Future climate variability and unpredictability in Scotland

Understanding how the climate will be affected on a local and regional level is important in building resilience to the changing climate.

The main climate projections for Scotland are for hotter, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters. However, there are many factors that influence climate and weather events.

This project is a literature review to identify the latest scientific evidence about how the variability and predictability of the Scottish climate will change as a result of climate change.

The report considers the potential impacts that both internal variability (naturally occurring variability) and external variability (such as human induced greenhouse gas emissions) will have on Scotland’s climate into the future.