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June warmest on record, 12th month over 1.5 degrees C limit: EU agency

With millions of people across five continents experiencing scorching heat last month, the European Union's climate agency, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), confirmed on Monday that June was the warmest on record. It also marked the 12th consecutive month of global temperatures reaching or breaking the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold. According to C3S ERA5 data, every month since June last year has been the warmest such month on record. In January, the world completed an entire year with the mean surface air temperature exceeding the 1.5-degree Celsius threshold. June was the 12th consecutive month with monthly average temperatures above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average. At the 2015 UN climate talks in Paris, world leaders committed to limiting the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. However, a permanent breach of the 1.5-degree Celsius limit specified in the Paris Agreement .

June warmest on record, 12th month over 1.5 degrees C limit: EU agency
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 9:20 PM IST

Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Mexico's top tourist destinations

Hurricane Beryl, the first of the 2024 Atlantic season, was at one point a Category 5 storm, making it the earliest Category 5 storm on record

Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Mexico's top tourist destinations
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 5:41 PM IST

Bihar witnesses another bridge collapse, 10th incident in over 15 days

Another instance of bridge collapse came to the fore in Bihar on Thursday, making it the 10th such incident to have been reported from the state in just over a fortnight, an official said. The latest incident was reported from Saran which witnessed two more bridge collapses in the last 24 hours, District Magistrate Aman Samir said. No casualty was reported after the structure, built 15 years ago by local authorities, collapsed this morning, he said. The small bridge over the Gandaki river was situated in the Baneyapur block and used to connect several villages in Saran with the neighbouring Siwan district. The small bridge was constructed 15 years ago. I am going to the spot. Several other officials of the district administration have already reached there. The exact cause of the bridge collapse is yet to be ascertained but desilting work was recently undertaken," the district magistrate told PTI. On Wednesday, the Saran district witnessed the collapse of two small bridges - one i

Bihar witnesses another bridge collapse, 10th incident in over 15 days
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 12:30 PM IST

Beryl 'extremely dangerous' as it gains strength in Caribbean region

People in a broad swathe of the Eastern Caribbean boarded up shops, stocked up on food and filled their cars with fuel as the storm approached

Beryl 'extremely dangerous' as it gains strength in Caribbean region
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 11:57 PM IST

Heavy rain in Delhi not due of cloudburst, something close to it: IMD

The torrential rain that brought Delhi to its knees last week was not a result of a cloudburst, the India Meteorological Department clarified on Monday. Addressing a press conference, IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the Safdarjung Observatory, the city's primary weather station, recorded 91 mm rainfall between 5 am and 6 am on June 28. Similarly, the Lodhi Road weather station logged 64 mm from 5 am to 6 am and 89 mm from 6 am to 7 am. "These do not warrant to be declared as cloudbursts, but it was very close to a cloudburst," Mohapatra said. Explaining the reason behind the extreme weather event, the IMD had earlier said multiple large-scale monsoonal weather systems created conditions for mesoscale convective activity over Delhi NCR, resulting in intense thunderstorms and heavy rainfall during the early hours of June 28. This activity was supported by thermodynamic instability in the atmosphere, which is favourable for thunderstorms. The Safdarjung Observatory recorded 228.

Heavy rain in Delhi not due of cloudburst, something close to it: IMD
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 8:37 PM IST

'Extremely dangerous' hurricane Beryl's aggression threatens Caribbean

Most computer models keep Beryl away from US offshore oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico, but there is an outside chance the storm may threaten the region later this week

'Extremely dangerous' hurricane Beryl's aggression threatens Caribbean
Updated On : 30 Jun 2024 | 10:44 PM IST

IMD weather today: Intense heatwave in North, rainfall alert in other areas

In some parts of Maharashtra, IMD anticipates heavy rainfall. Additionally, it predicts heat waves in numerous North Indian regions. The IMD says that Delhi will get some relief on Wednesday

IMD weather today: Intense heatwave in North, rainfall alert in other areas
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 11:57 AM IST

IMD weather today 2024: Delhi temp to touch 47 degree Celsius amid heatwave

The weather office said that some areas in northern parts of India like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and others will witness heat waves from June 11-15. While Met also predicted heavy rainfall in souther

IMD weather today 2024: Delhi temp to touch 47 degree Celsius amid heatwave
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 3:01 PM IST

IMD weather today: Red alert for heavy rainfall and heatwave in many region

IMD says that Maharashtra, Bengal and Karnataka are likely going to encounter heavy rainfall, while states like Punjab and Haryana can experience heatwaves

IMD weather today: Red alert for heavy rainfall and heatwave in many region
Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 11:12 AM IST

IMD weather today: Heatwave, rainfall alert in northern regions of India

Until June 9, parts of India will experience a heatwave or severe heatwave, according to IMD. Goa, Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Karnataka, Assam, and Meghalaya are on an orange alert for heavy

IMD weather today: Heatwave, rainfall alert in northern regions of India
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 11:52 AM IST

Bengaluru breaks 133-year record for single day rainfall in June: IMD

Bengaluru received 111 mm rainfall on June 2, breaking the 133-year record for the highest ever rainfall in a single day in June, Met department officials said. N Puviarasan, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, confirmed to PTI that June 2 witnessed the highest single day rainfall in June in 133 years. He also said the rainfall received on June 1 and June 2 alone 140.7 mm surpassed the monthly average for June. According to 'X' user @Bnglweatherman, as per IMD, June 2 recorded 111 mm, which crossed the June month average of 110.3 mm, in a single day. He further said the highest single day rainfall in June was recorded on June 16, 1891. The intense rain also brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places, particularly in Jayanagar from where residents posted pictures of fallen trees on social media. A tree had also fallen on the Metro track near Trinity Metro station causing inconvenience to commuters Sunday night. Besides fallen trees, inundated ...

Bengaluru breaks 133-year record for single day rainfall in June: IMD
Updated On : 03 Jun 2024 | 5:28 PM IST

Cyclonic storms have affected 45 million people in India since 2019

Cyclone Remal touched 74 kmph; Cyclone Tauktae in 2021 was worse, with wind speeds raging at 222 kmph

Cyclonic storms have affected 45 million people in India since 2019
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 2:32 PM IST

Intense heatwave: 37 cities record temperature over 45 degrees Celsius

People in large parts of India sweated through a deadly heat wave that tested power grids and disaster preparedness of states on Sunday while Maharashtra's Akola imposed Section 144 until May 31, prohibiting public gatherings. A 'red' warning has been issued for Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, indicating a "very high likelihood" of heat illness and heat stroke for all age groups. Rajasthan's Phalodi was the hottest place in the country for the second consecutive day, recording a maximum temperature of 49.8 degrees Celsius. A day ago, the city hit 50 degrees Celsius -- the highest temperature recorded in the country since June 1, 2019. The state has reported multiple heat-related deaths in the last three days. Official data showed that at least 37 places in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius or above on Sunday, compared to 17 places a day ago.

Intense heatwave: 37 cities record temperature over 45 degrees Celsius
Updated On : 26 May 2024 | 11:34 PM IST

India set to face hotter heatwaves amid preparation gaps, says study

The study advocates for the expansion of mandatory regulations alongside existing action plans to tackle the challenges posed by climate change

India set to face hotter heatwaves amid preparation gaps, says study
Updated On : 15 May 2024 | 12:01 AM IST

Rains, gusty winds lash several parts of Mumbai; businesses, life disrupted

Flight operations at Mumbai airport were temporarily suspended due to low visibility and strong winds

Rains, gusty winds lash several parts of Mumbai; businesses, life disrupted
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 12:35 AM IST

Flights cancelled, offices and beaches closed: Heavy rains lash Dubai again

Dubai's MeT department has issued an orange alert for Friday; educational institutions asked to shift to online classes, while companies directed to allow work from home for their employees

Flights cancelled, offices and beaches closed: Heavy rains lash Dubai again
Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 12:17 PM IST

Rapid warming of Indian ocean could lead to catastrophic outcomes: Study

The Indian Ocean is expected to experience surface warming of 1.4 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees Celsius between 2020 and 2100, which will push it into a near-permanent heatwave state, intensify cyclones, affect the monsoon, and lead to a rise in sea levels, according to a new study. The study, led by Roxy Mathew Koll, a climate scientist at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), showed that marine heatwaves (periods of abnormally high ocean temperatures) are projected to increase from 20 days per year (during 1970-2000) to 220-250 days per year, pushing the tropical Indian Ocean into a basin-wide near-permanent heatwave state by the end of the 21st century. Marine heatwaves cause habitat destruction due to coral bleaching, seagrass destruction, and loss of kelp forests, affecting the fisheries sector adversely. They also lead to the rapid intensification of cyclones. The rapid warming in the Indian Ocean is not limited to the surface. The heat content of the

Rapid warming of Indian ocean could lead to catastrophic outcomes: Study
Updated On : 28 Apr 2024 | 1:54 PM IST

Delhi airport sees 15 flight diversions due to bad weather in NCR

As many as 15 flights were diverted at the Delhi airport on Tuesday evening due to bad weather in the national capital. Many flights were also delayed. Out of these flights, an airport official said, nine were diverted to Jaipur, two each to Amritsar and Lucknow, one each to Mumbai and Chandigarh. A senior government official who was to fly to Chennai from the national capital said his flight had been delayed by more than 5 hours. The IndiGo flight was to take off at around 5.15 pm and there is no update so far on the departure timing, the official said late in the evening. Vistara said two of its flights from Pune and Ranchi that were to land at the airport were diverted. In a post on X, IndiGo said that due to unfavourable weather conditions in the national capital, customers are requested to check their flight timings before heading to the airport. "Flight UK998 from Pune to Delhi (PNQ-DEL) has been diverted to Amritsar (ATQ) due to bad weather at Delhi airport...," Vistara s

Delhi airport sees 15 flight diversions due to bad weather in NCR
Updated On : 23 Apr 2024 | 10:56 PM IST

NGT directs officials to expedite demarcation of Ganga's floodplain in UP

The National Green Tribunal has directed the authorities concerned to expedite the demarcation of floodplain zones of the Ganga and the Ram Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district. The green panel was hearing a plea alleging a state-owned company in the energy sector is carrying out illegal construction in the rivers' floodplains in the Milak Kharakpur Baaje village of the district's Munda Pandey block. A tributary of the Ganga, the Ram Ganga originates in Uttarakhand and enters Uttar Pradesh in Bijnor district. In February, a report by the Moradabad district magistrate and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board said a pipeline was being constructed by GAIL. A bench of National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava said in pursuance of the tribunal's earlier directions, the district magistrate filed another report, saying Rs 1.12 crore had been paid to the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) in Roorkee for demarcation of the floodplain. According to the N

NGT directs officials to expedite demarcation of Ganga's floodplain in UP
Updated On : 22 Apr 2024 | 7:34 PM IST

There is money coming in: How cash recyclers are set to get a big leg up

Going ahead, a customer can take a wad of notes to a CRM and use UPI to activate the process of depositing it rather than insert their debit card into the slot

There is money coming in: How cash recyclers are set to get a big leg up
Updated On : 07 Apr 2024 | 11:19 PM IST