Rainfall and other forms of Precipitation

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March 29, 2022 The intensity and duration of heat waves is predicted to increase in India and human induced anthropogenic changes are to blame.
A man sits under the scorching heat of the sun in front of Amer fort in Jaipur (Picture courtesy: Prabhu B Doss, Flickr Commons: CC-By-NC-ND-2.0)
February 10, 2022 47% of India’s population is vulnerable to floods, says IMD's Climate Hazards Atlas
(Image: J Surya, CC-SA-4.0 International)
July 4, 2021 A study finds that while forests existed in peninsular India, they were replaced by savanna grasslands over time. And the weakening monsoon was the culprit!
Savanna grasslands at Nannaj Bustard Sanctuary, Solapur, Maharashtra (Image Source: Raju Kasambe via Wikimedia Commons)
June 30, 2021 Climate analysis predicts mismatch in rainfall and temperature patterns with crop phenology: Soybean, Cotton, Wheat and Gram crops at risk, finds Institute for Sustainable Communities study across three major regions of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra faces an increasing risk from climate change which is likely to impact the production of four major crops - Soybean, Cotton, Wheat and Gram.  (Image: BAIF Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
A farmer uses a hosepipe to irrigate crops at her farm in Nilgiris mountains, Tamil Nadu (Image: Hamish John Appleby for IWMI, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 6, 2019 Dr. Aradhana Yaduvanshi, a hydro meteorologist at WOTR, talks to us about what current research on global warming shows, and possible adaptation and coping mechanisms.
Flooding in Mumbai during the monsoons (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
34 percent of India's coastline suffers from erosion, West Bengal worst affected
News this fortnight Posted on 18 Apr, 2022 10:00 AM

West Bengal's coastline suffers the worst erosion while Goa's remains stable

Coast along the southern tip of the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India, in the hot seat!
The intensity and duration of heat waves is predicted to increase in India and human induced anthropogenic changes are to blame. Posted on 29 Mar, 2022 03:31 PM

The India Meteorological Department has warned of severe hot weather conditions across large parts of India this month.

A man sits under the scorching heat of the sun in front of Amer fort in Jaipur (Picture courtesy: Prabhu B Doss, Flickr Commons: CC-By-NC-ND-2.0)
87% of India's districts vulnerable to droughts: IMD
47% of India’s population is vulnerable to floods, says IMD's Climate Hazards Atlas Posted on 10 Feb, 2022 06:31 PM

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently come up with a ‘Climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India’ which provides districts maps on hazard events and vulnerability for all the calendar months and at annual scale in India.

(Image: J Surya, CC-SA-4.0 International)
Four major rivers in Uttarakhand change course after heavy rains
News this fortnight Posted on 02 Nov, 2021 02:06 PM

After heavy rains, four major rivers change course in Uttarakhand

A river in Uttarakhand (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
300 organisations from across the globe call for no climate finance for hydropower
News this fortnight Posted on 06 Oct, 2021 10:06 PM

Hydropower is not fit for climate finance according to 300 organisations worldwide

Gambhir dam near Ujjain (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Background on the meteorological datasets
This data can be useful in various research areas. Posted on 01 Oct, 2021 10:04 AM

Data source

Water levels in reservoirs of north, central India plummet - Rainfall deficit to blame
News this fortnight Posted on 24 Aug, 2021 11:59 AM

Deficient rainfall results in low storage in reservoirs of north, central India

Chicklihole Reservior Coorg (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India now has 46 Ramsar sites as four new wetlands add to the list
News this fortnight Posted on 11 Aug, 2021 12:13 PM

Four more wetlands get the Ramsar tag

Wetlands are an essential component of our ecosystem (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Odisha's Puri becomes first city in the country to have safe water under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban)
News this fortnight Posted on 28 Jul, 2021 07:48 AM

Odisha’s Puri first city in the country to provide safe drinking water while

Functional tap water supply to end rural water woes (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Did the moody monsoon shrink forests in peninsular India?
A study finds that while forests existed in peninsular India, they were replaced by savanna grasslands over time. And the weakening monsoon was the culprit! Posted on 04 Jul, 2021 04:26 PM

Vegetation in peninsular India is dominated by large tracts of grasslands, mainly savanna vegetation.

Savanna grasslands at Nannaj Bustard Sanctuary, Solapur, Maharashtra (Image Source: Raju Kasambe via Wikimedia Commons)
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