Met Department

  • High speed squall hits north-east Rajasthan, provides relief from heat 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    A high speed squall accompanied by thunder showers hit north-east Rajasthan on Wednesday providing some relief from rising mercury. A mild intensity western disturbance and a locally generated cyclonic air circulation caused squall, thunder shower and light rains in north-east parts of the state in the wee hours today, a...
  • Fresh snowfall reported in J&K, traffic suspended on Jammu highway 11-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Unseasonal rains across north and west India have led to massive crop damage. The Met department has warned that Srinagar and Jammu could see heavy snowfall and rain in the next 48 hours which could lead to traffic trouble in the area. ...
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius 02-03-2014 06:25 PM

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north...
  • Light rains bring temperature down in parts of Rajasthan 01-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures dipped...
  • Expect more rainfall in next 24 hours, says Met department 01-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Light rains triggered by western disturbance brought down night temperatures in many parts of Rajasthan with the capital city recording 15.3 mm rains since on Friday, the MeT department has said. Ajmer, Pilani, Bikaner, Churu and Kota recorded 7.4, 2.1, 1.2, 1 and 0.4 mm of rains respectively. Night temperatures...
  • Rain likely to continue for two more days, states decide on relief packages 01-03-2014 10:57 AM

    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that heavy rainfall has destroyed crops in around 9,800 villages. The government now plans on extending relief to farmers to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has announced a relief package as well. ...
  • Snowfall, rain bring down temperatures in Uttarakhand 15-02-2014 06:37 PM

    Icy winds swept Uttarakhand on Saturday intensifying cold conditions as snowfall continued in hill districts and moderate showers lashed most parts of Uttarakhand with Tehri and Mukteshwar recording sub-zero temperatures. The higher reaches of hill districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Tehri and Nainital received snowfall for the second consecutive day with...
  • Fresh spell of rains expected in next 48 hours, predicts Met department 13-02-2014 11:10 AM

    The Met Office on Thursday forecast fresh spell of rains in Uttar Pradesh for the next two days. The weatherman attributed the change in weather to Western Disturbances, and also added that heavy rains and snowfall might occur in the neighbouring hill state of Uttarakhand. Meanwhile the temperature, despite sunny...
  • Chilly Wednesday for residents as rains, icy winds return 22-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Uttar Pradesh experienced a chilly Wednesday morning led by sporadic rain along with icy winds. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. The change in weather comes on a day when primary schools in the state capital reopen after a month-long extended winter vacations. According to the Met...
  • Schools reopen after weather clears in UP 20-01-2014 11:19 AM

    With the weather clearing up in Uttar Pradesh, schools for classes 6th to 12th reopened in Lucknow on Monday after a long winter vacation. This follows reversal of an earlier order by the district magistrate who had ordered the closure of all schools up to class 12th till Jan 22....
  • Rajasthan gets respite from cold as temperature rises 14-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Icy winds abated in Rajasthan and temperatures rose, bringing relief to residents of the desert state after the harsh cold wave sweeping the region claimed several lives in the last few days. "However, two trains were rescheduled and 11 delayed due to mist or foggy conditions in parts of Rajasthan....
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall warning in HP 08-01-2014 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: The cold wave continues to sweep North India with temperatures dropping further. The Met department has now issued warnings of heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on January 8 and January 9. This even as the several places in the state face sub zero temperatures. Bharmaur is at a...
  • Cold wave sweeping across Jharkhand 08-01-2014 12:07 AM

    Jharkhand is in the grip of a cold wave following strong north-westerly winds. Hazaribagh was the coldest place in the day with a minimum of 5.4 degree C and a maximum of 19.2 degree C, according to the MeT department. Ranchi recorded a minimum of 8 deg C and a...
  • A day after worst fog in 5 years, Delhi wakes up to a clearer morning 07-01-2014 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi woke up to a clearer day after it witnessed the season's worst fog in 5 years on Monday. Temperature though remain low across north India. Srinagar is below freezing at minus 3 degrees celsius and Delhi at 8 degrees. Fog was reported in some parts of Rajasthan,...
  • 4-magnitude quake hits Uttarakhand, no damage reported 25-12-2013 06:33 PM

    A slight intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand early on Wednesday. An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Uttarkashi district at 8.27 am, Meteorological department said. Its epicentre was also in Uttarkashi. The quake had a latitude of 31.2 degree north and longitude of 78.3 degree east, the...
  • No failure on part of Met department in Uttarakhand calamity: Government 18-12-2013 09:08 AM

    There was no failure on the part of the Met department as it had issued warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Uttarakhand and also advised state authorities to postpone the Char Dham Yatra just before the disaster, government has said. "As far as issuance of severe weather warnings...
  • Relief for Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Lehar weakens before landfall 28-11-2013 09:38 AM

    Hyderabad: In major relief for Andhra Pradesh, weather officials have now downgraded the very severe cyclonic storm Lehar to a cyclonic storm. Lehar is expected to hit the state coastline by noon on Thursday. The Met department has said that the current wind speeds are between 40 and 60 kmph....
  • Cyclone Phailin: Met department hits the bulls eye 16-10-2013 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: As India's fiercest storm in 14 years - Cyclone Phailin - smashed into the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the Indian auhorities looked prepared to take the challenge head on. Much of the credit for this impressive show of disaster management has to go to the India...
  • Cyclone Phailin reduced to low pressure area, lying over southwest Bihar 15-10-2013 08:00 AM

    Two days after it made landfall on the east coast at a speed of 200 kmph, cyclonic storm 'Phailin' turned into a "low pressure area" on Monday evening, MeT department has said. The storm, reduced to a depression by Monday noon, has further weakened and is lying over southwest Bihar...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Met warns of 'very heavy rainfall' in Sikkim 14-10-2013 07:14 PM

    As cyclonic storm Phailin moves to sub-Himalayan region in the next 48 hours, the MeT department today issued warning of "very heavy rainfall" in Sikkim. MeT officials said parts of West Bengal, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Siliguri, and Sikkim, all falling in sub-Himalayan region are expected to receive very heavy rainfall...
  • Flooding a major concern after cyclone Phailin's fury wanes 14-10-2013 08:57 AM

    Bhubaneswar/Gopalpur/Srikakulam: Hours after Cyclone Phailin hit the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, its fury has waned but the fear of flooding has come to front. Flooding has been reported in three rivers including Subarnarekha, Bedanya in Odisha. Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts in the state have been hit...
  • Odisha govt defeats cyclone Phailin, averts massive tragedy, wins praise 13-10-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Cyclone Phailin is now behind us. The deadly cyclone, which created a national panic, seems to have failed to leave behind a trail of massive death and destruction. The people are heaving a sigh of relief and the life is slowly returning to normal across the coastal...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Rainfall expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, Andhra 13-10-2013 03:10 PM

    Cyclone Phailin is 50kms south of Sambalpur. It is now moving northwards, wind speed is still around 100kmph. Rainfall is expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, and Andhra. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: NDRF, highway authorities carry rescue operation in Srikakulam 13-10-2013 01:38 PM

    NDRF and highway authorities are working together in Srikakulam to clear the debris. Cranes and JCBs have been deployed here on the highways; uprooted trees have been pushed to the sides to allow traffic to flow. Nine NDRF teams are on ground in Srikakulam. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin tracker: Worst is over, wind speed reducing by the hour 13-10-2013 12:50 PM

    The very severe cyclonic storm, Phailin over Odisha moved north-northwestwards during past 6 hours with a speed of 20 kmph and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of October 13, 2013 over Odisha near latitude 21.00 N and longitude 84.00 E, about 50 km south of Sampalpur. The system would...
  • Worst part of cyclone Phailin is over; casualty is not as much as in 1999 13-10-2013 12:00 PM

    The worst part of cyclone is over, weather is improving very fast, and wind speed is only 20-30 kmph at Gopalpur and at several parts of coastal Odisha. Thousands of trees have been uprooted; telephone and electric poles have fallen. It will take some time to restore these damages. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: More than 100 trains cancelled, says Indian Railways PRO 13-10-2013 12:00 PM

    "More than 100 trains were cancelled, around 20 were partially cancelled, and more than 25 were diverted through sear routes," said Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways. ...
  • Ganjam and Srikakulum could be the worst affected districts: NDRF 13-10-2013 11:57 AM

    NDRF has said that a lot of houses have been damaged due to the cyclone Phailin. "We have no confirmation about casualty during the day. A large number of trees, electric poles and telephone poles have fallen," it said. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin will weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by noon, says IMD 13-10-2013 09:53 AM

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its bulletin issued at 8:30 am on Sunday has said that cyclone 'Phailin' will weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by noon on Sunday. The cyclone is thereafter expected to turn into a deep depression by Sunday evening. Here is bulletin issued by the...
  • Cyclone Phailin nears the coast, likely to hit between 6pm and 8pm 12-10-2013 03:26 PM

    Deputy Director cyclone centre DK Bandhopadhya, explains the situation of the ground and the movement of cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coast by today evening. ...