Met

  • Centre rules out drought-like conditions, says no SOS from states 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst speculations of scanty rainfall across the country, the Centre has ruled out any possibility of a drought-like situation. With the MeT department predicting good rainfall in the days to come, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday assured that the state governments have adequate funds to handle...
  • Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD 4 days ago

    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...
  • Light to moderate rainfall continues in parts of Rajasthan July 20, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall on Sunday continued in parts of Rajasthan with Malsisar in Jhunjhunu district recording maximum of 12 cm rains. According to MeT office, Chabbara (Baran) and Tibbi (Hanumangarh) towns also recorded 8 and 7 cm rains respectively. Many places in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Bikaner and few places...
  • 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...
  • Two killed as rains lash Uttarakhand for fifth consecutive day July 20, 2014

    Two persons were killed and as many swept away by swirling waters of rivers as rains lashed different parts of Uttarakhand for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday, keeping roads to Himalayan shrines blocked at nearly six places and cutting off many villages. A woman was buried alive last evening under...
  • Moderate to heavy rains in UP July 19, 2014

    Moderate to heavy rains or thundershowers occurred at most places in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, the Met office said here on Saturday. South-west monsoon remained normal in east UP and was active in the western part of the state. Dhampur received the highest rainfall at 22 cms, followed...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India July 19, 2014

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi-17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • Char Dham yatra suspended, high alert issued as rains lash Uttarakhand July 19, 2014

    Moderate to heavy rains in north India on Friday dipped temperatures providing relief to people from sultry weather and bringing cheers to farmers, but forced suspension of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. With moderate to heavy rains continuing to lash several parts of the State and major rivers flowing...
  • 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...
  • 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 water-logging 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...
  • Met predicts monsoon rains, thunderstorm in parts of eastern UP July 17, 2014

    Light to moderate rains and thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. According to the MeT department, Gorotha and Lalitpur recorded 7 cms of rainfall each while Muzaffarnagar and Mirzapur received 3 cms of rains. Rajghat, Kunda, Robertganj, Fatehpur, Bindki, Bara, Dudhi, Dalmau, Churk, Allahabad...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended for three days as MeT department issues warning of heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath was suspended on Wednesday for three days in view of the MeT department warning of heavy rains in the area and frequent blockage of roads to the Himalayan shrine following intermittent showers in the valley over the past few days. "Yatra to Kedarnath has been suspended for safety...
  • Monsoon has revived across north India: MET department director July 16, 2014

    In a ray of hope, MET department director BP Yadav has said that monsoon has revived. "There's been good rainfall in many parts of Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, eastern Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand," he said adding that this is the best phase of monsoon this season. ...
  • 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...
  • Met issues heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, evacuation begins in some areas July 15, 2014

    Dehradun: The Met department has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. Rain hit several parts of Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours with the Kumaon region being most affected. South Uttarakhand is feared to receive the heaviest downpour. The disaster management department has begun the process of...
  • Two killed by lightning as rains lash eastern UP July 13, 2014

    Two persons were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since July 12. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y...
  • Drought fears assail India as the country faces a weak monsoon July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India could be staring at a drought with deficient rainfall in most parts of the country. The Monsoon should have ordinarily covered the entire country by this time, but unfortunately rainfall deficiency at present for the whole country is 43 per cent less than normal. The MET department...
  • Rainfall to increase in the next two days: MeT July 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Director of the Meteorological department Charan Singh on Saturday said that rainfall to likely increase in the next two days. "Some global and local factors are together responsible for the low rainfall activity," he said. ...
  • Monsoon to pick up in central, northwestern India by July 15: MeT July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Monsoon in central and northwestern India, which is currently reeling under severe heat, is likely to pick up by July 15, said the MeT department. IMD Director BP Yadav said that pressure in Bay of Bengal has affected monsoon and that there will be humidity till July 14....
  • Incessant rainfall takes break in the state July 8, 2014

    After two days of incessant rainfall in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, it finally took a break for few days, officials said on Tuesday. The rain took a break for few days and will only return by Sunday. Lucknow would not experience any major rainfall in the next few days and...
  • 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...
  • Dry weather conditions prevail in most of Rajasthan July 5, 2014

    Dry weather conditions today on Saturday prevailed in most of the areas in Rajasthan even as light to moderate rains occurred at isolated places. According to MeT office, light to moderate rains occurred at isolated places in Jaipur and Kota division whereas rest of the areas remained completely dry during the...
  • Mild tremors in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand July 3, 2014

    Mild tremors were on Thursday felt in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, MeT office said. A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Pithoragarh and adjoining areas at 5.6 PM, the MeT office said. The epicentre of the quake was located 30.2 degree north (latitude) and 80.2 degree east...
  • Monsoon to arrive in Lucknow by July 5 July 3, 2014

    Monsoon will hit Uttar Pradesh's capital within next two days, the Met Office said on Thursday. After a delay of 13 days, monsoon will arrive in Lucknow and other parts of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh July 4, said the met officials. "The worst is over and very soon the sky would...
  • Pre-monsoon rains bring respite in Rajasthan July 2, 2014

    Pre-monsoon rains on Wednesday brought the much needed respite to the people from hot and humid weather in parts of Rajasthan with Kajuwala recording the maximum rainfall of four cm in last 24 hours, a MeT department report said. Bikaner, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts witnessed 1-3 cm of pre-monsoon rains, it...
  • Delhi receives pre-monsoon showers, Met says monsoon has revived July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some respite for Delhiites from the blistering heat. Pre-monsoon showers hit the capital on Wednesday, bringing down the temperature. The monsoon is expected to arrive in Delhi soon. Meanwhile, the Met Department has predicted that the monsoon will revive in the next 48 hours. "In next...
  • Monsoon likely to hit Rajasthan by July 6, says MeT official July 2, 2014

    Southwest monsoon is most likely to hit Rajasthan by July 6 as the weather conditions were getting here favourable, a MeT official said on Tuesday. "The monsoon is moving over Bay of Bengal right now and it would push the current to northern states including Rajasthan by July 6 or 7,...
  • Light to moderate rain brings respite from heat in UP July 1, 2014

    Light to moderate rains accompanied by thundershowers today gave respite from heat to people in Uttar Pradesh even as mercury fell markedly in parts of the state. According to MeT office, the chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was Basti, Muzzaffarnagar 9 each, Khalalibad 8, Gorakhpur, Harriya 7 each, Turtipar...
  • Heavy rain lashes Lucknow July 1, 2014

    Residents of Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow woke up to heavy rains on Tuesday that brought down the temperature, giving much relief to the people from the hot and humid weather. It started raining a little before 7 a.m. and continued for more than an hour. The city like other regions has...
  • Sharad Pawar meets PM to discuss poor monsoon situation June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of poor monsoon so far in the country and sought urgent measures to tackle the situation. According to sources, the former union agriculture minister informed the Prime Minister about the poor rainfall situation in South-Western...