Nepal: Climate Risk Profile, 2017

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Nepal: Climate Risk Profile, 2017

• Average annual temperature projected to increase by between 1.6 and 2.2°C.

• All projections indicate increased frequency of “hot” days and nights; decreases in “cold” days and nights.

• Average annual rainfall projected to increase 3.9 to 5.1 percent; largest increases JulySeptember.

• Number of consecutive “dry” days projected to increase by 3 to 7 percent. 4

• Extreme rainfall projected to increase by 35 to 52 percent. 5

• Dry season projected to be drier and monsoon season wetter.

• Glacial melt projected to increase.