Articles tagged "2019 indian ocean dipole"

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Indian Ocean Dipole reaches zero, tropical Pacific Ocean remains ENSO neutral

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has reached zero for the first time since May 2019, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) report on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Surface waters in the tropics close to and west of the Date Line are warmer than average, potentially...

February 04, 2020

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Australia swelters through hottest day on record

Australia has recorded its hottest average temperature across the whole country on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 40.9 °C (105 °F), beating the previous record of 40.3 °C (104 °F) set on January 7, 2013. Meteorologists are attributing a very strong...

December 18, 2019

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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019....

December 05, 2019

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At least 38 killed after series of landslides hit Cibitoke, NW Burundi

Officials in NW Burundi confirmed on Thursday, December 5, 2019, that at least 38 people died after heavy rains caused landslides in the country's Cibitoke province on December 4. Reports of deadly landslides are coming from three localities north of the...

December 05, 2019

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Over 10 000 homes destroyed, 57 000 affected as catastrophic floods hit Central African Republic

Severe floods destroyed more than 10 000 homes and displaced at least 57 000 people since heavy rains started in the Central African Republic on October 21, 2019. Red Cross said this has been the state's worst flooding in two decades. Neighborhoods that are...

November 17, 2019

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Strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole persists, second-highest weekly value on record

The strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event continues, while the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports in its monthly ENSO Wrap-Up. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains strongly...

November 05, 2019

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29 people dead, 11 700 displaced as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides across Kenya

29 fatalities have been reported due to flood and landslide-related incidents after heavy rains battered Kenya, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Six others were injured in floods that affected parts of the northeastern and...

October 25, 2019

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Heavy rains brought by strong positive IOD impact East Africa, hundreds of thousands affected

Hundreds of thousands in East Africa are now being affected by torrential rains influenced by the very strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which was predicted to cause extreme rainfall in the region from October to December. The current positive IOD event has...

October 24, 2019

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Positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) brings record rains to Chennai, India

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remained positive all throughout the Monsoon season, magnifying the frequency of low pressure areas and cyclonic circulations mainly over the Bay of Bengal during the past two months. According to SkyMetWeather, a number of cyclonic...

September 21, 2019

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2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly...

September 17, 2019