WEATHER

  • Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form 2 days ago

    Denver: Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form. Drones can penetrate parts of weather systems that other instruments can't reach, and they can do...
  • Winter chill gains intensity in North India; snowfall in Himachal, fog in Rajasthan 3 days ago

    Shimla: Chilly conditions persist in north India on Thursday with temperatures dipping in most parts including in Himachal Pradesh where many major roads have been blocked due to snowfall.. While Shimla received overnight snowfall, temperature in Manali has dipped to -5 degrees, -3 in Kullu and -7 in Kinnaur. "The...
  • Cold wave intensifies in north India, first snowfall in Shimla 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Cold conditions intensified in north India on Saturday as Shimla and some other popular tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh received the season's first snowfall while several areas in other states experienced light showers. In Delhi, chilly conditions prevailed as the sky remained overcast and scattered rains occurred in some...
  • Lucknow shivers at 2.2 degrees as cold wave intensifies December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The north was shivering in the grip of the cold wave which has now intensified over the region as Delhi on Friday recorded its lowest temperature of the season so far while Lucknow saw the mercury settle at a chilly 2.2 degrees Celsius. Rain and thundershowers were tipped to...
  • Launch of GSAT-16 deferred for the second time December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 has been deferred for the second time in a week's time. It was scheduled to be launched early on Saturday from Kourou in French Guiana. In the earlier occasion, ISRO had on Thursday night announced that the satellite's Friday launch was...
  • TWTW: Kaneez Surka turns weather woman to test north Indian cold November 29, 2014

    A the winters grip northern India, here is what it is looking like. ...
  • Sloppy weather slows US holiday travelers November 27, 2014

    Mineola, New York: A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the US Northeast as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving holiday getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous on what is typically one of country's the busiest travel days of the year. By early Wednesday evening,...
  • Minimum temperature drops to sub-zero in entire Kashmir division November 21, 2014

    Srinagar: The entire Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, experienced sub-zero minimum temperature, even as Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered the coldest night of the season at minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department here said on Friday. Srinagar registered a drop of almost one degree in night temperature...
  • At least 8 dead in US snow storm, residents call it worst in memory November 21, 2014

    New York: Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had nearly 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on top of accumulations as high as 5 feet (1.5 metres) from earlier in the week. The National Weather Service said parts of the region could expect 3 feet (9O...
  • Five dead after Western New York gets year's worth of snow in four days November 19, 2014

    New York: An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday. Winter-hardy Buffalo and the surrounding area was pummeled by the storm that dumped...
  • Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm October 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists. Forecasters had predicted the snowstorm, but many hikers appeared to have been caught unawares and were heading to an...
  • First space weather forecast centre opens in Britain October 8, 2014

    London: The first space weather forecast centre opened on Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England. With a funding of 4.6 million pounds ($7.4 million) from the British government, the Met Office Space Weather Centre in Devon also houses the Met Office's headquarters, Xinhua reported. It will provide space weather forecasts and develop an...
  • Japan launches weather satellite Himawari-8 October 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan on Tuesday launched a weather satellite in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters. The H-2A rocket, which carries the Himawari-8, lifted off at 2.16 pm from the Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan Times reported. The satellite is expected to be placed in a geostationary...
  • Dry weather in north; heavy rain warning for east, northeast September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Mercury maintained its upward trend in most parts of north India in the absence of rains, even as the weather department warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in east and northeast regions of the country in the next two days. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of...
  • Snow storms hit western Canada September 11, 2014

    Ottawa: Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures but not in early September. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. The city at the centre of...
  • Modern weather forcasting centre to come up in Jammu September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With assembly elections not far away in Jammu and Kashmir hit by flood, the Centre on Monday announced the setting up of two biotechnology parks and a most modern weather forecasting system in Jammu and Kashmir. Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said the...
  • 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...
  • Morning rains greet Dellhiites, more expected August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Early morning rains greeted Delhiites on Saturday with the skies expected to remain overcast throughout the day. According to the MeT department officials, the humidity recorded at 8.30 AM was 90 per cent. The Safdarjung observatory which is the official reading for the city recorded rainfall of about 10.2 mm...
  • 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...
  • Barring a few places, dry weather engulfs most parts of Rajasthan August 17, 2014

    Weather remained mainly dry in Rajasthan on Saturday, barring a few places. According to the Met department in Jaipur, Mount Abu (Sirohi), Sabla (Dungarpur) and Pratapgarh district each recorded 1 cm of overnight rains till this morning, while Jodhpur received traces of rainfall on Saturday evening. Rains would occur at isolated areas...
  • Rains bring respite from heat; waterlogging causes traffic snarls August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Widespread rains lashed the national capital on Saturday offering respite from the heat, but caused traffic snarls in many areas due to waterlogging. The rain gauge at the Safdurjung observatory measured 37.6 mm of rainfall from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, a MeT official said. Humidity, however, continued...
  • MeT department predicts heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Mumbai August 1, 2014

    The city is preparing for the fallout of heavy rains after an alert was issued by The Indian Meteorology Department(MeT) on Friday. The MeT officials have predicted a heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. On Thursday night the city received 102 milimetres of rain. ...
  • Light to moderate rainfall lashes parts of state July 31, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall on Thursday lashed parts of Rajasthan with Chittorgarh recording maximumof 16.5 mm rains. According to MeT office, Bikaner and few other places also received drizzles till evening on Thursday since morning. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in Udaipur and Jodhpur divisions and at few places...
  • Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a forecast that would bring cheer to vast swathes of the country, weather officials have said that the momentum picked up by Southwest Monsoon in July is likely to continue in August with normal rainfall expected in August. While July is likely to receive rainfall of 93 per...
  • India got above average rain in last seven days: IMD July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as it grapples with fears of a deficit monsoon in 2014, there was welcome news for the country on the rain front as it received above normal rainfall in the past week. "The weekly rainfall for the country as a whole was above normal by 24 per cent,...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Brief showers on Tuesday cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather. The afternoon shower brought down the morning temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. The Met office had forecast a cloudy day with light rains and thundershowers in some areas. Delhi was lashed by heavy...
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon July 21, 2014

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' July 20, 2014

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • 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 waterlogging 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...
  • Rains hit many places in north India July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of North India received light to heavy rainfall on Monday, bringing down mercury but sultry conditions prevailed in the region. Extremely high humidity was recorded in Delhi a day after heavy rains lashed the national capital, making things uncomfortable for those who stepped out. While the day temperature...