General Climate, Temperature

As the global temperature rises, the tropics will expand, pushing warmer weather patterns southward from Queensland into New South Wales.

Impact type                        2050                             2100                          2300

                                       Low        High                Low        High             Low        High

Global temperature

       increase (Deg C):       1.5         2                     3.5         6                      ?           ?

CC climate to be

       more like:         Coffs Hbr    Ballina         Brisbane     Darwin            ?           ?

[Assessed June 2010]

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As the climate warms there will be more extremely hot days and less extremely cold days.

Impact type                             2050                             2100                          2300

                                            Low        High                Low        High             Low        High

Extreme hot days:             4              8                      8            20

Fire Days                             9             14                    12           18

Evaporation increase          1%         8%                    5%         30%

[Assessed June 2010]

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