Scotland has cool summers, mild winters and rainfall spread over the course of the year. We have also seen more frequent heavy rainfall events.
Over the last century, Scotland’s climate has become warmer, while changes in rainfall patterns have led to drier summers and wetter winters.
What is the average temperature, rainfall or sunshine in my part of Scotland? This graph allows you to change the range of years and region. You can also use it to find out how Scotland’s growing season has changed over the years.
How have greenhouse gases changed over history? This graph shows an increase since 1750 when industrial activities began.
View the Met Office climate station map - The climate station map shows around 300 stations across the UK for which 1981-2010 averages are available.
The UK Met Office Weather Observation Website (WOW)
Find out about weather and submit your own data. Can you identify the clouds you see? Can you record the wind speed using the WOW app?
NASA Images of change gallery
NASA's Images of Change galleryNASA's Images of Change gallery features images of different locations on planet Earth, showing change over time periods ranging from centuries to days.
NASA Climate kids
NASA's Climate kids educational game.Educational game from NASA - the goal is to slow the pace of global warming.
OPAL Climate Survey
Read about the OPAL Climate Survey and study climate using the resources on their page. (OPAL are no longer accepting results for the OPAL Climate Survey but you can still study climate using the resources on their page.)
Find out more about the greenhouse effect from this State of the UK climate diagram
What would you do about climate change if you were in charge? This challenge from the BBC lets you have a go at making the big decisions about climate.
This table gives more information about which industries are producing greenhouse gases.
How has Scotland’s average surface temperature differed from the 1960-1990 average over the past hundred years?
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