Climate during 2017 over India was substantially warmer. The annual mean temperature for the country this year was +0.71°C above the 1971-2000 average, thus making the year 2017 as the fourth warmest year on record since the nation-wide records commenced in 1901. Higher mean temperatures during the winter season (January- February, with anomaly +0.94°C, fourth warmest since 1901) and the postmonsoon season (Oct-Dec, with anomaly +0.77°C, third warmest since 1901) mainly accounted for the above normal annual temperature for the year. Rainfall during the principal rainy season [Southwest (summer) monsoon season (June-September)] for the country as a whole was normal [95 % of Long Period average (LPA)].