A powerful El Nino can trigger drought in places like Australia and India, and cause flooding in other areas like California.
Mahabaleshwar is one of many regions in Maharashtra have witnessed unusually-high rainfall this season.
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Pre-monsoon rainfall 22% lower than usual across India, says IMD; highest deficiency recorded in all 4 southern states at 46%
Pre-monsoon rainfall from March to May, which is a phenomenon vital to agriculture in several parts of the country, has recorded a deficiency of 22 percent, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.
The capital is losing water from its surface reserves as well as underground.
Monsoon rainfall drops by 9%, endangers summer crops; low output could spoil Modi's efforts to raise farmers' income
India’s monsoon has produced 9 percent less rain than usual, raising concerns over production of the country’s summer-sown crops as rainfall in many key grains producing states has been nearly a quarter lower than normal levels.
The overall monsoon until 30 August has been 6 percent less than normal, IMD said.
There are evidently many lessons for authorities to take away from the disaster.
IMD forecasts light rain, thundershowers for Delhi; heat wave to continue in Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast light rains and thundershowers accompanied by strong gusty winds during the day on Monday in Delhi-NCR
Five people die in Nasik due to pre-monsoon related tragedies, damages to houses, crops, storage sheds also occurred
Five people were killed in two separate rain-related incidents as pre-monsoon showers accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning hit the Nashik division over the weekend, the police said on Monday.
East Coast Railway steps up patrolling on tracks, cleaning of drains to ensure safety prior to monsoon
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken precautionary steps before the onset of monsoon to ensure safety of running trains, disruption free services and also to minimise the effects of heavy rainfall, an ECoR statement said.
The dust storms are more widespread and more devastating than expected and the rain and lightning storms that ensued have been more deadly.
A team of Indian researchers has recreated a continuous history of the Indian monsoon, providing new insights into forces governing it.
PTI had earlier reported that the the normal onset date for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is 1 June.
The IMD, which has predicted a normal rainfall this year, said the Southwest Monsoon has advanced over the Andaman Sea.
The monsoon arrived in India on 8 June, a week later than usual, but it is set to cover the entire country on time.
The much-awaited southwest monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast in next two days.
The weather office will give its outlook on the likely impact of El Nino on the monsoon in mid-April, but the impact of the weather pattern is unlikely to be as severe as 2009.
Skymet's positive forecast largely hinges on a diminished threat from the El Nino phenomenon, a rise in surface temperatures in the Central Pacific that usually disrupts monsoon patterns.