National Environment Statistics Report, 2017: Tanzania Mainland

The effects of climate change is starting to be experienced in Tanzania following the decrease of monthly total rainfall between 2012-2016 when compared with monthly long term mean rainfall during 1981-2010.
According to the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), mean monthly rainfall between 2012 and 2016 was 78.8mm, lower than 83.3mm recorded during 1981-2010. This was a decrease of 4.5 mm which is about 5 per cent as compared to the long term mean (1981-2010). This gives an indication that monthly rainfalls are declining in most parts of the country, says a report which is published on newly released National Environmental Statistics Report 2017 by National Bureau of Statistics.