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Why does Mumbai sink almost every monsoon?

Mumbai comes to a standstill every time it receives heavy rainfall for consecutive days. Why is the city not prepared to deal with such …

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Is the monsoon here? The winds say not yet

India Meteorological department has announced the onset of monsoon, but crucial wind conditions essential to back it are missing

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Rain-bearing low cloud cover decreased significantly in last 50 years: study

The study also shows a decline in the number of rainy days in monsoon season

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Earth's rain belts may shift farther north, claims study

A redistribution of the Earth’s water belts could affect water availability for many across the world

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Despite increasing probability of El Nino, IMD confident of good monsoon

Met department has also predicted a fairly uniform geographical distribution of monsoon

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IMD to provide block-level weather forecasts by 2019

100 blocks will be covered by the end of this year and the remaining will be covered by 2019

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Derailment of climate action will be catastrophic for India

With major GHG emitter backing off, any action to combat climate change will be insufficient, and that's not good news for India

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Off to another bad start

A failed monsoon this year could mean sixth consecutive crop failure in most parts of the country. The government must immediately prepare a …

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It is not a drought

As they say, drought is a disaster one can see coming. Deficit monsoon creates situations for a drought. But it is not deficit monsoon, rather …

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Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on schedule despite early onset in Andaman Islands: IMD

According to IMD, monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala on May 30, just a day ahead of the normal monsoon onset

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As El Nino probability increases, uncertainty looms over Indian monsoon

Earlier this month, IMD predicted a normal monsoon based on a low probability of El Nino occurrence

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Normal monsoon prediction comes as relief amidst drought in south

This time, the IMD has not clarified what the probability is of the country getting below normal or deficient rainfall

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