Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions

New Brunswick Climate Futures


New Brunswick’s climate is expected to change significantly in the decades ahead. The speed and amount of change will likely be greater than during any previous time in the province’s history.

Changing temperature, rainfall and snowfall will lead to other important changes. The severity and frequency of river and coastal flooding, the ice season, growing conditions, pests and diseases, heat and cold stress are all expected to change. Agriculture, forestry, tourism, roads, buildings, coasts and many other aspects of daily life will be affected. Modern society is still fundamentally linked to and influenced by the weather.

This page presents information on the climate of New Brunswick, both present day, and future projections to 2100. Current climate is defined by measurements made over the period 1971-2000 at weather stations across the province. Projections of future climate were made using the output from 24 climate models developed by national weather services and research organizations in nine countries world wide. Their results have been pooled and analyzed to provide the most up-to-date and reliable estimates possible. Future projections are presented using higher and lower estimates of future greenhouse gas emissions.

Both current and future climate information is presented in the form of maps, which show current and future climate patterns expected across the province. In addition, access is provided to the raw data, enabling users to explore the results further according to their needs.



1. What does each data set mean and what are the possible effects?

2. Downloading Raw Data

3. What is a climate model?

4. Can climate modeling provide useful help for planning and decision making?

5. What is an emissions scenario?

6. What is the data source for these graphs?

7. Why are 30-year time periods used and what are the implications?

8. Do we know how climate change will affect future flood risk?

9. What is the methodology behind creating these maps?

10. How do I use climate futures information?

11. Sea level rise and New Brunswick

12. New Brunswick weather stations