Tool 2.6 Other hazards

What do we know about weather hazards?

Global climate models are designed to predict the effects on phenomena like temeprature and pressure on a global scale. But often it's the small-scale weatehr hazards that have the biggest impact on societies. 

Tool 2.6: General information on the assessment of climate change effects on high winds, very high temperatures, snowfall, fog, lightning & hail and drought

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  • A key lesson from many climate studies is that even small changes in average climate can lead to a disproportionate increase in the incidence of damaging extremes. This tool investigates what is currently known about potential future changes to these 'other' hazards.. 
Thunderstorms around Auckland on 12 May 2009 (Source: