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AHMEDABAD: Scorching, sultry afternoons may soon give way to thundershowers and welcome drizzle as weather officials expect pre-monsoon activity to begin in a week's time.

The city has been witnessing high humidity which was recorded at 70% on Monday morning. Weather officials said this is due to the south-westerly current which leads to more moisture in the environment.

MUMBAI: Burdened by expectations of an error-free forecast now that the Doppler radar has arrived, the Met department on Tuesday issued a disclaimer about the much-hyped prowess of the instrument to give accurate and timely forecasts.

Southwest monsoon (SWM) controls the majority of the agricultural activities in Tamil Nadu (TN), though the amount of rainfall received due to this is relatively less. The nature and behaviour of water vapour over TN reveal the other dynamic processes that are in operation during this period of the year.

Mumbai The pre-monsoon showers may grace the city in less than 20 days from now. This may be the only positive upshot of the severely humid weather condition presently prevailing over Mumbai.

TUMKUR: Rain has destroyed standing paddy crop in 10 villages in Tumkur district. Siddapura and surrounding villages in Kasaba hobli of Madhugiri taluk in the district received heavy rain combined with wind and hailstones on Saturday evening. The crop, which had turned a golden yellow and was due to be harvested, fell flat on the ground. The fields were inundated by rainwater.

Pune Even as heatwave conditions prevail in most parts of the country, there is good news. The monsoon may arrive a week in advance.

Two island nations, Micronesia and Mauritius, filed a proposed amendment on 30th April 09 to regulate HFCs under the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty. HFC emissions are expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades, equaling about one third of the climate problem by 2040.

The IGSD press release on a joint proposal by Micronesia and Mauritius for phasing down HFCs which could otherwise be responsible for 1/3rd of total climate emissions by 2040. The U.S. is also considering submitting its own proposal on HFCs to the Montreal Protocol.

Mumbai Doppler radar in city but may not be ready before July 24 when highest tide is expected

The southern ozone hole has changed weather patterns around Antarctica and cooled the air above the east part of the continent, according to new research.