Fewer Cold Nights and Cold Days
More Warm Nights and Hot Days
Global warming is increasing the frequency and intensity of some types of extreme weather. For example, warming is causing more rain to fall in heavy downpours. There are also longer dry periods between rainfalls. This, coupled with more evaporation due to higher temperatures, intensifies drought. Wet places have generally become wetter, while dry places have become drier. Heat waves have become more frequent and intense, while very cold days have decreased.
Summer 2003 Heatwave in Europe
Drought Has Increased Globally from 1900 to 2002