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    Extreme weather events claimed lives of over 1.4 lakh people in last 50 years: Paper

    The paper also stated that the period from 1970-2019 recorded 7,063 extreme weather events --- heat waves, cold waves, floods, lightning and tropical cyclones.

    Over 1,565 deaths due to extreme weather in 2020; Bihar, UP worst affected: IMD

    Bihar lost the maximum number of 379 lives due to flood, thunderstorm, lightning and cold wave, followed by Uttar Pradesh (356), it said in a report.

    India Meteorological Department issues ‘Red alert’ in Kerala

    Heavy downpour continued in Kerala. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued ‘Red alert’ and extremely heavy rainfall warning for Wayanad and Kozhikode districts on August 06. Intense rainfall and strong winds continued in Wayanad.India Meteorological Department issues ‘Red alert’ in Kerala

    Orange, Yellow alerts issued in parts of Kerala

    On Thursday, a high-level meeting was held in the wake of a high alert issued for Cyclone Burevi, with representatives of armed forces, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), various department heads, DGP and Chief Secretary, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.

    Southwest monsoon hits Kerala coast

    Rainfall will also be well distributed across the country, with only the northeastern region forecast to get slightly lower rainfall, the India Meteorological Department said.

    La Nina influences 2020 as India records above normal rains, harsher winter, reduced heatwave

    La Nina conditions played an important factor in having a good monsoon and severe winter conditions in parts of north India. La Nina is associated with the cooling of the Pacific waters -- El Nino is antithesis to it. It is generally observed that a La Nina year also receives good rainfall and winter temperatures are lower than normal.

    India to establish regional climate centre for Himalayas, to benefit country, neighbours: IMD chief

    Considering the size of the Himalayas and its role in India's hydrology, meteorology, disaster management, ecosystem and many other activities, the world has correctly recognised it as the 'third pole of the world', India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra noted.

    Red alert for four Kerala districts; CM asks people to be vigilant

    A Red alert, indicating heavy to very heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, has been sounded for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathnamthitta and Alappuzha districts on December 3, while Orange alert (6 cm to 20 cm rains)for Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts the same day.

    Monsoon rains forecast to arrive on India's southern coast around June 1

    Weather conditions are "very likely to become favourable from June 1, 2020" for the monsoon onset over the southern state of Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement.

    Mercury falls below freezing point in Kashmir, heavy rains forecast for southern TN, Kerala

    The national weather forecasting agency said the month of November was the coldest in Delhi in 71 years, with the mean minimum temperature dropping to 10.2 degrees Celsius.

    One more cyclonic storm beckons, heavy rains forecast for southern parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala

    The storm is likely to cross the Sri Lankan coast on December 2 evening or night and then emerge into the Comorin area -around Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu- the next day morning, the IMD said. Under the influence of the weather system, rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep from December 1 to 4, the department said in its latest bulletin.

    Monsoon retreat begins from parts of north India; weather likely to be dry for next 5 days

    "Because of the establishment of an anti-cyclonic circulation in the lower tropospheric levels over western parts of northwest India and substantial reduction in moisture content and rainfall, the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from some parts of west Rajasthan and Punjab today, the 28th September 2020, against its normal date of 17th September," the weather department said.

    Congress MP from Kerala moves Supreme Court against farm bills

    The Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, was signed by the President and became a law on Sunday. The law allows cash and carry buyers to buy farm produce from the farm gates.

    Extremely heavy rains predicted in Kerala, Red, Orange alerts issued

    According to the India Meteorological Department, a low pressure area is likely to develop over the North East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around September 20 and under its influence widespread rains with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely over Kerala during September19-21.

    Monsoon to withdraw from north India in 2 days; rainy season to end on above-normal note

    Rainfall in the range of 96 to 104 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) is considered as 'normal', while precipitation in the range of 104 to 110 per cent of the LPA is 'excess'.

    August receives 27 per cent more rainfall, fourth highest in 120 years

    This is also one of the rainiest months of August recorded. The August of 1926 saw 33 per cent more rainfall than normal, the highest precipitation recorded so far in the month; 1976 recorded 28.4 per cent more rainfall than normal, while the August of 1973 recorded 27.8 per cent than normal. This year saw 27 per cent rainfall.

    IMD issues Orange alert for various districts of Kerala for two days

    An orange alert has been issued in 12 districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad

    Monsoon to hit Kerala on June 5, says IMD

    The delay in the onset, however, will not have any implications over the weather office’s earlier prediction of 100% normal monsoon rainfall in the country this year, with 61% chance at normal or above normal rainfall.

    Weather forecasting in times of extreme weather events

    As extreme weather events become more common, demand for better forecasting is disrupting the entire space.

    How Sanju Samson played to his strengths during the lockdown

    After being compared to Dhoni, the wicketkeeper-batsman says he's is in a league of his own.

    Skymet announces arrival of monsoon over Kerala, IMD differs

    "#JUSTIN Southwest #Monsoon2020 finally arrived on the mainland of India, #Monsoon arrived on Kerala before the actual onset date. All the onset conditions including rainfall, OLR value, wind speed, are met. Finally, the 4-month long festival begins for Indian. #HappyMonsoon (sic)," the private forecaster tweeted.

    Rains to reach Kerala in 2 days; no respite yet in North, Central India

    The announcement came as a breather amid growing anxiety with the rain clouds being nearly static over the seas for many days.

    14 killed in Kerala landslide; Over 50 missing as monsoon rains pound the State

    The incident is said to have occurred in the wee hours when a huge mound of earth fell on the "row houses" and two children and five women were among the deceased, most of whom were plantation workers from neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

    Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea; IMD issues red alert to coastal Maharashtra, Gujarat for June 4

    It has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over south coastal Maharashtra for June 2-4, on north coast on June 2-3 and in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadar & Nagar Haveli on June 3-5.

    Scientists deliberate better prediction of extreme weather events at IITM, Pune

    Prof. Kerry Emanuel highlighted the importance of extreme events prediction. "Three times as many people live along the coasts as compared to 1971. This is much higher than the rate of population growth and highlights the need for better cyclone predictions," he said.

    IMD issued severe weather warnings for Kerala: Centre on charge of forecast lapses

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) representatives apprised the state authorities about the strong monsoon conditions with heavy rainfall activity in a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan on August 9.

    KSUM, Nasscom and IBM bring call for code to Kerala

    As part of call for code, IBM has organized over 300 events in 50 cities around the world in addition to that across 13 IBM development labs in eight different countries to engage developers.

    Cashew exporters facing rough weather

    India meets over 60% of cashew processing needs from import.

    Freak weather poses new risk to India's renewables goals

    Conditions are damaging renewable energy projects, threatening businesses that survive on thin margins.

    Climate change behind weather’s extreme mood swings in India

    Experts say past decade’s trend of intense bursts of rainfall caused by global warming to continue.

    Why work-from-home is full of challenges for young urban professionals

    From rising power bills to cramped work spaces, work-from-home is full of challenges for young professionals

    IMD sticks to June 5 onset on monsoon

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is standing by its earlier prediction of a delayed onset of the southwest monsoon in Kerala on June 5, despite the current weather conditions pointing to the likelihood of its arrival on the coast by June 1.

    Monsoon advances into Kerala, Tamil Nadu

    Likely to remain weak during June-July and pick up pace in next 2 months, says IMD.

    Weathering Cyclone Fani: How Odisha is rebuilding lives and localities ravaged by it

    Odisha has been widely praised for its efforts before Fani, but now an equally challenging task lies ahead.

    Rains pound Kerala, over 1000 people shifted to 11 relief camps

    The India Meteorological Department said 'Maha' has intensified into severe cyclonic storm on Thursday and is very likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm over east central Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours. IMD said gale winds very likely to increase upto 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph over eastcentral Arabian Sea from midnight.

    US ban hits Kerala, Karnataka seafood exports

    Catches from the sea for export are mainly shrimps, squids and cuttle fish.

    ‘Monsoon to be normal, but June-July may see less rains’

    Though the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast for spatial and month-wise distribution of monsoon is still a month away, an internal assessment note shows that coastal region of Odisha, West Bengal and Mizoram may get ‘below normal’ rainfall while southern part of Tamil Nadu and Kerala are expected to receive ‘above normal rainfall’.

    Monsoon may hit Kerala coast on June 8

    It had earlier forecast the arrival of the vital weather system on June 6.

    Heavy rain alert issued for many states

    PIB has also issued a weather advisory on its Twitter account.

    South West monsoon weak in Kerala; toll climbs to 111

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 31 persons were still missing and over 1.47 lakh are in 891 camps across the state.

    Flood toll rises to 95, heavy rains forecast in Kerala

    A red alert has been sounded for three north Kerala districts of Malappuram, Kannur and Kozhikode, which bore the brunt of the flood fury and landslides last week.

    Rains batter South India, Kerala worst hit with 22 dead

    In New Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who represents the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat from Kerala, spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the floods and sought aid.

    Despite muted demand, rubber prices remain steady

    The price of sheet rubber was around ₹135 per kg last week despite low availability

    GATE 2020 examination conducted across India and international centres

    The examination was conducted on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 across India and the international centers at Dubai, Singapore, Ethiopia, Nepal and Dhaka. IIT Delhi is the organising institute for GATE 2020 examination.

    Freak weather shrinks AC sales in some states

    According to industry officials, sales are 10-15% lower than last year and a revival looks tough, considering monsoon is set to arrive before time .

    Monsoon catches up in Kerala; depression over Arabian sea likely

    The Meteorological Department said the low pressure was expected to intensify into a depression in the next two days and subsequently, into a cyclone.

    Monsoon to be delayed by five days, to hit Kerala on June 6

    The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1, which also marks the start of the four-month rainfall season.

    Rainy season may start 10 days later

    The onset date for India, which starts with Kerala on June 1, will remain the same but its withdrawal would now be expected 10 to 15 days than the ‘normal’ date of September 30, said M Rajeevan, secretary of the ministry of earth sciences.

    IMD to change reference dates for monsoon onset, withdrawal from this year: MoES

    June 1 is the onset date for monsoon over Kerala and it is likely to remain the same but the IMD will change the reference dates for some states and cities, Secretary in the ministry M Rajeevan said.

    Orbital Micro Systems signs MoU with Kerala government, to build centre of excellence in state

    The MoU is executed with the understanding that OMS is in the process of incorporating a fully operational entity in India.

    Weather department issues heavy rainfall warning for large parts of India this week

    The warning comes after the IMD said last week that the monsoon had covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date.

    Flood toll at 241 in five states, water receding from several parts of Kerala, Maharashtra

    So far 111 people have died in rain-related incidents in Kerala, 70 in Madhya Pradesh, 54 in Maharashtra, five in Rajasthan and one in Andhra Pradesh.

    Nearly 1,400 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018: Government

    The year was also the sixth warmest year on record, M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said.

    Flood toll at 225 in 4 states; relief operations intensify in Karnataka, Maharashtra but no respite in Kerala

    The death toll in Kerala, the worst affected state in the south, rose to 88.

    Rain fury in Kerala: Death toll 76, 2.87 lakh people in relief camps

    Fifty eight persons are still missing, of whom 50 are in Malappuram, where the toll is 24, the highest in the state

    Monsoon has an early date with Kerala

    Independent forecasters have, however, said that the risk of floods and drought looms large in the months of July and August.

    In one week, Kerala got 3.5 times its normal rainfall

    Rainfall in six out of 14 districts was more than 10 times the normal on Thursday. Idukki alone got 266mm of rain.

    Kerala rain fury kills 26 more, death toll since August 8 nears 100

    Most of Kerala is now flooded, with the situation worsening in several places, including Kochi, where backwaters threaten to breach their banks.

    Parts of South, NE India to witness rains, thunderstorm: IMD in 'severe weather warning'

    Thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala and Lakshadweep, it said.

    Kerala on high alert after floods kill 34

    Torrential rains and landslides during India's June-September mansoon season have ravaged farmlands and prompted massive evacuation efforts in Kerala state.

    The real-life superheroes of Kerala: How fishermen saved countless lives from flood fury

    Despite facing varying water levels in completely unknown places, they banked on their skills and luck to bring survivors back to safety.

    Kerala chief minister stresses on responsible tourism after the floods

    Union tourism minister of state (independent charge) K J Alphons as the chief guest said the post-flood “resurrection” of Kerala has had no parallels anywhere in the world.

    Monsoon to reach Kerala coast on June 6 or 7, says private forecaster

    Weather Risk Management Services also said most parts of India would get normal to excess rainfall between July and September — an encouraging prediction for a country that suffered two consecutive years of drought.

    Monsoon rains hit Kerala coast: IMD

    Rains usually lash Kerala state on the south coast around June 1 and cover the whole country by mid-July.

    Southwest Monsoon hits Kerala, says Skymet

    The Skymet, in its forecast, said that Monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on May 28, while the IMD has made a prediction for its arrival on May 29.

    Southwest Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 28: Skymet

    The monsoon is expected to reach the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 20 and is expected to advance further to Sri Lanka and over East Central Bay of Bengal on May 24, it said.

    Did Kerala's dams exacerbate India's once-in-century floods?

    Kerala's revenue secretary and head of disaster management, P.H. Kurien, told Reuters he has twice written to KSEB requesting EAPs and has yet to receive them.

    Combination of monsoon, low pressure areas in Bay of Bengal proved deadly for Kerala: Experts

    While June and July recorded 15 per cent and 18 per cent more rainfall than normal respectively in the state, August 1-19 recorded 164 per cent excess rainfall

    5 Isro satellites come to rescue of flood-hit Kerala

    Real-time images from the satellites will help in assessing the extent of flooding and in rescue operations.

    A bitter brew for coffee on rain fury

    The loss may put pressure on coffee growers for repayment of loans.

    RH300 sounding rocket to be launched tomorrow in Kerala

    The skies of state capital and nearby areas will witness a spectacular display of a long trail of interleaved pattern of white and blue light due to chemi-luminescence, a resultant of the experiment.

    169 dead in flood, rain-related incidents in south and west India

    The unprecedented deluge since last week has left 31 people dead and displaced four lakh people in 80 taluks of 17 districts in Karnataka.

    North East monsoon to hit coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry during next 24 hrs: IMD

    With a month's delay in arrival of the three-month-long (October to December) monsoon, the met department said the next two months would be crucial.

    Cardamom prices hit a new high on festival season demand

    Aauction at Idukki in Kerala has taken the commodity’s average price to Rs 4,733 per kg.

    Rahul flays Centre for not providing adequate aid to flood-hit Kerala

    Gandhi made the remark while speaking to reporters before beginning his second day trip to the flood-ravaged areas of the state.

    Worst yet to come? 'Kerala rains match climate change forecasts'

    If man-made carbon emissions continue unabated, some regions in northeast India could become unlivable by the end of the century due to a deadly combination of heat and humidity during heatwaves, recent research has projected. Large swathes of south Asia, including the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin, could approach the threshold for survivability outdoors.

    Kerala floods: Rainfall may gradually subside this week, says IMD

    “Rainfall activity over Kerala is likely to decrease further gradually during the next five days,” India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

    Kochi naval airstrip to be open for commercial aircraft; SMS, data free in Kerala

    The services at the Kochi international airport, which is among the busiest in the country, have been suspended till August 26 after flood water inundated the runway.

    Flood-hit Kerala issues red alert in 8 districts

    Kerala has issued red alert in eight districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) expects widespread rainfall in the state for the next four days but the intensity is likely to reduce after a day

    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan undertakes aerial survey of flood-hit districts

    The helicopter has left for Wayanad and the chief minister would be visiting a relief camp and attend a review meeting at the collectorate, they said.

    Rubber board to adopt untapped estates

    30% of Kerala’s rubber estates are lying untapped as commercial operations.

    Monsoon keeps date with Kerala

    The IMD had predicted advance onset of monsoon in Kerala this year on May 30.

    GST dampens Onam sales in Kerala

    The consumer durables market in Kerala is calculated to be in the range of Rs 2000 to 3000 crore a year. Of this, about 50 to 60% of the sales happen during Onam festival extending to about two months.

    Modi's LS poll campaign filled with 'lies, poison and hatred': Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi also said Modi represents "anger, lies, intolerance and the worst sentiments of the country."

    Deficient rain in 1/4th of the country: IMD data

    Bihar has recorded the highest monsoon deficiency of 48 per cent, while east Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand have recorded 46 and 42 per cent respectively.

    'My first SOS call was to evacuate a pregnant woman'

    Captain (retd) SK Singh shares his experience with ET on Kerala flood operations.

    Southwest monsoon set to hit Tamil Nadu, Kerala today

    As things stand now, conditions for onset of monsoon in both the coastal states should become favourable, K Sathi Devi of IMD told ET.

    Bad weather continues to haunt farmers, relief programmes yet to take off

    Paddy farmers in West Bengal and Kerala have also been hit. Bengal farmers say the government is yet to announce compensation.

    Monsoon hits Kerala, parts of Tamil Nadu, chances of heavy rainfall likely

    The weather office said conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon, a forecast backed by satellite images.

    IMD: Heavy rain likely in western, eastern regions

    ​​Northern India can expect thunderstorms in the next few days, which would help farmers who are planting the kharif crop.

    Punarnava Ayurveda to cash in on rise in Russian medical tourists to Kerala

    Russian medical tourists who were going mostly to Goa have now started to explore the ayurvedic facilities in Kerala.

    Break from heat likely in second week on June: IMD

    Many parts of the country have been witnessing a spell of heat wave, with temperatures rising up to 48 degrees Celsius in Central India.

    Kerala planters seek nod for large-scale intercropping

    This will help raise overall transaction of industry; planters seek policy & dedicated department under industries ministry.

    2015 saw erratic weather conditions

    "2015 was recorded as the hottest year," India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Laxman Singh Rathore said.

    Monsoon rains may hit Kerala coast around May 30: Weather office

    India received deficient rains during the four-month long monsoon season last year, which reduced grains output in the world's second-most populous country.

    Wayanad plantation workers hope their woes will get national attention

    The agrarian district is known for cultivation of coffee, tea, spices and rubber, and has seen suicides by some farmers unable to repay their loans.

    India as a whole likely to receive normal monsoon, barring east and northeast: IMD

    Experts say July and August being the most critical months for the growth of crops, insufficient rainfall could pose a threat to the overall agricultural output.

    States' demand puts Centre's plan to regulate realty sector into rough weather

    The states have been dragging their feet over notifying the rules – a mandatory requirement to operationalize the Act.

    Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says existential threat of climate change nears point of no return

    The UN Secretary General referred to the Kerala floods, among other natural disasters across the world, to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to step up efforts to reverse course on climate change.

    Monsoon arrives in Kerala, North East simultaneously

    Monsoon's early push into the northeast, where the rain system normally arrives a few days after its onset over Kerala, is being aided by cyclone Mora.

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