Officials of the Chennai Meteorological Department blamed the failure of the weather forecasting radars, which failed to detect the 210 mm rain causing #Chennai Floods 2.0. The equipment has been reported to be aged which lacked the data on upper air that is crucial for making weather forecasting.… read-more
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on November 9 predicted very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Tamil Nadu. Reportedly, a low-pressure area formed under the influence of cyclonic circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal. It'll reach Andhra Pradesh on November 11. Besides, IMD predicted extremely heavy rainfall in Puducherry, and Karaikal between November 9 to 11. Fishermen have also been advised not to go into the sea.
The second phase of Malabar naval drills among India, the US, Japan, and Australia has been started in the Bay of Bengal on October 12. The exercise will last for three-day and it is said to be important to build synergy, coordination, and interoperability among the nations. Notably, the first phase of the exercise was organised between August 26-29 on the Pacific Ocean island of Guam.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, a cyclonic storm is likely to build up in the Bay of Bengal near the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in the next 12 hours. A notification alerting the states has been released on September 25. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, and the interiors of Telangana are predicted to witness heavy rainfall on September 25 and 26.
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Indian Meteorological Department has made a series of wrong predictions about the monsoon rains in Delhi and most recently, its July 10 prediction. The moisture-laden winds continue to give the city false hopes. IMD had reported that lower-level easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal extending northwards, would bring monsoon into Delhi. Besides, the city's regional weather forecasting… read-more
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In addition to the ongoing missile tests, the Indian Navy has successfully tested the naval variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal on December 1. The missile, which has been produced under the joint venture of India and Russia, has a range of 400 km and can fly three times the sound's speed. Moreover, the missiles can also be launched from submarines, ships and aircraft.
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Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has confirmed that 'La Niña' conditions have set in. According to Director General of IMD, under these conditions, India might experience lower temperatures this winter and "higher frequency of intense cyclones" over the Bay of Bengal. Reportedly, a depression that has developed in north interior Karnataka is likely to move over to Maharashtra coast and intensify into a deep depression by October 16.
According to IMD, a depression in the Bay of Bengal could go deep by October 13, causing heavy rains to many states including Maharashtra and Karnataka till October 14. The department has also asserted that the withdrawal of monsoon could be delayed up to October 20, as opposed to the normal October 15 date. Experts opine that this delay could possibly damage crops in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya… read-more
India and Russia began the biannual naval exercise "INDRA" on September 4 at the Bay of Bengal. The two-day operation will include training on tackling the emerging challenges related to the sea, aerial gunfire and location tracking. While Russian side will partake with naval ships - Admiral Vinogradov, Admiral Tributs and tanker Boris Butoma, India will show its naval muscles with destroyer Ranvijay, Sahyadri frigate, Kiltan corvette, and… read-more
Courtesy: United News of India