Danube River Basin Rainfall in Average Year

The majority of the basin receives low rainfall amounts. However the river’s source in the mountainous Alpine region and numerous tributaries feeding it form the Alps means the snow and glacier melt plays an important role in the hydrology of the basin system. The timing of the snow melt is sensitive to climate change and indeed some studies have shown for the Alpine region snow melt is occurring earlier and this can influence the occurrence of droughts in the summer months.

Average Total Rainfall (mm/yr)

Bargraph referencing the colours on the rainfall maps.

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Danube Rainfall Maps