India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues various monthly and seasonal forecasts of rainfall for the southwest monsoon season (June to September). Operational forecasts for the southwest monsoon season rainfall are issued in two stages. The first stage forecast is issued in April and the second stage forecast is issued in June.
Intensifying climate change remains the biggest threat to coral reefs around the world, with rising sea surface temperatures driving widespread bleaching events, according to the Climate Council’s latest report.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on El Nino Impact on Monsoon, 06/04/2017. As per the global El Niño forecast issued in early March 2017, chances of occurrence of El Niño exists after July. World Meteorological Agencies have indicated possibility of El Nino conditions to develop over the Pacific later this year.
Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels today.