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Impact of Weak El Nino conditions

  • Category
    Environment
  • Published
    4th Apr, 2019

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) from Ministry of Earth Sciences has declared that weak El Nino conditions are prevalent in equatorial Pacific Ocean.
These conditions are likely to persist in early part of summer season and weaken thereafter.

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  • The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) from Ministry of Earth Sciences has declared that weak El Nino conditions are prevalent in equatorial Pacific Ocean.
  • These conditions are likely to persist in early part of summer season and weaken thereafter.
  • The preliminary impact of a weak El Nino can already be seen with the rising temperatures and heat waves across the country. In early March, the heat wave season began in many areas of Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.
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