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

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
science

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'
India

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%
India

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
science

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
India

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
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.

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

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
India

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
India

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
India

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?
News & Analysis

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
News & Analysis

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
India

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
India

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.

Monsoon covers nearly all of India, narrows rainfall deficit to 6 percent
India

Monsoon covers nearly all of India, narrows rainfall deficit to 6 percent

The monsoon arrived in India on 8 June, a week later than usual, but it is set to cover the entire country on time.

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala in next two days: IMD
India

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala in next two days: IMD

The much-awaited southwest monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast in next two days.

Monsoon has hit Andaman Sea, says Met Department
India

Monsoon has hit Andaman Sea, says Met Department

During the last few days, considerable increase in rainfall activity over the Bay of Bengal has also been observed.

India to forecast likely El Nino effect on monsoon in April: Pawar
India

India to forecast likely El Nino effect on monsoon in April: Pawar

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.

Early forecast says monsoon to be 'normal' this year
Economy

Early forecast says monsoon to be 'normal' this year

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.