State of the Climate in Asia 2021 - DTE - 29/11/22
Recently, the State of the Climate in Asia 2021 report was published by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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Findings of the Report:-
-Floods and storms accounted for 80% of the natural disasters
-India suffered a total loss of USD 3.2 billion from flooding
-storms also caused significant economic damage
Reasons for these Disasters:-
-Arabian Sea and Kuroshio Current's Rapid Warming
Due to the Arabian Sea and Kuroshio Current's rapid warming, these regions are warming three times faster than the average global upper-ocean temperature.
- La Nina
The last two years were also La Nina years and during this time, the pressure patterns set up in India go from North to South, which drives circulations from Eurasia and China.
This can cause excessive rainfall patterns over parts of India, particularly in the Southern Peninsular, which gets the Northeast monsoon. The excess last year was related to the La Nina pressure pattern.