India received 3 per cent excess rain since March 1 with the south peninsula experiencing large excess rain while northwestern parts of the country remained dry and in the grip of severe heatwaves.
Union Home Secretary stressed on the need for building up capacities and response reflexes to ensure round the clock preparedness throughout the year
Past data suggest that there is no association of the date of monsoon advance over the Andaman Sea either with the date of monsoon onset over Kerala or with the seasonal monsoon rainfall over the country, the IMD pointed out.
IMD DGM RK Jenamani on Tuesday said that due to the increased presence of clouds over Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana, temperature will decrease by 2-3 degree Celcius and heatwave will remit
It appears that millennial scale variability in the southern high latitude region significantly modulates sub-orbital variance of cross-equatorial monsoon flow, most likely by influencing the sea surface temperatures (SST) in the tropical Indian Ocean, the scientists said.
Rainfalls, floods and droughts will also increase. Droughts will occur more because the soil will lose moisture. Due to an increase in temperature, there will be more water evaporation which will in turn decrease soil moisture and leads to droughts, R Krishnan, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), Indian Institute of Tropical Research and one of the co-authors of the report said.
New Delhi: The monsoon this year has covered the entire nation, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. According to IMD officials, Sriganganagar in west Rajasthan, which is the last outpost in the country for the monsoon to reach, has also received rainfall. The monsoon’s usual […]
New Delhi: Monsoon in India is likely to be normal with no chances of drought this year, private forecaster Skymet said on Wednesday, bringing relief to the country. The forecaster said there were 5 per cent chances of excess rainfall that is more than 110 percent of long-period average (LPA). The average, or normal, rainfall […]
New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in large parts of India, including several places in Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Gujarat, over the next few days till Friday, the India Meteorological Department said today. The warning comes after the IMD said last week that the monsoon had covered the entire […]
New Delhi: As the four-month rainfall season ended with “above normal” monsoon, initial predictions by the India Meteorological Department and the private forecaster Skymet Weather were found to be contrary to the outcome. While IMD in April had said the country would receive 96 per cent of the Long Period Average, Skymet had predicted 93 […]
New Delhi: More than 2,100 people have lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh people in 22 states, Union Home Ministry officials said on Wednesday. The highest 399 people died in Maharashtra, followed by 227 deaths in West Bengal in […]