Meteorological Department

  • Delhi witnesses hottest day of August in last 12 years 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday witnessed the hottest day of August in the last 12 years as mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius mark. The maximum temperature was recorded at 39.1 degree Celsius at Safdarjung observatory, considered the official reading for the city. It was five notches above...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead 3 days ago

    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,...
  • 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 rainfall expected in Pune in the next 48 hours July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, The India Meteorological Department Director AK Bansal said that heavy rainfall is expected in Pune for the next 48 hours. Only after this time span, will the intensity of rainfall go down. ...
  • Uttarakhand asked to 'beware' of rain between July 23-27 July 21, 2014

    The hill state of Uttarakhand has been asked to "beware" of rainfall from July 23-27 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...
  • Rains lash Rajasthan, Met department predicts heavy downpour in next 24 hours July 19, 2014

    Heavy rains lashed few places in Rajasthan with Kachola town in Bhilwara district recording maximum 17 centimeter of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Light to moderate rains occurred at most of the places in all the division of the state. Ladnu in Churu received 11 cm rains whereas other places including...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir July 8, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit 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...
  • Delhi: Rains bring down temperature, cloudy day ahead June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Spells of rain cooled the national capital Thursday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.5 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. "The sky will remain partly cloudy. Very light rain and thunderstorm could occur some areas,"...
  • 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...
  • Monsoon unlikely to hit Kerala today, says Met department June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The monsoon is unlikely to hit Kerala on Thursday, as earlier projected. The Met department has now said that since the winds are relatively weak, rainfall is unlikely to hit Kerala on Thursday. Weathermen are now expecting the monsoon in the next 24 hours, but have warned that...
  • 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...
  • Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives May 17, 2014

    Belgrade: Record flooding in the Balkans has left least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, authorities said on Saturday. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is due to a three-month amount...
  • Heat wave sweeps UP, Etawah remains hottest at 43.4 degree Celsius May 10, 2014

    Parts of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under searing heat as weather remained dry and hot throughout the state. According to MeT office, the day temperatures appreciably rose in Gorakhpur division and were appreciably above normal in Gorakhpur, Faizabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, and Bareilly divisions. Etawah recorded the highest day temperature in the...
  • Heat wave sweeps Rajasthan, Kota remains hottest at 41.4 degree Celsius May 10, 2014

    Mercury dropped by a few notches in parts of Rajasthan on Saturday, however, people experienced not much respite from the searing heat. According to MeT office, Kota was the hottest place as it recorded a maximum of 41.4 degrees Celsius followed by Barmer at 40.5 degrees C. Though, light rains occurred at...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Severe heat wave grips Rajasthan, Barmer records highest temperature at 42.5 degrees C April 26, 2014

    Rajasthan is in the grip of a severe heat wave with Barmer recording the highest temperature of the day at 42.5 degree Celsius. Kota, Chittorgarh and Jodhpur recorded 41.8, 40.7 and 40.6 degree Celsius respectively whereas other cities recorded day temperatures between 39.6 and 38.2 degree Celsius, according to the Meteorological...
  • 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...
  • Rains add to winter chill in UP, Met predicts more downpour tomorrow January 11, 2014

    Chilly conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, with Nazeebabad in Bijnor district recording 0.5 degrees Celsius overnight. A sunny afternoon on Friday provided some relief but the evening witnessed heavy rains in many places in Uttar Pradesh. The meteorological department has predicted more rainfall in the coming days. Its director JP...
  • State reels under cold wave, Churu coldest at zero deg C January 4, 2014

    Rajasthan remained under the grip of biting cold with Churu freezing at a low of zero degree Celsius. Churu was the coldest place in the state followed by Sri Ganganagar where people shivered at 1.8 degree Celsius, the Meteorological department said. Bone chilling cold prevailed in other parts also with Bikaner 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...