IMD Issues Heatwave Warning as Delhi Records Scorching 47.4°C

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:25pm on 17 May 2024,Friday Weather & Environment

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warns of a heatwave in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar over the next few days. Delhi sizzles at 47.4°C, Najafgarh being the hottest spot. Una in Himachal Pradesh also experiences extreme heat, reaching 43.2°C. Tamil Nadu sees relief with moderate rainfall, while heavy rainfall is predicted in isolated areas of certain districts. Heatwave conditions are expected to persist in various regions until May 21, with the IMD advising precautionary measures.              

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Severe Heatwave to Grip North India from May 18-20

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:38am on 17 May 2024,Friday Weather & Environment

A severe heatwave is expected to hit parts of northern India, including Punjab and Delhi, from May 18-20, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Temperatures may soar up to 45 degrees Celsius in Delhi by Saturday. The IMD has issued a "severe heatwave" alert for Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and West Rajasthan, with temperatures expected to cross 40 degrees Celsius from Friday to Monday. Rajasthan recorded the highest temperatures on Thursday, with mercury touching 46 degrees Celsius. The heatwave alert continues in Jharkhand and Odisha until Monday, with some relief expected in West Bengal and Bihar post Sunday.

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Southwest Monsoon Expected to Arrive in Kerala by May 31

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:21am on 16 May 2024,Thursday Weather & Environment

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the southwest monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala by May 31, marking the beginning of the crucial four-month rainfall period. This timing aligns closely with the normal onset date of June 1. The IMD had earlier predicted above-normal rainfall for the June to September Southwest Monsoon season. Two key factors contributing to the likelihood of abundant rainfall are a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and diminished snow cover in the northern hemisphere and Eurasia. The monsoon's timely arrival is significant for India's agricultural economy, particularly for the sowing of kharif crops in June and July.

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Southwest Monsoon Expected to Arrive in Kerala by May 31, IMD Predicts

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:24pm on 15 May 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts the onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala by May 31, a day earlier than the usual June 1 date. This critical transition marks relief from scorching temperatures and the beginning of the rainy season, crucial for India's agriculture-dependent economy. With expectations of above-normal rainfall, the government anticipates a bumper agricultural output, supporting economic growth and easing food inflation. Factors such as a positive Indian Ocean Dipole and below-normal snow cover in the northern hemisphere contribute to the optimistic outlook for the monsoon season.

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One in Five Heatwave Deaths Worldwide Occur in India

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:16am on 15 May 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

A new study reveals that heatwaves are associated with over 1.53 lakh deaths globally each year. India accounts for the largest share, with over 20% of these deaths, followed by China and Russia. The research, led by Monash University, analyzed data from 1990 to 2020 and found that heatwave-related deaths make up about 1% of total global deaths. Asia and Europe are the most affected regions, with nearly half of the excess deaths occurring in Asia and over 30% in Europe.

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Giant Whale Reappears After Disappearing for Over a Century

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:53am on 14 May 2024,Tuesday Weather & Environment

Sei whales have made a remarkable comeback to the waters off Argentina's Patagonian coast, over a century after being driven to near extinction by relentless hunting. Global bans on commercial whaling have allowed their populations to recover, and they are once again thriving in the area. Known for their massive size and distinctive blue-grey color, sei whales are breeding and replenishing their population, marking a triumphant return to their natural habitat. This comeback is a testament to the effectiveness of conservation efforts and the resilience of marine life, offering hope for the recovery of other endangered species.

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8 Killed, 60 Injured in Hoarding Collapse as Dust Storm and Rain Ravages Mumbai

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:54pm on 13 May 2024,Monday Weather & Environment

In the aftermath of the Mumbai hoarding collapse tragedy, eight casualties have been confirmed, with 60 individuals sustaining injuries. The incident, occurring during a tumultuous period of dust storms and heavy rain, saw a giant billboard falling onto a fuel station in Ghatkopar. Legal action has been taken against Bhavesh Bhide, the hoarding's owner. Meanwhile, the BMC has issued notices regarding the illegal size of the structure. Flight operations were temporarily halted at Mumbai airport, with disruptions reported in other areas as well. Rescue efforts continue amidst challenging weather conditions in the city.            

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Mumbai Dust Storm and Rain: Hoarding Collapse Kills 3, Injures Dozens

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:34pm on 13 May 2024,Monday Weather & Environment

Mumbai witnesses chaos as heavy rain and dust storms wreak havoc, resulting in a fatal hoarding collapse in Ghatkopar that claimed 3 lives and left 59 injured. Flight operations suspended at Mumbai airport, while Metro services disrupted. Rescue operations underway as NDRF and BMC join forces. Strong winds continue to pose risks, with warnings issued by the weather department. Other incidents include pole and scaffolding collapses, uprooted trees, and reduced visibility across the city. Situation remains tense as Mumbai grapples with the aftermath of the storm.

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Mumbai Hit by Heavy Rain, Dust Storms; Hoarding Collapse Leaves Several Injured

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:46pm on 13 May 2024,Monday Weather & Environment

Mumbai faced heavy rain, dust storms, and gusty winds, disrupting Metro and local train services. Reduced visibility affected areas like Dadar, Kurla, and Mahim. The India Meteorological Department warned of thunderstorms with lightning and moderate to intense rain. An iron hoarding collapse in Ghatkopar injured seven, with rescue efforts ongoing. Electric poles fell due to the storm, suspending Metro and suburban train services. Power outages hit Kalwa and surrounding areas. Mumbai remains on alert as the weather department predicts further storms.

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Amazing Moment: Lightning Hits Volcano in Guatemala

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:31am on 13 May 2024,Monday Weather & Environment

Guatemala's Volcan del Fuego erupted during a thunderstorm, creating a breathtaking scene. A lightning bolt struck the crater, illuminating the sky as ash and smoke billowed out. The volcano spewed gas columns 984 feet high and ashes spread 18.6 miles. The rare event was caught on camera by Johan Wolterink. Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology monitored the activity, prioritizing public safety. The eruption was a reminder of the volcano's power and the importance of tracking its activity. The display was both awe-inspiring and humbling, showcasing nature's incredible force.

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