UKCP18 projects greater chance of hotter, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters with more extreme weather and rising sea levels. The high emission scenario for Northern Ireland shows that by:
- 2070 winters could be up to 3.9 °C warmer and summers could be up to 4.9°C hotter
- 2070 winters could be 25 per cent wetter and summers 38 per cent drier; and
- 2100 sea levels in Belfast could rise by up to 94cms.
In order to make UKCP18 as widely accessible as possible across all sectors including government, local government, businesses and homes, the information it contains is available through the UK Climate Projections MET Office website. The user interface allows users to interrogate the system to produce customised output on expected climate change for the UK.