Global Warming Effects On Weather Patterns
The global warming effects on weather have been more evident in the last few decades. Observations have shown changes in weather and the likelihood of certain types of weather events are being affected. The global average temperature is predicted to increase further over this century. Some extreme weather events and changes in rainfall patterns are expected. Global warming effects on weather pattern are there for everybody to see. There is increased uncertainty over how climate will change.
Even in places where total rain amounts have decreased, widespread increases in heavy rainfall have taken place. The amount, intensity, frequency, and type of precipitation have changed. There are projections of future changes in precipitation as well as extensive shifts in where and how rain falls. Among other common global warming effects on weather, observations suggest that there have been significant increases in the intensity and duration of sultry storms and hurricanes. There is a general tendency now for more intense but fewer storms outside the tropics.
Since the late 20th century, global warming effects on weather have been observed, especially in the trends of some extreme weather and climate events. Heat waves have become more common and more intense. Common global warming effects on weather projected in the coming years include an increase in the drought areas, increased tropical cyclone activity and increased incidence of extreme high sea level.
Regional global warming effects on weather pattern vary in nature. Some are, as melting ice in some regions, changing the hydrological cycle, air flows in the atmosphere or a change in a particular ocean current or weather system in other. These regional effects may be uneven and may not necessarily follow the worldwide trend of the global warming effects on weather.
There are the major ways in which global warming will make changes to the climate. Human activities with varying degrees of confidence have contributed to some of these observed global warming effects on weather pattern.