This study assesses the potential of rooftop rainwater harvesting technique in the sustainable development of water resources in the state of Maharashtra. Rainwater harvesting is an ideal solution to overcome water problems where surface water sources are insufficient and groundwater supply is quantitatively and qualitatively inadequate.

This report discusses operational monitoring and forecasting aspects of the 2014 southwest monsoon. Analysis of various monsoon features, such as progress of the monsoon, semi-permanent and transient weather systems, rainfall distribution etc. have been presented.

Monsoon is expected to be 93% below normal this year says IMD. Read IMD forecast , 9 June 2014.

Thunderstorm development is a rapid process occurring within a short period of a few hours.

Currently the ENSO conditions over equatorial Pacific are in the border line between warm ENSO neutral and weak El Nino conditions. Latest forecasts from almost all ENSO prediction models indicate a transition to sustained El Nino conditions during the southwest monsoon with probability of about 70%.

The fifth session of the SASCOF (SASCOF-5), convened to generate the climate outlook for the summer monsoon season of 2014, was held at Pune, India, from 22-23 April 2014 with the participation of eight South Asian countries.

The emergence of the El Nino weather phenomenon is likely to coincide with the monsoon season (June-September) this year, India Metrological Department’s (IMD) Regional Climate Centre in Pune said in its Seasonal Climate Outlook for South Asia (April-July) report.

This report by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) provides a detailed analysis of the various aspects of operational monitoring and forecasting of observed weather and climate features of 2013 SW monsoon. The report also discussed impact of the monsoon on the major Kharif crops during the season.

State level climate change trends over India during last 60 years have been presented this publication. The publication contains quantification of climate change trends with latest data (1951-2010) in respect of temperatures (Maximum, Minimum and Average), Daily temperature range and rainfall for each state of the country.

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