The Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Key details: The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the Arabian Gulf to the open ocean. It is one of the world’s most strategically important choke points. …

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Northwest India has seen multiple spells of rainfall due to western disturbances. Out of the 10 States and Union Territories of northwest India, six have recorded a large excess in rainfall so far this month, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Chandigarh. A western disturbance is an extratropical cyclone that originates in the Mediterranean region and provides heavy winter rain to the Indian subcontinent’s northern regions. A Western Disturbance is defined …

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Lebanon was thrown into mass confusion after its government at the last minute delayed the start of daylight saving time by a month. Meanwhile, Greenland has chosen to stay with daylight saving time forever. What is daylight saving time? Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward …

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This year the month of February was the hottest so far since 1901 in India. According to a study in The Lancet, published in July 2021, with two decades of data (2000-2019), more than five million people died on average each year worldwide because of extreme temperatures. The Sixth Assessment Report …

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February has recorded an unusual surge in temperature. GoI, like everyone else, will be anticipating a torrid summer. Initial forecasts are that peak power demand in April will be 229GW, higher than the June 2022 record of 211GW, and therefore, by the time it’s June this year, demand will be …

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Rain continues in southern districts

Ramanathapuram district recorded the highest average rainfall of 320 mm during October, as rains lashed southern districts on Thursday. After heavy rainfall was witnessed from Tuesday night, the district administration of Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari declared holiday for all government and private schools on Wednesday. The Dindigul Collector announced holiday …

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Post-monsoon season sees excess rainfall

A prolonged south west monsoon, the onset of the north east monsoon, and cyclone Kyarr have resulted in a wet October across the State. October to December is considered the post-monsoon period, which includes the north east monsoon. Source :

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Supercyclone ‘Kyarr’ moves away from Indian coast

IMD has also warned of a fresh low pressure system that had formed over the equatorial Indian Ocean to the south of Sri Lanka on Monday morning Supercyclone ‘Kyarr’ in the Arabian Sea has moved westwards and away from India’s coast, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). ‘Kyarr’ lay …

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Excess rain washes out IMD’s methods

New dynamical model failed to forecast August-September deluge While India this year may have recorded its highest monsoon rain in 25 years, an analysis suggests that new monsoon models, called the Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecast Model (CFS), deployed by the IMD over the last decade don’t do better than the …

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