TEMPERATURE

  • Cold wave intensifies in north India, first snowfall in Shimla December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Cold conditions intensified in north India on Saturday as Shimla and some other popular tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh received the season's first snowfall while several areas in other states experienced light showers. In Delhi, chilly conditions prevailed as the sky remained overcast and scattered rains occurred in some...
  • Coldest day in Delhi so far with temperature at 5.1 degrees Celsius December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi on Friday experienced the coldest day of the season so far with the mercury dipping further even as the weatherman predicted rains in the city. The minimum temperature was recorded three notches below normal at 5.1 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung observatory, considered the official for Delhi. This...
  • Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015 December 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing out when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)...
  • 2014 may be the hottest year on record ever globally: US agency December 1, 2014

    According to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first ten months of 2014 have been the hottest in the last 130 years. The US agency has said that 2014 is turning out to be the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. The average global temperature...
  • Sloppy weather slows US holiday travelers November 27, 2014

    Mineola, New York: A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the US Northeast as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving holiday getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous on what is typically one of country's the busiest travel days of the year. By early Wednesday evening,...
  • Minimum temperature drops to sub-zero in entire Kashmir division November 21, 2014

    Srinagar: The entire Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, experienced sub-zero minimum temperature, even as Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered the coldest night of the season at minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department here said on Friday. Srinagar registered a drop of almost one degree in night temperature...
  • Rain cools Delhi, nearby areas August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A spell of rain on Sunday cooled Delhi and the adjoining areas in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The Met office has forecast more rainfall during the day. Sunday's minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, slightly below the season's average. The rains, which cooled the capital, also led to water...
  • Delhi heat: Have we crossed our carbon footprint? August 26, 2014

    In the month of August, Delhi usually witnesses monsoon rainfall, but this year, it is reeling under a severe heat wave. In fact, on Monday, temperature in Delhi broke a 23yearold record. So, why is Delhi unusually hot this year? And when can Delhiites expect a relief? Watch this video...
  • Delhi reels under severe heat wave, Met says relief likely after August 28 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi is reeling under a sever heat wave. The national capital witnessed the hottest day of August on Monday. Monday, August 25, was the hottest in 12 years at this time of the year as the mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius. facing the brunt are those who are...
  • 28 of 38 Bihar districts facing a droughtlike situation August 6, 2014

    As many as 28 of the 38 districts in Bihar are facing a droughtlike situation because of a 28 percent rainfall deficit, officials said Wednesday. "The state government is likely to declare 28 districts droughthit either at the end of this week or early next week," Vayasji, principal secretary of the...
  • 19 districts of Rajasthan register monsoon deficit August 5, 2014

    With delayed monsoon activity and movement, Rajasthan's 19 out of 33 districts were still under the category of deficit rainfall as the whole state received 19.23 per cent less rainfall this season so far as against the previous year, according to MeT report. From June 1 to August 5, the state...
  • Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, but heat wave persists in lower areas July 31, 2014

    Shimla: Heavy rains occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday but maximum temperatures were up by two to three degrees. The lower hills of Himachal reeled under the heat wave. Baldwara was wettest with 90 mm of rains while Hamirpur and Chelsea recorded 49 mm and 45 mm rains respectively. The...
  • Baby left in sweltering car in France dies July 19, 2014

    France: A yearold baby left by his mother in a car on a blazing summer day in southern France has died. Medical services failed to revive the infant, who had been left unattended for at least an hour in the heat in Courthezon, near Avignon on Friday, where temperatures reached 34...
  • 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 waterlogging 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...
  • Power demand in Delhi breaks all previous records July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the national capital again broke all records on Friday touching an alltime high of 5810 MW, a day after registering the highest demand. on Thursday, the power demand soared to 5789 MW. "The maximum power demand in the city was recorded at 5,810 MW at...
  • No sight of monsoon, mercury soars to new highs in North India July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With no sight of monsoon in north India, mercury soared in various parts of the region including the national capital, which on Thursday recorded the hottest day of July in the last two years. Delhi residents experienced the hottest day of July as the maximum temperature settled at 41.3...
  • Humid start to day for Delhi; showers likely July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderately humid conditions marked the opening of the day in Delhi on Saturday with scattered rain likely later on in the national capital. The minimum temperature recorded by the MeT office at 8.30 A.M. was 29 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal. The mercury, however, was expected to...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Cloudy day ahead in Delhi June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a pleasant Tuesday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. "The sky will remain cloudy throughout the day and some parts of the city may receive light...
  • Mercury rises again in Delhi June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After a brief respite from sweltering heat due to intermittent rains, hot and humid conditions returned to haunt Delhiites on Tuesday with mercury rising to 43.3 degree Celsius, which was four degrees above normal. The night too was considerably hot as minimum temperature was recorded at 32 degree...
  • June: Alltime maximum temperature records in major Indian cities June 17, 2014

    The month of June is considered to be the hottest month of the year in many parts of India. This graph takes a look at the alltime high temperature records in major cities of India in June from a scorching 48.9 degrees in Bikaner to a relatively cool 29.5...
  • Light to moderate rainfall lashes parts of UP June 16, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall lashed parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday even as there was not much change in the temperature. The areas received rainfall include Robertganj and Churk, in Sonbhadra district, Handia in Allahabad district, Baheri in Bareilly district and Phoolpur in Azamgarh district. Day temperatures rose in Meerut, Faizabad, Kanpur,...
  • Moderate rains drench UP, bring respite from scorching heat June 14, 2014

    Light to moderate rains accompanied by thundershowers on Saturday brought respite from scorching heat in parts of Uttar Pradesh even as Orai in Jalaun district recorded the maximum day temperature at 45 degrees Celsius. According to MeT office, chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was Kanpur, Ankinghat, Kannauj, Etawah, Fatehgarh,...
  • Temperature drops further as rains continue in Delhi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Met department has predicted weak monsoons this year, Delhi has got some respite from the scorching heat as rains continue to lash the national capital. The temperature dropped on Friday to 41 degrees Celsius. The temperature is expected to drop further after the morning showers on...
  • 60yearold beggar dies due to heat stroke June 11, 2014

    A 60yearold man died of heat stroke in Lekhari town in Kota, police said. Bholanath Yogi, resident of Vrindavan in Uttar Prasesh, collapsed on the road and died instantly, SHO Lakheri Police Station Rakesh Meena said. Yogi used to meet his ends by begging in the city, he said. The postmortem was...
  • Beating the heat in Delhi June 9, 2014

    Heat is at its peak and people who are out on the streets face the brunt of it the most. CNNIBN reporter Saahil tells us how people are drinking lots of water and saying no to junk food to prevent themselves from getting a heat stroke. ...
  • Cloudy day in Lucknow, but mercury set to rise June 9, 2014

    Residents of Lucknow woke up to a pleasant Monday morning as it turned cloudy and cool breeze swept the city. The Met Office called it a "temporary" respite and said the temperature is likely to hover around 45 degrees Celsius during the day. The city has witnessed extreme heat wave condition...
  • North India sizzles under blistering heat, Nowgong records 47.8 degree Celsius June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be no respite from the scorching heat in the next couple of days as the Met department has predicted that the day temperature may continue to hover around 45 degree Celsius and the minimum around 30 degree Celsius till June 10. According to the predictions done...
  • Hot Sunday morning in Delhi June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a hot Sunday morning in Delhi with a minimum of 28.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day. "The sky will remain clear. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius," said an India Meteorological...