Met Department

  • Monsoon picking up, no need to be 'alarmist': Government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 Mi-17 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Rains continue to lash Delhi, throw traffic out of gear 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Intermittent rains lashed the national capital since Friday morning, causing water-logging and traffic snarls in many areas. According to a MeT official, about 56.7 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the national capital during the last 24 hours till 8:30 am on Friday. The temperature on Friday morning registered...
  • Met predicts monsoon rains, thunderstorm in parts of eastern UP 5 days ago

    Light to moderate rains and thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. According to the MeT department, Gorotha and Lalitpur recorded 7 cms of rainfall each while Muzaffarnagar and Mirzapur received 3 cms of rains. Rajghat, Kunda, Robertganj, Fatehpur, Bindki, Bara, Dudhi, Dalmau, Churk, Allahabad...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended for three days as MeT department issues warning of heavy rains 6 days ago

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath was suspended on Wednesday for three days in view of the MeT department warning of heavy rains in the area and frequent blockage of roads to the Himalayan shrine following intermittent showers in the valley over the past few days. "Yatra to Kedarnath has been suspended for safety...
  • Monsoon has revived across north India: MET department director 1 week ago

    In a ray of hope, MET department director BP Yadav has said that monsoon has revived. "There's been good rainfall in many parts of Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, eastern Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand," he said adding that this is the best phase of monsoon this season. ...
  • Alert sounded as heavy rains drench Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra not disrupted July 15, 2014

    An alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, officials said on Tuesday. The hill state is likely to experience very heavy rainfall on Wednesday, the Met Office said. District administration in "rain prone" areas has been asked to...
  • Met issues heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, evacuation begins in some areas July 15, 2014

    Dehradun: The Met department has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. Rain hit several parts of Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours with the Kumaon region being most affected. South Uttarakhand is feared to receive the heaviest downpour. The disaster management department has begun the process of...
  • Two killed by lightning as rains lash eastern UP July 13, 2014

    Two persons were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since July 12. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y...
  • Incessant rainfall takes break in the state July 8, 2014

    After two days of incessant rainfall in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, it finally took a break for few days, officials said on Tuesday. The rain took a break for few days and will only return by Sunday. Lucknow would not experience any major rainfall in the next few days and...
  • Monsoon to arrive in Lucknow by July 5 July 3, 2014

    Monsoon will hit Uttar Pradesh's capital within next two days, the Met Office said on Thursday. After a delay of 13 days, monsoon will arrive in Lucknow and other parts of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh July 4, said the met officials. "The worst is over and very soon the sky would...
  • 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...
  • Light to moderate rain brings respite from heat in UP July 1, 2014

    Light to moderate rains accompanied by thundershowers today gave respite from heat to people in Uttar Pradesh even as mercury fell markedly in parts of the state. According to MeT office, the chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was Basti, Muzzaffarnagar 9 each, Khalalibad 8, Gorakhpur, Harriya 7 each, Turtipar...
  • Sharad Pawar meets PM to discuss poor monsoon situation June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of poor monsoon so far in the country and sought urgent measures to tackle the situation. According to sources, the former union agriculture minister informed the Prime Minister about the poor rainfall situation in South-Western...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the Met Department of India June 22, 2014

    The Met Department has been proved wrong in its prediction of monsoon this year. For the people of Mumbai, life has been tough with the water clogged houses and flooded streets. ...
  • Have not sounded high alert in Uttarkashi: Uttarakhand Met Director June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Uttarakhand Met department has refuted reports of having issued any high alert in Uttarkashi. Uttarakhand Met Director Anand Sharma said that there was no heavy rain in the area. "We have not issued any alerts. There was no heavy rain on Wednesday. We have said that there...
  • Mercury rises again in Delhi June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After a brief respite from sweltering heat due to intermittent rains, hot and humid conditions returned to haunt Delhiites on Tuesday with mercury rising to 43.3 degree Celsius, which was four degrees above normal. The night too was considerably hot as minimum temperature was recorded at 32 degree...
  • Watch: Below normal monsoon this time June 13, 2014

    The Met Department has predicted that the monsoon will be below normal this time. BP Yadav, Director, Met department said that the rainfall may be less in June and September but during the month of July and August the rainfall will be good. Overall the deficiency will be highest over...
  • Union government makes contingency plans to handle deficit monsoon June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Met Department predicting below-normal monsoon, the Union government is working out its contingency plans. It has issued advisories to states for quick action. The states have been directed to ensure availability of seeds for meeting contingency cropping requirement in the eventuality of deficient rainfall. They have...
  • 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...
  • Monsoon hits Kerala but no respite from heat in North India June 6, 2014

    After a long wait, the rain Gods have finally shown mercy. The monsoon has reached southern Kerala coast causing widespread rains in the state. Even though it's delayed by 5 days, the Met department predicts that it's expected to reach states like Maharashtra & West Bengal swiftly, in the next...
  • Monsoon likely to move towards central India after June 25 June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The South West Monsoon, which hit Kerala on Friday after a delay of four days, will remain "sluggish" and may proceed to central Indian only after June 25, the Met department said. During the month, rainfall activity would largely remain confined to west coast, northeast India and the southern...
  • No respite from heat wave conditions, Allahabad sizzling at 47.2 degree Celsius June 6, 2014

    Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad sizzling at 47.2 degree Celsius. Met office said weather was mainly dry today and heat wave conditions prevailed in some parts of Varanasi, Faizabad, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Jhansi, Agra, Meerut divisions. Temperature was markedly above normal in faizabad, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow,...
  • Monsoon on schedule, to hit Kerala in next 48 hours June 3, 2014

    The monsoon is on schedule and is expected to hit Kerela in the next 48 hours, according to Met department."Conditions are favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala and its further advance into some more parts of south Arabian sea, remaining parts of Maldives-Comorin area, some parts of...
  • Monsoon expected to hit Kerala in 3-4 days: MeT Department June 2, 2014

    According to India Meteorological Department, the monsoon will hit Kerala in the next 3 to 4 days. IMD Director BP Yadav said that from the last 3-4 days there was no advancement but on Monday it has reached Arabian Sea. "Conditions now becoming favourable for the onset of monsoon over...
  • Delhi: Unseasonal thunderstorm may continue for the next two days May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The unseasonal thunderstorm and rainfall witnessed in Delhi on Friday evening is likely to continue for the next two days, according to the Met Department. But the intensity is not likely to be as fierce as that of Friday's storm. The thunderstorm in the national capital on Friday...
  • Delhi to have bad air quality for the next three days May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The MET department on Friday predicted bad air quality in the national capital for the next three days. System of Air quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), a constituent of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), recorded PM10 level as 164 microgram per meter cubic while PM2.5 (particulate matters less...