IITM Pune: Predicting heat waves three weeks in advance

Researchers at Pune’s Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology(IITM) has developed a real time prediction system of heat waves two to three weeks in advance. The prediction system has shown promise in indicating the date of onset, duration and demise of heat waves with a small spatial and temporal error. The prediction system has been successfully… Continue reading IITM Pune: Predicting heat waves three weeks in advance

European heat wave? It’s the new normal

The countries across Europe are experiencing record-breaking heat waves.The heatwave has already caused flash floods and forest fires grounded planes and buckled train tracks and led to school closures and warnings over air quality. There is no universally accepted definition of a heatwave due to variations in climate conditions in different world regions.Typically though,they are… Continue reading European heat wave? It’s the new normal