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Interactive climate change projections map


Interactive projections map

By 2070 temps are predicted to rise even higher than previously estimated.


Famous for its large natural harbour and its status as a global city, the Metropolitan Sydney Region encompasses the Cumberland Plainand extends west to the Blue Mountains in the Great Dividing Range. The Metropolitan Sydney Region extends from Broken Bay in the north to Garie Beachin the Royal National Park in the south. With over 4 million people, the Metropolitan Sydney Region is the most populous region in New South Wales.

Climate projections map

The NSW Climate projections can be viewed in a Region view or Grid view.

How to read this map

In region view you can select a region and see more information on the average value of the region for all climate variables.

In grid view you can see values for each 10km grid for all variables. Select on a grid square to view the value of the variables for that location.

Change in average min temp (ºC)

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The interactive climate projections map displays projected changes to climate variables across NSW for the near and far future in both a regional and grid view.

Select a grid square Daily average
Change in temperature Annually
Near future 2020-39

Download projection maps for this region

Near Future 2020-2039

Change in average temperature (ºC)

Annual temperature chart

How to read this chart

The bar chart displays the outputs of each of the 12 models averaged for the region you have chosen.

The length of the WHITE BAR shows the spread of values from the 12 models for the region.

Each horizontal THIN BLACK LINE is the average for one single model for the region. There are 12 for each bar and do not represent a single location in the region.

The THICK BLUE LINE is the average of all 12 models across the region.

The DOTTED RED LINE represents zero change in the variable.

An example graph of how to read this chart
How to read this chart
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