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  • Chilly day in Delhi, Sunday to be cloudy 01-02-2014 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: It was a chilly on Saturday in the capital with the maximum temperature two notches below average at 19.6 degrees Celsius. The Met office forecast a cloudy Sunday. "The day will become cloudy Sunday with moderate fog in the morning," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.4 degrees, season's coldest day 30-12-2013 10:41 PM

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday shivered at 2.4 degrees Celsius, five notches below the average for this time of the year. It was the season's coldest day. The weatherman has forecast similar weather on New Year's eve. While the maximum temperature on Monday was 19.7 degrees Celsius, one...
  • Delhi witnesses morning drizzle, IMD predicts cloudy day ahead 27-12-2013 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: A cloudy day with light rain lies ahead for Delhi on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Clouds enveloped the national capital on Friday morning and it received 0.2 mm of rain till 8.30 am. The visibility was 1,500 metres. The minimum temperature was a notch below...
  • Relief for Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Lehar weakens before landfall 28-11-2013 09:38 AM

    Hyderabad: In major relief for Andhra Pradesh, weather officials have now downgraded the very severe cyclonic storm Lehar to a cyclonic storm. Lehar is expected to hit the state coastline by noon on Thursday. The Met department has said that the current wind speeds are between 40 and 60 kmph....
  • Four earthquakes hit Delhi, National Capital Region 12-11-2013 01:56 AM

    New Delhi: Four earthquakes hit Delhi, National Capital Region in the wee hours of Tuesday. Slight tremors of 3.1 magnitude were felt in the national capital region on the wee hours of Tuesday. The tremors reportedly lasted a few seconds. The slight-intensity quake occured at 12:41 am and the epicentre...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Met department hits the bulls eye 16-10-2013 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: As India's fiercest storm in 14 years - Cyclone Phailin - smashed into the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the Indian auhorities looked prepared to take the challenge head on. Much of the credit for this impressive show of disaster management has to go to the India...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits 90 lakh people, huge loss to crops, houses 13-10-2013 03:16 PM

    Cyclone 'Phailin' on Sunday left a trail of destruction, hitting nearly 90 lakh people, damaging lakhs of houses and laying waste paddy crop worth about Rs 2,400 crore, mainly in coastal Ganjam district, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped widespread loss of lives. Communication links have been vastly disrupted by...
  • Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction, its intensity weakens 13-10-2013 12:55 PM

    Severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin', which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Sunday. Though seven deaths have been reported in Odisha, they took place as uprooted trees fell...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Very heavy rains expected in Bihar, possibility of floods, says IMD 13-10-2013 12:04 PM

    New Delhi: As cyclone Phailin moves northwestwards, flood warning has been issued to Bihar where heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in the next 48 hours. "Heavy rains are expected in Kosi and Gandhak catchment areas," said LS Rathore, IMD chief. Cyclone Phailin, which hit India's coast between 8:30...
  • Rain and wind batter Odisha, AP coast as super cyclone Phailin barrels down 12-10-2013 05:14 PM

    Rain and wind lashed India's east coast on Saturday, forcing more than 400,000 people to flee to storm shelters as one of the country's largest cyclones closed in, threatening to cut a wide swathe of devastation through farmland and fishing hamlets. Filling most of the Bay of Bengal, cyclone Phailin...
  • Thousands evacuated in Andhra as cyclone Phailin moves closer 12-10-2013 01:22 PM

    Thousands of people were evacuated from north coastal Andhra as the cyclonic storm Phailin in Bay of Bengal further intensified and was set to hit the eastern coast by Saturday evening. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for north Andhra and Odisha coasts. According to an IMD...
  • Odisha govt evacuates 2.5 lakh people as Phailin approaches 12-10-2013 12:00 PM

    Heavy rains on Saturday lashed the coastal belt of Odisha, which is bracing for cyclone Phailin that is set to hit the state by the evening, as authorities shifted 2.5 lakh people to safer place in the state. Moving closer, cyclonic storm Phailin is currently positioned just 260 km off...
  • Severe cyclonic storm to hit AP-Odisha coast between 6pm and 8pm: IMD 12-10-2013 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Phailin will remain a severe Cyclonic storm says the latest update from the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) head office in New Delhi. The Director General (DG) LK Rathore who addressed a media conference said that the Cyclone was just 200 km away from Orissa's Gopalpur. He informed...
  • Andhra, Odisha on high alert as cyclone Phailin nears the coast 10-10-2013 07:43 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has issued a high alert in view of the cyclone along cyclonic storm Phailin along coastal Andhra and Odisha. After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary...
  • Deep depression cyclone turns into Phailin 09-10-2013 09:54 PM

    Bhubaneswar: After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary at about 950 km from Paradip, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. The cyclone would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in...
  • Rains bring relief to Delhi 21-09-2013 05:26 PM

    The national capital received light to heavy rains on Saturday, after a dry spell and a period of sultry weather. The rains brought a relief to the people in Delhi, the breeze making the day pleasant. West, central and south Delhi experienced heavy rains, east Delhi saw light rains, while...
  • Yamuna's water level recedes, 10,000 people moved to relief camps 21-06-2013 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: The government has set up 1,153 tents in relief camps for over 10,000 people across the capital after they were evacuated from low-lying areas which were flooded after Yamuna's water level rose. Sixty-two boats with divers have also been pressed into service to rescue people. Army personnel, NDRF...
  • Uttarakhand: CM briefs on the situation; says no resource crunch 19-06-2013 05:29 PM

    Hardwar: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday reiterated that the administration was facing no shortage of funds or resources in carrying out relief and rescue operations in the flood and landslide ravaged areas of the state. Even as the death toll crossed 100, Bahuguna said that he was not...
  • Heavy showers in north India as monsoon advances 16-06-2013 05:34 AM

    New Delhi: Parts of north India, including Delhi, received heavy showers on Saturday as the southwest monsoon advanced further into central and northern India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The monsoon this year had set over Kerala on schedule June 1 and advanced fast, covering the southern, eastern and...
  • Good news! Monsoon seen covering India before mid-July 15-06-2013 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: In a good news for farmers, monsoon has hit North India a week ahead of its schedule and it is likely to cover the entire country before the slated date of July 15. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the country will receive 101 per cent of...
  • Monsoon to soak Delhi at least 10 days earlier than expected: IMD 14-06-2013 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi will receive monsoon showers within next five days, way ahead of the expected June 29 date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday. "Monsoon has been progressing well over the country and is likely to reach the northern India ahead of the schedule. Monsoon is most likely...
  • Monsoon hits Maharashtra, rainfall expected in parts of state 09-06-2013 09:51 AM

    Mumbai: Monsoon hits Maharashtra a day ahead ahead of schedule on Sunday, widespread rainfall is expected along the western coast, parts of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and in the north eastern states. According to the MeT deparment, Rajasthan may witness rainfall three to four days ahead of schedule....
  • Monsoon to hit Mumbai in next 48 hours: IMD 08-06-2013 09:13 AM

    Jaipur: The south-west monsoon would touch Mumbai during next 48 hours, Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday, predicting a normal monsoon with overall 98 per cent rainfall in the country this year. Due to adequate humidity, the speed of the monsoon is normal, DG, IMD, Laxman Singh Rathor said here....
  • Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2: IMD 30-05-2013 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the IMD said on Thursday. "Conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of south-west monsoon over Kerala during the next three days," DP Yadav, Director of the Indian Meteorological...
  • Andhra Pradesh gets some respite as mercury levels dip 27-05-2013 11:05 PM

    Hyderabad: People of Andhra Pradesh, which has been reeling under severe heat wave conditions for the past many days, today got some respite as the mercury level dipped slightly due to a low pressure area created over the Bay of Bengal. The highest temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius was recorded...
  • Dust storms bring respite to Delhiites from scorching heat 27-05-2013 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Delhiites on Monday got some respite from the intense heat after few parts of the city experienced dust storms which brought down the temperature. The temperature which had been registered at 42.6 deg C earlier in the day dropped to 36.4 deg C in the evening after dust...
  • Delhi: Max temp expected to be around 46 degree Celsius today 24-05-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Delhi recorded its hottest day in May in the last 10 years, the mercury is expected to rise further Friday, the India Meteorological Department said. "The heatwave conditions will prevail over the city Friday. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 46 degrees Celsius,"...
  • Monsoon makes debut over Andaman Sea 17-05-2013 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: South-west monsoon on Friday made a debut in the Andaman Sea and parts of Bay of Bengal, setting the stage for the four-month rainfall season crucial for India's agriculture-based economy. "Southwest Monsoon has set in over some parts of south Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea," India Meteorological...
  • Monsoon will hit Kerala coast on June 3: Met 15-05-2013 07:22 PM

    Monsoon rains may arrive on the southern coast around June 3, the weather office said on Wednesday, a late debut that will raise fears any revival for drought-hit tracts of southern and western farmland could be delayed. The rains, which run from June to September, are vital for the 55...
  • Cyclone watch: Odisha puts 10 coastal districts on alert 13-05-2013 08:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Even as the IMD made it clear that the cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' would have no major impact on the state as it would move towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coast, Odisha government on Monday put 10 coastal districts under alert for meeting any eventuality. "According to the present predictions, the system is...