Trend Analysis of Long-term Temperatures in Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Ozgur KISI International Black Sea University
  • Okan ERAY
  • Cihan MERT
Keywords: Long-term Temperatures, Tbilisi, Trend Analysis


The study examines the trend analysis of temperatures in Tbilisi City, Georgia
by using non-parametric Mann Kendall test. Data covered monthly air temperature
of Tbilisi for the period of 1901-2012. Although no significant trend was seen for the whole temperature data according to the 95% confidence level, some months showed significantly increasing trends. January, April, July and September months showed significantly increasing trend while no trend was identified for the other months with respect to 95% confidence level. Annual temperatures were also analyzed and a highly increasing trend was identified for the Tbilisi City.