Key Messages

Karnataka experienced floods this year - the fourth consecutive year since 2018. In the past decade, Karnataka has also experienced drought conditions. In between these two bookends, projections of temperature and rainfall for Karnataka indicate a warming of 0.5 degree Celsius to 2 degree Celsius, an increase in rainfall by about 5 per cent to 25 per cent, and a further increase in the frequency and magnitude of heavy rainfall events of >50 mm/day, even by the 2030s, compared to the past 30 years.

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