India Meteorological Department

  • Minor intensity tremors felt in parts of Rajasthan April 27, 2014

    Minor intensity tremors were felt in parts of Rajasthan, especially in Ajeetgarh-Sikar areas, at 2:44 PM, official sources said on Sunday . It was recorded on Richter scale, but the exact intensity would be calculated by the India Meteorological Department in Delhi, the sources said. A detailed report of the tremors or earthquake...
  • India may witness poor monsoon this year: Met April 23, 2014

    Pune: India may witness poor rainfall this monsoon season, scientists said on Wednesday. This has been linked to the El Nino, a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific. It has a significant impact on climate in many parts of the world and...
  • North India braves the cold as temperatures continue to dip December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The temperatures in North India continue to remain low. Delhi continued to be chilly on Tuesday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The met department has forecast light rain during the day. "The day will remain cloudy with light rain...
  • India on red alert as super cyclone Phailin nears Andhra, Odisha coast October 12, 2013

    Rain and wind lashed India's east coast and nearly 400,000 people fled to cyclone shelters after the government issued a red alert and warned of severe damage when one of the largest storms the country has ever seen makes landfall later on Saturday. Muslims and Hindus gathered at mosques and temples...
  • Rainy Sunday in store for Delhi August 18, 2013

    It was a cloudy on Sunday morning in the capital with the minimum temperature settling two notches below average at 24.4 degrees Celsius. The Met office has forecast rains later in the day. "The skies will remain cloudy and some parts of the capital may get rains," said an official of...
  • Heavy showers in north India as monsoon advances June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Parts of north India, including Delhi, received heavy showers on Saturday as the southwest monsoon advanced further into central and northern India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The monsoon this year had set over Kerala on schedule June 1 and advanced fast, covering the southern, eastern and...
  • Good news! Monsoon seen covering India before mid-July June 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In a good news for farmers, monsoon has hit North India a week ahead of its schedule and it is likely to cover the entire country before the slated date of July 15. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the country will receive 101 per cent of the...
  • Monsoon onset over Kerala still a week away May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As temperatures zoom northwards, the wait for south-west monsoon could be a bit longer with the weatherman saying the annual rains would arrive in Kerala only next week. "There is no further progress as yet," India Meteorological Department's (IMD) chief forecaster D Sivananda Pai told reporters when asked...
  • 3.6 magnitude earthquake hits Jaipur December 20, 2012

    Jaipur: A low intensity earthquake hit Jaipur and adjoining areas this evening. The quake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck at 6:32 PM and lasted for about three seconds. According to the India Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the quake was located at Jaipur. The tremor struck several areas...
  • India faces first drought in three years: IMD August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains will not be enough to save the country from its first drought in three years, the weather office said on Thursday as it forecast that the El Nino weather pattern would reduce rains again in the second half of the June to September season. India, one of...
  • Monsoon deficiency to narrow down in coming days: IMD July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficiency is expected to narrow down in the coming days with rains likely to improve in the eastern, central and Indo-Gangetic parts of the country, India Meteorological Department said on Thursday. "As of now, deficiency is 22 per cent. The deficiency will fill up in the coming days,...
  • Monsoon to be a week late in Delhi, says IMD June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi would continue to reel under the searing heat for at least another week as the monsoon would be missing its annual scheduled date of reaching capital - June 29, the weather office said on Thursday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), till June 28 rains were 71...
  • Met department expects monsoon in 48 hours June 4, 2012

    New Delhi: India's monsoon rains are likely to hit the southern Kerala coast in two days, a top weather official said on Monday, easing concerns about the onset delay threatening plantings of summer crops such as rice, soybean and cotton in the farm-dependent economy. The annual rains are crucial for farm...
  • Monsoon to hit Kerala on time on June 1: Met Dept May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Monsoon will hit the Kerala coast on time on June 1, setting the stage for the four-month annual rainfall season crucial for India's agri-based economy. "The date of onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be on June 1 with a model error of four days," India...
  • India will have normal monsoon this year: IMD April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: India's monsoon is likely to have average rainfall in 2012 despite fears the El Nino weather pattern may emerge in the second half of the season, the country's top weather official said, pointing to a third straight year without drought. The June-September monsoon, vital for agricultural output and economic...
  • Fishermen asked to avoid sea in south Gujarat June 12, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Fishermen in south Gujarat have been advised not to venture into sea for the next 24 hours as rough weather and strong winds will prevail along and off south coasts in the state, local Met department said. Strong winds with speed of 45-55 km per hour and reaching occasionally upto...
  • Earthquake measuring 5.9 jolts Nicobar Islands June 3, 2011

    Chennai: The Nicobar Islands were rocked by an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale at 12.57 pm on Friday, an India Meteorological Department official said. There were no reports of loss of life or property. "It was of moderate intensity, and initially there are no reports of any damage or...
  • Early monsoon onset in Andaman, Kerala May 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The stage is set for a grand entry of south-west monsoon in Andamans and in quick succession in Kerala, raising hopes for a favourable season for millions of farmers across the country. "Conditions are favourable for setting in of the south-west monsoon over Andaman Sea during the next 24-48...
  • Weather worry: Delhi wakes up to a smoggy Saturday November 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The weather woes in North India are slightly different this year. Delhi woke up to a thick smog blanket on Saturday morning which claimed five lives when a train ran over them due to poor visibility. Met department experts have blamed western disturbances for the early fog. India...
  • Monsoon in India worst in 37 years: Met Dept October 1, 2009

    New Delhi: India's monsoon this year was the worst since 1972 with 24 per cent less rainfall than average, according to official data released on Thursday. "Comparing the seasonal rainfall during 2009 with that in previous years, it is the most deficient year after 1972," the Earth Sciences Ministry said. "The cumulative...
  • Monsoon hits Kerala a week early, farmers rejoice May 24, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: The eagerly awaited southwest monsoon hit Kerala Saturday, a week ahead of its normal date, bringing cheer to farmers in the state. The onset of the monsoon was confirmed after widespread rainfall over south Kerala for the last four days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The depression currently lying over...