MET DEPARTMENT

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Uttarakhand: Heavy rains wreak havoc, 32 dead August 18, 2014

    Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. In Uttarakhand, the death toll has risen to 32. Met Department Director Anand Sharma said, " We are expecting mainly dry weather in many areas of Uttarakhand. We have said that at one or two places slight rainfall...
  • Weather mainly dry in Rajasthan, with isolated areas receiving light rains: MeT report August 15, 2014

    Weather was mainly dry in Rajasthan, with only isolated areas receiving light rains, a MeT report said on Friday. Isolated areas in Udaipur division received light to moderate rains. Kotada and Sajjangarh in the division recorded 1 cm rains each till Friday morning, according to the report. Chittorgarh and Ajmer also received traces...
  • Rajasthan: Floods hit several areas, Met says rains will continue August 12, 2014

    Jaipur: Torrential rains continue to lash Jaipur. Met department has predicted that the rainfall will continue till the next 4872 hours. Army, State Disaster Response Force and District QRT officials deployed in Jaipur continue to help in relief and rescue operations as floods have hit several villages. The district has witnessed...
  • Rain continues in parts of eastern UP August 10, 2014

    Light to moderate rain or thundershowers occurred at isolated places over the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh. According to the MeT department, Varanasi recorded 9cm of rainfall since Saturday evening, followed by Auraiya 5cm and Mirzapur 4cm. Jaunpur, Basti, Bahraich, Lalgunj (Azamgarh) received 3cm of rains each, while Phoolpur, Banda and...
  • Quake hits Andaman Sea, tsunami ruled out July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Sea on Thursday but the Met department ruled out tsunami. According to Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred in the Andaman Sea at a depth of 44 kms at 7.10...
  • Monsoon picking up, no need to be 'alarmist': Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficit has come down to 3132 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist". "The monsoon deficit has come down by 12 per cent and the overall...
  • Two killed as rains lash Uttarakhand for fifth consecutive day July 20, 2014

    Two persons were killed and as many swept away by swirling waters of rivers as rains lashed different parts of Uttarakhand for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday, keeping roads to Himalayan shrines blocked at nearly six places and cutting off many villages. A woman was buried alive last evening under...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India July 19, 2014

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • Char Dham yatra suspended, high alert issued as rains lash Uttarakhand July 18, 2014

    Moderate to heavy rains in north India on Friday dipped temperatures providing relief to people from sultry weather and bringing cheers to farmers, but forced suspension of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. With moderate to heavy rains continuing to lash several parts of the State and major rivers flowing...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...