Severe Heatwave to Hit Odisha and West Bengal Till April 21

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:57pm on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Weather & Environment

Temperatures in Odisha and West Bengal soar to 43°C, prompting severe heatwave alerts till April 21. The India Meteorological Department warns of scorching conditions, 7°C above normal. Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar brace for 42°C heat. Orange alerts issued, urging precautions. Residents advised to wear light clothes, stay hydrated, and avoid outdoor activities.

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Magnitude 6.3 Quake Strikes Western Japan, No Tsunami Warning Issued

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:46pm on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Weather & Environment

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled southwestern Japan, with the epicenter located west of Uwajima. No tsunami warnings were issued, and no damages were reported. The Japan Meteorological Agency assured the public of no tsunami risk. Despite the strong jolt felt in some areas, no abnormalities were detected at the nearby Ikata nuclear power plant. Vigilance for aftershocks was advised, typical for quake-prone Japan. Sitting atop major tectonic plates, Japan experiences frequent seismic activity, with the 2011 earthquake and tsunami being the most devastating in recent history, leading to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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IMD Issues Heatwave Alert for Six States as Temperatures Soar Across India

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:55am on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Weather & Environment

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave alert for Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Puducherry, with temperatures expected to soar over the next few days. IMD Director Manorama Mohanty reported temperatures exceeding 41 degrees Celsius in multiple cities, with coastal humidity levels ranging from 40% to 80%. Severe heatwave warnings are in place for Odisha until April 19 and West Bengal until April 21. Additionally, rainfall is forecasted for Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, offering some respite from the scorching heat.

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Indonesia's Volcano Eruption Triggers Tsunami Alert and Evacuations, Airport Closed

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:05am on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Weather & Environment

Indonesia issued a tsunami alert as volcano Ruang erupted, spewing lava, rocks, and ash three kilometers high. Over 11,000 evacuated, and a provincial airport shut down. The eruption, marked by purple lightning, forced hundreds to flee, with reports of damaged homes and evacuations from a nearby hospital. Transport disruptions ensued, with Air Asia cancelling flights in East Malaysia and Brunei due to safety concerns. Officials widened evacuation zones and warned of a potential tsunami, recalling a deadly 1871 eruption that caused 400 deaths. Authorities remain on high alert as volcanic activity continues.            

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Tsunami Alert in Indonesia as Ruang Mountain Erupts, 11,000 Evacuated

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:36pm on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami alert after Ruang Mountain erupted multiple times, sending ash clouds high into the sky. Over 11,000 people were evacuated from the danger zone on Sulawesi island. The volcano experienced five significant eruptions within a day, prompting the highest alert level. Officials warn tourists and residents to stay at least 6 kilometers away. Concerns mount over potential tsunamis, especially for Tagulandang island residents. Evacuees will be relocated to Manado, six hours away by boat. The incident echoes past disasters, like the 2018 Anak Krakatau eruption that triggered a deadly tsunami.

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Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:08pm on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave alert for several states until April 20, cautioning residents about high temperatures. Heatwave conditions are expected in Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and others. Meanwhile, northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Rajasthan are forecasted to experience isolated to scattered rainfall with thunderstorms and gusty winds from April 18-20. Residents are advised to take precautions against heat exposure and stay updated on weather advisories.  

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Dubai Floods Prompt Questions on Cloud Seeding Risks

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:23pm on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

Heavy rain hits UAE, flooding Dubai and triggering concerns about cloud seeding. Experts link the downpour to artificial rain efforts, raising fears of flash floods. Cloud seeding aims to boost rainfall, crucial for water needs in arid regions like the UAE. However, it poses dangers, including diverting rain from other areas and ecological harm. Recent flooding in Oman, also using cloud seeding, raises alarm. Silver iodide, a key chemical, has long-term impacts on ecosystems, including ocean acidification and ozone layer depletion. As UAE faces aftermath, debate intensifies over the risks of manipulating weather.

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Dubai Experiences Severe Flooding Due to The UAE's Heaviest Rainfall in 75 years

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:06am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

Severe rainfall hits the UAE, causing major flooding and disrupting Dubai airport operations. The government labels it the heaviest rain in 75 years. One fatality reported as a 70-year-old man swept away in Ras Al-Khaimah. Dubai receives over 142mm of rain in one day, exceeding its yearly average. Inland areas record up to 80mm, nearing the annual average. Homes flooded, vehicles abandoned, and tanker trucks deployed to pump water. Lack of drainage exacerbates the situation. Rainfall in the arid UAE is rare but occurs periodically in winter.

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Massive Rainstorm Hits UAE, Floods Dubai And Airport With Heaviest Rainfall on Record

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:23am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

UAE hit by heaviest rain ever, flooding Dubai. Record-breaking 142mm falls in just 24 hours, more than double the usual yearly amount. Dubai Airport shuts down as runways disappear under water. Storm starts Monday night, worsens Tuesday with heavy rain and hail. It's the worst seen since records began in 1949. UAE now faces a massive cleanup operation. This deluge highlights the country's vulnerability to extreme weather, despite being mostly desert.

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Heatwave Warning Issued For Several States Over The Next Five Days

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:53am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

Heatwave conditions are forecasted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in various regions over the next five days. Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal may experience isolated heatwaves from April 16-20, while north Konkan, Saurashtra, and Kutch may see them on Tuesday and Wednesday. Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, and Telangana are expected to face heatwave conditions at different intervals. Hot and humid weather is predicted for several regions including Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Coastal Karnataka during the specified period. The IMD advises residents to stay hydrated and take necessary precautions during these extreme weather conditions.

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