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    ... The ongoing climate change conference in Marrakesh was supposed to be a celebration of all the remarkable achievements made in the last one year. Instead, it has been forced to keep worrying about the prospects of a US pull-out from the Paris Agreement, potentially unravelling all the work that has gone on for the last one decade in creating a global architecture to fight climate change. The election of Donald Trump on November 8 US presidential elections has completely hijacked the attention of the Marrakesh conference, which, in any case, was scheduled to perform a rather mundane task of framing rules and guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement that was signed in the French capital at the same conference last year. ...

    Indian Express on Nov. 15, 2016, 4:26 p.m.

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    ...Sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean have not behaved in the expected manner in the last couple of months, once again affecting rainfall prospects in India this monsoon season.The Indian Meteorological Department had forecast an above normal rainfall this season — 104 per cent of the long-period average — but with just 10 days remaining in the season, the overall rainfall, in the country as a whole, is five per cent below normal.“We expect some good rainfall in the remaining days in some parts of the country, especially in the southern peninsula but it is unlikely that the five per cent deficiency will be compensated.So, most likely, the season will end with about 2-4 per cent deficiency.That would keep the seasonal rainfall in the ‘normal’ category,” D S Pai of the IMD said.Rainfall between 96 and 104 per cent of the long-period average is categorised as ‘normal’. ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 21, 2016, 4:12 a.m.

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    ...Sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean have not behaved in the expected manner in the last couple of months, once again affecting rainfall prospects in India this monsoon season.The Indian Meteorological Department had forecast an above normal rainfall this season — 104 per cent of the long-period average — but with just 10 days remaining in the season, the overall rainfall, in the country as a whole, is five per cent below normal.“We expect some good rainfall in the remaining days in some parts of the country, especially in the southern peninsula but it is unlikely that the five per cent deficiency will be compensated.So, most likely, the season will end with about 2-4 per cent deficiency.That would keep the seasonal rainfall in the ‘normal’ category,” D S Pai of the IMD said.Rainfall between 96 and 104 per cent of the long-period average is categorised as ‘normal’. ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 20, 2016, 5:12 p.m.

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    ...Such a picture helps in a much-improved analysis of weather phenomena and results in better forecasts, including those of severe weather events.ALSO READ: ISRO launches advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR in textbook style The 2211-kg new satellite, INSAT-3DR, launched by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F05), is an improved version of INSAT-3D. ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 9, 2016, midnight