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Climate Change Indicators - Seasonality of Precipitation

This indicator is the proportion of annual precipitation falling in winter (December to February). It was chosen because climate modelling studies suggest that, over the UK, greenhouse gas warming might induce wetter winters and drier summers.  It will not reveal overall increases or decreases in the amount of precipitation falling over the UK, but should reveal changes in the seasonal distribution of precipitation. If climate change scenarios are correct, we would expect this percentage to increase as winters become wetter relative to summers.

Please click on the markers to see the graphs.  You can also view the graphs side-by-side to aid comparison.




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