Climate change impact on the South East

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has now published the finding of the NARClim Project

The Regional Climate Modelling (NARClim) Project is a research partnership between NSW and ACT governments and the Climate Change Research Centre at UNSW. The NSW partners include Sydney Water, NSW Department of Transport, NSW Department of Primary Industry and NSW Office of Water

You can download maps from their website

Here is an example of one of the maps

Compared with the two decades 1990-2010, the decades 2020-2040:-

Average annual rainfall in Bega will decrease by between 5 and 10%, with between 10 and 20% more rainfall in Autumn and less in the other seasons.

The number of days on average per year in Bega with temperatures above 35 degrees C will increase by between 1 and 5 days a year.

The average number of days with severe fire danger in Bega per annum will increase by less than 1 day with fewer severe fire danger days in Autumn and more in the other seasons

The average number of days per year in Bega with a minimum temperature below 2 degrees C will decrease by between 10 and 20 days.