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.


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.

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Increasing temperatures

Average temperatures are projected to increase across all seasons by between 1.5°C and 2.0°C by 2050.

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.