Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Gujarat getting warmer every year: Study

AHMEDABAD: The average annual minimum temperature in Gujarat is increasing by 0.02 degree celsius every year, while the maximum temperature is also increasing at the same rate. This was revealed in the 'State-Level Climate Change Trends in India' report of India Meteorological Department (IMD).


The study was carried out by senior IMD officials L S Rathore, S D Attri and A K Jaswal. The report states that the annual mean maximum temperature is increasing in Gujarat and the increasing trends in the annual maximum temperature is significant over Gujarat, Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.



The report says that the average annual mean temperature is increasing every year by 0.02 degree celsius. The average annual mean minimum temperature has too shown increasing trends over Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana and Kerala.