Extreme Weather Claims 2227 Lives In India Climate Change: Unusual weather killed 2,227 people in India in 2022

News Nation Bureau , Edited By: Nihar Saxena , Updated on: 07 Jan 2023, 09:26:53 AM

58 percent people died due to storm and lightning. (Photo Credit: News Nation)


  • Like many other countries of the world, extreme weather conditions wreak havoc in India too.
  • About two and a half thousand deaths due to unusual changes in the weather in 2022 itself
  • Bihar, Assam, UP and Maharashtra were the most affected in terms of deaths.

New Delhi:

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released the ‘Climate Change of India during 2022’ report. According to this report, in 2022, 2,227 deaths were recorded across the country due to the effect of unusual changes in weather. 2022 was the fifth warmest year since 1901. In fact, except for January and February, 10 months of the year recorded above normal monthly average temperatures in the country. This makes 2022 the fifth warmest year. Globally too, 2022 was probably the fifth or sixth warmest year. Accurate information about this will be found in the ‘State of the Global Climate’ report to be released at the end of April by the World Meteorological Department (WMO).

Maximum number of people died due to storm and lightning
Last year, thunderstorms and lightning claimed the maximum number of 1,285 lives among various weather-related incidents in India. This figure is 58 percent of the total such deaths. After this, floods and heavy rains claimed 835 lives, snowfall 37, heat wave 30 and dust storm 22 lives. 415 people lost their lives in Bihar, 168 in Odisha, 122 in Jharkhand, 116 in Madhya Pradesh, 81 in UP, 78 in Rajasthan, 71 in Chhattisgarh, 64 in Maharashtra, 58 in Assam and other states due to thunderstorm and lightning. Lost it. In other words, Bihar, Assam, UP and Maharashtra were the most affected states with 418, 257, 201 and 194 deaths respectively.

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Average temperature last year was 0.51 degree higher
The IMD report shows that India recorded 0.51 degree Celsius higher average annual temperature last year than 1981-2010. Although the average temperature during winter was normal in January-February last year, it remained above normal during the varying impact of seasons in the remaining 10 months. According to the IMD, the pre-monsoon period in the country last year was exceptionally warm. On this basis, for more than 6 days during the month of March and April 2022, the temperature was continuously 3°C to 8°C above normal. In this way, in many parts of the country, some all-time records of the past decade or in many parts were broken. It has been said in the report that by 29 April 2022, about 70 percent of India was affected by heat wave.

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First Published : 07 Jan 2023, 09:24:22 AM

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