2020 for India was the eight warmest year since 1901, much lower than the highest temperature in 2016: IMD
The IMD also said extreme weather conditions led to the death of more than 1,565 people last year with thunderstorm and lightning claiming the lives of 815 of them.
Coronavirus Outbreaks: Warmer weathers could slow the spread of COVID-19 but we cannot rely on the weather to stop the spread
Cold weather is presumed to cause the spread of coughs, colds and flu is because it causes irritation in the nasal passages and airways, making us more susceptible to viral infection.
The current locust swarm is thought to have originated in southern Iran due to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which caused warmer waters to its west and cooler waters to its east.
A team of researchers has shown that the chances of England experiencing record-breaking warm years, such as the one seen in 2014, are at least 13 times higher now as a result of anthropogenic climate change.