WEATHER

  • Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists. Forecasters had predicted the snowstorm, but many hikers appeared to have been caught unawares and were heading to an...
  • First space weather forecast centre opens in Britain October 8, 2014

    London: The first space weather forecast centre opened on Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England. With a funding of 4.6 million pounds ($7.4 million) from the British government, the Met Office Space Weather Centre in Devon also houses the Met Office's headquarters, Xinhua reported. It will provide space weather forecasts and develop an...
  • Japan launches weather satellite Himawari-8 October 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan on Tuesday launched a weather satellite in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters. The H-2A rocket, which carries the Himawari-8, lifted off at 2.16 pm from the Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan Times reported. The satellite is expected to be placed in a geostationary...
  • Dry weather in north; heavy rain warning for east, northeast September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Mercury maintained its upward trend in most parts of north India in the absence of rains, even as the weather department warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in east and northeast regions of the country in the next two days. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of...
  • Snow storms hit western Canada September 11, 2014

    Ottawa: Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures but not in early September. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. The city at the centre of...
  • Modern weather forcasting centre to come up in Jammu September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With assembly elections not far away in Jammu and Kashmir hit by flood, the Centre on Monday announced the setting up of two biotechnology parks and a most modern weather forecasting system in Jammu and Kashmir. Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said the...
  • Pleasant Sunday in Delhi, Monday to be similar September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a pleasant day in the capital on Sunday with the maximum temperature at 34.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. Monday is likely to see similar weather and some areas might see very light rain, the Met department said. "The sky will be cloudy on...
  • Morning rains greet Dellhiites, more expected August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Early morning rains greeted Delhiites on Saturday with the skies expected to remain overcast throughout the day. According to the MeT department officials, the humidity recorded at 8.30 AM was 90 per cent. The Safdarjung observatory which is the official reading for the city recorded rainfall of about 10.2 mm...
  • 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...
  • Barring a few places, dry weather engulfs most parts of Rajasthan August 17, 2014

    Weather remained mainly dry in Rajasthan on Saturday, barring a few places. According to the Met department in Jaipur, Mount Abu (Sirohi), Sabla (Dungarpur) and Pratapgarh district each recorded 1 cm of overnight rains till this morning, while Jodhpur received traces of rainfall on Saturday evening. Rains would occur at isolated areas...
  • Rains bring respite from heat; waterlogging causes traffic snarls August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Widespread rains lashed the national capital on Saturday offering respite from the heat, but caused traffic snarls in many areas due to waterlogging. The rain gauge at the Safdurjung observatory measured 37.6 mm of rainfall from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, a MeT official said. Humidity, however, continued...
  • 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. ...
  • Light to moderate rainfall lashes parts of state July 31, 2014

    Light to moderate rainfall on Thursday lashed parts of Rajasthan with Chittorgarh recording maximumof 16.5 mm rains. According to MeT office, Bikaner and few other places also received drizzles till evening on Thursday since morning. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in Udaipur and Jodhpur divisions and at few places...
  • Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD July 26, 2014

    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...
  • India got above average rain in last seven days: IMD July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as it grapples with fears of a deficit monsoon in 2014, there was welcome news for the country on the rain front as it received above normal rainfall in the past week. "The weekly rainfall for the country as a whole was above normal by 24 per cent,...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Brief showers on Tuesday cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather. The afternoon shower brought down the morning temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. The Met office had forecast a cloudy day with light rains and thundershowers in some areas. Delhi was lashed by heavy...
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon July 21, 2014

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' July 20, 2014

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • 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...
  • Rains hit many places in north India July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of North India received light to heavy rainfall on Monday, bringing down mercury but sultry conditions prevailed in the region. Extremely high humidity was recorded in Delhi a day after heavy rains lashed the national capital, making things uncomfortable for those who stepped out. While the day temperature...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Heatwave aggravates in Rajasthan as monsoon remains inactive July 8, 2014

    As the Southwest Monsoon remained inactive over Rajasthan, heatwave conditions aggravated in the state with the mercury crossing the 40 degrees Celsius mark at several places on Monday. Chittorgarh sizzled at 43 degrees Celsius, which was the state's highest, a MeT official said. Mercury has risen by one to three degrees since...
  • 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...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • Premonsoon rains bring respite in Rajasthan July 2, 2014

    Premonsoon 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 13 cm of premonsoon rains, it...
  • Squall continues to delay South West monsoon in Rajasthan June 27, 2014

    Squall accompanied by thundershowers on Friday continued to affect advent of southwest monsoon in Rajasthan even as light to moderate rains lash parts of the state. According to MeT office, light to moderate rains occurred at isolated places in Jaipur, Alwar, and Bharatpur districts during the last 24 hours with Pilani...
  • Lucknow remains hot and humid despite overnight showers June 27, 2014

    Despite heavy overnight showers, the weather in Uttar Pradesh's capital was hot and humid on Friday. The weatherman said there will be no respite from the sultry weather in the coming few days. The maximum temperature Thursday was 41.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above the season's average, the Met Office said. The...
  • Light showers, thunderstorm predicted in National Capital June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites are likely to get some respite from the sweltering heat as the MeT department has predicted light rains and thunderstorm in some parts of the city today. The mercury will remain below the 40 degree mark, as the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 38 degree Celsius. "There...
  • Hot, humid weather in Delhi; Mercury touches 41 degrees June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital reeled under hot and humid conditions on Saturday with both the maximum and minimum temperatures hovering four and five notches above the normal. The day temperature at Safdarjung observatory, considered to be the official figure for the city, was at 41.7 degrees Celsius, four notches...