INDIAN METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT

  • Cyclonic storm Hudhud hits India; how the day unfolded October 12, 2014

    Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six people dead...
  • 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...
  • 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 threeyearold 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,...
  • 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. ...
  • Uttarakhand asked to 'beware' of rain between July 2327 July 21, 2014

    The hill state of Uttarakhand has been asked to "beware" of rainfall from July 2327 as it continues to be lashed by monsoon showers which have triggered landslides and caused rivers to run in spate. Although the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued no warning for Tuesday in the state, it...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...
  • Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir July 8, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit PakistanoccupiedGilgit late Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The quake struck Gilgit at 9:06 PM, Indian Meteorological department said. However, no report of any casualty or damage to property has...
  • Bihar lashed by heavy rainfall July 5, 2014

    Bihar was lashed by heavy rainfall on Saturday and the MET office warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state. More rain is expected over the next 24 hours the local Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) office said and warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state. The...
  • Monsoon arrives in Kerala, heat wave continues in North India June 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: There is respite from the heat for Kerala as monsoon arrived in the north and central parts of the state on Friday. The Met department confirmed the arrival of the monsoon saying all the conditions for the rains in Kerala to qualify for monsoon have been met. "Different parts...
  • 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...
  • Thundershowers bring relief from sweltering heat May 28, 2014

    In a relief to the people from sweltering heat, intermittent spells of thundershowers and thunderstorms at a few isolated brought down temperature in Bihar. Indian Meteorological Department forecast said the rains would be fairly widespread over the state in the next 24 hours. It also warned of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall...
  • Meteorological Department to tone up weather forecast system in Uttarakhand May 8, 2014

    For better preparedness to deal with natural calamities in future, the IMD is gearing up to install a wide range of facilities in the hill state to strengthen its weather forecasting system. The Indian Meteorological Department is preparing to install three doplar radars, 75 rain gauge metres, five micro rain radars,...
  • No failure on part of Met department in Uttarakhand calamity: Government December 18, 2013

    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 by...
  • Cyclone to intensify to severe cyclonic storm December 7, 2013

    Chennai: A cyclonic storm named 'Madi' would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, bringing rain or thundershowers over some parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh during the next 48 hours, Indian Meteorological Department said on Saturday. "The depression over southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Madi' early...
  • Cyclone Phailin is not a super cyclone: Met October 12, 2013

    Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) Director General LS Rathore said that the Cyclone Phailin, which hit India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night, is not a super cyclone. The Cyclone made the landfall at over 200 km per hour, making it the worst cyclone in...
  • Monsoon to soak Delhi at least 10 days earlier than expected: IMD June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi will receive monsoon showers within next five days, way ahead of the expected June 29 date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday. "Monsoon has been progressing well over the country and is likely to reach the northern India ahead of the schedule. Monsoon is most likely...
  • Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2: IMD May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The southwest monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculturebased economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the IMD said on Thursday. "Conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala during the next three days," DP Yadav, Director of the Indian Meteorological...
  • Andhra Pradesh gets some respite as mercury levels dip May 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: People of Andhra Pradesh, which has been reeling under severe heat wave conditions for the past many days, today got some respite as the mercury level dipped slightly due to a low pressure area created over the Bay of Bengal. The highest temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius was recorded at...
  • Dust storms bring respite to Delhiites from scorching heat May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhiites on Monday got some respite from the intense heat after few parts of the city experienced dust storms which brought down the temperature. The temperature which had been registered at 42.6 deg C earlier in the day dropped to 36.4 deg C in the evening after dust...
  • Delhi: Max temp expected to be around 46 degree Celsius today May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Delhi recorded its hottest day in May in the last 10 years, the mercury is expected to rise further Friday, the India Meteorological Department said. "The heatwave conditions will prevail over the city Friday. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 46 degrees Celsius,"...
  • North India sizzles as mercury continues to soar May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Mercury levels continued to rise across North India, with the national capital registering a record breaking 45.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the hottest in a decade for the month of May. Amritsar in Punjab faced its hottest day in three decades with a maximum of 48 degrees Celsius. In...
  • Monsoon will hit Kerala coast on June 3: Met May 15, 2013

    Monsoon rains may arrive on the southern coast around June 3, the weather office said on Wednesday, a late debut that will raise fears any revival for droughthit tracts of southern and western farmland could be delayed. The rains, which run from June to September, are vital for the 55 per...
  • Magnitude 6.3 aftershock felt after IranPak border quake: IMD April 16, 2013

    At least 40 people were killed in Iran after a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit the IranPakistan border. The tremors were also felt in India, Pakistan and the Gulf. ...
  • Heavy western disturbance behind snow, rainfall across N India: Met Dept February 5, 2013

    Delhi saw massive traffic jams and waterlogged streets as it received the highest rainfall in February since 1942. ...
  • Delhi: Thick fog leads to flight delays, train services hit February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: North India woke up to a thick fog on Friday morning, disrupting road, air and rail traffic across north India. The current visibility is just above 50 meters, making it difficult for traffic on the airport runway. Over 60 domestic flights 14 international flights have been delayed. Two arrivals...
  • Northern winds behind cold wave: Meteorologists January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Dal Lake in Kashmir is completely frozen. Poonch has witnessed the lowest recorded temperature in 35 years. And across north India, the weather became bonechilling. In Chandigarh, the mercury dipped to 2.1, Delhi shivered at 1.9 and Hissar in Haryana was cold at 0.8 degree centigrade. According to...
  • Depression intensifies into cyclone Nilam: IMD October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Met Department on Tuesday confirmed that the depression over the Bay of Bengal had intensified into a cyclone and that it would hit land by Wednesday afternoon. "Cyclone Nilam will hit the area between Nellore and Nagapattinam by Wednesday evening," IMD Deputy Director MR Ramanan said. The IMD...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains October 30, 2012

    Chennai: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which would further intensify into a cyclonic storm, on Tuesday brought heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu, especially in coastal areas, prompting the government to declare a holiday for schools. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Villupuram received heavy rains in the...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A major cyclone fear looms over Tamil Nadu after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Met office in Chennai said on Monday. "There is no cyclone alert. However, if the depression intensifies, it could turn into a cyclone," the Met office said. Heavy rains have been...
  • Monsoon will revive in July: IMD June 28, 2012

    Bangalore: The monsoon is the lifeline for India. And this year, it's perceptibly weak. In Kerala, where the monsoon first hits, its tempo has slackened. The state has registered a rain deficit of 20 per cent, and in some some areas as low as 50 per cent. Neighbouring Karnataka too is...