Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Rainfall

Tomato is the new onion as rain damage in southern states doubles prices, no respite soon

Retail as well as wholesale prices of tomato have more than doubled to as high as Rs 80/kg in several places. In some southern cities, prices rose to as much as Rs 140/kg.

This is why Kerala and Uttarakhand are seeing heavy rainfall, flooding in October

Typically, the monsoon season in both states withdraws by September. But relentless showers in October have raised concerns over climate change.

Eight dead, dozens missing after heavy rain, landslides in Kerala, rescue ops on

Although the rain has subsided, Kerala State Disaster Management Authorities predict light to moderate rainfall at many places during the next 24 hours.

This is why Delhi is seeing so much rainfall in September

This season, Delhi has seen the heaviest rainfall in decades, recording over 1161.1 mm of rainfall — the highest since 1975, when 1,155.6mm of rainfall was recorded. 

Delhi records 1,100 mm of rainfall in 2021, highest in 46 years

Normally, Delhi records 648.9 mm of rainfall during the monsoon season, according to the IMD. The monsoon withdraws from Delhi by 25 September.

Wet June, erratic July, dry August — 2021 monsoon follows pattern of climate change warning

Early in June, India registered 10% more rainfall than the Long Period Average, but two breaks in July and August have dragged it down to 9% below normal.

Delhi records highest single-day rainfall in September in 12 years

Delhi recorded 90% of the monthly quota of rain on the first day of the month with heavy downpour submerging low-lying areas in knee-deep water & bringing traffic to a halt in the city.

After July, August also set to record less than normal rainfall, says IMD

August recorded 26% deficiency until yesterday, said IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra, adding that the shortfall has been recorded in north and central India.

No chance of monsoon arriving in Delhi, neighbouring areas till 7 July, IMD says

The MeT office said heatwave conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and parts of UP, north Rajasthan and northwest Madhya Pradesh are likely till 2 July.

Forecast of another normal monsoon expected to boost planting of major crops

A normal monsoon season is critical for India’s crop output and economic growth at a time when the country is battling the world’s worst Covid outbreak.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.