Statement on Climate of India during 2019
The year 2019 was the seventh warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901 according to IMD's Statement on Climate of India during 2019.
Bihar suffered the most – with 650 deaths – due to various extreme weather conditions in the country last year, a compilation by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) from media and government reports showed. An official statement issued by the IMD showed that almost 1,560 people died in 2019 due to unusual weather events. These include heavy rain and floods, heat wave, lightning, thunderstorm and hailstorm. The year 2019 was the seventh warmest recorded in the country since 1901, the statement showed. This was substantially lower than the highest warming observed over India during 2016, it added.