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Vinson Kurian
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the monsoon trough across the plains of northwest India has shifted north (of normal), which signals a weakening of rain-enabling conditions.

Mumbai The lakes that feed Mumbai will bank once again on an experiment that helped induce rain 17 years ago. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will carry out cloud seeding in the next eight days, hoping to bring artificial rain in its catchment areas, lakes in Thane and Shahapur district, which have had little or no rainfall for nearly a month.

P. Sunderarajan

NEW DELHI: Five weeks into the season, the monsoon situation in the country continues to be precarious. Large parts continue to be in deficit, despite the vigorous rainfall activity over several areas over the past week.

In earlier publications, we had explained how the monsoon seasonal time series data of regional and All-India rainfall (AIRF) can be decomposed into its six basic modes by the method of empirical mode decomposition. This method helps one to recognize the first mode due to ENSO as being highly non-Gaussian, whereas the remaining progressively less important modes tend to be Gaussian.

AHMEDABAD: The weather department has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall in south Gujarat and parts of Gujarat on Thursday. Officials said they were hopeful that Ahmedabad will get its maiden showers. "The monsoon activity is expected to give good rainfall in south Gujarat and region including parts of north Gujarat.

New Delhi: In a development that could have a bearing on the rest of the monsoon, Australia

P. Sunderarajan

NEW DELHI: There finally seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the people of Delhi and other parts of north west India, who have been subjected to muggy weather for the last several days even as the monsoons lashed other parts of the country.

The rainfall in the month of July this year is above normal in Goa, according to the Meteorological Department.
Till date the State has received 1443.5mm of rainfall which is quite high compared to the predicted normal rainfall of 1110.6mm.

July 8: Absence of rains in the North India has made the government sit up and take notice to handle a probable drought-like situation.

MUMBAI: Even as the rains remain elusive in catchment areas and contractors promoting cloud seeding technology throng BMC corridors, civic officials are not very keen to woo the rain-bearing clouds artificially.