The freakishly warm February this year broke at least 113 past temperature records for the month in different parts of the country, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Last month was also 1.3 degree Celsius warmer than the 20th century average for the month.

Besides, the month was the fourth hottest February since 1901, that too without an El Nino in the Pacific which normally warms up many parts of the globe. In terms of magnitude of warming, February witnessed the highest warming trend as compared to other winter months in 2016-17.

Source: March 17, 2017, The Times of India