Met Department

  • Rain likely in Delhi on Wednesday 6 days ago

    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 48-72 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 9-cm of rainfall since Saturday evening, followed by Auraiya 5-cm and Mirzapur 4-cm. Jaunpur, Basti, Bahraich, Lalgunj (Azamgarh) received 3-cm 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 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 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 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 July 19, 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...
  • Rains continue to lash Delhi, throw traffic out of gear July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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...