Heavy Rains

  • China issues heavy rain, typhoon alert 6 days ago

    Beijing: China's National Meteorological Centre (NMC) on Saturday issued an alert for heavy rain and typhoon. From Saturday to Sunday morning, parts of Sichuan province, Chongqing city and Shaanxi province will receive heavy rains, Xinhua reported citing the NMC statement. Some areas might receive precipitation of 100 to 150 mm, it said. Areas...
  • Very heavy rains expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa: IMD September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department on Monday said. With southwest monsoon remaining vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha and active over Marathwada and Telangana, it said a few...
  • Heavy rain hits normal life in Odisha September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Odisha for the second consecutive day on Saturday throwing normal life out of gear, a Met department official said. The state has been witnessing heavy rainfall for the past two days due to the impact of a low pressure area formed over...
  • 70 die as heavy rain continues in Pakistan September 5, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 70 people were killed in separate incidents triggered by torrential rains in Pakistan, a media reported on Friday. Most of the deaths were caused by roof collapses and electrocution in Punjab and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, Geo News reported. According to the meteorological department, a number of cities all over the...
  • Heavy rains kill nearly 40 in Pakistan September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: Near 40 people including children died due to heavy monsoon rains and related accidents in Pakistan, a police official said. Most of the people have died because of the roof collapsing incidents in the largest province in Punjab as a result of continuous heavy rains since last night. Fifteen...
  • Four flights diverted to Bangalore due to heavy rains August 25, 2014

    Chennai: Four city-bound flights, including three international carriers, were on Monday diverted to Bengaluru Airport following heavy rains. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Malaysian Airlines from Kula Lumpur, Thai Airways from Bangkok and an Air India flight from Delhi were diverted to Bengaluru Airport, airport officials said. However the flights...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead August 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one three-year-old in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • Flood situation continues to be grim in 9 districts, death toll rises to 49 August 19, 2014

    The deaths in the Uttar Pradesh floods rose to 49, officials said on Tuesday. The situation in nine districts of the state continued to be grim as rivers flooded more villages, the officials said. Revenue officials told IANS that 49 people have died, including 22 in Bahraich, 10 in Shravasti, two in...
  • Normal life hit after heavy rains, flood-like situation in Patna August 14, 2014

    A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar capital Patna on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains over the last 24 hours. Most of the major roads, arterial routes, streets, lanes and bylanes in the city of over 20 lakh people were submerged under knee to waist-deep swirling waters which...
  • Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, trigger landslides August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rains continue to lash Uttarkhand and several parts of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains which were induced by a cloudburst disrupted normal life in the region. No loss of life has been reported yet. Incessant rains triggered landslides at several places in Uttarakhand affecting Chaardham Yatra and traffic...
  • 9 flights diverted due to bad weather in Delhi August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as nine flights landing in Delhi had to be diverted on Saturday due to bad weather. The flights were diverted to Jaipur and Lucknow due to heavy rains and poor visibility. In the last 40 minutes there has been no landing in the New Delhi airport. Flights have resumed...
  • 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. ...
  • Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, but heat wave persists in lower areas July 31, 2014

    Shimla: Heavy rains occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday but maximum temperatures were up by two to three degrees. The lower hills of Himachal reeled under the heat wave. Baldwara was wettest with 90 mm of rains while Hamirpur and Chelsea recorded 49 mm and 45 mm rains respectively. The...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India July 30, 2014

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • Heavy rains wash away Lambagad road leading to Badrinath shrine, yatra halted July 29, 2014

    The Badrinath Yatra - part of the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra was halted following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, an official said on Tuesday. The rain on Monday washed away a road near Lambagad leading to the Badrinath shrine and it will take some time to repair it, officials...
  • Youth swept away by rain swollen river in Moradabad July 23, 2014

    A 22-year-old youth was swept away along with his motorcycle while crossing a bridge over Machana river near Betul on Wednesday, a police official said. Ramdev, resident of Bhainsdehi town, was going to the market to purchase ghee required at the funeral of one of his relative, the sub divisional...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood July 23, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • 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...
  • Badrinath yatra suspended till tomorrow, pilgrims asked not to go beyond Joshimath July 17, 2014

    A day after yatra to Kedarnath was suspended, the pilgrimage to another major Himalayan shrine, Badrinath, in Uttarakhand was stalled on Thursday in view of the weatherman's prediction of heavy rains in the area. Yatra to Badrinath has been stalled considering safety of the pilgrims in view of the MeT department...
  • Ramdev takes students to Gangotri despite alert, stranded due to heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. Thousands have been stranded in Gangotri including Yoga guru Ramdev. The Yoga guru has been stuck at the higher reaches with around 400 students. He had reportedly gone ahead with the programme despite an alert issued by the Met department of Uttarakhand. The...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Heavy rains lash Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, North East June 13, 2014

    This season monsoon is progressing extremely slowly. There are reports of widespread rainfall in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa as well as Northeastern states are experiencing the rains. There has been scattered rainfall in Madhya Pradesh and isolated rainfall in Bengal and Gujarat. North India is expected to be dry covering states...
  • Heavy rainfall disrupts life in northeastern Bihar May 28, 2014

    Heavy rains disrupted normal life in Bihar's northeastern parts including Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia, Katihar, Madhepura and Supaul on Wednesday. Purnia, where the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) maintains a weather station, recorded 12.5 centimetres of rain throughout the day. Its maximum temperature dipped to 24.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum recorded was...
  • Five of a family killed as house collapses after heavy rain February 22, 2014

    At least five people were killed near Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri town when a roof of a house collapsed following heavy rain, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place at Auna village on Friday past midnight when the family of two women, two teenaged girls and a man was fast asleep. Neighbours...
  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius February 22, 2014

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh...
  • Britain hit by floods, power cuts at Christmas December 26, 2013

    Tens of thousands of Britons will remain without electricity on Christmas Day after torrential rainfall flooded homes and hurricane-force winds battered the country. Two severe flood alerts are in force along with nearly 300 secondary warnings, largely across southern and central England, Britain's environment agency said on Wednesday. Around 50,000 homes are...
  • 8 die after heavy rains on island of St Vincent December 26, 2013

    St Vincent: Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains have killed at least eight people and injured five on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent, officials said on Wednesday. The government's National Emergency Management Organization said one of those who died was an 18-year-old college student. Five people were reported...
  • 13 die as strong winds batter UK October 29, 2013

    London: A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 13 people were reported killed. It was one of the worst storms to hit the...