MET DEPARTMENT

  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Belying high hopes, the Kashmir valley's plains did not get the much-awaited snowfall on Thursday although there has been some in the higher reaches. People had expectantly been waiting for the season's first snowfall, but Srinagar city and all other major towns of the valley got nothing more than a...
  • Dense fog in Delhi, 30 flights, 55 trains delayed January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog on Saturday enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 meters at 5.30 AM, decreased significantly to 50 meters at 8.30 AM with vehicles plying on the roads...
  • Dense fog cover in Delhi, visibility drops to zero January 13, 2015

    The capital recorded a minimum temperature of 6 degrees and a maximum of 16 degrees on Tuesday. Visibilty is 'zero' due to the dense fog that has engulfed several places. ...
  • Cold wave to intensify in North India, heavy fog predicted January 3, 2015

    At least 10 people are injured after heavy fog caused a traffic pile up on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur highway on Saturday morning. Shimla witnessed another spell of moderate snowfall while the mid and lower hills received rains accompanied by icy winds. ...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.6 degrees, fog hits 60 trains December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi shivered at 2.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the season's coldest day, as thick fog brought visibility to less than 50 meters seriously affecting train and road traffic. The temperature was five notches below the normal average. But the Met office forecast a clear day ahead. "There was dense fog...
  • Delhi witnesses moderate foggy conditions December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites on Tuesday woke up to a chilly morning with moderate foggy conditions in several parts of the city. The minimum temperature was recorded two notches below the season's average at 6 degrees Celsius and 1.8 degrees less than Monday's minimum, which was the lowest so far. The...
  • Heavy fog will reduce by Tuesday, says MET department December 22, 2014

    Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. BP Yadav from MET department said, "The heavy fog will reduce tomorrow. Temperature is expected to rise by a few degrees." ...
  • Coldest day in Delhi so far with temperature at 5.1 degrees Celsius December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi on Friday experienced the coldest day of the season so far with the mercury dipping further even as the weatherman predicted rains in the city. The minimum temperature was recorded three notches below normal at 5.1 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung observatory, considered the official for Delhi. This...
  • Delhi: Minimum temperature dips, rains likely tonight December 12, 2014

    Delhi: Delhiites on Friday woke up to a chilly morning with the minimum temperature settling at 5.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. MeT department has forecast overcast conditions after noon and light rains after midnight which is likely to bring the temperature further down. "There was mist and shallow...
  • More rain expected on Tamil Nadu by next 24-48 hours: Met October 24, 2014

    Chennai: The Met office here has forecast more rains in South Tamil Nadu, Puducherry during the next 24 to 48 hours as the North East monsoon has been active over the last few days. "Isolated heavy to very heavy rain may occur over the South Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Isolated...
  • Air quality to drop in Delhi on Diwali October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the onset of Diwali, air quality in the national capital is set to deteriorate over the next two days, with the Met department terming the condition as "severe". According to System of Air quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), pollution levels will be high in areas...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: IMD says 'worst is already over' as storm makes landfall in Vizag October 12, 2014

    As the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud makes landfall in Visakhapatnam on Sunday noon, the Met department has issued a statement saying that the worst phase of the cyclone is already over. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud's intensity to prevail for six hours after landfall: IMD October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Even after landfall of cyclone Hudhud, the system will maintain the intensity of very severe cyclonic storm for six hours and gradually weaken into cyclonic storm in subsequent six hours while moving northwestwards across south interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh, an IMD bulletin said. Under its influence, rainfall in most places...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon, says Met official October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon," said Met department official. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Eye of the storm approaches the coast of Andhra Pradesh October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the storm is approaching the coast of Andhra Pradesh," said IMD official. More than lakh people have been evacuated and relief operations are on. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Wind speeds touch 50 km/hour in Gopalpur, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Large scale evacuations have been carried out in Odisha beacuse of cyclone Hudhud. "Wind speeds expected to touch 200 km/hour post landfall. Wind speeds to touch 50 km/hour in Gopalpur, Odisha," predicts MeT department. ...
  • Strong winds, heavy rains in coastal AP ahead of Hudhud strike October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Strong winds and heavy rains led to large-scale disruption of power lines in three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh as the state braced for Hudhud, a very severe cyclonic storm that is expected to hit the coast around noon on Sunday. "Except East Godavari, power entirely failed in the...
  • Precautionary steps taken to minimise cyclone Hudhud impact October 11, 2014

    Rajahmundry: All precautionary steps have been taken in and around the city anticipating Cyclone Hudhud, Rajahmundry Sub-Collector V Vijayarama Rao said. "We are receiving weather information from the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) for every three hours on the cyclone situation. On the basis of information provided by the IMD we...
  • Heavy rainfall expected after cyclone Hudhud makes landfall in AP: Met October 11, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are on high alert as cyclone Hudhud is fast approaching the Eastern coast. It is likely to make landfall in Visakhapatnam on Sunday afternoon. MET Department Director K Ram Chandra Rao said, "The cyclone is at the the distance of 350 KM from Visakhapatnam. It will...
  • Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on high alert as Cyclone Hudhud approaches Eastern coast October 10, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are on high alert as Cyclone Hudhud is fast approaching the Eastern coast. It is likely to make landfall in Visakhapatnam on Sunday afternoon. According to the Met Department the cyclone will take a very severe turn in the next 12 hours, bringing with itself...
  • Hudhud to take 'very severe' turn in next 12 hours: IMD October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclonic storm Hudhud will turn take a "very severe" turn in the next 12 hours, bringing with itself very heavy rainfall and gusty winds as it inches closer to the coast, the MeT department has said. In the evening, Hudhud was 675-km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 685-km southeast...
  • 2014 mild meteorological drought: Skymet; Not so, says MeT October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: With the country receiving "below normal" rainfall, a private weather forecasting agency has termed monsoon 2014 as a "mild meteorological drought" but the MeT department dismissed it saying around 70 per cent of the country had normal rains. "Monsoon 2014 has ended in a mild meteorological drought. In particular,...
  • Rain likely in Delhi on Wednesday September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a warm and sunny Wednesday morning here with a minimum temperature of 26.6 degrees Celsius, a degree above the season's average. It is likely to rain in some parts of the city in the day, the Met Office said. "Light rain or thundershowers may occur in some...
  • Pleasant Sunday in Delhi, Monday to be similar September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a pleasant day in the capital on Sunday with the maximum temperature at 34.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. Monday is likely to see similar weather and some areas might see very light rain, the Met department said. "The sky will be cloudy on...
  • Heavy rains lash Rajasthan, three dead September 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Heavy rains lashed parts of Rajasthan leading to waterlogging in many areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Bhilwara. In another incident in the state, three people died in Ganganagar after a mud wall collapsed because of heavy rainfall. The area has received 185 mm rainfall in just one day. Traffic...
  • Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall August 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha's southern and coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall in view of a low pressure being created in the Bay of Bengal, a Met office bulletin said. "A cyclonic circulation over West Central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood areas has turned into...
  • Delhi reels under severe heat wave, Met says relief likely after August 28 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi is reeling under a sever heat wave. The national capital witnessed the hottest day of August on Monday. Monday, August 25, was the hottest in 12 years at this time of the year as the mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius. facing the brunt are those who are...
  • Another hot day ahead in Delhi August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites on Monday woke up to a hot and humid day with no sign of rain. The minimum temperature settled at 27.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. Humidity was recorded at 64 per cent at 8.30 AM and is expected to rise during the day, a Met...
  • Mumbai: Heavy waterlogging contribute to residents' woes in Dadar August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy water logging has been reported in the area of Dadar in Mumbai after heavy rainfall continue unabated. Residents complained of waterlogging as a recurring phenomena every monsoon. "Waterlogging happens every year. BMC has done some work this year but we haven't see any improvement", reported one resident. Mumbai is expected...
  • Light to moderate rains in isolated places of Rajasthan August 19, 2014

    Light to moderate rains were witnessed in isolated parts of Rajasthan with Kanwas in Kota district receiving a maximum 10 cm of rainfall, even as Southwest monsoon weakened further in the state, Met department said on Monday. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern, northern and southern parts...