate change is recognised as one of the biggest challenges facing future generations and already affects
present-day decisions.

Click our interactive guide to explore how our work contributes to increasing the resilience of communities, businesses, infrastructure and the environment to future climate change impacts.

Want to know more?

In the coming weeks we will be discussing how UKCP18 projections could affect your industry and organisation. Watch out for our blogs and get in touch if you need more information.

Email Murray Dale for more information on UKCP18.

Find out more about our work in this area on our climate resilience web page.

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