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Projections of climate change for Mongu, Zambia

Published: 26th November 2009 11:26Last Updated: 30th August 2016 16:57


Change in rainfall at Mongu for the period 2046-2065 from a range of climate models

Looking at the graph above there are periods in the year where there is agreement about changes in precipitation, and others where the models disagree. From January to April, which covers the peak of the rainy season, at least 7/9 models agree that there is likely to be an increase in precipitation, however there is a large range in the change that they project. Looking at daily values, which give more detail, all models agree that late January and February will see an increase in precipitation. All of the models agree that there is an increase in September, but the models are split about changes to the early part of the rainy season. There is some indication that the intensity of rainfall will increase during January and February, but this isn't a clear signal.