North East

By 2070 the region can expect to be:

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North East Map

Regional Snapshot

By 2070, under a higher emissions growth scenario, temperatures and annual rainfall in Rutherglen would resemble those of present day Dubbo in New South Wales.

By 2070, seasonally the region can expect to be:

  LOWER EMISSIONS
GROWTH
HIGHER EMISSIONS
GROWTH
SPRING 1.6°C warmer
10% less rain
3°C warmer
19% less rain
SUMMER 1.7°C warmer
1% less rain
3.2°C warmer
  2% less rain
AUTUMN 1.5°C warmer
3% less rain
2.8°C warmer
5% less rain
WINTER 1.2°C warmer
7% less rain
2.3°C warmer
13% less rain

Average number of days per year by 2070

  CURRENT LOWER EMISSIONS
GROWTH
HIGHER EMISSIONS
GROWTH
RUTHERGLEN
Frosts* 81 54 40
Over 30°C 63 81 99
Over 35°C 17 27 41
Over 40°C 2 4 8
Rainy Days**   - 8% - 16%
Extreme daily rainfall intensity + 5.1% + 9.9%

 
  CURRENT LOWER EMISSIONS
GROWTH
HIGHER EMISSIONS
GROWTH
BEECHWORTH
Frosts* 49 28 17
Over 30°C 49 70 95
Over 35°C 9 18 28
Over 40°C 0 1 3
Rainy Days**   - 8% - 15%
Extreme daily rainfall intensity + 4.8% + 9.2%

* 2°C or less
** Greater than 5mm


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