“Anti-hail guns” and their application in preventing hail storm

What is the news? ‘Anti-hail guns’, developed indigenously, will be tested by the Himachal Pradesh government to help out horticulturists who face crop damage due to hailstorms. What are anti-hail guns? An anti-hail gun is a machine that generates shock waves to disrupt the growth of hailstones in clouds. Who has developed these anti-hail guns?… Continue reading “Anti-hail guns” and their application in preventing hail storm

IMD’s new Dynamical Forecast Model

Synopsis – IMD recently updated the status of the monsoon and predicted a normal monsoon this year. IMD has adopted a new Dynamical Forecast Model. It will allow farmers, government officials, disaster managers, and other stakeholders to better prepare for their activities. Introduction- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a normal monsoon for this… Continue reading IMD’s new Dynamical Forecast Model

Impacts of Desert Dust Particles on “Indian Summer Monsoon”

What is the News? A new study shows the impacts of desert dust coming from the West, Central, and East Asia in the Indian Summer Monsoon. Impacts of Desert Dust Particles on Indian Summer Monsoon: Strong winds carry the dust particles from the Middle East into the atmosphere. Dust particles absorb solar radiation and become extremely… Continue reading Impacts of Desert Dust Particles on “Indian Summer Monsoon”

Why Cherrapunji is receiving low rainfall?

What is the News? According to a study, Mawsynram(Meghalaya) become the wettest place in the World. It has replaced Cherrapunji(Meghalaya) from the top spot. Mawsynram receives over 10,000 MM of rain in a year. About the study: The study looked at the rainfall pattern of the past 119 years (period of 1901–2019). It found a… Continue reading Why Cherrapunji is receiving low rainfall?

How Tropical cyclones are formed?

News: Cyclone Burevi has weakened into a deep depression as its interaction with a landmass in Tamil Nadu has slowed its movement and intensity. Cyclonic disturbances are rapid weather systems, which include weather depressions, deep depressions, and tropical cyclones (of severe, very severe, extremely severe, and super cyclonic storms depending on their intensity). What is… Continue reading How Tropical cyclones are formed?

Cyclone Burevi

News: Cyclone Burevi is heading towards the Tamil Nadu(TN) coast after crossing Sri Lanka. Facts: Cyclonic Burevi: It is a tropical cyclone formed over southwest Bay of Bengal.It is expected to bring heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala. Named by: The name “Burevi” was suggested by the Maldives. Additional Facts: Tropical Cyclones:… Continue reading Cyclone Burevi

Cyclone Nivar: All about tropical cyclones

This article has been created based on The Hindu Editorials:  Storm warnings: On weather forecast and Cyclone Nivar appeared on 27th November 2020. Introduction According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar, which crossed the TN coast as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 120 kmph and rain-filled, further weakened as… Continue reading Cyclone Nivar: All about tropical cyclones

Typhoon Goni: Asia’s most powerful tropical storm of 2020?

News: Typhoon Goni has made landfall in the eastern Philippines. Facts: Typhoon Goni: It is a tropical cyclone that recently made landfall as an extremely powerful Category 5–equivalent super typhoon in the Philippines. Additional Facts: Tropical Cyclone: They are violent storms that originate over oceans in tropical areas and move over to the coastal areas… Continue reading Typhoon Goni: Asia’s most powerful tropical storm of 2020?

Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh

Source: Click here News: Cyclone Amphan has intensified into a super cyclonic storm and is expected to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh close to Sundarbans. Facts: Cyclone Amphan: Cyclone Amphan is a tropical cyclone formed over Bay of Bengal that has turned into a super cyclonic storm. The Cyclone Amphan is also the strongest… Continue reading Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh