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Changing climate patterns – from warmer summer maximum and winter minimum temperature to heavier and more frequent rainfall – are to be expected across all states in South India, according to a new study by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).

The report ‘District-Level Changes in Climate: Historical Climate and Climate Change Projections for the Southern States of India’ mentions changes in climate patterns that are likely to occur in South India over the next three decades, compared to the historical 30 years (1991-2019). The study analysis looked at two representative scenarios: medium emissions and high emissions.

The study looks at all the districts of all the five southern states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu and is part of a larger study projecting climate change across all the states of India.

You may read about The Hindu's coverage of the same in two different articles. More coverage by The Hindu, The Deccan Chronicle and Kannada Prabha can also be accessed.