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Monsoon recovers from slow start - rainfall running 20% higher than "normal"

The SW Monsoon has, after a late, slow start, spread across all of India and is just crossing the NW frontier into Pakistan. This normally only happens around the 15th of July. 488 more words


The Yonaguni ' underwater pyramid'

I was just surfing on the internet a couple of days ago, and than I discovered another ‘underwater’ mystery.
Like the stories of Atlantis and the Land of Mu, there’s also another mystery. 394 more words

Monsoon slow to reach North West but rainfall running 11% above average

In spite of a forecast of a deficient monsoon, a late start and a possible El Nino year, so far, so good.

The advance of the monsoon front is a little slow across central India and into the North West. 131 more words


Mt. Sinabung lava dome now at 3.3 million cubic metres and still growing

Mt. Sinabung started erupting on 27th August 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. It has caused evacuations a number of times and has then quietened down only to start again a few weeks later. 413 more words

Natural Disasters

The origin of...Island

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” Baltasar Gracian… 487 more words

Natural Phenomena

A Powerful Portent of Change

My Sundays are pretty chill. I’m either baking cookies, watering my plants, riding my bicycle and napping beside the river or visiting my dad. Yesterday happened to be Dad visit day. 2,185 more words

Raise Your EQ

Weak El Nino conditions but timely monsoon still expected

El Nino conditions can suppress the Indian southwest monsoon. Weak El Nino conditions exist for the second year running but the IMD’s forecast is for the monsoon to hit the mainland at Kerala on 30th May ± 4 days. 330 more words