Climate Information Factsheet: Bangladesh
This factsheet summarizes current and projected climate conditions for Bangladesh. It can serve as a resource to the climate risk screening process for USAID strategies.
It includes information on major climate categories: temperature, precipitation and flooding, drought, sea level rise and storm surge, and winds and other storms. This is broken into current conditions, 2030 projections and 2050 projections. Full sourcing is documented.
For example, it notes that by 2050, the mean annual temperature in Bangladesh is projected to rise by 0.54°C, 1.23°C and 2.16°C for the 10th, 50th and 90th percentiles for the RCP4.5 model ensemble runs.
Bangladesh is one of the wettest countries in the world. By 2030, models show a wide range of changes in precipitation but an average annual increase of 0.2 mm per day.
It notes that the country is mostly low-lying and therefore highly vulnerable to sea level rise.
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