Synthesis Summary 3: Cyclones and windstorms
This summary deals with cyclones and windstorms, which affect Australia every year, causing millions of dollars in damage. In future, the storm surge is likely to be an increasing hazard in coastal areas as sea levels rise. Cyclones may become less frequent, but those that do occur are expected to be more intense and may track further south. Adaptation can build on existing responses to prepare for future impacts of storms. this summary synthesises the latest research findings around the impacts and adaptation response to cyclones and windstorms, and explores how this knowledge might help address key adaptation policy challenges.