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Manipur sweats as temperature soars in past few years

According to the Environment and Climate Change department data of Tuesday, Noney has the highest temperature with 38 degree celcius.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 26 Jun 2024, 5:21 pm

Imphal, Manipur (PHOTO: IFP)
Imphal, Manipur (PHOTO: IFP)

Manipur with its much-touted salubrious climate and pleasant weather is gone forever as the state has been experiencing relatively high temperature and humidity over the past few years.

The average humidity in Manipur is 80 percent but it hit 100 percent in Senapati district, with the highest humidity levels occuring in summer months. Moreover, the state has witnessed significant climate change over the past decade, with the temperature rising by 4 degree celcius.

According to the Environment and Climate Change department data of Tuesday, Noney has the highest temperature with 38 degree celcius followed by Imphal East with 32 degree celcius, Churachandpur and Kangpokpi with 31 degrees celcius each while the lowest was recorded in Tamenglong at 25 degree celcius.

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The average temperature in Manipur has risen by 4 degree Celsius over the last decade; however, this change has not yet resulted in heat waves.

Based on the department data, from April 2013 to April 2024, district-wise data reveals notable temperature increases. For instance, in Bishnupur, the maximum temperature rose from 31 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius, while Churachandpur saw an increase from 30 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius.

Chandel experienced a dramatic rise from 26 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. Similarly, in Imphal East, the temperature increased from 33 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius, and in Imphal West, it rose from 30 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.

Noney saw its maximum temperature rise from 36 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius, Ukhrul from 20 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius, Tamenglong from 27 degrees Celsius to 39 degrees Celsius, and Senapati from 28 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius.

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Minimum temperatures in April also saw increases over the same period. In Bishnupur, the minimum temperature rose from 13 degrees Celsius to 17 degrees Celsius. Churachandpur saw an increase from 12 degrees Celsius to 16 degrees Celsius, and Chandel’s minimum temperature rose from 12 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius.

Imphal East experienced a rise from 13 degrees Celsius to 16 degrees Celsius, while Imphal West’s minimum temperature increased from 10 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius. Noney’s minimum temperature rose from 14 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius.

Senapati from 8 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius, Tamenglong from 6 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius, and Ukhrul from 6 degrees Celsius to 11 degrees Celsius.

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