Samar Lahiry

Samar Lahiry
Need for robust forecasting mechanism: Landslides and flash floods
Smaller-scale weather events need better prediction
Posted on 03 May, 2022 08:33 PM

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has generated a long-range forecast for the upcoming southwest monsoon season, which brings rainfall across the country from June to September.

Image: Vinoth Chandar, Wikimedia Commons
Heat waves, extreme weather events and climate change
Increased heatwave conditions are more prominent in central and northern India
Posted on 10 Apr, 2022 12:27 AM

India Metrological Department (IMD) declares a heatwave based on temperature data. A heatwave is declared when the highest temperature at a station surpasses 45 degrees Celsius. If it exceeds 47 degrees Celsius it is referred to as a severe heatwave.

Heat waves sweep across India (Image: Maxpixel, CC0 Public Domain)