Climate Information Factsheet: Senegal
This factsheet summarizes current and projected climate conditions for Senegal. 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 this West African country.
The Sahel and tropical West Africa have been identified as climate change hotspots and unprecedented climates are projected to occur in the late 2030s to early 2040s in these regions.
For example, it notes that by 2050, the mean annual temperature in Senegal is projected to rise by .87°C, 1.4°C and 2.27°C for the 10th, 50th and 90th percentiles for the RCP4.5 model ensemble runs.
In recent years, floods appear to have become more frequent, it notes, in association with more heavy rainfall. Sea level rise has resulted in coastal retreat of about 1 to 2 meters annually.
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