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Table 1

Details of updated Koppen–Geiger climate zones over India

Climate GroupClimate Zone CodeClimate Zone DescriptionLocation
A (Tropical) Am Tropical Monsoonal Windward side of Western Ghats and a few parts of North-East India 
Aw Tropical Savannah peninsular India 
B (Arid) BWh Arid Hot Desert North-western desert regions 
BSh Arid Steepe Hot Leeward side of Western Ghats and semi-arid region in eastern India 
BWk Arid Desert Cold Himalayan regions 
C (Temperate) Cwa Temperate Dry Winter Hot Summer Gangetic plain region and North-East India 
Cwb Temperate Dry Winter Warm Summer Lower Himalayan ranges and few parts of Northern North-East India 
Climate GroupClimate Zone CodeClimate Zone DescriptionLocation
A (Tropical) Am Tropical Monsoonal Windward side of Western Ghats and a few parts of North-East India 
Aw Tropical Savannah peninsular India 
B (Arid) BWh Arid Hot Desert North-western desert regions 
BSh Arid Steepe Hot Leeward side of Western Ghats and semi-arid region in eastern India 
BWk Arid Desert Cold Himalayan regions 
C (Temperate) Cwa Temperate Dry Winter Hot Summer Gangetic plain region and North-East India 
Cwb Temperate Dry Winter Warm Summer Lower Himalayan ranges and few parts of Northern North-East India 

Source: Peel et al. (2007).

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