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Indicator

Storms

Description

  • Storm location, frequency and intensity show considerable variability across Europe over the past century, such that no clear trends are apparent. A recent reanalysis suggests that storminess has increased over the past century in northern and north-western Europe but this finding is not yet robust.
  • Climate change projections from a recent climate model ensemble study show a small increase in extreme wind speeds over northern parts of central and western Europe, and a decrease in southern Europe. The results of studies into changes in winter storm tracks show no clear signal.

Reference information

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Source:
EEA

Keywords

CLIM005, storm surges, storms, wind speed

Climate impacts

Flooding, Storms

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction

Geographic characterization

Global

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