IMD’s State of Climate Report: 2019 the seventh warmest year since 1901

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News: India Meteorological Department (IMD) released State of the Climate Report-2019

Facts:

Key takeaways from State of the Climate Report-2019

  • The past decade was the hottest on record for India.
  • 2019 was the seventh warmest year since 1901.
  • The annual rainfall in 2019 was 109% of the long period average for 1961–2010
  • Five cyclones were recorded from the Arabian Sea- the highest number of Arabian Sea cyclones since 1902. The normal number is one per year.
  • Extreme weather events killed about 1,630 persons in 2019.

Additional Information:

State of Global Climate 2019- released by the World Meteorological Organization

  • The global average temperature in 2019 (January to October) was about 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period.
  • Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record level of 407.8 parts per million in 2018 and continued to rise in 2019.
  • In October 2019, the global mean sea level reached its highest value since the beginning of the high-precision altimetry record (January 1993).