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Winter precipitation

Low emission scenario

These maps are useful to communicate the main results of UKCP09 and raise awareness about climate change. When presenting UKCP09 projections using maps you should use a series of maps to show the range of possible outcomes. Here you will find maps showing outcomes at the 10%, 33%, 50%, 67% and 90% probability levels. They are presented for the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s and for low, medium and high emissions scenarios.

To download the maps, simply click on them and save to your computer. When using in presentations or reports, please credit these images as: © UK Climate Projections 2009

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precip_legend.jpg Change in winter precipitation (%) Low emissions
2020s
10% probability level:
very unlikely to be less than


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2050s
10% probability level:
very unlikely to be less than


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2080s
10% probability level:
very unlikely to be less than


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WM_WinPmean_Lo_2020_10.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2050_10.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2080_10.jpg
precip_legend.jpg Change in winter precipitation (%) Low emissions
2020s
33% probability level:
unlikely to be less than


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 2050s
33% probability level:
unlikely to be less than


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2080s
33% probability level:
unlikely to be less than


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WM_WinPmean_Lo_2020_33.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2050_33.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2080_33.jpg
  precip_legend.jpg         Change in winter precipitation (%) Low emissions
2020s
50% probability level:
central estimate


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2050s
50% probability level:
central estimate


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2080s
50% probability level:
central estimate


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WM_WinPmean_Lo_2020_50.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2050_50.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2080_50.jpg
precip_legend.jpg Change in winter precipitation (%) Low emissions
2020s
67% probability level:
unlikely to be greater than


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2050s
67% probability level:
unlikely to be greater than


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2080s
67% probability level:
unlikely to be greater than


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WM_WinPmean_Lo_2020_67.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2050_67.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2080_67.jpg
precip_legend.jpg Change in winter precipitation (%) Low emissions
2020s
90% probability level:
very unlikely to be greater than


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2050s
90% probability level:
very unlikely to be greater than


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2080s
90% probability level:
very unlikely to be greater than


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WM_WinPmean_Lo_2020_90.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2050_90.jpg WM_WinPmean_Lo_2080_90.jpg