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Interpreting Customisable maps

Customisable maps show the spatial pattern of projected change for probability levels, emissions scenarios, time periods and variables as defined by the user.

Interpreting the map below

Looking at the map on this page, users should bear in mind that the map shows a uniform 80% probability level across the whole country. In reality, the 80% probability level will not necessarily occur at the same time across the whole country.  So in this map, the 4°C to 5°C change in London will not necessarily occur at the same time as the 3°C to 4°C change in Scotland. This means that while maps are useful for visualising projected change, they should not be used for spatial comparisons of change.

For more information about using UKCP09 maps see the Before you start using UKCP09... page.