IMD’s ‘good news’ for farmers vs Skymet’s warning of deficient rains: Who will get the weather forecast right this year?
IMD forecasts going wrong has given shockers to farmers in certain years. Past evidence shows that IMD has gone wrong on occasions surprising the policymakers and economists
Monsoon likely to be near normal this year with well-distributed rainfall; weak El Nino conditions may prevail
IMD director general KJ Ramesh said overall, the country is expected to have well-distributed rainfall scenario during the monsoon season which will be beneficial to farmers in the country during the ensuing kharif season.
Monsoon forecast: Will IMD’s prediction of near normal rainfall be good enough to instil optimism in country?
We have seen in the past that delayed monsoon has implications for the crops as sowing is dependent on the arrival of the rains.
RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps: Analysts expect another reduction in June on growth concerns, lower inflation forecast
A reduction in June will make it three cuts in a row, after the second consecutive interest cut of 25 bps effected earlier in the day after a similar move in February.
The RBI on Thursday lowered the GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.2 percent from the earlier estimate of 7.4 percent amid probability of El Nino effects on monsoon rains and uncertain global economic outlook
Rupee slips 25 paise to 68.66 against dollar in early trade ahead of RBI policy outcome, foreign fund outflows
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the rupee opened on a weak note at 68.56 then fell further to 68.66 against the US dollar, showing a decline of 25 paise over its previous closing.
Monsoon in India to be 'below normal' this year due to moderate El Nino conditions; East Coast to see normal rains, predicts Skymet
In its Monsoon forecast for 2019 released on Wednesday, the agency said it expects the upcoming Monsoon to be "below normal" to the tune of 93 per cent of the long period average (LPA) of 887 mm for the four-month period from June to September. It said there is an error margin of 5 per cent in the forecast.
India’s 263 million farmers wait for monsoon rains to plant crops such as rice, cane, corn, cotton and soybean because nearly half of the country’s farmland lacks irrigation.
Ocean weather & adaptations in marine fauna need to be studied in the context of global warming.
The insides of a particularly long-living genus of corals, Porites, led to the new finding.
For India, if it ends up being a full-blown El Niño year, 2019 could mean another year of drought.
The government should support and use the findings of such long-term monitoring.
Temperatures this winter are likely to be slightly above normal owing to the El-Nino phenomenon.
October heat in India: Temperatures cross 40 degrees in Gujarat, Rajasthan; heavy rains lash Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Even as the nation prepared for the October heat, the Indian Meteorological Department issued a heavy rainfall warning for Kerala and Tamil Nadu
A systematic evaluation of the forecast is needed to bridge the gap from forecasts to saving lives.
The overall monsoon until 30 August has been 6 percent less than normal, IMD said.
Kerala floods: With 13 of 14 districts hit, state's disaster response apparatus finds itself stretched beyond capacity
A KSDMA official said that the situation they faced was very complex as it was for the first time that shutters of such large number of dams were opened together.
Monsoon likely to be normal in August and September, says IMD; forecast raises hopes for kharif farming
Monsoon rains is considered normal in the range of 96-104 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA). The 90-96 percent of the LPA range is considered "below normal".
Recent satellite images show the penguins' population has collapsed, with barely 2,00,000 remaining.
Unfolding weather conditions at the Arctic Circle have the potential to help forecast and possibly impact this year’s monsoon and Indian farmers.