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National Concerns: Maharashtra, Gujarat brace for ‘Severe Cyclone’

Nisarga Cyclone to hit Maharashtra, Gujarat Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Nisarga Cyclone A cyclonic storm, named as Nisarga, has been forming in the Arabian Sea which is expected to make a landfall between Raigad district (in northern Maharashtra) and Daman by 3rd. News Summary: Nisarga Cyclone to hit Maharashtra, Gujarat As per IMD, it is …

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Nature Bytes: Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan

Amphan Cyclone Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone ‘Amphan’ is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya …

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Environmental Bytes: How tropical cyclones are named?

How tropical cyclones are named? Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: How tropical cyclones are named? The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recently released a list of 169 names of future tropical cyclones that would emerge in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Cyclones that form in every ocean basin across the world …

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Extra Bytes: IMD to change monsoon dates from this year

IMD to change monsoon dates from this year Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: The Ministry of Earth Sciences has recently notified that with changing rainfall pattern, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to revise the normal onset and withdrawal dates for the monsoon in some parts of the country from this year. News …

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Environmental Bytes: How warm was 2019, and why?

How warm was 2019, and why? Approx Read Time: 4 minutes  In News: Recently, the European weather agency’s Copernicus climate change programme has declared 2019 as the second warmest year ever after 2016. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had also declared 2019 was the seventh warmest year on record for India. Reasons for warmer India …

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