El Nino to upset Indian weather: warn scientists

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Immediate Indian weather is headed for a patchy zone according to Met department officials. This will be due to what is referred to as El Nino phenomenon, under which there will be an abnormal warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean and havoc in weather patterns across the Asia-Pacific region. It is also associated with drier conditions in Australia and a weaker monsoon India. India has been getting an optimal rainfall for the last 4-6 years, if the condition changes, the surplus food production the country has been witnessing will change.

“There are possibilities of a weak El Nino. Currently, conditions are neutral. However, predictions done before May have lower skill (accuracy). We will have clearer picture after May.” S Sivanada Pai, Met department’s chief scientist told. Central agriculture secretary has already issued warnings to states to be prepared for changing situations.

 

This will add to the troubles of the upcoming, new government.

Medaram Jathara

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