Warming waters mean stronger storms are able to reach northern areas more frequently, as these storm systems get their energy from warm water. It's expected that storm activity could increase significantly in certain areas of the province. As water temperatures continue to increase, the chances of more powerful storms hitting the province, such as Hurricane Igor in 2010 and Hurricane Leslie in 2012, will increase as well.
The graph below shows how storms in this province are projected to bring increasingly more precipitation.
This application was created by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. It is designed to provide a broad overview of how climate change is impacting Newfoundland and Labrador, and facilitate meeting curriculum outcomes for the high school course Environmental Science 3205.