Water & Climate

Wetter wets and drier dry seasons

Variation in rainfall

Variation in rainfall between the seasons is likely to increase under climate change, with wetter wet seasons and drier dry seasons, according to international research.

The study found that it was likely there would be an overall increase in rainfall annual means in all land regimes across the globe, especially under higher emissions scenarios.

However, they also found that the variation between the seasons was likely to increase and regions that already have inconsistent water supplies owing to high seasonal variation in rainfall may experience even more inconsistent water availability in the future.

Source: Clemson University, USA