2010-2019 was India's hottest decade, past year 7th warmest
NEW DELHI: Heat from rising global temperatures is also singeing India, which experienced its warmest decade (2010-2019) on record, with temperatures in the country 0.36°C higher than average, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The past year was also the seventh warmest on record and was the 22nd straight year of higher-than-average annual temperatures across the country, IMD's statement on climate of India during 2019, released on Monday, said.
In a sign that India was warming in pace with the accelerated rate of global warming in recent years, the average temperature during 2010-2019 was significantly higher than the 0.23°C warming recorded in the previous decade.
"The impact of global warming on India is unmistakable," IMD head Mrityunjay Mohapatra said.
It is also leading to weather extremes, which were quite in evidence in 2019," said Mrityunjay Mohapatra, head of IMD. The warmest year in India on record was 2016, when the mean temperature in the country was 0.71°C higher than average, with the first half of the year affected by El Niño conditions. The warming of 0.36°C in 2019 was significantly lower than that, partly because of record cold conditions in north India in December, but it was yet another exceptionally warm year as compared to historical annual mean temperatures in India.
"The past year had extreme weather during all seasons. There were strong heat waves in Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra, the highest monsoon rainfall across India in 25 years, record number of cyclones over the Arabian Sea, followed by record daytime chill in north India in December. India had a high number of deaths due to lightning and thunderstorms as well," Mohapatra said.
The global mean temperature during the first 10 months of 2019 was 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. It said that the past year is likely to be the second or third warmest year on record.
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yes it is getting hotter year by year
Save Andhra From • 8 hours ago
There is no winter in Hyderabad this year. I havent seen anything like this in my whole life.
R Srinivasa • Hyderabad • 5 hours ago
It is global warming. Further hotness will be there in coming days
Subba Iyer • 7 hours ago
Very true; with the BJP honchos letting out hot air, this year and the next four years could only be hotter and with lots of foul smell.
doshi jenisha • 52 mins ago
We are manhandling environemnt so we should also accept the return gift
rinkuu • 2 hours ago
climate change is the biggest issue temperature of the earth rises with each passing year
Indra Prabha • 2 hours ago
What with ever increasing population and number of vehicles on the roads;would we expect?Thre is noting being done to control the crowd,in any way;and so the result.
Ashok Gupta • BHOPAL • 3 hours ago
All countries of the world have to consider this matter seriously .
Indra Prabha • faridabad • 3 hours ago
The temperatures are going up as we have no machinery to control the menace.Number of vehicles is going up;there is no population control
Asok Datta • 4 hours ago
Don't worry - the next decade will be hotter as pollution will not be reduced by any body
One Line Challenger • 4 hours ago
Credit goes to Feku
Sambappa Kalvala • 5 hours ago
Weather and climate records are not eternal and keep changing
king • chennai • 5 hours ago
it is called global warming..any plans for it modi
Rajan Komalassaril • Kottayam • 6 hours ago
REMOVE CORRUPTION FROM ADMINISTRATION OF INDIA,FOR THAT WE MUST REMOVE INCOMPETENT LEADERS LIKE MODI,&SONIA FROM RULING
Sanjoy Pandey • Kolkata • 6 hours ago
With the ecological imbalance increasing, north India will going to have colder and south India going to have warmer winter with global warming effect.
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