Climate Change Impacts in Eastern Adelaide


More frequent, long-running and intense heatwaves

The number of days over 40°C is projected to double by 2050. The frequency and duration of heatwaves is projected to increase. Average temperatures are projected to increase across all seasons by between 1.5°C and 2.0°C by 2050.


Less rain overall but more intense storms and flooding

Average annual rainfall is projected to decrease by 7% by 2050. The greatest decline is projected for Spring rainfall. In addition, the intensity of heavy rainfall events is projected to increase by at least 10% by 2050


More frequent and extreme fire danger days

The number of extreme fire risk days is projected to increase by 200% by 2090.

Resilient East is about making sure the eastern Region remains a vibrant, desirable and productive place to live, work and visit, and that our businesses, communities and environments can respond positively to the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate.