Updated climate trends handbook

An updated version of the Sniffer classic Scotland's Climate Trends Handbook is now on the re-vamped Scotland's Environment Web.

The original climate trends handbook was published in 2006 and quickly became an invaluable source of climate information across Scotland and beyond.

The resource describes the changes in weather patterns experienced in Scotland over the last century, with many records extending back to 1910.

This provides the context against which the changes that are projected for the future may be judged.

For each weather variable the handbook presents:

  • a graph (time series) showing changes for each year since 1914, 1929, 1961, 1969 or 1971;
  • a table summarising average change over the period by each region;
  • a map of the patterns of change over the period for the whole of Scotland.

The handbook was produced in collaboration with the MetOffice. SEPA, SNH, the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Government.

Access the online handbook

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