Sowing area of kharif paddy & pulses up marginally

Area under paddy and pulses coverage has increased marginally to 8.33 lakh hectare and 4.51 lakh hectare so far this kharif season from the year-ago period on further progress in monsoon rainfall.

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.

Climate swings contribute more to increased monsoon rainfall

Natural swings in the climate have significantly intensified Northern Hemisphere monsoon rainfall.