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.
Demands specific, area-based, early lightning detection system.
Having provided data to agriculture, power, water and health sector, IMD now wants to reach out to more industries such as aluminum, steel, coal and mining that will need weather data.
Places like Surendranagar, Idar and Amreli too recorded a dip in temperature.
With temperatures soaring in the last two weeks and the mercury levels fluctuating between 40 and 41 degree Celsius, this week is bound to see temperatures dip by at least five to six degree Celsius along with some pre-monsoon showers.
At 46.9 degrees, hottest day for Ahmedabad in last 6 years.
In its forecast, the IMD has issued “severe heat wave” warning for Gujarat, west and east Rajasthan, west and east Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, west and east Madhya Pradesh for the next three days.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the heat wave conditions are expected to prevail in Gujarat and Saurashtra, Kutch region for another two days, till May 17.
Agriculture research universities are being roped in to provide inputs on crops and time to cope with weather change; IMD has predicted 106 per cent monsoons in Maharashtra.
According to the weather forecasters, people often feel far colder than the actual temperature indicates.
Dr G S Bhat, chairperson of Delhi joint fog action committee, tells Pritha Chatterjee the effect of fog on socioeconomic problems is immense.
The five-year campaign, designed along the lines of studies in Paris and Toronto, will attempt to predict triggers, intensity and dissipation factors associated with fog.
In October, the minimum temperature dropped to 19.7 degrees Celsius on October 30.
Continuous cyclonic activity in Arabian Sea keeping up the moisture and hence the heat.