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  • 80 pc chance of drought in North West, 75 pc in Central India: Skymet July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Weather forecast agency Skymet has predicted that there could be an 80 per cent chance of drought in North West India and 75 per cent chance of drought in Central India. It has also said that El Nino is gaining ground. India has recorded 42 per cent less rainfall...
  • Delhi receives pre-monsoon showers, Met says monsoon has revived July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some respite for Delhiites from the blistering heat. Pre-monsoon showers hit the capital on Wednesday, bringing down the temperature. The monsoon is expected to arrive in Delhi soon. Meanwhile, the Met Department has predicted that the monsoon will revive in the next 48 hours. "In next...
  • Delhi: Rains bring down temperature, cloudy day ahead June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Spells of rain cooled the national capital Thursday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.5 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. "The sky will remain partly cloudy. Very light rain and thunderstorm could occur some areas,"...
  • Arabian Sea cyclone Nanauk may adversely affect monsoon's progress June 11, 2014

    Even as the monsoon progresses slowly over the India, there is cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea which is picking up intensity. The cyclone named Nanauk is likely affect the southwest monsoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. But the IMD is yet to make it clear if Nanauk will...
  • Delhi: Scorching heat on Sunday, mercury rises to 47.8 degrees Celsius June 8, 2014

    Intense heat, extreme hot winds and power cuts continued to make life miserable in the national capital on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at five notches above the season's average at 45.1 degrees Celsius. No relief is expected on Monday, officials said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Monday...
  • Southwest monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 5: Met May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: According to the Met department the Southwest monsoon is likely to set over Kerala by June 5 with a model error of plus/minus four days. The normal date of onset of monsoon over Kerala is June 1. Low level cross equatorial monsoon flow has started appearing over south...
  • Killer heat wave scorches North India, 30 dead in Odisha May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Away from the election heat, it's the summer heat which is gripping all of North India, with temperatures continuing to soar. Delhi faced its hottest day of the season on Wednesday, recording a maximum of 42 degrees. That is three degrees above normal. Temperatures have already been reaching the mid-40s...
  • El Nino will affect India less, no pan India drought, says Met chief April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) Director LS Rathore has predicted that the monsoon in 2014 is expected to be 95 per cent of long period average, which is slightly below normal. Speaking to the media he said, "The probability of El Nino hitting the country is almost 60 per...
  • Met forecasts light to moderate rains in Delhi March 11, 2014

    The Met department has forecasted light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers over some parts of Delhi and the national capital region in the next couple of days. IMD official M Duraiswamy said that the rains will continue in hilly areas for the coming 48 hours and in plains for next...
  • Chilly day in Delhi, Sunday to be cloudy February 1, 2014

    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 minimum temperature...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.4 degrees, season's coldest day December 30, 2013

    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 notch...
  • Delhi witnesses morning drizzle, IMD predicts cloudy day ahead December 27, 2013

    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 the...
  • Relief for Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Lehar weakens before landfall November 28, 2013

    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 November 12, 2013

    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 was...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Met department hits the bulls eye October 16, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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 the...
  • Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction, its intensity weakens October 13, 2013

    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 on...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Very heavy rains expected in Bihar, possibility of floods, says IMD October 13, 2013

    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 pm...
  • Cyclone Phailin is not a super cyclone: Met October 12, 2013

    Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) Director General LS Rathore said that the Cyclone Phailin, which hit India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night, is not a super cyclone. The Cyclone made the landfall at over 200 km per hour, making it the worst cyclone in...
  • Rain and wind batter Odisha, AP coast as super cyclone Phailin barrels down October 12, 2013

    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 was...
  • Cyclone Phailin nears the coast, likely to hit between 6pm and 8pm October 12, 2013

    Deputy Director cyclone centre DK Bandhopadhya, explains the situation of the ground and the movement of cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coast by today evening. ...
  • Thousands evacuated in Andhra as cyclone Phailin moves closer October 12, 2013

    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 bulletin...
  • Odisha govt evacuates 2.5 lakh people as Phailin approaches October 12, 2013

    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 the...
  • Severe cyclonic storm to hit AP-Odisha coast between 6pm and 8pm: IMD October 12, 2013

    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 October 10, 2013

    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 October 9, 2013

    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 the...
  • Rains bring relief to Delhi September 21, 2013

    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 north Delhi...
  • Yamuna's water level recedes, 10,000 people moved to relief camps June 21, 2013

    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 June 19, 2013

    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 in...
  • Heavy showers in north India as monsoon advances June 16, 2013

    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...