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2021 was the fifth warmest year for India since 1901, reveals IMD data

Last year was the fifth warmest for India in the final 121 years – after 2016, 2009, 2017 and 2010 – based on the Annual Climate Statement 2021 launched by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. The revelation is available in the backdrop of an intensifying world battle towards the ongoing local weather disaster.

The imply air temperature in 2021 was 0.44 levels Celsius above regular, says the IMD report. In 2016, the imply air temperature was 0.71°C larger than regular; 0.55°C in 2009; 0.54°C in 2017 and 0.53°C in 2010.

In the 121 years between 1901 and final year, the imply temperature rose by 0.63°C above regular.

IMD scientists mentioned a very warm winter and the post-monsoon season in 2021 led to the improve in imply temperature final year.

In the winter months of January and February final year, the seasonal imply temperature was 0.78°C above regular and through the put up monsoon season, between October and December, the imply temperature was 0.42°C larger than regular.

Also, the nation final year witnessed an increase in the annual rainfall, which was 105% of its long-period common (LPA). Rainfall throughout the southwest monsoon season, from June to September, was regular at 99% of the LPA. Notably, the northeast monsoon interval noticed rainfall at 171% of the LPA – document highest since 1901.

Heavy rainfall and flood-related incidents claimed over 750 lives final year, whereas thunderstorms and lightning killed at the least 780 individuals in several components of the nation, the IMD data reveals.

There have been 5 cyclonic storms in 2021 – Tauktae over the Arabian Sea (May 14-19); Yaas over the Bay of Bengal (May 23-28); Shaheen over the Arabian Sea (September 29-October 4); Gulab over the Bay of Bengal (September 24-28) and most just lately, Jawad over the Bay of Bengal (December 2-6). The most devastating of them was Tauktae, which slammed the Saurashtra shoreline on May 17, ultimately claiming at the least 144 lives.

On Thursday, Nasa and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched analyses of worldwide climate station and ocean measurements that confirmed the final eight years have been the hottest in world information that date to 1880, with 2021 rating as the sixth-hottest year.

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