Tag: India meteorological department

Odisha rains: Heavy rain lashes 11 Odisha districts as IMD forecasts formation of fresh low-pressure area

Low pressure-induced heavy rainfall lashed 11 districts of Odisha as the MeT Department forecast the formation of a fresh depression over the Bay of Bengal...

India monsoon death toll climbs to 159, dozens still missing

The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 159, officials said Sunday, with rescuers searching for dozens...

North India reels under sweltering heat; west coast to get more rains from July 9

Hot weather conditions continued to prevail in many parts of north India including Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan on Tuesday, with Karauli in Rajasthan sizzling...

electricity demand: No respite for power companies as demand turns negative

Power demand shrank last week compared with the same period of last year when India was under a nationwide lockdown. Lockdowns and other restrictions in...

Delhi records highest 24-hour rainfall in May since 1976 under ‘Tauktae’ impact

Delhi on Wednesday recorded 60 mm rainfall till 8:30 pm, the highest 24-hour precipitation in May in 35 years, under the impact of cyclonic storm...

Jan-Feb second warmest winter months in terms of minimum temperatures since 1901

January and February were the third and second warmest winter months in 121 years in terms of mean and minimum temperatures respectively, an India Meteorological...

IMD launches sophisticated weather radars in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh | India News

NEW DELHI: Union earth sciences minister, Harsh Vardhan, on the occasion of the 146th foundation day of India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, inaugurated two...

No respite from cold in North India as mercury dips

New Delhi: Cold weather conditions continued to sweep the northern belt, as some parts of Kashmir Valley received another spell of snowfall on Sunday. Light...

India to establish regional climate centre for Himalayas, to benefit country, neighbours: IMD chief

NEW DELHI: India is planning to establish a regional climate centre for the Himalayan mountain region which will not only provide weather-related advice within the...

Despite good monsoon, sharp fall in speeds knocks the wind out of green energy companies

New Delhi: A sharp fall in wind speeds in the peak June-September season has reduced power generation by windmills by about 40% this year, which...

Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’, likely to become ‘severe’ on night of Diwali

NEW DELHI: The national capital recorded its air quality in the ‘very poor’ category on Friday and it was likely to become ‘severe’ on Diwali...

southwest monsoon: Southwest monsoon withdraws from country, northeast monsoon commences: IMD

New Delhi: The southwest monsoon finally withdrew from the entire country on Wednesday, 13 days after its normal date of retreat, the India Meteorological Department...

Monsoon retreat begins from parts of north India: IMD

New Delhi: The southwest monsoon retreated from parts of west Rajasthan and Punjab on Monday, 11 days after its normal withdrawal date, the India Meteorological...

BJP gaining political mileage from Bengaluru violence, mismanaging floods: Siddaramaiah | India News

NEW DELHI: In the wake of severe floods in Karnataka, former chief minister Siddaramaiah accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of mismanaging the situation and...

Monsoon loses steam in Northern and Central India, raises concerns about crop output

PUNE | NEW DELHI: After a blistering start in June, the southwest monsoon has stuttered, falling far short of normal in the fertile planes of...

No respite from floods in Assam, Bihar; thunderstorm warning issued in Himachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI: The flood situation remained grim in Assam and Bihar on Saturday with one more death reported from the northeastern state and nearly 36...

Like US, India will have a satellite-based lightning detection system, will help check human casualties | India News

NEW DELHI: To better the country’s lightning monitoring system in order to check hundreds of casualties in north India annually, the ministry of earth sciences...

Good monsoon to help tractor sales bounce back after lockdown: Crisil

Rating agency Crisil expects a well-distributed and normal monsoon to limit the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on tractor sales volume this fiscal year. Despite...

Monsoon covers India 12 days in advance, fastest since 2013 | India News

PUNE/NEW DELHI: In a swift and smooth advance through the country, the monsoon on Friday covered the whole of India, 12 days before the normal...

Monsoon covers entire India 12 days in advance, Bihar and eastern UP continue to be under lightning threat | India News

NEW DELHI: Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, which saw over 100 deaths due to lightning in a single day on Thursday, continue to be under...

Over 50,000 evacuated in Gujarat, Daman ahead of cyclone

AHMEDABAD: Nearly 50,000 people living in coastal areas of South Gujarat and some 4,000 residents of the neighbouring Union Territory of Daman have so far...

Mumbai on tenterhooks as cyclone Nisarga approaches | India News

MUMBAI: Cyclonic storm Nisarga, set to make landfall at Alibaug in Raigad district in the afternoon, hovered over the Arabian Sea around 165 km south-southwest...

cyclone in gujarat: Gujarat braces for cyclone, deploys 10 NDRF teams

In anticipation of a cyclonic storm making landfall on the Gujarat coast on June 3, the state government on Monday ordered evacuation of people living...

Government sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tonnes for 2020-21 crop year

NEW DELHI: The government has set the foodgrain production target at 298.3 million tonnes for the 2020-21 crop year, up 2 per cent from the...

Meteorological data relayed by aircraft goes down by 60% in India due to suspension of flights

NEW DELHI: The suspension of flights in India due to the coronavirus outbreak has led to a 60 per cent decline in the availability of...