La Nina to boost South West Monsoon in 2020
Published: June 26, 2020
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology recently stated that there is 50% of chances for the formation of La Nina in 2020.
According to the researchers at the bureau, the La Nina if formed will boost the South West Monsoon.
The Indian Meteorological Department expects an above average monsoon in India in 2020. The IMD has predicted 104% of monsoon rains that currently stands at 88 cm for India. So far, India has been receiving healthy monsoon rains with 22% above average rainfalls all over the country. Between June 1 and June 24, 2020, Central India has seen 59% above normal rain in the country.
La Nina is caused due to the cooling of Pacific Ocean. It is considered as the counterpart of El Nino. Together La Nina and El Nino contribute to the El-Nino Southern Oscillation, called the ENSO. Scientists use Oceanic Nino Index to measure the deviation from the normal sea surface temperatures. La Nina is identified with the decrease in surface sea temperatures of more than 0.5 degrees Celsius for consecutive 3-month seasons.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs