Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut; Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat

Pictures of the future
Climate scenarios
Higher temperatures, accelerating sea level rise, wetter winters, more intense showers and chances on drier summers. According to the KNMI'14 climate scenarios, this we need to take into account for the future in the Netherlands.

The KNMI'14 climate scenarios (May 2014) translate the research results on the global climate in the IPCC report (2013) to the Netherlands. Together, the KNMI climate scenarios cover the vertices of likely changes in the climate of the Netherlands. They give the change around 2050 and 2085 compared to the climate in the period 1981-2010. The four KNMI'14 scenarios differ in the extent to which the global temperature increases ('Moderate' and 'Warm') and the possible change of the air circulation pattern ("Low value" and "High Value").