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What is causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai?

Year after year, the Indian city of Mumbai is brought to a standstill by the rains and the heavy outpours. Not only do these rains cause a loss of time and economic productivity but are also responsible for the deaths and destruction due to their occurrence. Rains in Mumbai Mumbai suffers from a heavy bout ..

Study on the South West Monsoon by the IIT Bombay: Key Findings

A team led by Prof. Subimal Ghosh from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay had undertaken a comprehensive study on south west monsoon. The findings of the study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters include the following: The dense vegetation in the Western Ghats determines the amount of rainfall that ..

List of Local Winds around the Globe

The Local winds around the world are formed through the heating of land. In coastal regions, the sea breezes and land breezes are important factors in a location’s prevailing winds. The sea is warmed by the sun more slowly because of water’s greater specific heat compared to land. As the temperature of the surface of ..

India declares drought as El Nino appears

India sees its first drought in last three years due to deficient Monsoon rains As per India Meteorological Department (IMD) the El Nino weather pattern may reduce rains again in the second half of the June to September season. India last suffered a drought in 2009, which forced it to import sugar that pushed global ..

CCEA approves National Monsoon Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved implementation of the programme National Monsoon Mission of the Earth System Science Organization for a period of 5 years. Main Objective of National Monsoon Mission: To build a working partnership between the academic, Research, Development organizations, both national and international, and operational agencies to improve monsoon forecast skill ..