Chief Minister K Palaniswami, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here with a plea for central assistance for various sectors in the affected districts, said the death toll from Cyclone Gaja stood at 63.
"Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth," the head of the World Meteorological Organization Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
'Gaja' crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam, bringing with it heavy rain, and causing severe damage to communication and power infrastructure, mainly in Nagapattinam district.
According to Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority, as many as 76,290 people were evacuated from low lying areas and sheltered at over 300 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur.
The 2016 Paris Agreement's aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise in global temperature this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The cyclone, the first major weather system to form since the onset of the North East monsoon on November 1, was moving at a speed of 10 kmph as of 6 pm, he said.
A bulletin from the department said 'Gaja' was likely to move west-southwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.
The air quality in Delhi-NCR Wednesday oscillated between poor and very poor categories. While the Central Pollution Control Board recorded the overall air quality index (AQI) in the national capital at 281, which falls in poor category, the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded it at 319, which falls in very poor category.
Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed the air quality index, which measures the concentration of poisonous particulate matter, hit 469 in parts of Delhi on October 30, up from 299.4 a week ago.
"The Secretary-General is saddened by reports of death and injury in Odisha and Andha Pradesh states in India due to landslides and flooding following Cyclone Titli,” a statement issued Monday by Guterres' spokesman said.
Live updates of Cyclone Titli which made a landfall on Thursday morning with wind speed reaching 145 kmph
The cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh early on October 11 morning at a wind speed of 145 kmph
Reacting to the latest report from the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), the Centre for Science and Environment said the impact of 1.5 degrees Celsius warming is greater than what was anticipated earlier while the impacts at 2°C are "catastrophic" for the poor and for developing nations like India.
The IPCC report makes it clear that the impact of 1.5 degrees Celsius warming is greater than what was anticipated earlier while the impacts at 2°C are "catastrophic" for the poor and for developing nations like India, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said.
The four-month long southwest monsoon officially ended on October 1
The monsoon usually starts withdrawing in the first week of September, but this year it has been delayed by nearly four weeks.
According to the Home Ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 443 people have died in Kerala, where 54.11 lakh people in 14 districts have been severely hit by the rains and worst floods.
Chandigarh's adjoining towns Mohali in Punjab and Panchkula in Haryana were also lashed by heavy showers.
Manali was the coldest at 13.6 degrees Celsius, while Bhuntar recorded the highest maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius since yesterday.
Due to inclement weather, the chief minister's helicopter could not land at Kattapana in Idukki, where he had called a meeting to review the situation in the backdrop of the opening of five shutters of Idukki Dam, government sources said.
Idukki has received 129.80 mm rainfall.With water levels rising in various dams and reaching almost maximum capacity, shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in the state have been opened to drain out excess water.
The complaint said department officials "colluded" with seed and pesticide manufacturers and caused loss of lakhs of rupees to farmers, who undertook sowing operations based on the forecast.
The current water stock stands at 51.21 percent of total capacity of the reservoirs
IMD has also downgraded rainfall forecast for the remaining months of the monsoon season.
"The rainfall for the country as a whole during the second half of the season is likely to be 95 percent of a long period average," the India meteorological department (IMD) said in a statement.