People have been advised to stay indoors to stay safe. The Coast Guard has warned fishermen against venturing into the sea.
The Supreme Court has categorically banned Salwa Judum under any name.
There is a strong correlation between an El Nino — the abnormal rise of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific off the coast of South America — and a weak monsoon.
Rainfall of less than 90 percent is considered to be a drought year.
IMD data shows the LPA for July is 289.2 mm of rain with the month recording the highest rainfall during the Monsoon.
According to IMD records, many regions in Jammu and Kashmir have received more than 10 cm of rain.
Officials at the IMD, attributed the rainfall to the western disturbance and the induced cyclonic circulation.
‘The season is to officially start by March 10-15 and this rains might delay the process.’
Supply to city will be affected, prices likely to shoot up.
This is the first time since 2004 that rainfall deficiency has been recorded in both south-west and north-east monsoon seasons.
While the first week of November recorded a total of 41 dengue cases, it fell below 30 cases in the third week.
Depression likely to form over Bay of Bengal in next 48 hours, could trigger fog and smog.
Weather data transferred via software will be available at all air traffic control towers.
Installations like 1200 MW Kutch wind park of Suzlon Group at Changdai are likely to be in the way of the cyclonic storm.
Cyclone ‘Nilofar’ comes just weeks after cyclone ‘Hudhud’ which hit the Eastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.