Statement on Climate of India during 2020.

2020 is declared the eighth warmest year!

5 January 2021.


 The Climate Research and Services (CRS)of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a Statement on Climate of India during 2020. The year 2020 was the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901.


  • . The average Land Surface Air Temperature over India in 2020 was 0.29 Degrees Celsius above normal.
  • The mean temperature during winters was also above normal. It was recorded as 0.140 degrees Celsius greater than the normal.
  • The Monsoon and post monsoon seasons recorded mean temperature anomalies of +0.430 degrees Celsius and +0.53 degrees Celsius respectively.
  • According to the World Meteorological Organization, the Global mean surface temperature anomaly was recorded as +1.2 degrees Celsius.
  • The rainfall as a whole during South West Monsoon was above normal. It was 109% of the Long Period Average (calculated between 1961 and 2010).
  • The past decade was the warmest decade on record.
  • Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were the hardest hit states due to adverse weather. More than 350 deaths were reported in these two states sue to thunderstorms. Cold wave events and lightning.
  • Thunderstorm and Lightning caused 815 deaths in 2020.
  • There were five cyclones formed in the North Indian Ocean in 2020.
  • Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan.
  •  Cyclonic Storm BUREVI
  •   Severe Cyclonic Storm NISARGA .
  • Very Severe Cyclonic Storm NIVAR
  • All the above were formed over Bay of Bengal.
  • GATI.(formed over Arabian Sea)

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