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The Weather Channel India 1h
⚡️ “: 16% of India is currently under ‘severe drought’ while 40% is facing ‘drought’. Reservoir levels drop alarmingly in western India.”
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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A study at IIT Gandhinagar last month found that 16% of India is currently under ‘severe drought’, while 40% is facing ‘drought’. The severe drought-hit areas, according to the researchers, are in Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra (Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra).
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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Such advisories are usually issued when water levels are less than 20% of the 10-year average live storage figures. 📸Aringraphy/Pixabay
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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Following these findings, the Centre last week issued a "drought advisory" to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them use water in their reservoirs judiciously.
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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Northern, Central and Eastern India, however, had comparatively better reservoir levels, bringing up the national live storage average for 91 reservoirs to 115% of last year’s capacity for the corresponding period.
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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South India is not faring much better. On May 16, 31 CWC-monitored reservoirs in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu were at 13% of storage capacity. While this is the same level as the corresponding period last year, it is below the 10-year level of 16%.
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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Last Thursday, the Central Water Commission (CWC), which monitors 91 reservoirs across India, says that 27 reservoirs in Maharashtra and Gujarat were at 13% of their live storage capacity (as on May 16), against 18% in 2018, and the decadal average of 22%.
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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Faced with massive difficulties in procuring drinking water, residents of village, Gujarat have reportedly started digging their own wells and drinking polluted water.
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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Things are looking bleak in as well. 40% of the state's 202 dams are empty, and 102 others have water levels below 30%. In Kutch, there are fears of the 'worst ever drought' since 1985. 📸Maxpixel
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The Weather Channel India 2h
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The situation is particularly dire in the region, where dams have 3% water against 23.41% last year. In Nagpur division, it was 9% and 13.19% last year
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The Weather Channel India 2h
Storage levels in ’s 3267 dams are at 14.62% as on May 18, as against 24.52% on the same day last year. Thirty dams have zero water this year.
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The Weather Channel India 3h
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For Monday, the has predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning in . Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to range between 42 and 30°C respectively.
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The Weather Channel India 3h
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Other places in recorded even higher temperatures, with Nizamabad, Ramagundam and Khammam experiencing highs of 44°C or more.
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The Weather Channel India 4h
| At 42.7°C, the city experiences season's hottest day. Read more: 📸Venkat Rao M/ TOI, BCCL Hyderabad
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The Weather Channel India 4h
| Fairly widespread rain or snow and thunderstorms are likely over Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are also likely over Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura.
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The Weather Channel India 22h
| Here's a list of best and the worst foods to consume this summer. Photo: N Kanaka/BCCL/Vishakhapatnam
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The Weather Channel India May 19
| The Republic of Ireland declared a climate emergency, becoming the world's SECOND country to do so after a similar move by the United Kingdom on May 1.
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The Weather Channel India May 18
| A total of 1.64 crore people have been affected in 14 districts of by . Read:
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The Weather Channel India May 18
| ’s storm chasers recount their memories of . Read:
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The Weather Channel India May 18
| Massive wildfires rage through , nearly 1,000 hectare of forests in the state affected this season. Read: Photo: Representational Image-BCCL, TOI, Mysore
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