India records second warmest winter since 1901

India recorded its second warmest winter this 12 months since 1901, based on the month-to-month local weather abstract for winter launched by the India Meteorological Division (IMD) on Tuesday. January and February are thought-about the winter months in India.

The minimal temperature recorded previously two months was 15.39 levels Celsius in opposition to a traditional of 14.59 levels Celsius, which was 0.79 levels (rounded off) above regular for the season (See field). The utmost temperature in the identical interval was 27.47 levels Celsius, 0.47 levels above regular.

The 2016 winter holds the file for the warmest ever winter in India with minimal temperature departure from regular recorded at 0.94 levels Celsius. Different years through which winters have been particularly heat between 1901 and 2021 have been 2009 (0.71 levels above regular), 1926 (0.70 levels above regular) and 1912 (0.69 levels above regular).

When it comes to imply temperature, the 2021 winter stood third warmest after the 2016 and 2009 winters. The imply temperature this 12 months was 21.43 levels Celsius versus a traditional of 20.65 levels Celsius.

The easterly winds remained dominant by way of the winter season, which persistently saved the minimal temperatures above regular, Met officers had mentioned. Most western disturbances crossed over alongside the acute northern areas like Jammu and Kashmir, failing to carry chilly climate over the northern plains. Some chilly winds that developed later obtained obstructed by the moisture-laden easterlies, all of which contributed to such a heat season over the nation, specialists mentioned. This season, lower than 5 coldwave occasions developed over north India, which as a substitute skilled extended fog situations.

Moreover, January started on an unusually moist observe over North India. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puduchhery additionally skilled a particularly moist January. The rainfall departure for the southern peninsula within the winter season is 246 per cent over what’s recorded usually, including to the general nation’s imply temperature figures.

The IMD’s newest report additionally states that South Peninsular India recorded its fourth wettest winter season with collective rainfall recorded measuring 56.1 mm in January and February. Typically, these months are dry over the south. Earlier moist winter seasons over the south peninsula have been in 1901 (61 mm), 1986 (59.9 mm) and 1984 (59.2 mm). Nonetheless, the rainfall over the nation in these months was 32 per cent in need of regular, the report mentioned.

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