HAILSTORM

  • Watch: Golfball sized hail hits Siberia in a sudden deadly hail storm that forced beachgoers to run for their lives! July 15, 2014

    It was a quiet day on the beach in Siberia when a sudden hailstorm came crashing down on beachgoers. It is the middle of summer in Russia right now, a season that does not see such hailstorms usually.This was followed by heavy rains and winds that caused damage in the...
  • Government gives Rs 401.1 crore relief package for hailstormhit farmers May 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government has granted a financial relief of Rs 401.10 crore to farmers whose crops were destroyed due to hailstorm in February this year. The assistance was approved as per the demand from 2,669 villages of 22 districts, according to Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Kunjilal Meena. He said affected villages...
  • Government will provide maximum relief to hailstorm-hit farmers: Prithviraj Chavan March 19, 2014

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday assured that his government is committed to provide relief to hailstorm-hit farmers in the state and appealed to them not to take any "untoward decision" that could harm them. Chavan's statement comes in the wake of reports that several farmers have committed suicide in...
  • CM demands Rs 5700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers March 13, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and sought a Rs 5,700 crore package for farmers in the state who suffered loss to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm. During the meeting, Chouhan apprised Shinde that houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads, electrical...
  • Rains paralyse normal life in India, damage crops worth crores March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Rains, hailstorm and snowfall across the country have paralysed normal life and destroyed crops worth crores. In Jammu and Kashmir, 10 people have been killed due to avalanches. Srinagar highway has been closed down due to heavy snowfall. It received more than one feet of snow affecting water...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm March 12, 2014

    A central team will arrive on a three-day visit from tomorrow to assess the extensive damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday. In view of the central team's visit from March 13-15,State Chief Secretary, Antony DeSa held discussions with all...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days March 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops March 11, 2014

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought relief...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra have damaged thousands of hectares of Rabi crop. The government has now started a crop survey. Saikheda, Chandori, Karanjgaon, Tarulkhedale, Tamaswadi villages were the worst-affected. Pomegranate and grape cultivation in Satana has been virtually wiped out. Standing crops like...
  • Hailstorms continue in Maharashtra, unseasonal rains in the North March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailstorms continue to wreak havoc in Maharashtra. Damage to thousands of hectares of crop in the past two weeks is now giving rise to fears of price rise. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday said EC's permission will be sought to give financial assistance to affected farmers in...
  • UPA government has no respect for federal structure: Shivraj Singh Chouhan March 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday accused the UPA Government of not respecting the federal structure and discriminating against the BJP-ruled state in providing relief to the farmers affected by recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm. He said the the Congress-led Government at the Centre has no regard for...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan to stage sit-in on March 6 over farmers' cause March 4, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he and his Cabinet colleagues will stage a sit-in on March 6 during the bandh call given by the BJP to protest the Centre's apathy towards farmers affected by natural calamities. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no time to meet me...
  • First hailstorm, now government apathy deepens farmers' woes March 2, 2014

    Bhopal: Unseasonal rains accompanied by heavy hailstorms have ruined the standing Rabi crops in Madhya Pradesh on a large scale. Nearly 10,000 villages in the state have been affected by the sudden change in weather. Even as Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government has announced Rs 2000 crore relief package for those...
  • Rajasthan CM announces relief package for farmers after hailstorm February 28, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced a relief package for farmers hit by crop damage due to hailstorm over the past three days in the state. Affected farmers from 21 districts will get Rs 4,500 per hectare for non irrigated land and Rs 9,000 per hectare for...
  • Farmers worst hit by rains, hailstorm will get wheat at Re 1/kg: CM February 28, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that wheat at Rs 1 per kg will be provided for eight months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crop-loss due to rain and hailstorm in the state. The Chief Minister who visited hailstorm-affected Rehti, Nasrullahganj and Ashta including Chakaldi,...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Six dead in unseasonal rains in 48 hours April 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Six persons have died in unseasonal rain in Andhra Pradesh in the past 48 years. Twentythree persons have also been injured as rain and hailstorms hit Telangana and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh. The other majorly affected districts include Hyderabad, RangaReddy, Nizamabad and Medak. The rainfall caused crop damages in...
  • Temperature in North India may dip further from Feb 7: MeT department February 5, 2013

    The chill continued in North India. The national capital has been witnessing heavy rains for two consecutive days now. The MeT department says more rain, thunderstorms and hail are likely during the day in the region. ...
  • Rajasthan: Rains, hailstorm lash parts of state January 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Light to moderate rains with hailstorm lashed parts of Rajasthan where Jodhpur recorded 32.6 mm rainfall. Churu, Dholpur and Pilani received 30.3, 16.6 and 12.3 mm rainfall respectively while others places including Jaipur, Ajmer, Eranpura, Bikaner and Gangangar recorded below 9 mm of rainfall, according to Met department here. The rains...
  • Heavy rains lash Delhi; snowfall in Kashmir, HP January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi witnessed heavy rainfall and a hailstorm on Thursday night. The city, which received light showers during the day, started getting rains at around 11.00 pm. Some parts of Delhi also witnessed hailstorms, bringing the temperature down by a few notches. The weather is expected to be generally cloudy...
  • Midnight rains, hailstorm lash parts of Delhi January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Light rains and hailstorm lashed some parts of the national capital on Thursday night. The city, which received light showers during the day, started getting rains again at around 11 pm. Some parts of Delhi also witnessed hailstorms, bringing the temperature down by a few notches. The Weatherman has...
  • Winter chill grows with rains in North India January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Friday proved to be the coldest day of the year in many parts of North India. In Delhi, the maximum temperature plummeted to the season's lowest of 16.9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature, however, was 12.4 degrees. The city also experienced rain and a hailstorm. The Met department...
  • CJ: Freak weather, fuming farmers March 22, 2007

    Mathura: The hailstorm and rain across parts of North India on Wednesday made the weather pleasant but farmers in Mathura seem to have lost their cool. These photos sent by Citizen Journalist Razi Hashmy show people squatting on a road. Hashmy says they are farmers who blocked the DelhiAgra highway on...
  • Hailstorms spell doom for Jaipur farmers March 14, 2007

    Jaipur: Whirlwinds have thrown life out of the gear in Jaipur uprooted tress, fallen check posts and hoardings swept away by the hailstorms are now a common sight in the Pink city, but it's much worse in the villages. While the unseasonal hailstorm has spelled havoc in the cities,...