Observed rainfall from seven meteorological stations across the Solomon Islands show a decreasing trend , but a longer time period of observations is required in order to derive statistical significance from these
The numbers of category 4 and 5 storms in the Pacific region have more than doubled when comparing their frequency and occurrence between 1975-1989 and 1990-2004.
SEA LEVEL RISE
From 1994 to 2008, sea levels rose by 7.6 mm/year in the Solomon Islands. Satellite measurements in this area of the Pacific estimate sea-level increases of 8-10 mm/year, approximately three times the global average rate of increase
Mean temperatures across the South Pacific have increased by approximately 1°C since 1970, at an average rate of 0.3°C per decade.
Sea surface temperatures in the Pacific have increased between 0.6 to 1.0°C since 1910, with the most significant warming occurring after the 1970s.
Annual Climate Characteristics
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