What is UKCP09?
The name refers to the most recent UK climate projections published in June 2009 by the United Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) and Defra. The projections include very new probability estimates of the likelihood of certain changes in the climate happening by a certain decade.
Within the interface users can easily develop maps and graphs showing the degree of change likely in different parts of the UK. Graphic information about climatic variables such as rainfall and temperature can be easily assembled for months, seasons, years, and for different decades into the century.
4 examples of change by 2050 compared to the baseline climate (1961-1990) for the Medium emissions scenario median likelihood, are shown below:
- Change in winter rainfall in England by 2050 (PDF-249K)
- Change in summer rainfall in England by 2050 (PDF-249K)
- Change in winter mean temperature in England by 2050 (PDF-253K)
- Change in summer mean temperature in England by 2050 (PDF-253K)
© Crown Copyright 2009. The UK Climate Projections data have been made available by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) under licence from the Met Office, Newcastle University, University of East Anglia and Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory. These organisations accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions in the data, nor for any loss or damage directly or indirectly caused to any person or body by reason of, or arising out of, any use of this data.