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.
The arrival of monsoon in the country`s southern coast could be delayed by a day or so, according to the Indian Metrological Department.
The monsoon is on schedule and is expected to hit Kerela in the next 48 hours, the Met department said on Wednesday.
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 is likely to increase under future global warming, a new study has revealed.
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.
How does climatic change in polar region impact Indian monsoon? To understand this, India is planning a major initiative with 10 other nations.
Union Minister Ashwani Kumar said rainfall received by the country during the current season so far stands at 90 per cent, which is six per cent short of the normal figure.
India`s monsoon has stopped and may not advance further for 4 days,weather office said as it reported 26 per cent deficient rainfall this season.
Monsoon rains are likely to hit the Western region and the peninsular plateau in the coming week.
El Nino and ENSO Neutral conditions have equal likelihood to hit during July, August and September thus raising hope for the agriculture sector.
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