Earth had its 2nd-hottest March on record, says NOAA


After having a record-hot January and its second-hottest February, Earth continued to endure unrelenting heat last month, making March 2020 the second-hottest March on record, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) said in a statement. It was also the second-hottest year to date (YTD, January through March) ever recorded for the globe, according to […]

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Extreme weather adversely impacts coffee output in last 4 years


Coffee-producing South Indian states have been witnessing a series of extreme weather events in the last four years. Extreme rainfall causing heavy flood and large-scale landslides in August 2018 in coffee producing areas of Kerala and Karnataka led to a dip of around 20 per cent in the total coffee production. South Indian states like […]

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Chances of El Nino developing by end of year as high as 70 percent – WMO


There is a 70% chance of an El Nino developing by the end of this year, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its intensity is currently uncertain, but a strong event appears unlikely, the agency said in a statement. The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean […]

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Drought, flood risks to arise in Asia from uneven monsoon during this summer; West Pacific may yield strong typhoons


An uneven southwestern and eastern Asia monsoon may lead to areas of drought and recurring flooding during the summer of 2018, weather forecaster AccuWeather said. The weather pattern that brought areas of isolated flooding rain, frequent dust storms and damaging winds from the Middle East to northern India will break down over the rest of […]

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Weather pundits warn of hotter days to precede normal monsoon in India


Private weather forecaster Skymet said that monsoon in India is likely to be normal with no chances of drought this year. The forecaster said there were 5 per cent chances of excess rainfall that is more than 110 percent of long-period average (LPA). The average, or normal, rainfall in the country is defined between 96 […]

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