According to the study, 13 more incidents like these are noticed with the passing of each decade, thus making floods an annual affair for the people in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam.
Northeast monsoon is the main source of water supply for many southern states of India, especially Tamil Nadu, which receives 48 per cent of its annual rainfall from it.
This initiative comes close on the heels of the IMD facing a major challenge from an unlikely quarter — social media.
Head of climate prediction at IMD, D Sivananda Pai denies allegations that they did not predict the recent heavy rainfall over Mumbai, points out that it is not IMD but govt that issues public alerts, asserts that India’s seasonal prediction is better than many countries, and calls cloud seeding “useless”
The chief amounts of rainfall recorded in centimetres are Burla in Sambalpur (18cm), Kirmira in Jharsuguda district (12cm), Binika in Sonepur district (11 cm), Hirakud in Sambalpur district and Bargaon in Sundergarh district (10 cm each).
The chief amounts of rainfall recorded in centimetre are: Malkangiri, Mandira Dam in Sundargarh district (11 cm each), Rayagada (9 cm), Daspalla in Nayagarh district, Banki in Cuttack district and Narla in Kalahandi district (8 cm each).
The maximum temperature on Tuesday settled at 33.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, also a degree below normal.
After receiving higher than usual rain last week, Delhi had witnessed sultry weather and higher than usual temperatures since Saturday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has officially declared the arrival of the monsoon season in Mumbai.
There has been heavy rainfall in western Maharashtra of up to 10 cm over the last 24 hours.
The IMD said there was a 63 per cent probability that the country would receive at least 96 per cent of normal rainfall
IMD Director General K G Ramesh also cautioned against El Niño, likely in the second half of monsoon season, but he said it will be weak.
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Monsoon rains depend on the nature of moisture formation over the ocean and the land during the season. The air moving over the oceans collects the moisture generated as a result of evaporation from the warm seas.
The MeT department has also predicted “heavy to very heavy rains” in coastal Karnataka and Kerala, Arunachal
Pradesh, south interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.