Tuvalu

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Changes in the Tuvalu climate 

  • Temperatures have warmed and will continue to warm with more very hot days in the future. 
  • Rainfall shows no clear trend since 1927. Projections of annual rainfall are unclear, with models indicating little change. Wet and dry years will still occur as a result of natural variability. Extreme rainfall events are projected to become more frequent and more intense. Drought frequency is projected to decrease by the end of the century.
  • Ocean acidification has been increasing in Tuvalu’s waters. It will continue to increase and threaten coral reef ecosystems.
  • Sea level near Tuvalu has risen and will continue to rise throughout this century. 
  • December to March wave heights and periods are projected to decrease slightly

Tuvalu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Country Information 

Geographic coordinates:                  Lat.50 – 110 S, Long.1760 -1800 E

Total land area                                   26 km2

Exclusive economic zone (EEZ)     757,000 km2

Population (2011 estimate)              11,035