2021 was India’s 5th hottest year since 1901, according to meteorological bureau

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Weather in India: India has reported 1,750 deaths due to extreme weather events.

New Delhi:

The year 2021 has been India’s fifth hottest year since 1901, with the country recording its annual average air temperature at 0.44 degrees Celsius above normal, India’s Meteorological Department said on Friday.

The country also reported 1,750 deaths from extreme weather events such as floods, cyclonic storms, heavy rains, landslides, lightning, among others, during the year, he said. added.

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“The year 2021 was the fifth hottest year after 2016, 2009, 2017 and 2010 since 1901. The annual average air temperature for the country was recorded at 0.44 degrees Celsius above normal “said the MeT department’s annual climate statement, 2021.

“The warm temperature during the winter and the post-monsoon season mainly contributed to this,” he said. In 2016, the average annual air temperature for the country was 0.710 degrees Celsius above normal. It was 0.550 degrees Celsius and 0.541 degrees Celsius above the average temperature in 2009 and 2017, respectively.

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In 2010, the average annual air temperature was 0.539 degrees Celsius above normal, he said.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said thunderstorms and lightning claimed 787 lives in India in 2021, while 759 people died in heavy rains and flood-related incidents that year, it said. declared.

The cyclonic storms claimed 172 lives and another 32 died due to other extreme weather events, the statement added.

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