Meteorological Department

  • Rains add to winter chill in UP, Met predicts more downpour tomorrow 11-01-2014 02:14 PM

    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...
  • State reels under cold wave, Churu coldest at zero deg C 04-01-2014 04:51 PM

    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...
  • North India braves the cold as temperatures continue to dip 31-12-2013 02:20 PM

    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...
  • No failure on part of Met department in Uttarakhand calamity: Government 18-12-2013 09:08 AM

    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...
  • Cyclone to intensify to severe cyclonic storm 07-12-2013 04:53 PM

    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'...
  • Cyclone Phailin is not a super cyclone: Met 12-10-2013 10:40 PM

    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 12-10-2013 10:49 AM

    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...
  • Rainy Sunday in store for Delhi 18-08-2013 11:11 AM

    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...
  • PIL against use of measure of unit for sand in High Court 16-08-2013 06:53 PM

    The Madras High Court, on Friday, ordered issue of notice to Legal Meteorology department on a PIL seeking action against government officials for selling river sand under 'prohibited' measure of 'unit'. The Madurai bench of Justices S Rajeswaran and T Mathivanan, admitting the petition filed by advocate M Rajendran, ordered...
  • Heavy showers in north India as monsoon advances 16-06-2013 05:34 AM

    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 15-06-2013 09:28 AM

    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...
  • Monsoon to soak Delhi at least 10 days earlier than expected: IMD 14-06-2013 11:31 PM

    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 30-05-2013 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the IMD said on Thursday. "Conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of south-west monsoon over Kerala during the next three days," DP Yadav, Director of the Indian Meteorological...
  • Andhra Pradesh gets some respite as mercury levels dip 27-05-2013 11:05 PM

    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...
  • Dust storms bring respite to Delhiites from scorching heat 27-05-2013 09:59 PM

    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...
  • Monsoon onset over Kerala still a week away 26-05-2013 10:14 AM

    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...
  • Delhi: Max temp expected to be around 46 degree Celsius today 24-05-2013 12:00 PM

    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 24-05-2013 07:44 AM

    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....
  • Monsoon will hit Kerala coast on June 3: Met 15-05-2013 07:22 PM

    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 drought-hit tracts of southern and western farmland could be delayed. The rains, which run from June to September, are vital for the 55...
  • Magnitude 6.3 aftershock felt after Iran-Pak border quake: IMD 16-04-2013 05:34 PM

    At least 40 people were killed in Iran after a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit the Iran-Pakistan border. The tremors were also felt in India, Pakistan and the Gulf. ...
  • Heavy western disturbance behind snow, rainfall across N India: Met Dept 05-02-2013 07:13 PM

    Delhi saw massive traffic jams and water-logged streets as it received the highest rainfall in February since 1942. ...
  • 3.6 magnitude earthquake hits Jaipur 20-12-2012 09:19 PM

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  • Deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal 18-11-2012 02:15 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal, which moved westwards and lay centred about 520 km south-east of Paradip in Odisha on Sunday, is likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm. The system would intensify further into a cyclonic storm and move slowly west-north westwards by...
  • Delhi: Smog set to get worse this Diwali 12-11-2012 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: A severe smog-cover is threatening to take the sheen out of Diwali in the national capital. The Meteorological Department has warned that the smog could return on Monday due to a possible weakening of winds. Experts say the situation could worsen after Diwali with the rise in pollution...
  • Depression intensifies into cyclone Nilam: IMD 30-10-2012 01:03 PM

    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...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains 30-10-2012 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal 30-10-2012 07:39 AM

    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...