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'Monsoon' misery for IMD as rains elude Kerala; Skymet, weather geeks question arrival claim
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'Monsoon' misery for IMD as rains elude Kerala; Skymet, weather geeks question arrival claim

Private weather forecaster Skymet argues IMD overlooked its own set of specified criteria for declaring onset of monsoon

Explained: As rain clouds cover the country, all you need to know about the Indian Monsoon
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Explained: As rain clouds cover the country, all you need to know about the Indian Monsoon

Here's what you need to know about what arguably remains the most important season for India

Droughts in India were caused by atmospheric disturbances in the North Atlantic ocean
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Droughts in India were caused by atmospheric disturbances in the North Atlantic ocean

The IISc study said that these droughts were a consequence of a sudden and steep drop in rainfall in late August.

'Monsoon Mission' investments, high-speed computing facilities at MoES yielded 50-fold gains: Survey
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'Monsoon Mission' investments, high-speed computing facilities at MoES yielded 50-fold gains: Survey

High-performance computing has helped India achieve a paradigm shift in weather and climate modelling for forecasts, the ministry said.

Disturbances from large volcanic eruptions may help better understand Indian monsoon: Study
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Disturbances from large volcanic eruptions may help better understand Indian monsoon: Study

Tiny particles and gases that a large volcano blasts into the air enter into the stratosphere and remain there for a few years.

El Nino events are growing more intense under continued climate change: study
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El Nino events are growing more intense under continued climate change: study

A powerful El Nino can trigger drought in places like Australia and India, and cause flooding in other areas like California.

Mahabaleshwar may replace Cherrapunji as the 'wettest place on Earth': Weather Channel
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Mahabaleshwar may replace Cherrapunji as the 'wettest place on Earth': Weather Channel

Mahabaleshwar is one of many regions in Maharashtra have witnessed unusually-high rainfall this season.

Leptospirosis prevention: With monsoon season upon us, here's everything you need to know to avoid 'rat fever'
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Leptospirosis prevention: With monsoon season upon us, here's everything you need to know to avoid 'rat fever'

Rat fever-causing bacteria can enter a healthy person through cuts & wounds exposed to contaminated water.

Pre-monsoon rainfall 22% lower than usual across India, says IMD; highest deficiency recorded in all 4 southern states at 46%
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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.

Delhi's reserves of water are drying up, could bring 'Day zero' by 2020: NITI Aayog
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Delhi's reserves of water are drying up, could bring 'Day zero' by 2020: NITI Aayog

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
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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.

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

What caused the Kerala floods? Could we have done anything to prevent it?
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What caused the Kerala floods? Could we have done anything to prevent it?

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
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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
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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
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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.

What is causing widespread thunderstorms and dust storms over India?
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What is causing widespread thunderstorms and dust storms over India?

The dust storms are more widespread and more devastating than expected and the rain and lightning storms that ensued have been more deadly.

Researchers give us a peek into the history of the Indian monsoon over 8,000 years
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Researchers give us a peek into the history of the Indian monsoon over 8,000 years

A team of Indian researchers has recreated a continuous history of the Indian monsoon, providing new insights into forces governing it.

Monsoon hits Kerala, North East India as predicted by IMD: Cyclone Mora aided premature rainfall
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Monsoon hits Kerala, North East India as predicted by IMD: Cyclone Mora aided premature rainfall

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.

Southwest Monsoon to make landfall on 30 May in Kerala, normal rainfall predicted: IMD
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Southwest Monsoon to make landfall on 30 May in Kerala, normal rainfall predicted: IMD

The IMD, which has predicted a normal rainfall this year, said the Southwest Monsoon has advanced over the Andaman Sea.