Climate change a likely cause for the increase, but scientists cannot yet quantify the precise influence of human-caused warming on last month’s rainfall Very heavy rain, like the event that flooded parts of Aotearoa New Zealand in February during Cyclone Gabrielle, has become about four times more common in the region, and extreme rainfall events … Continue reading “Heavy rain that flooded northeast Aotearoa New Zealand is now more common on warmer planet”
The role of climate change in extreme rainfall associated with Cyclone Gabrielle over Aotearoa New Zealand’s East Coast
From the 12th to the 14th of February 2023, northern and eastern regions of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Te Ika-a-Māui (North Island) were hit by extremely heavy rainfall associated with the passage of ex-tropical cyclone Gabrielle. The centre of cyclone Gabrielle stagnated to the east of Te Tara-O-Te-Ika-A-Māui (Coromandel Peninsula) during the night of February 13/14 … Continue reading “The role of climate change in extreme rainfall associated with Cyclone Gabrielle over Aotearoa New Zealand’s East Coast”
Vulnerability and high temperatures exacerbate impacts of ongoing drought in Central South America
Since 2019 large parts of Argentina and neighboring countries have been reeling under drought conditions with the last four months of 2022 receiving only 44% of the average precipitation: the lowest rainfall in 35 years.
Climate change made record breaking early season heat in Argentina and Paraguay about 60 times more likely
A large area centred around the central-northern part of Argentina, and also southern Bolivia, central Chile, and most of Paraguay and Uruguay, experienced record-breaking temperatures during two consecutive heatwaves in late November and early December 2022.
Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall leading to large scale flooding in highly vulnerable communities in West Africa
From May until October 2022, large parts of West Africa experienced large-scale flooding caused by above average seasonal rainfall and water management.