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Indicator

Precipitation extremes

Description

  • There are no widespread significant trends in either the number of consecutive dry or wet days across Europe.
  • Heavy precipitation events are likely to become more frequent in most parts of Europe. The changes are strongest in Scandinavia in winter and in northern and eastern central Europe in summer.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

CLIM004, drought, extreme precipitation, heavy rain

Climate impacts

Droughts, Flooding

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Water management

Geographic characterization

Global

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