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How to improve monsoon forecast in India

How to improve monsoon forecast in India

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, and the monsoon rains have not only a significant impact on the national but also the global economy.

And here comes the rain! Five things you MUST DO in Mumbai during monsoons

And here comes the rain! Five things you MUST DO in Mumbai during monsoons

Monsoons in Mumbai do make commuting a nightmare but rains are the only solution to water scarcity in the India financial capital.

Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance

Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance

The new model gives correct predictions for onset in more than 70 percent and for withdrawal in more than 80 percent of the considered years.

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.  

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala within 48 hours, says IMD

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala within 48 hours, says IMD

Monsoon seemed set to hit Kerala within 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) 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.

Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala

At least 80 people lost their lives and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in Kerala, CM Oommen Chandy said.

Monsoon to be critical factor for monetary policy: Barclays

The monsoon, which generally hits the southern coast on June 1, made a landfall at the Kerala coast earlier on Friday.

Monsoon arrival in Kerala delayed by 24 hours: Met Officials

The arrival of monsoon in the country`s southern coast could be delayed by a day or so, according to the Indian Metrological Department.

Monsoon on schedule, to hit Kerala by June 5

The monsoon is on schedule and is expected to hit Kerela in the next 48 hours, the Met department said on Wednesday.

Weak monsoon may lead to another yr of sub-5% growth for India

India could face yet another year of sub 5 percent growth, if monsoon are below normal this year, a Citigroup report says.

Indian monsoon strengthened by dust kicked up in Asia

A new analysis of data from satellite has revealed a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India.

Indian monsoon`s daily variability to increase under global warming: Study

Indian monsoon`s daily variability is likely to increase under future global warming, a new study has revealed.

`India has science, business interests in the Arctic`

India also has a research station in the Arctic, Himadri. Operated by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, it was set up in 2008.

Does Arctic climate impact Indian monsoon?

How does climatic change in polar region impact Indian monsoon? To understand this, India is planning a major initiative with 10 other nations.

Indian monsoon may suffer severe failure due to global warming

India, which relies heavily on the monsoon rains for its vital agriculture sector, may suffer "frequent and severe" failures in its monsoon system due to global warming in next 200 years, a new research has warned.

FAO scales down 2012 global rice output estimates to 483.5 MT

United Nation's body FAO scaled down its global rice production estimate by 7 million tonnes (MT) to 483.5 MT in the current year due to an expected fall in output mainly in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh on account of erratic monsoon rains.

Late rains should boost rabi crop prospects: RBI

The overall monsoon deficit has declined to 7 percent so far, from 22 percent a month back.

Monsoon deficit down to 8%; pulses output to hit: Pawar

Monsoon, lifline of Indian agriculture, has revived in last one month but Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan continue to face deficit.