Storm

  • Farmers fear crop damage as rains, dust storm hit UP 18-04-2014 01:36 PM

    A change in weather with intermittent showers since early Friday morning has set farmers worrying in this region as they are yet to finish harvesting wheat crop. "The bundles of harvested wheat lying open in the fields could get damaged. In areas where the crop is still to be harvested...
  • High speed squall hits north-east Rajasthan, provides relief from heat 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    A high speed squall accompanied by thunder showers hit north-east Rajasthan on Wednesday providing some relief from rising mercury. A mild intensity western disturbance and a locally generated cyclonic air circulation caused squall, thunder shower and light rains in north-east parts of the state in the wee hours today, a...
  • Heavy rains, lightning in Lucknow leads to massive power cuts 25-03-2014 09:44 AM

    A massive storm accompanied by lightning and heavy rains lashed Lucknowon Tuesday leaving several trees uprooted. The Met Office recorded wind speed of around 30 km per hour here. No loss of life has been reported so far though there was some damage to property as many hoardings and tin...
  • Winter storm blasts US mid-Atlantic days before spring 18-03-2014 11:51 AM

    New York: A late winter storm landed a final punch on the US mid-Atlantic states on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places, shutting schools and federal offices and cancelling flights. Traditional green worn on St. Patrick's Day was hidden under the winter coats of children...
  • Actress Halle Berry's role in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cut down? 17-03-2014 01:34 PM

    New York: Actress Halle Berry's role in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' movie has been reportedly cut down. The 47-year-old actress joined several other stars from the original X-Men films for the new movie, including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen, reported New York Daily News. Berry's...
  • Powerful storm lashes eastern US with snow, arctic cold 04-03-2014 10:29 AM

    Washington: A deadly winter storm hit the US East Coast with freezing rain, snow and near-record cold on Monday, cancelling about 2,900 flights, shutting down Washington and closing schools and local governments. The latest in a series of weather systems to pummel the winter-weary eastern United States, the storm dumped...
  • Bangalore duo tops the 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally 02-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Bangalore couple Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera DSouza have redefined teamwork in motorsport by being the only couple to consistently win rallies across the country.The Banglore duo topped Rally Ndure (TSD category) at the prestigious 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, which concluded on Saturday. While the champion TSD rallyists of the...
  • Rains lash parts of UP, brings mercury down; Etawah coldest at 8.8 deg C 28-02-2014 06:45 PM

    Light to moderate rains occurred at a few places in Uttar Pradesh with heavy thundershowers reported from isolated places in the state. Thakurdwara recorded seven cms of rainfall, while Billari, Handa, Naraini recorded three cms each, Mahroni, Barra, Karchana, Varanasi, Allahabad, Muzaffarnagar two cms each and Ghazipur, Churk, Amroha, Lalitpur,...
  • Second snow storm leaves thousands stranded as toll rises to 23 in Japan 18-02-2014 03:33 PM

    Snow-choked roads cut off thousands on Tuesday as parts of Japan struggled to dig out from its second storm in a week, with the death toll rising to at least 23. Train services were suspended in some areas after the Valentine's Day storm dumped more than a metre of snow...
  • US: Storms taking toll on families, schools in Northeast 14-02-2014 07:55 AM

    New York: A winter storm that froze the US southeast in its tracks pushed north on Thursday, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents. More than 700,000 people, including residents of Georgia and South Carolina hit...
  • Torrential rain, wind hits flooded Britain 13-02-2014 12:08 PM

    Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad weather slammed into Britain's west coast on Wednesday with torrential...
  • Deadly winter storm grips southeastern US, emergency declared 13-02-2014 11:53 AM

    A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern United States on Wednesday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and encasing magnolia and palmetto trees in ice. The weather was blamed for at least 13 deaths in the region, including three people killed when an ambulance transporting a...
  • Deadly winter storm hits southern US, six dead 12-02-2014 11:57 AM

    A major winter storm that has caused at least six deaths unfurled across much of the US South on Tuesday, and forecasters warned that ice could cripple road travel and bring widespread power outages in coming days. The storm's combination of rain, sleet, heavy snow and thick ice across the...
  • US doctor walks 10 km in snow to perform brain surgery 30-01-2014 01:57 PM

    A US surgeon walked nearly 10 kilometres through snow to perform a life-saving brain surgery. Dr Zenko Hrynkiw, the only brain surgeon at Trinity Medical Centre in Birmingham, was at a hospital when he was called at a different hospital for an unexpected, life-saving brain surgery. According to reports, Hrynkiw...
  • Deadly US ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands 30-01-2014 09:58 AM

    Atlanta: A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the US South. The storm, which has killed at least seven people, on Tuesday...
  • Emergency declared in five states, airports closed as snow storm hits US 29-01-2014 11:43 AM

    A rare blast of snow, sleet and ice hit the US South on Tuesday, prompting five states to declare a state of emergency, closing the New Orleans airport and causing chaos on roads for drivers unaccustomed to the dangerously slick conditions. The southern cold snap is part of an arctic...
  • Brutal cold shuts schools, delays travel in US Midwest 28-01-2014 08:40 AM

    Bitter cold and high winds from the arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous levels across the US upper Midwest on Monday, forcing officials to close schools and slowing public transit and river traffic. A winter storm system is forecast to move through the US South on Tuesday, bringing snow, freezing...
  • Another winter storm hits US, over 4,000 flights affected 23-01-2014 08:54 AM

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations. ...
  • Frigid temperatures to persist in northeast US, less snowfall expected today 22-01-2014 04:44 PM

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot (30.5 cm) of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down. The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the...
  • Winter storm slams northeastern US with Arctic punch 22-01-2014 07:40 AM

    Washington: A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions. States across the northeast declared emergencies and warned residents not to travel during the fast-moving storm, which packed...
  • Record freeze extends to eastern US, snarls road-air travel 09-01-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. At least nine deaths have been reported across the country connected with the polar air...
  • UK storms: More flood warnings after damaging tides and rain 08-01-2014 01:48 PM

    Large swathes of the UK were warned of the risk of floods as the Met Office forecast heavy rainfall for south and south-east England on Wednesday. Three severe - or "danger to life"- flood warnings were in place in Dorset, along with 100 or so lesser warnings in England, Scotland...
  • Monster waves slam into southwestern coast of Britain 07-01-2014 12:48 PM

    Waves up to 27 feet (8.2 meters) high slammed into Britain's southwestern coast on Monday, as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the UK and coastal residents braced for another round of flooding. The monster waves were recorded at Land's End, the southwestern tip of the UK. In...
  • Bitter cold across the world, lowest temperature in US in 2 decades 07-01-2014 09:37 AM

    Chicago: Not just in India but the West too is experiencing an unprecedented winter chill. The mid-west and northeastern parts of United States of America are seeing the lowest temperatures in almost two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. At least 4,392 flights were...
  • US: Life-threatening cold in Midwest, temperature may fall to minus 51 degree 06-01-2014 02:23 PM

    As the Midwestern United States shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday. Icy conditions snarled travel across the Midwest and thousands of flights were canceled or...
  • Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, Thames Barrier to remain shut 06-01-2014 01:11 PM

    Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years. British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional...
  • Deep freeze across the US, 13 die in winter storms 05-01-2014 09:03 AM

    A deep freeze is spreading across much of the United States. Nearly half the nation and approximately 140 million people will shiver in temperatures of zero or lower by Wednesday. The arctic blast threatens to sweep subzero lows as far south as Alabama and plunge much of the Deep South...
  • Snowstorm hits US, temperatures expected to drop further 04-01-2014 01:04 PM

    In the United States, several parts of the East Coast have been battered by a snowstorm. However, experts suggest that even as the winds are likely to taper off, there will be no respite from the biting cold. ...