Environment & Weather
The lightning strikes have increased from 1.38 crore in 2019-20 to 2 crore in 2022-23. Lightnings can be Inter-cloud or cloud-to-ground.
The rainfall activity is likely to increase in distribution and intensity from August 21 with precipitation in many parts of the state till August 24, the MeT office said in a release.
The weather continues to be chaotic, with heatwaves and cloudbursts; you should prepare for even hotter days ahead. One study estimates that the heat wave that hit Europe in 2013 was responsible for 61,000 deaths, which is possibly more…
The average global temperature on 7 July was 17.24 degrees Celsius, 0.3°C above the previous record set on 16 August 2016 – another El Niño year, said the agency
The planetary average hit 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17.23 degrees Celsius), surpassing the 62.9-degree mark (17.18-degree mark) set Tuesday and equaled Wednesday.
Rain-bearing clouds are approaching from the Arabian Sea in North Goa and South Goa districts, which are most likely to experience moderate to heavy rain spells on Thursday, IMD said.
It has issued a yellow alert, warning showers could flood low-lying areas and disrupt the flow of traffic on key roads.
While 5.8 mm rain was recorded in the morning, another 5.1 mm rain was logged later in the day in Chandigarh; as per IMD, chances of rain will continue in the coming days as well