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La Nina

La Nina is an Ocean – Atmospheric phenomenon occurring in the central Pacific Ocean. La Nina is the opposite of “El Nino” and means “Little Girl” in Spanish. This complex climate phenomenon occurs as a result of strong Trade winds blowing from Southern America to Eastern Australian coast. Due to strong trade winds, warm water ..

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Statement on climate of India during 2022

In 2022, the annual mean land surface air temperature in India was 0.510C above the long-term average (1981-2010 period). This made the year the fifth warmest on record since nationwide records began in 1901. Despite this, it was lower than the highest warming observed over India during 2016, which had an anomaly of 0.710C, but ..

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Iraq Dust Storms

In the last six weeks, around eight dust storms hit Iraq. NASA’s satellites captured the images of skies turning orange. These dust storms reduce visibility, increase the risk of accidents, give rise to respiratory problems, and severely disrupt lives. Which winds are driving the dust storms? The dust storms are driven by northwesterly winds, also ..

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What is a ‘Megadrought’?

A megadrought is a drought that lasts at least two decades. In the past, megadroughts have been linked to prolonged La Niña conditions. Overview: Megadrought is a term that refers to the length of a drought rather than its acute intensity. The term is used in scientific literature to describe droughts that last several decades. ..

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Kirbati Island: Maiden COVID Cases

Kirbati is one of the most isolated islands in the world. It is located in Pacific Ocean, at 4,800 kimlometres from North America. So far Kirbati had recorded only two COVID-19 cases. Recently, Kirbati is facing community transmission. What happened? The island has been following strict travel measures. The first international flight to the island ..

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Australia declares ‘La Nina weather event begins’

Weather bureau of Australia declared on November 23, 2021 that; a La Nina weather phenomenon had developed in Pacific Ocean for the second consecutive year. Highlights Development of this phenomenon will bring above average rainfall across central, north and east Australia. This event could boost wheat yields in Australia. In September 2021, India had increased ..

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La Nina

La Nina is a weather pattern involving the strong winds blowing the Pacific Ocean’s warm surface water from South America to Indonesia. With the warm water moving westwards, the cold water underneath rises to the surface near the coast of South America. This results in countries like Peru and Ecuador witnessing droughts and countries like ..

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