El Nino Current Affairs - 2019

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IMD Predicts near Normal Southwest Monsoon Season Rainfall for 2019

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts near-normal monsoon, at 96% of long period average. IMD in its first stage operational forecast for the southwest monsoon season (June to September) rainfall has made the following predictions: The South-west monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal. The monsoon seasonal (June Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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Southwest Monsoon Likely to be Below Normal this Year

Independent weather forecaster Skymet has made the following predictions about the Southwest Monsoons: India could face its third consecutive below-normal monsoon this season, and the rainfall is expected to be 93% of the long-period average. With all likelihood of El Niño playing a disruptive role, there is only a 30% chance of normal rain during Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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IMD confirms weak El Nino Conditions

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has finally declared that weak El Nino conditions are prevalent in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. IMD predicts that these conditions are likely to persist in the early part of the summer season and likely to weaken thereafter. The initial impact of a weak El Nino can already be seen with the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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Impact of global warming on El-Nino

El-Nino disturbs the atmospheric conditions across the world. El-Nino occurs every two-to-seven years with very strong El Niño’s occurring about every 15 years results in droughts, floods, wildfires, dust and snow storms, fish kill, and even elevated risks of civil conflicts. The El-Nino is measured by studying the averages sea surface temperature anomalies over the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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Conditions normal for 2018 monsoon season: Weather scientists

Weather scientists have predicted normal monsoon in June-September 2018 monsoon season as prevailing conditions as well as neutral ENSO were favourable for good monsoon rainfall. India receives 89 cm of rainfall during four-month monsoon season, which is almost 75% of its annual rainfall. In 2017 monsoon season, country as whole had received rainfall that was Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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El Nino of 2014-16 aided in massive carbon dioxide release: Study

According to recent study conducted by scientists, the monster El Nino of 2014-16 caused over 3 billion tonnes of carbon to get released into the atmosphere, pushing carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to record levels. The study was based on analysis of data collected by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite, which measures level of CO2 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & Indices

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Scientists discover reasons behind 2015 Chennai Floods

A study conducted by the University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay has found out that the extreme El Nino conditions and warming of the Bay of Bengal had resulted in unprecedented heavy rainfall in Chennai for three days between November 30th to December 2nd in 2015. Salient Findings El Nino usually causes less than normal rainfall in the case of south-west Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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