- September 16, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Environment
Context – Climate change is real: India received 129% over normal rainfall September 14
- Some 48 per cent of India’s total geographical area received ‘large excess’ rainfall September 14, 2021 according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) rainfall data. The country, as a whole, received 129 per cent ‘over normal’ rainfall.
- The 48 per cent geographical area was spread over 17 subdivisions, which received ‘large excess’ rainfall. Some 13 of these subdivisions recorded more than 100 per cent ‘above normal’ rainfall.
- Subdivisions are geographical areas demarcated by IMD. They are based on the climatic conditions of a region. Currently, there are 36 meteorological subdivisions in India.
- Gujarat — which is divided into two subdivisions, Saurashtra and Kutch and the Gujarat region — as a whole received 951 per cent over normal rainfall September 14.
- Odisha has been experiencing heavy rainfall due to the depression since September 11, leading to a rise in water levels in the Brahmani, Baitarani, Subarnarekha, Kushabhadra, Rushikulya and Devi rivers.
- Meanwhile, experts have told this reporter that climate change was causing the wettest days to become wetter and hottest days to become hotter in Odisha.
- Odisha has witnessed extreme weather conditions this year — from heat waves to drought and flood-like conditions.
- Climate change was increasing the frequency of the formation of low pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal, bringing unseasonal rains.