Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (WMO) - Climate change, environmental degradation, population growth and urbanization are putting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the Asian region, and exposure to extreme weather and other hazards is increasing.
Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Climate Research and Services (CR & S)
By Aarti Kelkar-Khambete
An analysis by IMD proves that rainwater harvesting is the best way to overcome the continuous dry spells the country witnesses.
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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to Uttarakhand affected by drought.
The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.
Nouveau record en vue: 2016 devrait être encore plus chaude que 2015
Tout semble indiquer que 2016 sera l’année la plus chaude qui ait été observée depuis le début des relevés et que la température moyenne sera même supérieure au record établi en 2015. Selon les données provisoires dont dispose l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), la température moyenne en 2016 devrait être supérieure d’environ 1,2 °Celsius à ce qu’elle était à l’époque préindustrielle.
2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015.
It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015. Preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Globally, 2015 was the hottest year on record, beating the record set in 2014 and making it the fourth time this century that a new high temperature record was set. The situation in India is also worsening. In 2015, more than 2,300 people died, making it the 5th highest in world history in terms of mortality due to heatwave. Most of the deaths are concentrated in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Odisha and Bihar. In 2016, the month of April 2016, has seen the highest recorded average global temperature ever.
Extreme weather increasingly linked to global warming
The World Meteorological Organization has published a detailed analysis of the global climate 2011-2015 – the hottest five-year period on record - and the increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts.
The record temperatures were accompanied by rising sea levels and declines in Arctic sea-ice extent, continental glaciers and northern hemisphere snow cover.
Le climat mondial 2011-2015: chaud et fantasque
L’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) vient de publier une analyse détaillée du climat mondial de 2011 à 2015 – période quinquennale la plus chaude jamais enregistrée – et de l’empreinte de plus en plus visible de l’être humain sur les phénomènes météorologiques et climatologiques extrêmes, dont les répercussions sont dangereuses et coûteuses.
Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.
During the first week of October, the Metrological Department reported that maximum daytime temperatures in some parts of the country were between 5 to 2C above average. They hit 38.3C in some parts of the North Central Province, a region vital for the staple rice harvest.
In June 2016, India launched its first National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) with the aim of improving the country's resilience to disasters and reducing the loss of lives and assets. Hailed as one of the first national level plans which is aligned to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), India's NDMP not only adheres to the spirit of SFDRR, it also entails provisions to help India reach the goals set in SFDRR.
By Sarah Lynagh, Andrew Robertson, Roop Singh
Picture this scenario: you are a development NGO worker who receives a significant flood watch for your area several days in advance of a massive storm system.
You may start coordinating with humanitarian agencies and local governments, but there is very little time to prepare for the event, and recovery supplies will probably not make it to the community for several weeks after the storm.
Now imagine a different scenario: you receive a flood watch for your area three weeks in advance of the storm.
One person has died and another received injuries after police opened fire upon protesters in Bengaluru's Rajgopalnagar area on Monday.
There were many reports of arson and vandalism in Bengaluru and on a highway to Mysuru during protests against the Supreme Court's modified order directing Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till 20th of this month.
Highlights of the Week
The western end of monsoon trough was close to foothills of Himalayas during the week.
A low pressure area influenced east Indian during 2nd half of the week.
Heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy fall (≥20 cm) occurred over isolated places over Andamn & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Bihar on one or two days of the week.
Karnataka has started releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu
The state govt decided to abide by SC directive on Tuesday
Protesters have intensified the agitation in Mandya and other parts of the state
BENGALURU: Amid protests in several parts by farmers, Karnataka has started releasing Cauvery water+ to Tamil Nadu to abide by the Supreme court directive.
The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to release 15,000 cuses of water per day to Tamil Nadu for 10 days.
1. Humanitarian Situation
Chhattisgarh state has a rich natural endowment of land, water forest and annual average rainfall of 1350 mm. Recorded documents reveal that state had a past of agricultural abundances comparable with Rice bowl of the Burdwan region of the west Bengal. There were innumerable ponds with tree groves the yielded fruits and other bio products. Chhattisgarh is primarily a mono crop area. Paddy is the principal crop, generally grown in Kharif season. This season starts from mid-June to mid-October. The Rabi crop is generally not taken due to various reasons.
1. Executive Summary
Acute water scarcity has developed into a severe drought situation. While there has been monsoon deficit of for past few years, differential rainfall pattern, Data shows a continuous fall in the average rainfall in the state from last few years. Agriculture in Jharkhand is mostly dependent on Rain and in most of the places only mono cropping is prevalent. Due to which the drought has led to alarming situation for food security in the rural areas of the state.
1. Executive Summary
Government of Madhya Pradesh has declared 46 districts out of 50 affected by drought resulting in huge crop loss, massive migration, economic loss to farmers and loss of lives. In June to September 2015, there was enormous decline noted in the rainfall and villagers were hit by a triple whammy: first, the ripening winter wheat and gram crops were destroyed by untimely heavy rains and hailstorms from February to early April. Then, a drought destroyed the summer kharif paddy and pulse crops.
Hightlights of the week
The monsoon trough was south of its normal position during the week
Most of the sub-divisions of south Peninsula received normal to excess rainfall activity during the week