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A view from Vijay Chowk of Raisina Hills and the illuminated North and South block buildings on a cloudy evening in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Met revises forecast, Delhi now likely to get heavy rain from Thursday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:32 AM IST
IMD has predicted intense spells of rain in many parts of northwest India between August 26 and August 28.
Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers are likely to occur over northwest India during the period.(ANI)
Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers are likely to occur over northwest India during the period.(ANI)

Overcast skies in Delhi, light rain likely

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
The cloud cover is expected to keep the maximum temperature below the 34 degrees Celsius mark, the weatherman said.
Delhi’s Safdarjung station recorded the highest rain for August in 24 hours since 2013 on Wednesday evening and Thursday night.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi’s Safdarjung station recorded the highest rain for August in 24 hours since 2013 on Wednesday evening and Thursday night.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Rain likely in Delhi over next few days, light showers in NCR: Met

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:37 AM IST
Between 5.30pm on Wednesday and 2.30pm on Thursday, the station recorded 83.8mm of rain, the highest since 95.2mm on August 21, 2013.
The boat was caught in the rough sea because of the prevailing inclement weather.(HT file photo for representation)
The boat was caught in the rough sea because of the prevailing inclement weather.(HT file photo for representation)

Coast Guard rescue 16 fishermen off Mumbai coast

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:06 PM IST
ICG diverted their offshore support vessel (OSF) in the vicinity and rescued all the fishermen following a timely alert on Tuesday (August 4) evening.
Vehicle seen on closed road due water logging after heavy rain at Manpada junction Ghodbunder road at Thane, Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/HTPhoto)
Vehicle seen on closed road due water logging after heavy rain at Manpada junction Ghodbunder road at Thane, Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/HTPhoto)

Mumbai records its wettest July, breaks all-time high monthly rain record

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:18 PM IST
On Tuesday, south Mumbai recorded intermittent intense spells through the day with 83.6 mm (heavy) rain from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm while the suburbs recorded 7.7 mm rain. Over the last 24 hours moderate rain was recorded in the suburbs and south Mumbai.
Indian navy MiG-29 K lines up on INS Vikramaditya deck
Indian navy MiG-29 K lines up on INS Vikramaditya deck

Navy’s forward posture against PLA aggression in Ladakh muscles out Chinese threat on high seas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:21 PM IST
To counter the Chinese threat, the plan is to have a network of Indian airbases on islands in both Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal so that freedom of navigation and overflights is maintained and not restricted like in South China Sea.
A goods train chugging along over the Sharavati river in the part of the Konkan in Karnataka.(Shutterstock)
A goods train chugging along over the Sharavati river in the part of the Konkan in Karnataka.(Shutterstock)

The Konkan culinary kaleidoscope

Hindustan Times | By Vivek Menezes
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Though the Konkani-speaking community is bewildering heterogenous, powerful culinary undercurrents connect across all caste, class and sectarian divides. A look at some cookbooks that document the cuisines of the Konkan
Clouds gather in the sky over Mumbai on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Clouds gather in the sky over Mumbai on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Monsoon arrives, to keep date with Mumbai in 48 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Conditions are favourable for monsoon to advance into many other parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, in the next 48 hours.
There is an orange warning for central India, including Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, on June 13, when very heavy rains are expected.(AFP)
There is an orange warning for central India, including Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, on June 13, when very heavy rains are expected.(AFP)

Low pressure area forms over Bay of Bengal, likely to cross Odisha coast on Friday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:42 PM IST
IMD said in its Tuesday bulletin that conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of the central Arabian Sea, Goa, some parts of Maharashtra, some more parts of Karnataka and Rayalaseema, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some parts of Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh over the next 48 hours.
Food stalls and the big trees are damage at Kashid beach after Cyclone Nisarga battered the in Raigad district(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Food stalls and the big trees are damage at Kashid beach after Cyclone Nisarga battered the in Raigad district(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Cyclones over Arabian Sea on the rise due to global warming: Hiroyuki Murakami

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:58 AM IST
According to India Meteorological Department, the ratio of cyclones in the Arabian Sea, over which the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga formed this week, and the Bay of Bengal, where cyclone Amphan originated on May 20 , is normally 1:4.
A category 4 cyclone has a wind speed of 209-251 kmph, and is referred to as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, while a category 5 cyclone has a wind speed of more than 252 kmph, and is referred to as a super cyclone.(PTI)
A category 4 cyclone has a wind speed of 209-251 kmph, and is referred to as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, while a category 5 cyclone has a wind speed of more than 252 kmph, and is referred to as a super cyclone.(PTI)

Frequent cyclones linked to climate crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:29 AM IST
In the past two years, there have been seven cyclones in the Arabian Sea, though, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the ratio of cyclones in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal — which just witnessed the destructive cyclone Amphan on May 21 — is 1:4.
A man stands near a house built on the edge of the Arabian Sea at Bandra, ahead of Cyclone Nisarga’s expected landfall, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
A man stands near a house built on the edge of the Arabian Sea at Bandra, ahead of Cyclone Nisarga’s expected landfall, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

As Nisarga makes landfall, experts explain why Arabian Sea is witnessing more cyclones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Since 1990, we are seeing an increasing trend of intense cyclonic storms over Arabian Sea, IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.
The IMD said that the cyclone was likely to cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Daman and Harihareshwar in Raigad on Wednesday afternoon.(PTI)
The IMD said that the cyclone was likely to cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Daman and Harihareshwar in Raigad on Wednesday afternoon.(PTI)

Mumbai Police impose Section 144 in view of Cyclone Nisarga

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 03:55 AM IST
A deep depression over east-central Arabian Sea, which intensified into cyclone Nisarga on Tuesday noon is expected to make landfall as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100 to 110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph near Alibag in Raigad district on June 3, the India Metereological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday noon, cyclone Nisarga was 280 km west-southwest of Goa, 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 710 km south-southwest of Surat.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
As of Tuesday noon, cyclone Nisarga was 280 km west-southwest of Goa, 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 710 km south-southwest of Surat.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Cyclone Nisarga to hit coasts of Gujarat, Maharashtra today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumbai | By Jayashree Nandi and Badri Das Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:02 AM IST
It started as a warning on Sunday for mid-week heavy rains in Mumbai and by Monday, rapidly developed into a red alert for several coastal districts as the deep depression progressed over the Arabian Sea.
An earthmover carries a boat as fishermen take precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai, June 2(PTI)
An earthmover carries a boat as fishermen take precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai, June 2(PTI)

After Amphan, Nisarga sounds a warning bell

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 09:33 AM IST
The climate crisis is here. Cities will have to prepare better for disasters

Deep depression in Arabian Sea intensifies into cyclonic storm, IMD officially declares it Cyclone Nisarga

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Scientists said that Nisarga could inundate low-lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.
Fishing boats seen anchored at a shore following a warning by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga, at Uttan beach in Thane on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Fishing boats seen anchored at a shore following a warning by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga, at Uttan beach in Thane on Monday.(PTI Photo)

How dangerous is Cyclone Nisarga? IMD issues red alert, low-lying areas to be evacuated

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Scientists said that Nisarga could inundate low-lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.
Scientists said that Nisarga, which is likely to make landfall on June 3 afternoon could inundate low lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.(PTI Photo)
Scientists said that Nisarga, which is likely to make landfall on June 3 afternoon could inundate low lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Nisarga: IMD issues red alert for Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee and Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:20 AM IST
On Monday, the depression lay 310 km southwest of Panjim in Goa, 570 km south-southwest of Mumbai in Maharashtra and 800 km south-southwest of Surat in Gujarat.
The coastal belt will also witness fast currents and high waves in the range of 2.8 to 4 metres high.(PTI File Photo)
The coastal belt will also witness fast currents and high waves in the range of 2.8 to 4 metres high.(PTI File Photo)

Orange alert issued as Goa braces for cyclone-fuelled rain, wind

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:03 PM IST
The warnings have rendered the ‘reduced’ fishing ban period infructuous since fishermen haven’t been allowed to venture into the sea owing to the rough to very rough over sea condition along and off Karnataka-south Maharashtra coasts from June 2.
The country’s annual monsoon arrived on the Kerala coast on Monday.(AP Photo)
The country’s annual monsoon arrived on the Kerala coast on Monday.(AP Photo)

Monsoon to be normal, around 102% of average, says weather department

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:03 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department said that a new low-pressure system is forming in the Arabian Sea which will have its impact on the monsoon system too.
Dark clouds over Powai lake in Mumbai, India.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Dark clouds over Powai lake in Mumbai, India.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai receives first spell of pre-monsoon thundershowers

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The showers arrived eight days earlier than last year when the city recorded its first rains on June 9, 2019.
The cyclonic storm once formed is very likely to move nearly northwards till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around June 3 morning.(HT PHOTO.)
The cyclonic storm once formed is very likely to move nearly northwards till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around June 3 morning.(HT PHOTO.)

Maharashtra, Gujarat on pre-cyclone alert as Nisarga likely to form over Arabian Sea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:48 PM IST
The low pressure area formed on Sunday morning around 5.30 am. All environmental conditions are favourable for intensification of the low pressure area into a cyclone but IMD will release the intensity and likely impact of Nisarga (if formed) once they have clearer pictures from the models.
Dark clouds and rain streaks are seen above Kangra Valley in Dharmsala, on Thursday. The Himalayan region saw some strong winds and heavy rain.(AP Photo)
Dark clouds and rain streaks are seen above Kangra Valley in Dharmsala, on Thursday. The Himalayan region saw some strong winds and heavy rain.(AP Photo)

IMD tracks low-pressure system in Arabian Sea and its impact on monsoon, says heatwave is gone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The weather department had said earlier on Friday that the monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 1.
Scientists earlier told HT that such changes in the WD pattern may be due to weather anomalies in Europe, (Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Scientists earlier told HT that such changes in the WD pattern may be due to weather anomalies in Europe, (Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)

Thundershowers, hail and strong winds will affect northwest India for 2 more days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:29 AM IST
The maximum temperature on May 2 reached 44 to 45 degrees C in parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and southwest Madhya Pradesh.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off north Sumatra coast, south Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of southeast Bay of Bengal from May 1 to May 3.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off north Sumatra coast, south Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of southeast Bay of Bengal from May 1 to May 3.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Season’s first cyclonic storm may form over Arabian Sea in couple of days: IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 06:37 PM IST
A fresh and intense western disturbance is likely to cause widespread rain and thundershowers over the western Himalayan region, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during May 3-6.
The Arabian Sea provides entry to the Indian Ocean where China has built a logistics base at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.(HT File Photo/ INS Vikramaditya)
The Arabian Sea provides entry to the Indian Ocean where China has built a logistics base at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.(HT File Photo/ INS Vikramaditya)

India deploys aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in Arabian Sea amid China-Pakistan naval drill: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Pakistan and China on Monday launched a major drill in the North Arabian Sea with an aim to increase inter-operability and strategic cooperation between their two navies.
The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for India as major ports including Kandla, Okha , Mumbai, Nhava Sheva (Navi Mumbai) and Kochi are located there.(Representative Photo/ANI)
The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for India as major ports including Kandla, Okha , Mumbai, Nhava Sheva (Navi Mumbai) and Kochi are located there.(Representative Photo/ANI)

In a first, China, Pak navies deploy submarines in strategic Arabian Sea drills

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for India as major ports including Kandla, Okha , Mumbai, Nhava Sheva (Navi Mumbai), Mormugão, New Mangalore, and Kochi are located there.
The Arabian Sea witnesses a normal of one cyclone per year. The last time five tropical cyclones were witnessed in a year was in 1902.(PTI)
The Arabian Sea witnesses a normal of one cyclone per year. The last time five tropical cyclones were witnessed in a year was in 1902.(PTI)

With fifth cyclone in Arabian Sea, 2019 equals 117-year-old record

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 04:00 PM IST
During pre-monsoon, there have been two cyclonic disturbances in the Arabian Sea against the normal of one per year while one in the Bay of Bengal only. This is the maximum number of cyclonic disturbances observed in the Arabian Sea, according to IMD.
The weather bureau said the weather was likely to clear up by the weekend.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The weather bureau said the weather was likely to clear up by the weekend.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Mumbai, suburbs gets unseasonal light showers, cloud cover to clear by weekend

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 11:57 AM IST
The suburbs and south Mumbai both recorded 1.2mm of rain between 5.30am and 9.30am on Thursday. The weather bureau said the weather was likely to clear up by the weekend.
Indian Merchant Vessel Navdhenu Purna rescued 86 fishermen from 07 IFBs and a Japanese flag vessel MV Towada rescued around 34 fishermen from the distressed fishing boats.(ANI / Twitter)
Indian Merchant Vessel Navdhenu Purna rescued 86 fishermen from 07 IFBs and a Japanese flag vessel MV Towada rescued around 34 fishermen from the distressed fishing boats.(ANI / Twitter)

Indian Coast guards rescue 264 distressed fishermen from Arabian Sea

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:08 PM IST
A distress call was received on December 3 and seven Merchant Vessels transiting through the area responded to the Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Centre and were requested to provide assistance to the distressed fishing boats in the vicinity till the arrival of ICG ships in the area, a statement said.
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