El Nino: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Why did India skip Cyclones in October, 2020? How is it related to Madden Julian Oscillation?

Published: November 7, 2020

The East and West Coasts of India are prone to cyclones with maximum hazards such as winds, storm surge and heavy winds. However, this October 2020 missed such events during this monsoon. Key Highlights Around 80 cyclones are formed around the world every year. Out of these, five are formed in Arabian Sea or Bay ..

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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. Highlights 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 ..

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IMD: El Nino to be neutral; Normal Monsoon rains for India

Published: March 20, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department announced that the El Nino Weather Phenomenon is to remain neutral this year between May and July. This will bring in normal rains to India during South West Monsoon. The Indian Monsoon is greatly affected by the El Nino and La Nina Weather Phenomenon. The neutral event ..

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Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius

Published: February 14, 2020

The World Meteorological Organization announced that for the first time in record Antarctica has recorded its hottest temperature ever, 20.75 Degree Celsius. So far, the highest was 18.3 Degrees Celsius that was recorded in January 1982. Highlights The higher temperatures were influenced by shifts in El Nino and Ocean Currents. According to United Nations scientists, ..

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Facts Box: Effects of El-Nino, Equinod and IOD on Indian Monsoon, 2019

Published: October 29, 2019

The ongoing frenetic of the North-East Monsoon in the Peninsular India were supported by the same factors that propelled the South-West monsoon. The Indian monsoon of 2019 saw a neutral Pacific (neither El Nino nor La Nina), a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and a positive Equatorial Indian Ocean Oscillation (EQUINOO). El nino  The variation ..

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