2021 fifth warmest year in India since 1901: IMD

New Delhi : The year 2021 was the fifth hottest year in India starting around 1901, with the nation recording its yearly mean air temperature at 0.44 degree Celsius better than average, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

The nation likewise revealed 1,750 passings because of outrageous climate occasions like floods, cyclonic tempests, weighty downpour, avalanches, lightning, among others, during the year, it said.

“The year 2021 was the fifth hottest year after 2016, 2009, 2017 and 2010 starting around 1901. The yearly mean air temperature for the nation was recorded at 0.44 degree Celsius better than average,” the MeT office’s yearly environment proclamation, 2021 expressed.

“The warm temperature during winter and post-storm season fundamentally added to this,” it said.

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In 2016, the yearly mean air temperature for the nation was 0.710 degree Celsius better than average. It was 0.550 degree Celsius and 0.541 degree Celsius over the normal temperature in 2009 and 2017, separately.

In 2010, the yearly mean air temperature stood 0.539 degree Celsius better than average, it said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said rainstorms and lightning supposedly guaranteed 787 lives in India in 2021, while 759 individuals kicked the bucket in weighty precipitation and flood-related occurrences that year, it said.

Cyclonic tempests asserted 172 lives and 32 others kicked the bucket because of other outrageous climate occasions, the assertion added.

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