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Here’s how to check what your local weather in Denmark could be like in 2100

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Here’s how to check what your local weather in Denmark could be like in 2100
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13:06 CEST+02:00
National meteorological agency DMI has developed a tool that enables you to check localized climate in Denmark 80 years into the future.

The agency’s new Klimaatlas (Climate Atlas) sets out data on the expected climate in the country up to including the year 2100, organised by individual municipality.

You can check how the temperature, rainfall and water levels will change in the area where you live – or anywhere else in Denmark – using the interactive map on DMI’s website.

The map shows a considerable variation in how climate change is predicted to impact different parts of Denmark.

Summer months could be warmer than the sweltering conditions seen in Paris this year, while some areas will see more rainstorms and water levels rising.

DMI notes that, while the projections on the map look precise, they remain forecasts and a high level of uncertainty applies to the figures.

“(Climate change) is serious, and we should be concerned in the sense that it’s important that we support (political) climate adaptations that are ongoing, so we can cope with this,” DMI’s head of climate research Peter Langen told DR.

The results presented in the Climate Atlas are calculated based on a scenario in which CO2 emissions continue at their present levels – in other words, in which world governments fail or are unable to stabilize the effects of CO2 emissions on climate by the end of the century.

As such, the projection shows what could happen – although it is not certain that climate change in Denmark could be so far-reaching.

In that worst-case scenario, Copenhagen could get 15 percent more rain over the course of a year, winters could see a 25 percent increase in rainfall and that rainfall would be more likely to be in the form of destructive storms.

Average temperature increases of around 3.5 to 4 degrees Celsius are predicted in many parts of the country, signalling a probable end to white Christmases or indeed any snow at all.

On Lolland, a water level increase of as much as 50 centimetres would have a major impact on the island’s coastline.

“This is serious, because some (weather) events that we today see as very rare would have to be dealt with every other year,” Langen told DR.

Click here to take a closer look at the Climate Atlas on DMI’s website.

READ ALSO: Copenhagen 'as warm as Paris' by 2050, study warns

 
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