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IMD’s ‘good news’ for farmers vs Skymet’s warning of deficient rains: Who will get the weather forecast right this year?
Business

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
Business

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?
Business

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
Business

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.

RBI monetary policy: Cental bank lowers GDP growth forecast to 7.2% for current fiscal
Business

RBI monetary policy: Cental bank lowers GDP growth forecast to 7.2% for current fiscal

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
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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
India

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.

IMD sees 'robust and healthy' monsoon this year provided there isn't 'surprise' El Nino phenomenon
India

IMD sees 'robust and healthy' monsoon this year provided there isn't 'surprise' El Nino phenomenon

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.

World Meteorological Day: Marine life need to navigate more extreme ocean weather
science

World Meteorological Day: Marine life need to navigate more extreme ocean weather

Ocean weather & adaptations in marine fauna need to be studied in the context of global warming.

Some species of corals are becoming resilient to warming ocean temperatures
science

Some species of corals are becoming resilient to warming ocean temperatures

The insides of a particularly long-living genus of corals, Porites, led to the new finding.

Will 2019 be the hottest year on record? It all boils down to an El Niño matter
science

Will 2019 be the hottest year on record? It all boils down to an El Niño matter

For India, if it ends up being a full-blown El Niño year, 2019 could mean another year of drought.

Lakshadweep's corals are dying, and they'll take the island's inhabitants with them
science

Lakshadweep's corals are dying, and they'll take the island's inhabitants with them

The government should support and use the findings of such long-term monitoring.

This winter expect temperatures to be slightly above normal: IMD scientist
science

This winter expect temperatures to be slightly above normal: IMD scientist

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
India

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

Here's why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods, droughts in India
science

Here's why improved forecasts are not helping prevent floods, droughts in India

A systematic evaluation of the forecast is needed to bridge the gap from forecasts to saving lives.

Developing El Niño conditions may affect final quarter of monsoon this year
India

Developing El Niño conditions may affect final quarter of monsoon this year

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
India

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
India

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".

Earth's largest colony of king penguins declines by 90 percent in 3 decades: Study
science

Earth's largest colony of king penguins declines by 90 percent in 3 decades: Study

Recent satellite images show the penguins' population has collapsed, with barely 2,00,000 remaining.

Arctic weather conditions could impact this year's monsoon, adversely affect Indian farmers
India

Arctic weather conditions could impact this year's monsoon, adversely affect Indian farmers

Unfolding weather conditions at the Arctic Circle have the potential to help forecast and possibly impact this year’s monsoon and Indian farmers.