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Climate projections updated

25 February, 2019

The Met Office has just released an updated set of climate projections – UKCP18 – which we expect all GB nuclear licensed sites to take account of when assessing the impacts of climate change.

Although we don’t expect licensees to transition from the existing projections to the latest ones immediately, any new analysis of climate change should make use of UKCP18. We’ll be publishing a joint position statement on our website soon on its use by the nuclear industry.

The updated projections give greater regional details and more information on the potential extremes and impacts of climate change.