2023 could become the least precipitated August in 100 years with the activation of El Niño

2023 could become the least precipitated August in 100 years with the activation of El Niño
Meteorologists are concerned that 2023 could become the least precipitated August in 100 years with the activation of El Niño, a warming phenomenon in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean. There is a 90 percent shortfall in the availability of rainfall in Kerala in August. However, while the low pressure in eastern and central India provided sufficient rainfall, it has so far recorded 35 percent less rainfall than the national average. Though there are about 10 days left until the end of the month, no significant rainfall is predicted at this time. In this scenario, it is feared that August could see the least rainfall in 100 years.

This much rainfall was recorded in 1899.
The month of August, when the national-level rainfall dropped by more than 35 percent, has not been in the recent past. It is only time that more than 30 percent of the rainfall has fallen since 1931. That was in 1913. Rainfall in August was reduced by 24% in 2005, 26% in 2009, and 24% in 2015. Droughts were reported in the country in 2002, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2015.
In 2002 and 2009, the drought intensified. according to metbeat weather In 2018, when Kerala was flooded, he barely survived the drought at the national level. At the end of the monsoon in 2018, it received an additional 9.4% of rainfall. The figures indicate that, due to climate change, rainfall is falling in greater quantities in a short period of time. Climate change is the reason why floods and droughts are changing.

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