Severe weather is not only in the background, but also the main subject of many Indian movies
Severe weather events can turn lives upside down, leaving a lasting imprint. Many of these occurrences find their way onto the silver screen. Let's take a closer look at a few of them!
Jude Anthany Joseph's movie is about the devastating 2018 Kerala Floods. It shows how people from different backgrounds came together to survive the disaster.
Kedarnath (2018), directed by Abhishek Kapoor, is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of the devastating Uttarakhand floods, focusing on the resilience of love amidst the chaos and destruction.
"Whispers of a Storm," produced by Amartya Bhattacharyya, is a story set in the cyclone-ravaged coastal villages of Odisha, a region often battered by cyclones. It follows a photographer driven by ambition, who captures the aftermath of Cyclone Fani (2019), one of the most powerful cyclones in South Asia's history.
The India Meteorological Department released a documentary film on Cyclone Warning and Management in India: An End to End System. It shows how India has leapfrogged in predicting cyclones and storms accurately and timely.
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Maharashtra, including Pune, faces a critical drinking water shortage this summer due to last year's poor monsoon, resulting in a drastic reduction in water levels in the state's 2,994 dams.
From a comfortable 80.94% at the end of January 2023, water storage has plummeted to just 55.09%. The situation is particularly alarming at the Ujani dam, now at its dead stock level, signaling the severity of the crisis.
Which parts face severe shortage?
Dams in the Aurangabad and Pune regions are among the hardest hit, with storage levels at critically low percentages.
The scarcity has significantly increased reliance on water tankers, with 456 villages and 1,087 hamlets currently dependent on 559 government and private tankers for water supply—a stark contrast to the minimal tanker usage just a year ago.
Delhi experienced a significant drop in temperature this morning, with the Safdarjung observatory recording a low of 7.6°C, which is around 4°C below the usual for this time of year.
Although not classified as a cold wave since the normal minimum is above 10°C, this sudden decrease, including a record low of 6.4°C at Mungeshpur, is due to cold winds following heavy snowfall in the mountains.
The weather pattern, influenced by a dry cyclonic circulation over West Rajasthan and Pakistan, is expected to change the wind direction, potentially raising nighttime temperatures back to double digits by the weekend, with no rain forecasted.