Hourly precipitation amounts in Herwijnen on the 28 June 2011 were record high. The
four highest observations in the Netherlands were all recorded after the year 2000.
Here we describe the results of the project Future Weather (which ran from 2009 to
2011). In Future Weather we investigated a number of impact relevant weather conditions
in the (present and) future climate.
Future Weatherhas been financed by the national Dutch program Knowledge for Climate
(KfC). The work has been carried out primarily by KNMI.
The impact of climate change will manifest itself in our future weather. Future Weatherfocused primarily on changes in precipitation extremes on different scales ranging
from intense showers at local scales to multi-day precipitation extremes over the
Rhine catchment area. We also considered a worst case scenario of a combined wind
and discharge extreme. Besides quantitative results, we also put effort into understanding
these extremes on a process level. All results can be found in the final report.