IMD reported that 2019 is recorded as the seventh warmest year
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD),the year
2019 was recorded as the seventh warmest year since 1901.
heating was substantially lower than the highest warming observed in 2016.
The reports stated that 1,562 people died due to extreme
weather events including heatwave, avalanches floods, and thunderstorms.
It highlighted that the average temperature over India
during the year 2019 was above normal.
The average annual mean surface air temperature in India
during 2019 was 0.36 degree Celsius above average recorded between 1981 and
It records the warming during 2019 was substantially lower
than the highest warming which was observed over India with 0.71 degree Celsius
The five warmest years recorded by IMD are 2016 with 0.71
degree Celsius, 2009 with 0.541 degree Celsius, 2017 with 0.539 degree Celsius,
2010 with 0.54 degree Celsius and 2015 with 0.42 degree Celsius.