Story: Climate change

New Zealand rainfall predictions to the 2090s (2nd of 2)

These maps show projected changes in New Zealand’s annual mean rainfall (as a percentage) for the century between 1995 and 2090. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) uses four representative models to predict how climate might change in the future (known as representative concentration pathways). The left map shows the changes forecast by the largest predicted rainfall change, and the right map the lowest predicted change, based on the average of six climate models from around the world.

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Source: NIWA: Our Future Climate New Zealand

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Brett Mullan, Stacey Mohan, Petra Pearce, Stephen Stuart and Ben Liley, 'Climate change - Consequences for New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/8198/new-zealand-rainfall-predictions-to-the-2090s (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by Brett Mullan, Stacey Mohan, Petra Pearce, Stephen Stuart and Ben Liley, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 20 Jul 2020