This study is an updated climate change trends analysis (from 1864 to 2021)—developed within the scope of the SCORE project, a Horizon-2020-funded research project to increase climate resilience in European coastal cities—for a representative site of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. By using long ground-based daily records of rainfall and surface temperature, the analysis aimed to identify long-term and recent climate trends in rainfall and temperature, changes in extreme rainfalls, heatwaves, and droughts, and the possible effects of coupled changes in minimum and maximum daily temperatures on drought development based on the diurnal temperature range indicator. The results are based on robust statistical models that sometimes serve as abstractions of the climate change phenomenon.
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