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Climate change in Nepal: A comprehensive analysis of instrumental data and people’s perceptions

Climate change in Nepal: A comprehensive analysis of instrumental data and people’s perceptions

  • Uttam Babu Shrestha, Asheshwor Man Shrestha, Suman Aryal, Sujata Shrestha, Madhu Sudan Gautam, Hemant Ojha

Instrumental evidence showed consistent warming, increasing hot days and nights, and increasing annual precipitation, wet spells, heavy precipitation and decreasing dry spells in Nepal. Our results indicate that locals accurately perceived the shifts in temperature but their perceptions of precipitation change did not converge with the instrumental records.