Weather: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Code Red Warning in Delhi

The IMD (India Meteorological Department) on December 29, 2019 issued code red warning for Delhi, Haryana and the neighbouring states. The maximum temperature reached -13 degree Celsius in the capital. Colour Coded weather warning of IMD The color-coded warning is issued by the IMD operating in New Delhi under Ministry of Earth Sciences. The objective ..

Rainfall in India

India relies mostly on the Monsoons for its water replenishment needs. The monsoons (southwest summer monsoon) occur over a four-month period and the weather is dominated by massive convective thunderstorms. Why monsoons matter? The rains brought by the Indian Monsoons have an impact on the overall Indian economy as a good monsoon season increases agricultural ..

Government of India (GoI) signs pact with IBM for pilot study on using AI in Agriculture

The Government of India (GoI) has signed pact with IBM India for undertaking a pilot study to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in one district each in three states. The pilot study will be conducted for the Kharif crop season 2019 in three districts – Bhopal, Rajkot and Nanded – ..

Meteorological Department issues ‘Yellow’ weather warning for Himachal Pradesh

The Meteorological Department issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Himachal Pradesh. Rainfall had occurred at isolated places over the state. Meteorological Department has issued colour-coded warnings to alert people ahead of severe or hazardous weather. Code color ‘yellow’ is the least dangerous weather warning which indicates the possibility of severe weather over the ..

2019 World Meteorological Day (WMD)

The World Meteorological Day (WMD) is observed every year on 23rd of March to mark the establishment of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on this day in 1950. This year, the organisation is celebrating its 69th anniversary. The 2019 theme ‘The Sun, the Earth and the weather” recognizes the critical role that the Earth’s nearest star ..