Follow-up Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan drop-in sessions

The climate of the Isles of Scilly is changing:

  • Sea level has risen by 20cm in the last 100 years and is expected to rise a further 21-43 cm by 2060.[1]
  • The number of rainy days in summer is likely to fall by between 10% and 30% with 2ºC or 4ºC of climate warming.[2]
  • The hottest summer day could increase by between 2.2ºC and 5.9ºC under the same climate warming scenarios.[3]
  • Observations of fog, which can affect flights to and from the islands, have increased from 1.5% to 10% since 1958.[4]

The council is drafting a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan to help the islands prepare for the physical impacts of climate change. The plan aims to show how the council and the community, including the islands’ organisations, can adapt to these changes together.

During a series of climate change adaptation discussions held in May, the community identified the key threats as: sea-level rise and storms, water scarcity, new pests and agricultural diseases, increased fog, and wildfire.

Follow-up Climate Adaptation Action Plan sessions

This month we’re running 2 drop-in sessions to report back on the findings from the first round of consultation in May. This will include outlining the key threats from the islands’ changing climate identified by the community and asking if you have anything to add to these views. You will also have the opportunity to contribute any ideas you may have about how to address the perceived threats.

Drop-in Session 1:

Date and Time: Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 7pm – 9pm

Venue: Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary’s

Drop-in Session 2:

Date and time: Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10am – 12 noon

Venue: Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary’s

The sessions are open to everyone, and we are keen to hear as many of your views and ideas as possible. In the meantime, if you have any questions about these sessions or the development of the action plan, please email 

You can find out more about the wider project by visiting our Climate Adaptation Scilly webpages.



[1] UKCP18 Marine climate change projections for the nearest major city for which projections are available– Cardiff. Visit

[2] Met Office projections presented by the BBC at

[3] Met Office projections presented by the BBC at

[4] Met Office data from



Publishing date: 
Thursday, 16 June, 2022