El Nino

Thursday 24 April 2014

Official forecast suggests average rainfall from June to September for country as a whole is likely to be 95 per cent of long period average which is below normal. Private forecast agency Skymet had earlier predicted 30 per cent chances of El Nino getting stronger
Author: Soma Basu
With development of El Nino conditions in the equatorial Pacific, southwest monsoon may be less than normal this year, says the forecast released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday.
 
The weather phenomenon will bring down production, increase food prices worldwide
Author: Richard Mahapatra
News of the weather condition that spells widespread drought and crop loss in Asia, Australia and America comes at a time when the cost of food has touched a 10 month high (till March) in the world. Economists fear that El Nino will lead to crop loss and reduced production
 
Chances of the ocean warming phenomenon getting stronger are 30 per cent, suggests forecasting company
Author: Jyotsna Singh
There is a 40 per cent chance that rainfall in 2014 would be less than average and a 25 per cent chance that there would be a drought, says a forecast released by private weather forecasting company Skymet. The agency has also predicted that there is no chance of excess rainfall this year.
 
Monsoon in India will be governed by where and when El Nino is formed and how strong or weak it would be
Author: M R Ramesh Kumar
The two important meteorological events as far Indian sub continent is concerned are monsoons (southwest monsoon and northeast monsoon) and cyclones, which generally form during the pre-monsoon (March-May) and the post-monsoon season (October-December).
 
Not all droughts over India are explained by El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Author: Raghu Murtugudde
El Nino, a Spanish word that means "the child", was the name given to the warm waters that appeared around Christmas time, off the west coast of South America. The term was coined by Spanish colonizers in the 18th century.
 
El Nino, which is a permanent feature of the Pacific Ocean, occurs on average every four to five years
 
El Nino has a history of adversely impacting rainfall in India during monsoons. Take a look at years in which India witnessed droughts that were triggered by the phenomenon
 

 

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