Winds played a major role in Cyclone Fani's sudden intensification
The storm's abnormal rise and changing tracks fit a recent pattern
Changing character of cyclones
Fani teaches us that the future is even more risked and even more unpredictable than we imagined. It is time we woke up to this reality
World breached safe atmospheric CO2 levels 33 years ago
Global consumption of fossil fuels, the primary source of CO2 emissions, has gone up by 78 per cent in last three decades
El Nino can be behind monsoon delay: Experts
There’s a 70 per cent probability of a below normal southwest season this time, says Skymet Weather
Slowing down winds make cyclones like Fani more severe, unpredictable
Here are the least understood aspects of climate science and how wind plays a crucial role in their behaviour
Piecing the monsoon puzzle
As scientists understand the monsoon triggers better, they find new drivers for the complex phenomenon
47 per cent chance of deficit rainfall this year, says IMD
Region-wise, the IMD forecast deficit monsoon in the north-east region, and below normal rainfall in north-west region
India witnessing second-lowest pre-monsoon rainfall since 1954
According IMD, India received 99 mm rainfall between March and May — with a deficit of 23 per cent
There’s a cyclone coming to Mumbai, but it may not be bad news
Cyclone Vayu is expected to bring the mercury down in the coastal city with moderate rainfall
Why the heatwave? Blame Cyclone Vayu, El Niño
Experts believe if monsoon rains would have reached central India by June 10, it would not have been this hot
Cyclone Vayu to strike Gujarat coast in 48 hours
The cyclonic storm will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cause heavy rainfall when it strikes Saurashtra and Kutch
Will this June be the driest ever on record?
One quarter of the monsoon will soon be over and rainfall deficit has already hit 44 per cent
Blazing India: 22 states see 73 heatwave spells in 97 days
The blistering conditions came early and didn’t even spare non-hotspots
Meet satellite Aeolus; it may better predict the next Fani
Josef Aschbacher of the European Space Agency talks about the only satellite dedicated to measuring wind speeds after localised winds made it …
Here is how forecast of extreme rainfall events can be improved
By adding quantitative precipitation forecasting to IMD forecasts, there can be more reliable extreme event forecasts
New mobile app launched to assist farmers
The application called Meghdoot would be available for 150 districts in different parts of the country
Can MGNREGA data serve as real-time index for rural distress?
Four researchers correlated IMD's drought data with the demand for and supply of MGNREGA jobs and created an online interactive map to show areas …
Dear Mr Javadekar, here is why climate change is behind extreme weather events in India
Many extreme weather events can be attributed to climate change with a greater degree of certainty, but in India attribution science is still in …
Indian rivers crossed highest flood level 25 times in August 2019
This caused extreme floods in many states, according to Central Water Commission data
What fuelled this year's flood fury in Pune?
Unplanned development and erratic weather majorly caused the deluge, find experts
Here is why India needs effective climate services
A new study has examined what it will take for IMD to transform itself from being a weather-ready to a climate-smart organisation
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