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Fresh spell may delay end of monsoon in northwest

Widespread and heavy rainfall is expected over parts of northwest India, including Uttarakhand and east Rajasthan.

A man rides a two-wheeler in the rain in Ahmedabad. (AP)
A man rides a two-wheeler in the rain in Ahmedabad. (AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 04:34 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Anna Mani, one of India's 1st female scientists, celebrated in Google Doodle

Anna Modayil Mani - born in 1918 - was a physicist and meteorologist from Kerala.

Google Doodle
Google Doodle
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 09:07 AM IST
By | Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Evacuation efforts intensified as Yamuna flows above danger mark in Delhi

The flood control room said the water level was at 205.99 metres at 3 pm, unchanged since 5 am.

Yamuna flows over danger mark at old Iron Bridge, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Yamuna flows over danger mark at old Iron Bridge, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 06:08 PM IST
PTI |

From uneasy to unbearable: Delhi heat at dangerous levels

The wet-bulb temperature in Delhi also rose to 33.7 degrees, the highest so far this year, after hitting 32.11 degrees on Monday.

Wet-bulb temperatures of over 32 degrees makes it difficult for even fit and acclimatised people to work outdoors.(HT Photo)
Wet-bulb temperatures of over 32 degrees makes it difficult for even fit and acclimatised people to work outdoors.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 05:20 AM IST

Ecostani | On normal monsoons, IMD data hides more than it reveals

The India Meteorological Department's definition of a normal monsoon requires urgent change. As extreme weather events rise due to the climate crisis, cumulative rainfall alone cannot define a season.  

It is awareness about the number of rainy hours that can help make people understand the impacts of the climate crisis on the Indian monsoon. (HT File Photo)
It is awareness about the number of rainy hours that can help make people understand the impacts of the climate crisis on the Indian monsoon. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 02:13 PM IST

Delhi: Temperature starts inching up, may touch 40°C by tomorrow, says IMD

Following the early morning thunderstorm, Delhi had recorded a maximum temperature of 31.5°C on Monday. It was 32.5°C on Tuesday and 34.4°C on Wednesday.

Commuters out in Connaught Place on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Commuters out in Connaught Place on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2022 05:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi calls for measures to avoid deaths due to heatwave at review meet

Regarding the southwest monsoon preparedness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised all states and UTs to frame the ‘Flood Preparedness Plans’ and undertake appropriate measures.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the preparations for the heatwave management and monsoon preparedness, in New Delhi on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the preparations for the heatwave management and monsoon preparedness, in New Delhi on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 05, 2022 10:15 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Heatwave to return to northwest, central India from May 7 onwards: IMD

The Met department in its latest bulletin said that Uttar Pradesh, west Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab will get isolated rainfall on Thursday before a fresh spell of heatwave conditions starts on May 7.

The IMD said heatwave conditions will return in south Haryana, southwest UP, MP, Vidarbha (in Maharashtra), and Delhi on May 8 and remain till May 9.(HT Photo)
The IMD said heatwave conditions will return in south Haryana, southwest UP, MP, Vidarbha (in Maharashtra), and Delhi on May 8 and remain till May 9.(HT Photo)
Published on May 05, 2022 05:50 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Dusty winds paint Delhi sepia

Dust, which blew in from Rajasthan, led to the levels of PM10 shooting up around five times the safe limit of 100 micrograms per cubic metre in several parts of the Capital on Tuesday.

Near Mahipalpur on Tuesday. Pollution levels saw a marked rise in several areas. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Near Mahipalpur on Tuesday. Pollution levels saw a marked rise in several areas. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on May 04, 2022 01:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Heatwave abates from all parts of country: IMD

The maximum temperatures are likely to rise over many parts of northwest India again by 2°C-3°C after two days, according to the India Meteorological Department.

Construction workers and a dog take shelter under the shade of trees on a hot day in New Delhi. Maximum temperature has further fallen by 2°C to 4°C over Rajasthan, Punjab, New Delhi and Haryana, IMD said. (AP)
Construction workers and a dog take shelter under the shade of trees on a hot day in New Delhi. Maximum temperature has further fallen by 2°C to 4°C over Rajasthan, Punjab, New Delhi and Haryana, IMD said. (AP)
Updated on May 04, 2022 04:16 AM IST

Relief from scorching heat likely over three days: IMD

Since April 28, the majority of the country has been experiencing severe heat conditions. On Sunday, Rajasthan's Bikaner recorded a temperature of 47.1°C, the highest in the country.

A man shields his face from the heat with a cloth while riding a bicycle, in New Delhi, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
A man shields his face from the heat with a cloth while riding a bicycle, in New Delhi, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Updated on May 02, 2022 05:23 AM IST

Surface temperature tops 60°C in parts of north India, satellite images show

The European Space Agency’s website also showed land surface temperatures to be nearing 55 degrees Celsius over many parts of northwest India and crossing 60 degrees Celsius over several pockets.

Experts have suggested that unusually high temperatures this March and April are linked to the climate crisis.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Experts have suggested that unusually high temperatures this March and April are linked to the climate crisis.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Updated on May 01, 2022 08:12 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

At 46.5°C, Gurugram records highest ever April temperature

A similar weather pattern is likely to continue over the region for the next two days after which a slight relief is expected due to the influence of a western disturbance, officials said.

Gurugram, India - April. 29, 2022: Pedestrians of a hot summer afternoon in Gurugram, India, on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India - April. 29, 2022: Pedestrians of a hot summer afternoon in Gurugram, India, on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 11:48 PM IST
BySuparna Roy

April ends on a fiery note in Delhi: 47.1°C at Sports Complex

Safdarjung, the base station for Delhi’s weather, recorded a maximum of 43.5°C for a third straight day — the highest so far for Delhi this year and also the hottest April day since April 18, 2010, when it touched 43.7°C.

IMD officials said Sunday is likely to see the sweltering heat continue across the city. (Raj K Raj/HT)
IMD officials said Sunday is likely to see the sweltering heat continue across the city. (Raj K Raj/HT)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 11:33 PM IST

Cyclone Asani: IMD issues warning amid heavy rains | WATCH

On Sunday, the IMD said the depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining south Andaman Sea will intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours.

Cyclonic storm / Representational image (HT PHOTO.)
Cyclonic storm / Representational image (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 20, 2022 04:32 PM IST
By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

IMD alerts: Cyclonic circulation to bring rain across India, hailstorm in Delhi

Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will witness rainfall in the next 24 hours, along with gusty winds of 25-25kmph on Saturday (February 26).

Delhi, south Punjab, south Haryana, west Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan will witness strong gusty winds of 25-35 kmph tomorrow (February 26). (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Delhi, south Punjab, south Haryana, west Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan will witness strong gusty winds of 25-35 kmph tomorrow (February 26). (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 12:13 AM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Light rain in parts of Delhi, IMD forecasts snowfall in Himachal and Uttarakhand

The India Meteorological Department had forecast rain in parts of Delhi on Wednesday. It has also forecast snowfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand due to a western disturbance.

Rain lashed Mandi House and Feroz Shah Road areas in Delhi early on Thursday morning.(ANI Photo)
Rain lashed Mandi House and Feroz Shah Road areas in Delhi early on Thursday morning.(ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2022 05:59 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi wakes up to light rain, temperature drops as wind returns

The India Meteorological Department in its weather update earlier had predicted light to moderate intensity rain accompanied with thunderstorms in the national capital and its adjoining areas.

Delhi received rain in early on Thursday morning.(ANI Photo)
Delhi received rain in early on Thursday morning.(ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2022 08:54 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Yellow alert for heavy snowfall in Himachal, extreme cold in next 48 hours: IMD

In its forecast for the month of February, the IMD said that most parts of the country will experience below normal temperature this month. It also said that Punjab and Haryana are expected to get above normal rainfall.

Tourists enjoy at a ski centre after the snowfall in Himachal Pradesh's Manali on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Tourists enjoy at a ski centre after the snowfall in Himachal Pradesh's Manali on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2022 06:27 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India recorded 172% excess rain in Jan: IMD

The reasons for the large excess were three active western disturbances (WDs), including two that came in quick succession, which affected northwest India between January 5 and 9 and then January 21 and 24.

The disturbances originated over the North Atlantic Ocean before December 23 and moved eastwards towards the Indian Himalayas. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
The disturbances originated over the North Atlantic Ocean before December 23 and moved eastwards towards the Indian Himalayas. (Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 12:06 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Rainy weekend in store for Delhi, Met predicts in weather update

The rain will be accompanied by gusty winds with speeds of upto 30-40 km/hr, making for another cold day, with the maximum temperature expected to hover around 15-16° on Saturday

People taking a morning walk on a cold winter morning at Nehru Park. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
People taking a morning walk on a cold winter morning at Nehru Park. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 03:32 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Northwest regions record 628% excess rain: IMD data

Central India also recorded 293% excess rain in the period from January 1 to 12, leading to cumulative 373% excess rainfall over the country

Commuters wade through a waterlogged street in Amritsar. (PTI)
Commuters wade through a waterlogged street in Amritsar. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 03:05 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Rain, snowfall bring in cold in north India: What is the reason behind it?

The wettest January in Delhi for 27 years, the lowest daytime temperature so far this season and the cleanest air in over 80 days – a host of weather records tumbled in the national capital on a cold, wet, overcast Sunday.

People in Delhi walk under umbrellas amid rainfall on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
People in Delhi walk under umbrellas amid rainfall on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 09:03 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

J&K weather update: Road closed, flights delayed; improvement from tomorrow

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an orange alert in Jammu and Kashmir for January 7 and January 8 in view of inclement weather in the Valley.

People walk with umbrellas during snowfall, in Srinagar on Friday.(PTI Photo)
People walk with umbrellas during snowfall, in Srinagar on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:13 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Snowfall in J&K: IMD issues avalanche warning, asks people to take precaution

Due to inclement weather the pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi shrine was also suspended will Thursday morning. The moderate snowfall also led to reduced visibility, and cancellation of 37 flights from Srinagar International Airport on Wednesday.

A view of Tangmarg as the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir receives heavy snowfall, in Baramulla on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
A view of Tangmarg as the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir receives heavy snowfall, in Baramulla on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 09:04 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: Cold wave abates, air quality worsens

The city recorded a minimum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday. IMD predicted that the temperatures are expected to start rising due to a fresh western disturbance that is expected to bring light showers to Delhi on January 5, 6 and 7.

Visitors enjoy a sunny day at Lodhi Garden on Saturday. The minimum temperature in Delhi rose marginally to 4.2°C. IMD has predicted rain in Delhi from January 5. The AQI also worsened by stayed in very poor zone. (Arvind Yadav)
Visitors enjoy a sunny day at Lodhi Garden on Saturday. The minimum temperature in Delhi rose marginally to 4.2°C. IMD has predicted rain in Delhi from January 5. The AQI also worsened by stayed in very poor zone. (Arvind Yadav)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 04:49 AM IST

Cold wave in Delhi for 2nd straight day

The Capital recorded a maximum temperature of 19.4 degrees Celsius – one degree below normal for this time of the season. It had recorded 19.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

People warm themselves next to a fire during a cold winter morning. (PTI)
People warm themselves next to a fire during a cold winter morning. (PTI)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 11:01 PM IST

Visibility below 100m amid season’s first ‘dense’ fog spell in Delhi

While no flight cancellations or diversions were reported at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, some flights were delayed during this one hour-window.

Vehicles halt at a traffic light amid poor visibility due to dense fog, in Dwarka, New Delhi on Tuesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Vehicles halt at a traffic light amid poor visibility due to dense fog, in Dwarka, New Delhi on Tuesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

IMD predicts rainfall in northwest, mercury dip

Cold wave conditions are also likely to set in over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and north Rajasthan on January 1 and 2, the weather department said.

People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Expect colder, foggier days from Wednesday, says IMD

IMD scientist said following the latest spell of rain, the intensity of fog is expected to go up in the region. Delhi is yet to record a dense fog spell this winter.

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, at Safdarjung station that is considered the representative data for the city. The minimum temperature stayed at 9.4 degrees Celsius -- two degrees above normal. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, at Safdarjung station that is considered the representative data for the city. The minimum temperature stayed at 9.4 degrees Celsius -- two degrees above normal. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 11:49 PM IST
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