What is the trend in the length of dry and wet periods, and in heavy precipitation events across Europe?

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Indicator codes: CLIM 004
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Key messages

(07 Nov 2012)

  • There are no widespread significant trends in either the number of consecutive dry or wet days across Europe.
  • Heavy precipitation events are likely to become more frequent in most parts of Europe. The changes are strongest in Scandinavia in winter and in northern and eastern central Europe in summer.

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