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How a massive anticyclone caused floods in Dubai and humid heat in Mumbai, on the other side of the Arabian Sea

India, April 17 -- Anticyclones don't let other weather systems pass by and create conditions for extreme weather on their peripheries as well Mumbai and Dubai, cosmopolitan cities separated by 2,000... Read More


NOAA, ICRI confirm fourth global mass coral bleaching event in 2023-2024

India, April 16 -- This is the second such event in the last 10 years and comes at a time when global oceans have also recorded unprecedented heat National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (N... Read More


Jalpaiguri disaster: Tornadoes a symptom of warming & anomalous wind patterns

India, April 2 -- While tornadoes mostly occur in India's eastern states, some have been reported in the northwest regions as well Around 3:30 pm on March 31, 2024, a deadly tornado struck the Mainag... Read More


IMD predicts a scorching summer for 2024

India, April 1 -- People may not get much respite from the heat even during the nights, predicts agency Most of India may suffer from above normal day time and night time temperatures along with heat... Read More


Indians may already be experiencing temperatures close to limits of human survivability without even being aware

India, March 28 -- The basic criteria for IMD to declare a heatwave currently does not includetake into account relative humidity, which is increasingly becoming a cause of humid heatwaves The India ... Read More


One of the major gaps in our weather observational system is over the oceans: Elena Manaenkova

India, March 23 -- Former WMO Deputy Secretary General, Elena Manaenkova speaks to Down To Earth about extreme weather, the global cryosphere and emissions on World Meteorological Day Elena Manaenkov... Read More


Why did eastern India receive heavy rainfall on March 20? A cocktail of weather systems is the answer

India, March 22 -- The India Meteorological Department had listed 5 different weather systems that were active over mainland India on March 20; there was also an anticyclone system over the northwest ... Read More


World Forest Day 2024: Indian forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide due to climate change

India, March 21 -- While increasing CO2 levels can initially boost photosynthesis, the warming sun acts like a cruel twist, hindering enzymes crucial for the process Indian forests are facing a silen... Read More


Duration of heavy work to halve for 800 million people if world warms 2degC: Report provides solutions to tackle heat stress

India, March 7 -- Reducing greenhous gas emissions, institutional adaptation measures best options If Earth warms by around 2 degrees Celsius ( degC) , around 800 million people will be able to do he... Read More


South India may seeearly, intense heatwaves thanks toEl Nino and global warming

India, Feb. 13 -- Early heat in southern part of country, even as the north reports colder than normal temperatures The combined impact of global warming and ongoing El Nino conditions in the equator... Read More