How Australian aborigines read the weather
The Aboriginal people of Australia have been around for at least 50,000 years, overcoming the most adverse conditions. During this period they …
The Rs 500 crore forecasting machine
But where's the imagination? And the data?
Has the slump in monsoon really ended?
The all India rainfall deficit is down to 25 per cent as of July 23, showing an improvement in the rainfall scenario. But will the 'run rate' of …
Despite using satellites and supercomputers, meteorologists are still baffled by the monsoon, unable to say precisely when it will occur and how …
The day the sea raged in
Bangladesh's early warning system had already warned those vulnerable on the coastline and helped limit the usually terrible human toll to a minimum
Science takes on nature as climatologists try to predict El Nio patterns in an attempt to warn governments of climatic anomalies
Silver iodide lining
Cloud seeding is a safe but improbable method to enhance rains
The shadow of a calamity
Among disasters, drought is the easiest to predict and manage. The Indian Meteorological Department's forecast of a "below normal" monsoon in …
Monsoon-friendly Assam reeling under drought
Tantrums of the "Christ Child"
A weather event which Peruvians once regarded as a boon is now recognised as causing terrible global disasters
Awaiting the deluge
The question on everyone's lips is when will the monsoon commence and how extensive will it be?
Many parts of southern India likely to witness heavy rainfall
A fresh low pressure in the Bay of Bengal will bring rains to south whereas cold weather will prevail in north
Badrinath dodges a weather bullet
After showing a full horror film of what it can do in Char Dham Yatra last year, weather gives a fresh trailer at Badrinath by featuring a …
Benchmark for protests
Gujjar form of protests are all the rage with people of Rajasthan, be they farmers or camel herders
Researchers in Gujarat use rural expertise to predict weather when modern methods fail to make accurate forecast
Western disturbance to impact many parts of India
A wet weekend is in store for northern and central India
Hudhud strikes, what happens next?
After battering coastal Andhra Pradesh with high speed rains and winds, Hudhud will move through neighbouring states
Stars dont foretell any more
Sahyadris have been documenting the changing climate for 40 years
Floods cause havoc in drought-prone Barmer, Rajasthan
Rising trend of short but intense spells of rainfall is making usable water scarce in India
Inheritance of loss
Economic losses due to extreme weather events reach record high while nations spar over liability
Cherrapunjee Now a wet desert
Frozen at gateway
The Doha outcome is all talk no action. In 2007, the Bali Action Plan had called for an urgent reduction in carbon emissions by developed …
The weather mart
Met department is not the only one predicting weather in India. Forecasts are now sold by businesses to businesses