MET DEPARTMENT

  • Aftershocks rock West Bengal April 26, 2015

    Kolkata: Fresh tremors were felt twice on Sunday in different parts of West Bengal at noon and at night triggering panic among the people who ran out of homes and gathered on the streets. Following the 7.9 magnitude temblor that left three people of the state dead on Saturday, the...
  • No earthquake forecast for India by NASA: Government April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India. "It is fake. The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) cannot predict earthquakes. Such messages are...
  • Heavy rainfall hits Jammu and Kashmir again, water level rises in Jhelum April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: As fresh rains hit the state again, the water level in the Jehlum river is rising due to continuous rainfall. However, Met department had predicted that there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days. Jhelum was earlier flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly...
  • Flood threat in Jammu & Kashmir eases as weather improves April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: The flood threat in Jammu and Kashmir is easing as the weather improves. The MET department has said there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days. Currently all the rivers in the Valley are flowing below the danger mark. Jhelum was flowing at 14.10 feet at...
  • J&K: Water level in Jhelum river recedes, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: As there has been no rainfall on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir, the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding below the danger mark. But with the Met Department warning of heavy rainfall from April 1 to 3, the water level of Jhelum river may cross the...
  • J&K will receive more rainfall but intensity will reduce, says Met department March 30, 2015

    Met department has claimed that rainfall will continue but the intensity will reduce. Floods have hit Jammu and Kashmir even before the state could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014. ...
  • Heavy rain in Kashmir Valley, parts of Srinagar waterlogged March 29, 2015

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall in the Kashmir valley over the past 24 hours has created panic among some people in Srinagar about the possibility of fresh floods, police said on Sunday. The heavy downpour has inundated many low-lying areas of Srinagar including Rajbagh, one of the worst-hit areas during the unprecedented floods...
  • Lok Sabha members plea for special package as heavy rains damage crops across India March 3, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer months, the rain gods have brought the mercury levels down. Heavy snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India have brought temperatures down by 5-10 degrees. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the next 24-48 hours. ...
  • Heavy rains across north India cause damage to crops in several states March 2, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer, the rain has brought the mercury level down in the national capital and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India has brought temperature down by 5-10 degrees. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24-48...
  • Cold conditions return to J&K; Kargil coldest February 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir where the minimum temperature fell below the freezing point in most places including summer capital Srinagar, after a day's respite from the winter chill. However, the sunny morning provided relief to the denizens with local Meteorological department...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall February 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Kashmir Valley, including summer capital Srinagar and other plain areas, received fresh snowfall on Sunday, a day after 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day period of harshest winter ended, even as the minimum temperatures rose by several degrees to provide relief from the intense cold conditions. "Snowfall was recorded in higher reaches including...
  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains January 22, 2015

    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...