The climate science community sources a suite of global climate models to help decision makers understand the projections of future climate change and related impacts, among the most widely used are the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5) models included in the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Key projected climate trends are summarized below:
- Mean annual temperature is projected to increase by 2°C by 2050.
- With increased frequency and duration of heat waves, the highest increases are projected in the northern parts of the country by up to 3°C during June, July, and August.
- Mean annual precipitation is expected to increase by 7% by 2050.
This section provides the options to visualize climate variables and indices derived from scientifically vetted CMIP5 projections for different timeframes, statistics, emission scenarios, and climate models.