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Bihar Rains: Huge destruction! Death toll touches 55 - Here are latest developments
Thu, Oct 03, 2019
Thunderstorms and lightning and isolated heavy rainfall are likely to remain confined mainly over east and northeast India (East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam & Meghalaya) during next 2 days.
Rescue operations underway in Uttarkashi following cloudburst in Mori tehsil
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
On Sunday, a cloudburst took place in Uttarkashi's Mori Tehsil region due to which the Tons river, which passes through the state, is overflowing creating trouble for locals. Due to the cloudburst, several people have been stranded at various places in the area. The government has dispatched teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to carry out rescue and evacuation operations. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread rainfall over the next three days in Uttarkashi.
Heavy rain causes Waterlogging, traffic jam in Gurugram
Tue, Aug 06, 2019
Heavy rains lashed Gurugram and Delhi bringing much respite from the humid weather today. The rains have meanwhile, caused waterlogging in Gurugram.
Why this year's monsoon is critical for the economy
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
A normal, or average, monsoon means rainfall between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 89 cm (35 inches) in total during the four-month monsoon season from June to September, according to the IMD`s classification.
Relief from heatwave? Monsoon arrival? ADGM of IMD has all the answers
Thu, May 30, 2019
The mercury levels are fluctuating above 45°C and reaching up to 48°C.
Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' in Odisha
Wed, May 01, 2019
The Indian Meteorological Department issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Sundargarh. Cyclonic storm ‘Fani,’ which has intensified to severe cyclonic storm is expected to hit Odisha. The sea conditions are likely to be rough along and off the Odisha Coast on May 2 and become high to phenomenal by May 4.
Heavy rainfall predicted over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry this week: IMD
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to witness moderate to heavy rainfall beginning early next week. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu between Tuesday and Friday. A low-pressure area is also likely to develop over Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal and move towards the coastal region in Tamil Nadu intensifying into a storm.
Five flights diverted from Delhi due to bad weather, heavy rain
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
Many airlines were diverted due to the sudden downpour
Country-wide monsoon deficiency dips to 5 pct: IMD data
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
The country-wide monsoon deficiency has dropped to five per cent but has risen to 30 per cent in east and northeast India, according to IMD data. The southern peninsula and central India have been witnessing good rains.
Monsoon: Delhi celebrates; joy set to spread to rest of country
Thu, Jun 28, 2018
A day ahead of the scheduled arrival, the Southwest Monsoon today hit Delhi, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). In the next 2-3 days, it would cover the entire country, Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said, implying that the monsoon could cover the rest of the nation well before its scheduled dates.
Sick of scorching summer? Pining for monsoon rain? Relief now on doorstep
Tue, Jun 26, 2018
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Monday that monsoon is on the way and its arrival will be marked by pre-monsoon thunderstorms in the northwestern part of the country from Tuesday itself.
Monsoon rains may slow down after strong start: Weather forecaster
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
“Indian monsoon got off to a pretty good start across much of southern India. But, we see a change in the situation, we are going to see mostly dry weather over the next 10 days,” said Kyle Tapley, senior agricultural meteorologist at Radiant Solutions, formerly MDA Earthsat.
Now, Indian Railways, IMD to set up rain predicting radars
Wed, May 30, 2018
In what can be called a vital step towards gauging waterlogging on tracks, the Indian Meteorological Department and Railways have jointly decided on Tuesday to set up radars that predict rainfall. This decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that was attended by all civic bodies and Rail authorities.
IMD forecast: Thunderstorm accompanied by squall, hail to lash parts of north, east India Tuesday
Tue, May 08, 2018
Thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds, is very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Bihar, western Madhya Pradesh, east Uttar Pradesh and East Rajasthan, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
IMD forecast on Monsoon in Gujarat: This when the rainy season will hit the state
Sat, May 05, 2018
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Ahmedabad’s director Jayanta Sarkar said that monsoon would possibly hit the Gujarat coast in the third week of next month, i.e. more or less the regular time. He also spoke about the El Nino and Indian Ocean Dipole scenario for the upcoming monsoon
IMD forecast: Monsoon outlook powers Nifty, but volatility on way
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
The Information Technology (IT), FMCG and Metal sectors outperformed gaining between 4-5% taking cues from the strong rally in base metal prices on LME. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) results and guidance were above street expectations and it became India’s first company with a market capitalisation of Rs 6.5 lakh crore.
Monsoon expected to arrive on May 30: Indian Meteorological Department
Wed, May 17, 2017
The monsoon arrived in Andaman on May 14, three days ahead of its scheduled arrival.
Monsoon seen normal this year, IMD says; bonds cut losses
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Last year, in April IMD had forecasted above normal monsoon this year, of 106% of the long period average with a model error of 5%.