El Nino has affected monsoon adversely: Govt

The El Nino has adversely affected the monsoon in the country so far and is expected to further affect the rainfall in coming months, government on Thursday said.

Peru declares emergency in 14 regions on El Nino worries

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Nino in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.

Rains rally Asia crops in El Nino year, but relief seen short-lived

Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts in parts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region.  

Skymet gives hope amid gloom, forecasts normal monsoon

Giving hope amid the gloom, private weather forecasting agency Skymet has predicted "normal" rains after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast "deficient" monsoon this year, raising the spectre of a drought.

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Monsoon rains delayed, to arrive by June 5

This year`s monsoon may arrive on India`s southern Kerala coast in the next five days as the rains have missed their normal start date of June 1, weather officials said on Monday.

El Nino near-certain to last through summer: US climate centre

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.

Scientists warn of 'substantial' El Nino effect later this year

Scientists have warned an El Nino effect was under way in the tropical Pacific , and could be substantial.

Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain
Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.

South Asia monsoon seen below average in 2015 on El Nino

Bangladesh and its South Asian neighbours are expected to see below average rainfall in 2015 due to the impact of an El Nino weather pattern, which can bring on a dry spell in the region, a weather expert said on Wednesday.

Monsoon to be below normal this year: IMD
Monsoon to be below normal this year: IMD

Releasing the Indian Meteorological Department’s first forecast for 2015, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, Wednesday, said that rainfall in the monsoon season from June to September is expected to be below normal.

El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?
El Nino sets in; will it affect Indian Monsoon?

The Indian agriculture sector, which is already reeling from unseasonal rains that have been lashing parts of the country for several weeks, could face more trouble in the form of El Nino.

El Nino predictions can be improved by learning more about westerly wind bursts
El Nino predictions can be improved by learning more about westerly wind bursts

 Researchers have revealed that by learning more about the westerly wind bursts would help them predict El Nino events more efficiently.

`Stronger` storms feared as dry spell forecast in Philippines

The disaster-haunted Philippines is likely to be hit by stronger typhoons this year as warming ocean surfaces contribute to a dry spell, the state weather service warned Wednesday.

Fernando Torres eyes dream homecoming in Madrid derby
Fernando Torres eyes dream homecoming in Madrid derby

Fernando Torres was responsible for the second highest attendance of the season at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday despite the fact there was no match to see as 45,000 Atletico Madrid supporters welcomed `El Nino` home.

Scientists predict worst 'coral bleaching' in 20 years
Scientists predict worst 'coral bleaching' in 20 years

Researchers have recently stated that Pacific may potentially record the worst coral bleaching ever set to happen in 20 years.

21k-yr-old history helps shed light on El Nino's notorious unpredictability

 A new research has revealed that 21000-year-old history will help shed light on El Nino's notorious unpredictability.

Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.

US-Japan joint rain radar mission to end next year

 After 17 years of groundbreaking 3-D images of rain and storms, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) will come to an end next year, the US space agency said in a statement.