Prototype development – Meeting Urban User Needs

Part of  Climate Service Pilots work package (Met Office)

A major theme in the UKCR science plan is the evolution of climate services and their delivery.

This Met Office work package focuses on using the climate risk quantification information from elsewhere in the programme to develop and evaluate climate service pilot services.

This particular project aims to understand user needs for specific applications of local decision-making in aspects such as health, infrastructure and water. It will develop early prototyping of services to satisfy these needs.

The work has focused on the co-development of urban climate services for Bristol City Council. A particular area of interest is the heat island effect in the city, with the initial focus being on understanding the present-day hazard as well as the future heat hazard within the city.

Plans include further development of the existing prototypes and adapting them for other cities, and to develop a new flood related prototype through co-development with partners in Northern England. This links with the work on climate modelling and catastrophe modelling approaches described previously (WP2b). There is also scope for cross-work package links to the compound hazard work.

The co-development of urban climate services for UK cities

Outputs from this project, in the form of a series urban fact sheets, were originally  delivered for Bristol and have since been produced for Belfast,  Exeter, Glasgow, Kirklees, Leeds and London City, with more to come.

Bristol climate change results (working with Bristol City Council):

Belfast climate change results (working with Belfast City Council):

Exeter climate change results  (working with Exeter City Council and Devon County Council):

Glasgow climate change results (working with Glasgow City Council via Climate Ready Clyde):

Kirklees climate change results (working with Kirklees Climate Commission):

Leeds climate change results  (working with Leeds City Council via iCASP):

London City climate change results (working with (London Corporation):

Example fact sheets – Bristol City

Click on the fact sheets below to read.



Watch the Climate Resilience webinar, 16 December 2020: Urban climate change and climate services with Claire Scannell and Lizzie Kendon (Met Office). Part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.