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The significant climatic anomalies in India during 1999

Throughout the year India experienced varied climatic ups and downs..

 

The significant climatic anomalies in India during 1999The significant climatic anomalies in India during 1999The significant climatic anomalies in India during 1999

 

Severe cold wave conditions prevailed over northern India with temperatures dipping 5 C below normal. March and April were the driest months in the last ten years and severe heat wave conditions prevailed over northern and central India. The highest temperature recorded was 47.6 C at Titlagarh.
A severe cyclonic storm formed over the Arabian Sea but by the time it entered the coast of India it had weakened and changed into a deep depression over West Rajasthan. The southwest monsoon set in over Kerela and Tamilnadu on the 25th May, a week earlier than expected, but as predicted the rainfall was normal.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamilnadu, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Pondicherry received deficient rainfall. A severe super cyclonic storm with wind speeds of more that 250km/hr, hit the coast of Orissa on 29th October. More than 10,000 deaths were reported and millions were rendered homeless. Another storm with lesser intensity hit the coast of Orissa and Bengal a few days earlier, on the 17th causing some loss of lives and damage to property
No cyclonic storm or depression formed over the Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea during November which is very unusual.