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Know the oft-ignored phenomenon that greatly helps us in our daily lives!

Weather touches our lives in more ways than we can imagine.

Getting drenched in an accidental downpour is one of the most annoying things that can happen to daily commuters. You wake up with positive thoughts, get ready in your best clothes, pack your college/office bag with essentials and get ready to show your best self to the world. You pick up your bike or scooter and there you are: on your way to your college or workplace. It is going to be an amazing day ahead, you think. And then, without any invitation or announcement, it starts raining cats and dogs. Now, you can’t drive slow, because you’ll be soaked. You can’t drive fast, because the raindrops will try their best to pierce you (it really hurts!). You can’t stop, because, well, you have to reach your destination. Annoyed, you resign yourself to the torrential rain and think, “I should’ve taken a cab123456.

You could’ve taken a cab if you had known the weather beforehand. If you had used a mobile app like The Weather Channel, you could’ve planned your day differently, or simply, taken a cab. This is just one example. Weather is a phenomenon that greatly affects our day-to-day life. Yet, we tend to ignore its significance.

Regularly checking the weather forecast plays an important role when planning an outdoor party or a local sporting event, putting together a picnic or a weekend getaway, or simply commuting to work every morning. For people living in hilly areas where climatic aberrations are common, it becomes vital to have an idea of what the next few days are going to be like. Air quality is also a part of this and as any person living in a metropolitan would agree, it is important to be aware of the AQI (Air Quality Index) in light of the worsening air quality and growing problem of Air Pollution.

For people living near the sea, knowledge of natural calamities like cyclones, tornados, heavy rains, etc can help them shift to safer areas or at least stay inside their own homes. Changes in weather, be it rain, wind, lightning, hail, flooding, heat waves, or severe storms can greatly change the course of a person’s day.

Be it saving a person from an accidental downpour to saving lives from calamities and even helping small-scale farmers and industrialists, weather is vital in everyone’s day-to-day life. But it can do much more! Like bringing a smile on a sad child’s face, lighting his day up! Did you know that weather can also help in bringing people closer?

In its own distinct and sweet way, as seen in the below video, weather has the power to change lives for the better.

 

It is time that we acknowledge its significance, and make weather a part and parcel of our days. It is quite easy, actually. With The Weather Channel App, you can find all the relevant weather info to plan your days. Created by the world’s most accurate forecaster*, it provides weather reports that can help you plan your schedule up to fifteen days in advance with hourly and daily forecasts. With The Weather Channel, you can easily find all the weather data you need in one place: your smartphone’s home screen! With a beautiful design, intuitive forecast graphs, and interactive widgets, The Weather Channel is your one-stop for all things related to weather. To ensure ease of use, it even includes a weather clock so you can track weather and time on the same widget!

It is time that we acknowledge its significance, and make weather a part and parcel of our days. It is quite easy,

It is time that we acknowledge its significance, and make weather a part and parcel of our days. It is quite easy,

actually. With The Weather Channel App, you can find all the relevant weather info to plan your days. Created by the world’s most accurate forecaster*, it provides weather reports that can help you plan your schedule up to fifteen days in advance with hourly and daily forecasts. With The Weather Channel,

you can easily find all the weather data you need in one place: your smartphone’s home screen! With a beautiful design, intuitive forecast graphs, and interactive widgets, The Weather Channel is your one-stop for all things related to weather. To ensure ease of use, it even includes a weather clock so you can track weather and time on the same widget!

It is time that we acknowledge its significance, and make weather a part and parcel of our days. It is quite easy,

actually. With The Weather Channel App, you can find all the relevant weather info to plan your days. Created by the world’s most accurate forecaster*, it provides weather reports that can help you plan your schedule up to fifteen days in advance with hourly and daily forecasts. With The Weather Channel,

you can easily find all the weather data you need in one place: your smartphone’s home screen! With a beautiful design, intuitive forecast graphs, and interactive widgets, The Weather Channel is your one-stop for all things related to weather. To ensure ease of use, it even includes a weather clock so you can track weather and time on the same widget!

It is time that we acknowledge its significance, and make weather a part and parcel of our days. It is quite easy,

actually. With The Weather Channel App, you can find all the relevant weather info to plan your days. Created by the world’s most accurate forecaster*, it provides weather reports that can help you plan your schedule up to fifteen days in advance with hourly and daily forecasts. With The Weather Channel,

you can easily find all the weather data you need in one place: your smartphone’s home screen! With a beautiful design, intuitive forecast graphs, and interactive widgets, The Weather Channel is your one-stop for all things related to weather. To ensure ease of use, it even includes a weather clock so you can track weather and time on the same widget!

It is time that we acknowledge its significance, and make weather a part and parcel of our days. It is quite easy,

actually. With The Weather Channel App, you can find all the relevant weather info to plan your days. Created by the world’s most accurate forecaster*, it provides weather reports that can help you plan your schedule up to fifteen days in advance with hourly and daily forecasts. With The Weather Channel,

you can easily find all the weather data you need in one place: your smartphone’s home screen! With a beautiful design, intuitive forecast graphs, and interactive widgets, The Weather Channel is your one-stop for all things related to weather. To ensure ease of use, it even includes a weather clock so you can track weather and time on the same widget!

actually. With The Weather Channel App, you can find all the relevant weather info to plan your days. Created by the world’s most accurate forecaster*, it provides weather reports that can help you plan your schedule up to fifteen days in advance with hourly and daily forecasts. With The Weather Channel,

you can easily find all the weather data you need in one place: your smartphone’s home screen! With a beautiful design, intuitive forecast graphs, and interactive widgets, The Weather Channel is your one-stop for all things related to weather. To ensure ease of use, it even includes a weather clock so you can track weather and time on the same widget!

You can download the app for Android by clicking here.

iOS users, click here.

*For more info, visit: https://www.forecastwatch.com/static/Three_Region_Accuracy_Overview_2010-2017.pdf

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Cyclone Gaja makes landfall, heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu, Puducherry. Follow LIVE UPDATES:

Cyclone Gaja, named by Sri Lanka, is the second cyclone to hit the coastal area in a month after Cyclone Titli wreaked havoc in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 11, killing a total of 70 people. The severe cyclonic storm, with wind speeds of 175 km per hour, uprooted thousands of electricity and telecommunication poles, devastated coconut and cashew orchards, and flattened standing crops.

Four teams each of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been deployed in Nagapattinam district, while two teams of the state disaster response force in Cuddalore district. Tamil Nadu state disaster management authority had released an animated video aimed at creating awareness on the do's and don'ts during cyclone.

Earlier, the CWC had advised action as per the Standard Operating Procedure as heavy rainfall in catchment areas could fill up the dams fast in less than 24 hours. Mobile operators have assured to move 'Cell on Wheels,' mobile platforms to provide uninterrupted mobile connectivity to Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts.

The government has also held discussions with oil marketing companies and they have been advised to maintain sufficient fuel stock.

Read | Cyclone Gaja: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal

(Inputs from PTI)

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