Hurricanes of the future might have increased potential for catastrophic events
Climate science predicts a definite increase in the frequency of hurricanes, their intensity and duration due to warming of the ocean surfaces
We have never seen anything like this before: dust storm victims in Rajasthan, UP
Although the local administration had generated alerts about the dust storm, the intensity and scale was unexpected and unprecedented
'Andhra Pradesh lightning strikes were not record breaking'
Down To Earth interviews Earth Networks, a global organisation which helps track lightning strikes through a network of sensors placed around the …
Winds beneath the storms
A confluence of global, regional and local variables is leading to the development of massive storms
In just six days, Mumbai received 25% more rain than the 40-day average
It also recorded a deficit of 9% between June 28 and July 4. What explains the anomaly?
Floods damage 55,000 houses, kill 511 people this monsoon
The worst affected states in terms of loss of lives have been Karnataka and Maharashtra
Extreme weather leaves none of the 5 continents untouched
Unusual heat wave, floods, wildfire, extreme rain and drought hit everyone worldwide
As flood waters begin to recede in Nagaland, IMD predicts extreme rain in Northeast
Changes in the orientation of the monsoon trough is the basis of this forecast
Artificial intelligence can create better climate change models
AI techniques like machine learning and neural networks can resolve more dynamic convective cloud systems that trigger rainfall, other weather …
Cylone Gaja to make landfall further south: IMD
The forecasted track of the cyclone would now take it between the towns of Cuddalore and Pamban
Cyclone Gaja live analysis: Tamil Nadu saw 30% more cyclones in past 16 years
Gaja is the 10th cyclonic storm the state will experience since 2003
Cyclone Gaja live analysis: This is the 13th depression this year, highest in 26 years
The storm has turned severe and will hit Tamil Nadu today evening
Cyclone Gaja: 11 people killed, 82,000 evacuated
Nagapattinam has borne the brunt of the damage caused by the cyclone which made landfall at 2am
How normal were the rains? IMD chief wants to study more factors to know
With climate change causing changes in annual precipitation and ocean temperature levels, these parameters need to be included in …
Extreme rainfall acidifies land in India's northeastern states
The vicious cycle of frequent heavy rain events degrading land, which again cause more floods and hence further degrade land, cripples …
Land degradation makes containing floods and droughts tough
Water erosion accounts for more than 50 per cent of total degraded area in India
Cyclone Phethai makes landfall three hours early, kills 1
While weather agencies have upped their forecasting science, it’s yet to convert into last mile communication to the vulnerable
Tornadoes are not born in clouds but on ground, says new research
Scientists find that they form from the ground up or along the wind circulation column
Cold wave grips north India, to get worse
This severe weather is attributed to the absence of western disturbances in the country
'Warmer future can lead to heavier hailstorms'
UK researcher Amulya Chevuturi talks to DTE about how hailstorms occur and how they could intensify with rising temperatures
Did you know Indian and West African monsoons are linked?
A report by an IISc scientist says that El Nino oscillates between both regions and affects the intensity of their rainfall
Why is India’s weather becoming more difficult to predict?
With two more Western Disturbances forecasted by IMD for March 2 and March 7, the winter might still stay for a while
What is the bomb cyclone blitzing across US?
The winter storm, Ulmer, has led to terrifying blizzard conditions, tropical storm winds and heavy rainfall; killing one person
What caused 41,000 lightning strikes across India on April 16?
Lightning strikes kill more people in India than any other extreme weather event but they go largely unnoticed
Rare takes on the year just passing by
Being a Down To Earth reporter entails merging the personal with the professional. The magazine you so dearly own has a fascinating world hidden …