IIT Gandhinagar develops a system to monitor drought in South Asia

It will now be possible to monitor drought at 5-km resolution on near real-time basis. The dataset and drought indicators for south Asia have been made available from 1980 onwards. The database will be updated once every week. Now, near real-time monitoring of drought at a 5-km resolution that will help policy makers and others … Continue reading IIT Gandhinagar develops a system to monitor drought in South Asia

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Three-fold increase in extreme rainfall events over central India

Summer monsoon rainfall over central India has reduced by 10% on average, while there has been three-fold increase in extreme rainfall events between 1950 and 2015. There will be further increase in extreme rainfall events over most parts of the Indian subcontinent by the end of the century. There has been an average 10% decline in … Continue reading Three-fold increase in extreme rainfall events over central India

Heat wave conditions in India to persist till April 27

Several parts of India reeled under severe heat wave conditions on Saturday, with the maximum temperature exceeding 47 degrees Celsius at Titlagarh in Odisha and above 45 degrees in several other parts of the country. No respite is in sight till April 27, as India Meteorological Department issued severe heat wave or heat wave warnings … Continue reading Heat wave conditions in India to persist till April 27