cold wave conditions prevailed over northern India with temperatures dipping 5° C below
||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
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.
southwest monsoon set in over Kerela and Tamilnadu on the 25th May, a week
earlier than expected, but as predicted the rainfall was normal.
Nicobar Islands, Tamilnadu, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Pondicherry received deficient
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
cyclonic storm or depression formed over the Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea during
November which is very unusual.