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Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An overcast sky during light rain, near AIIMS in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT file photo)
An overcast sky during light rain, near AIIMS in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT file photo)

IMD predicts thunderstorm, light rain over parts of Delhi, UP, Haryana

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:40 PM IST
The meteorological department also predicted no heatwave conditions are likely over any part of the country during the next 4-5 days.
It was a slight relief from the heat for the national capital as it recorded a warm morning with a minimum temperature at 26.2 degrees Celsius.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times file photo)
It was a slight relief from the heat for the national capital as it recorded a warm morning with a minimum temperature at 26.2 degrees Celsius.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times file photo)

IMD forecasts thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain in Delhi, adjoining area

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said thunderstorms and dust storms would occur with moderate to heavy intensity rain and gusty wind speed 30-60 km per hour in many parts of Delhi, Manesar, Gurugram, Noida.
Parts of Delhi received light rainfall on Friday(PTI)
Parts of Delhi received light rainfall on Friday(PTI)

Parts of Delhi receive light rains

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 11:44 AM IST
The weatherman has forecast thunderstorms with light to moderate rains over isolated places of north Delhi, southwest Delhi, south Delhi, New Delhi, central Delhi, northwest Delhi and IGI Airport among other areas during the day.
The weather office has predicted mainly clear sky during the day on Thursday. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The weather office has predicted mainly clear sky during the day on Thursday. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Minimum temperature settles below normal in Delhi

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 10:02 AM IST
The air quality in the national capital was recorded in the moderate category. The air quality index (AQI) was 121 at 9 am, real-time data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed.
While northwest India reported a rain deficiency of 43 per cent between March 1 and April 12, Uttarakhand recorded a deficiency of 78 per cent.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
While northwest India reported a rain deficiency of 43 per cent between March 1 and April 12, Uttarakhand recorded a deficiency of 78 per cent.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Pre-monsoon rain deficiency hits states

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 02:28 AM IST
  • Western and eastern Uttar Pradesh registered a deficiency of 93 per cent while Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi reported a shortage of 68 per cent during the same period, the IMD noted.
IMD said there won't be any significant change in the maximum temperatures over most parts of the country during next four to five days. (PTI Photo)
IMD said there won't be any significant change in the maximum temperatures over most parts of the country during next four to five days. (PTI Photo)

Rainfall likely in several parts in next 4-5 days: IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:43 PM IST
The rainfall is likely because of the influence of cyclonic circulations in different parts of the country, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
On Monday, the highest maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius was reported at Brahma Puri (Vidarbha).(Representative image by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
On Monday, the highest maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius was reported at Brahma Puri (Vidarbha).(Representative image by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Heatwave in Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Tamil Nadu for next 24 hours: IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Heatwave is declared when the departure from normal temperature is by 4.5 to 6.4 degrees Celsius and a severe heatwave is when the departure from normal is more than 6.4 degrees Celsius.
Even as parts of the country experience a heat wave, the India Meteorological Department has warned that maximum temperatures in most parts of India will be above normal between April and June. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Even as parts of the country experience a heat wave, the India Meteorological Department has warned that maximum temperatures in most parts of India will be above normal between April and June. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

News updates from HT: IMD warns of a warmer summer as heatwave grips states

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:56 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The orange alert is in place for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.(Representative Photo/AFP)
The orange alert is in place for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.(Representative Photo/AFP)

Heavy rain forecast for Northeast, IMD issues orange alert

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The IMD has predicted waterlogging and localised landslides in the region due to intense rainfall. It has said that the intense spell of rain will be due to lower level southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.
Strong winds from north and northwest direction will provide some relief from the high temperatures. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
Strong winds from north and northwest direction will provide some relief from the high temperatures. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Delhi records highest maximum temperature of season, heatwave in several states

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Barmer in Rajasthan is reported to be the hottest city in the northern plains of the country.
The last time the city received rain and thunderstorm was on March 12, when the city woke up to light to moderate showers, with hailstorm in parts of NCR. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The last time the city received rain and thunderstorm was on March 12, when the city woke up to light to moderate showers, with hailstorm in parts of NCR. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

IMD forecasts rainfall, thunderstorms in Delhi today; mercury may plummet

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Met officials said while the rain on Monday and Tuesday is likely to cause a dip in mercury, this respite will be short-lived
An intense Western Disturbance is likely to cause scattered to widespread rainfall. (ANI Photo)
An intense Western Disturbance is likely to cause scattered to widespread rainfall. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Rain likely in northwest India till March 24

PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The city’s air quality entered the poor zone on Thursday, recording an air quality index (AQI) reading of 268 on the Central Pollution Control Board’s daily bulletin, a rise from Wednesday’s AQI reading of 122 (moderate).(HT_PRINT)
The city’s air quality entered the poor zone on Thursday, recording an air quality index (AQI) reading of 268 on the Central Pollution Control Board’s daily bulletin, a rise from Wednesday’s AQI reading of 122 (moderate).(HT_PRINT)

Light rain expected due to western disturbance

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 12:03 AM IST
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre, said, “We are expecting light rain in the morning on account of a western disturbance. The wind speed is also likely to pick up.”
The IMD report said that both mean and minimum temperatures of February this year was the warmest in the northwestern region of the country since 1901.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
The IMD report said that both mean and minimum temperatures of February this year was the warmest in the northwestern region of the country since 1901.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

Wet spell likely in Delhi, nearby areas in next few days, says IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:36 PM IST
On February 28, national capital Delhi had recorded second highest maximum temperature of 27.9 degrees Celsius, as per the IMD.
IMD forecast said that temperatures are expected to fall slightly till March 2, after which the rising trends will return.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)
IMD forecast said that temperatures are expected to fall slightly till March 2, after which the rising trends will return.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)

Delhi: February this year second warmest since 1901, says IMD

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:48 AM IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) recordings show that the mean maximum temperature (MMT) in February this year was 27.9°C. The highest mean maximum temperature in February was recorded in 1960 and 2006, when the this level in both years shot up to 29.7°C.
A Kashmiri boy walks homeward after attending private classes, after a brief spell of fresh snowfall in the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday.(AP)
A Kashmiri boy walks homeward after attending private classes, after a brief spell of fresh snowfall in the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday.(AP)

Rain, thunderstorm likely over J&K, Uttarakhand, Himachal in next 24 hours

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:08 AM IST
  • No significant change in temperatures is likely over most parts of northwest, west and central India during the next 24 hours.
Delhi’s maximum temperature didn’t touch 30 degree C in 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014 and 2013 in February.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Delhi’s maximum temperature didn’t touch 30 degree C in 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014 and 2013 in February.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Weather experts weigh in on why spring gave Delhi a miss

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:53 AM IST
Since Monday (till Saturday), maximum temperatures in Delhi have read: 28.9; 31.5; 32.5; 33.2; 33; and 31.7 degrees C. The situation is similar in most cities in the northern plains. Mumbai’s maximum temperature over the same period has ranged between 33.9 and 36.1 degrees C.
Before this, in 2018 and 2017, the day time temperatures had crossed the 32 degrees Celsius mark.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Before this, in 2018 and 2017, the day time temperatures had crossed the 32 degrees Celsius mark.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Maximum temperature in Delhi jumps to 33.2°C, may rise more

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:34 AM IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) recordings show that the maximum temperature at Safdarjung weather station, which is the official marker for the city, was 33.2 degrees Celsius, eight degrees above the season’s normal.
According to IMD, this was the warmest February day in at least the last 15 years, when the city had recorded day temperature of 34.1 degrees Celsius.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
According to IMD, this was the warmest February day in at least the last 15 years, when the city had recorded day temperature of 34.1 degrees Celsius.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Max temperature in Delhi touches 32.5°C — highest in 15 years

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:20 AM IST
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung weather station, which is considered the official marker for the city, was 32.5 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above the season’s normal.
A mirage seen along Rajpath, as the temperature soared in New Delhi on May 24. The red category alert was issued for severe heatwave conditions on May 25 and 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
A mirage seen along Rajpath, as the temperature soared in New Delhi on May 24. The red category alert was issued for severe heatwave conditions on May 25 and 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

'Peninsular India recorded warmest January in over 100 years': IMD report

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:31 AM IST
  • The region also recorded unusually high rainfall in January - 45.9mm against normal of 8.9mm.
Glacier breaks off at Joshimath causes flood, in Chamoli on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Glacier breaks off at Joshimath causes flood, in Chamoli on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

No rain or snow in areas affected by Chamoli glacial burst on Feb 7, 8: IMD

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 06:24 PM IST
"The minimum temperature at Tapovan, Joshimath area of Uttarakhand today dipped to minus one degree Celsius and the maximum temperature was recorded at nine degrees Celsius," IMD said.
Delhi’s air quality on Wednesday remained under the ‘very poor’ category.(ANI file photo)
Delhi’s air quality on Wednesday remained under the ‘very poor’ category.(ANI file photo)

Blanket of fog shrouds Delhi, IMD predicts minimum temperature of 4°C

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:36 AM IST
The national capital had recorded a minimum temperature of 5.4 °C on Wednesday, three notches below the normal. On Sunday, the maximum temperature had dropped to 15°C, six notches below the normal and was the lowest in January so far.
IMD scientists said the low maximum temperature could be attributed to the dense fog cover over Delhi in the early hours of Sunday.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
IMD scientists said the low maximum temperature could be attributed to the dense fog cover over Delhi in the early hours of Sunday.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

Minimum temperature in Delhi to fall from today, pollution to rise: IMD

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:20 AM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the minimum temperature at Delhi’s representative Safdarjung observatory was 8.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s normal, the maximum temperature did not increase much, and was six degrees below normal.
Large scale dense to very dense fog (visibility<200m) has been reported over the northern plains as per satellite images(Courtesy- IMD)
Large scale dense to very dense fog (visibility<200m) has been reported over the northern plains as per satellite images(Courtesy- IMD)

Dense fog covers entire northern plains, cold wave conditions to return in Delhi

By Jayashree Nandi, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:09 AM IST
  • Cold wave conditions are likely to return to the capital starting Republic Day, when the minimum temperature is likely to drop by 3 to 4 degree Celsius.
Children playing football on the frozen part of the Dal Lake during a cold winter morning in Srinagar.(PTI Photo)
Children playing football on the frozen part of the Dal Lake during a cold winter morning in Srinagar.(PTI Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir to get more snow due to Western Disturbance, says IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:05 PM IST
  • The Kashmir valley has been reeling under intense cold, leading to the freezing of water bodies and snowed roads and fields.
INSAT 3DR image from IMD of fog layer at 5.45 am on Sunday(Photo courtesy-IMD)
INSAT 3DR image from IMD of fog layer at 5.45 am on Sunday(Photo courtesy-IMD)

Fog layer over entire stretch of Himalayan foothills, from Punjab to Meghalaya

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:42 AM IST
  • A cold wave occurs in the plains when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and/or is 4.5 notches lower than the season’s normal for two consecutive days.
A woman sits as she covers herself with a shawl on a foggy morning on the bank of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
A woman sits as she covers herself with a shawl on a foggy morning on the bank of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Minimum temperature to fall by 2-4 degree Celsius in northwest India: IMD

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Dense to very dense fog at isolated/few pockets are very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar during next three days.
Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Severe cold wave: A look at states with lowest temperatures in India 

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:43 PM IST
"During the next 2-3 days, the minimum temperatures are very likely to remain below normal over most parts of northwest India due to the prevalence of dry north and northwesterly winds," the IMD said.
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