Heavy Monsoons in India
The monsoons in India have worsen over the year leading to floods and water logging in many of the cities.
Monsoons in India:
The monsoons have become worst this year as India faces heavy rains in many of the major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kerala, Jharkhand etc., leading to flooding and water logging. The city of Mumbai was hit with a rainfall of 144.47mm of rain and Munsyari of Uttarakhand received 250mm of rainfall. Kerala had experienced a heavy rainfall of 21cm and high waves in coastal region. Due to heavy monsoons in the Malnad region, riven Tunga was flowing above the danger mark. The heavy rains had disrupted the normal life of the habitants by causing natural calamities such as landslides and coastal erosions.
Impact on Daily Life:
The monsoons had a huge impact on the daily life on people. The humidity level in Delhi increased upto 90 percent causing severe breathing problems. The heavy rains in Mumbai caused delay in trains, heavy traffic and water logging in different areas disrupting the day to day activities of many school goers and officials. In the city of Belagavi, rain water inundated the low lying areas causing flooding and many trees and current poles were uprooted. Rainwater entered houses and many shops disrupting the normal life of people. However, in the Munsyari area, heavy rains led to landslides damaging many roads. The city of Jaipur has all been a victim to the monsoons that occurred this year. The southern Indian cities, Kerala and Bangalore experienced more rains this year leading to flooding and soil erosion.
Reasons for Heavy Monsoons:
There has been a lot of chaos due to the heavy monsoons in India. This can be due to the heat waves that occurred during pre-monsoon months leading to lot of deaths. The Arabian sea is getting warmer and it had been the warmest during the pre-monsoon months. A low pressure has been developed in the Arabian sea and these pre-monsoon showers have already created floods in Bangalore. The main reason for these heat waves is global warming. The severe consequences of global warming are showing their signs of Indian weather. This is just an indication of more worse future of the Indian weather. It is just another reminder that deforestation and forest degradation and rapid urbanization are only exacerbating the negative outcomes of global warming.
We need to be aware that the climatic conditions will have great impact on our health and wealth. It is time for us to realize that the havoc that is being created by the changing climates and increasing temperatures can only become worse if we do not take necessary steps to curb the global warming. This can be made sure through Afforestation and by using the natural resources in a more planned way. By reducing the use of vehicles that are majorly responsible for air pollution, by disposing the harmful chemicals from the industries in a decent way rather than dumping it in the oceans and seas leading to water pollution, and by not encouraging further urbanization, we can make sure that pollution is curbed. There is also a need to save the ozone layer from depleting as it protects the earth from UV rays. The soil erosion must also be prevented by less use of plastic. It’s time we realize the effect of our doings are changing the climate drastically.