Changing Weather patterns in India


Changing Weather patterns in India

News: Despite recent showers, it is expected that weather will be hotter and drier.

Note – You can note down some of the data from image. It can be helpful in questions pertaining to Disaster management, impacts of Climate change in India.


o Weather in different parts of India has seen newer patterns with unusual rainfall seen in Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP, MP getting as much as 10 to 15 times the expected rainfall.
o The IMD has also released data on fatalities caused by extreme weather events, marking the first time they have done so.

Present situation in India:

o India's warming trend is slightly lower than the global average, with the year 2022 being 1.15 degree Celsius warmer than pre-industrial times.
o The warming over India is not uniform across regions. Some states like Himachal Pradesh, Goa, and Kerala have become much hotter than others, while eastern states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha have experienced the least warming.
o Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Indian Ocean have risen by almost one degree Celsius between 1950 and 2015.

Which weather event kills most people?

o More than 60 per cent of deaths caused by weather events in India in 2022 (1,608 out of 2,657 recorded deaths) were due to lightning strikes.
o Floods and extreme rainfall events claimed 937 lives. These numbers are only indicative and could be much larger. 

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