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Argentina

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Argentina.

Climate Data Projections

Temperature

  • Under business as usual (RCP 8.5) average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 1.5°C by mid-century with monthly maximum temperatures increasing by 1.3°C to 1.8°C and minimum monthly temperatures decreasing by 1.3°C to 1.7°C.
  • Business as usual scenarios (RCP 8.5) project 14.5 additional hot days with temperatures above 35°C by mid-century and 34.7 days by end of century.
  • The duration of warm spells in Argentina is expected to increase by 6.6 days in 2040-2059 to 25.6 days in 2080-2099 under a business as usual scenario (RCP 8.5).
  • Projected increase in hot days and warm spells are more pronounced around January during southern hemispheric summer while changes in frost days are highest in July, southern hemispheric winter.

Precipitation

  • Country wide annual average precipitation is expected to increase with relatively stable seasonality but wide geographic variation throughout the country.
  • The Northeastern regions of Argentina are expected to experience an increase in precipitation while the south west may experience decreased precipitation.
  • Under business as usual (RCP 8.5), precipitation intensity in the northeastern areas of the country could increase to have an increase of 15mm of maximum 5-day rainfall (10-year return level) by 2040-2059 and 21mm increase by 2080-2099.
  • The probability of a severe drought likelihood under a business as usual scenario (RCP 8.5) is projected to increase by 0.35 in the Mid-Eastern regions of the country and remain relatively unchanged in the North-East.
     
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