Heatwave occurrences increasing in India, occurring in new regions: study

What is the news?  A recent analysis by the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology(DST) and the Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES), has found a spatial shift of heatwaves in India. With this shift weather events are now occurring in new regions in the country.  About the study The study has looked at… Continue reading Heatwave occurrences increasing in India, occurring in new regions: study

The Atlantic Nino effects

Synopsis: Monsoon predictions are a monumental challenge, especially when it comes to the spatial distribution and the northward migration of the monsoon trough. Introduction Recently, farmers from Madhya Pradesh threatened to take IMD to court for the inaccurate monsoon forecast this year. A question was also raised in Parliament about whether the Arctic warming had… Continue reading The Atlantic Nino effects

High water: on growing challenge from tropical cyclones 

Synopsis: Tropical cyclones laden with moisture and accumulated energy pose a growing challenge, as they have the propensity to inflict heavy damage to lives and property. The welcome concern for public health and economic security must lead to stronger institutional responses to natural disasters too. Why cyclonic storms over northern Indian Ocean have a severe… Continue reading High water: on growing challenge from tropical cyclones