Wellington and Wairarapa


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 3.0 °C warmer by 2090.


In Masterton, it is likely that there will be little change in annual rainfall by 2090. In Paraparaumu, annual rainfall is likely to increase by 2 per cent by 2040 and 4 per cent by 2090.

Cyclone The frequency of extreme winds is likely to increase by 2 to 3 per cent by the end of the century.  There may be an increase in westerly wind flow during winter, and north-easterly wind flow during summer.

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