Waikato

Temperature

Low emissions scenario: 0.7 °C warmer by 2040 and 0.7 °C warmer by 2090.

 

High emissions scenario: 1.1 °C warmer by 2040 and 3.1 °C warmer by 2090.

The time spent in drought is likely to increase.

 

More frequent droughts are likely to lead to water shortages, increased demand for irrigation and increased risk of wild fires.
Rain Spring rainfall is likely to increase by 5 per cent in Ruakura and Taupo by 2090. Annual rainfall is likely to increase by 2 per cent by 2090 in both locations.

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