September 07, 2020 5:49 pm
These deviations from the normal surface temperatures in Pacific Ocean can potentially have a large-scale impact on the global weather conditions, and the monsoon climate of the Indian subcontinent also gets affected with these temperature fluctuations.
January 16, 2020 9:09 am
Since the 1960s, each decade has been warmer than the previous one, by significant amounts. While the 2010s continued this trend, the second half of the decade was especially warm — the five hottest years ever have occurred during that span.
October 24, 2019 12:20 am
While El Niño is a naturally occurring phenomenon, a key question that scientists frequently ask is: In a continuously warming planet, how will climate change affect the creation of strong El Niño events?
October 22, 2019 7:33 am
A powerful El Nino can trigger drought in some places, like Australia and India. And it can cause flooding in other areas like California. The Pacific gets more hurricanes during an El Nino and the Atlantic gets fewer.
September 26, 2019 7:01 am
The report released Wednesday takes a look at the impact of climate change on oceans and snow-covered land areas.
July 16, 2019 8:57 am
El Nino is a condition wherein the surface waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, off the coast of South America, become unusually warm. Its opposite condition, when it becomes unusually cold, is termed, La Nina.
May 31, 2019 10:30 pm
The El-Nino phenomenon, generally believed to have its impact on monsoon, will continue during the rainy season. However, there is a possibility of these conditions to turn neutral during the later part of the rainfall season, the IMD said.
April 16, 2019 12:12 pm
The southwest monsoon covers most of the country and brings 70 per cent of India's annual rainfall. A forecast from the IMD, therefore, is important for governments, businesses and the general public due to its importance for the Indian economy.
April 04, 2019 7:02 am
Latest bulletins from weather agencies across the world show that a mild El Niño currently prevailing in the equatorial Pacific Ocean was likely to continue till the monsoon, and possibly the rest of the year as well.
March 26, 2019 10:34 am
India’s summer monsoon, in the months of June, July, August and September, which brings in about 70% of annual rainfall in the country, is already known to be heavily influenced by the variability in sea-surface temperatures of Pacific Ocean.