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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

Rain, thunderstorms likely in several regions from today onwards. Details here

Isolated rainfall is likely over multiple regions in western and north-western India, ranging from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi to Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Isolated rainfall, thunderstorm, hailstorm, and snowfall is likely in several areas of India from today onwards. (File Photo)
Isolated rainfall, thunderstorm, hailstorm, and snowfall is likely in several areas of India from today onwards. (File Photo)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 07:37 AM IST

Dense fog alert for two days in Gurugram, minimum temp at 4.8°C

The Meteorological Centre Chandigarh, a regional centre of the IMD, issued a weather warning for Thursday and Friday predicting dense fog in south and south-east Haryana, which include districts such as Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Mewat, and Rewari.

Morning walkers at the Biodiversity Park in Gurugram on Wednesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Morning walkers at the Biodiversity Park in Gurugram on Wednesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 07:39 AM IST

Cold wave eases in Delhi, light rain expected after Christmas

Scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have predicted a further rise in the temperatures in the next two days, and forecast light rain in Delhi-NCR from December 25.

People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter evening at Sarai Kalen Khan, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter evening at Sarai Kalen Khan, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 02:53 AM IST

Rainfall expected in parts of northwest India; minimum temperatures may rise

Western disturbances are likely to abate cold wave conditions across northwest and central India from today.

Commuters seen in dense fog during a cold morning in New Delhi this week. (ANI)
Commuters seen in dense fog during a cold morning in New Delhi this week. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:40 AM IST

Another cold morning for Delhi, temperature falls to 4 degrees Celsius

The IMD has predicted cold wave to severe cold wave conditions in entire northwest India till Tuesday night. It said that some relief is expected from Wednesday.

The entire north India is reeling under a spell of cold wave.(PTI file photo)
The entire north India is reeling under a spell of cold wave.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 09:14 AM IST

Yellow alert for extreme cold in Delhi today: What does this mean?

Day temperatures in Delhi on Monday will likely be around 19 degrees Celsius since wind speeds are falling. Night temperatures in the national capital are expected to hover around 4 degrees, according to India Meteorological Department.

Punjab, Haryana and other northern regions, including Delhi, are reeling under severe cold wave. (HT Photo)
Punjab, Haryana and other northern regions, including Delhi, are reeling under severe cold wave. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 09:08 AM IST

At 8.3 degrees, last night was the coldest yet of this winter in Delhi

The situation due to the weather is especially compounded in the national capital by the air pollution crisis. On Saturday morning, the air quality index (AQI) in Delhi slipped to 301 in the ‘very poor’ category.

Delhi recorded 8.3 degrees Celsius on Friday night, the coldest yet of this season. (File Photo / PTI)
Delhi recorded 8.3 degrees Celsius on Friday night, the coldest yet of this season. (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 11:14 AM IST

News updates from HT: ‘Heavy rain’ alert in parts of Mumbai, Thane today 

Here are today-’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Representational image(HT Photo)
Representational image(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 08:54 AM IST

IMD issues orange alert for south Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu districts 

As many as two districts in Andhra Pradesh and 11 in Tamil Nadu have been placed under the alert for Sunday.

Andhra Pradesh government said as many as 44 people lost their lives due to the floods in the state while 16 more people remained missing.(AP )
Andhra Pradesh government said as many as 44 people lost their lives due to the floods in the state while 16 more people remained missing.(AP )
Published on Nov 28, 2021 08:53 AM IST

Heavy rain expected in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh today; IMD issues red alert

The IMD said that a cyclonic circulation lies over Comorin Area and adjoining Sri Lanka coasts and strong northeasterly winds are prevailing over Tamil Nadu coast and south Coastal Andhra Pradesh at lower levels.

The IMD has said a new low pressure area will be formed on November 29.(Representative Photo/HT)
The IMD has said a new low pressure area will be formed on November 29.(Representative Photo/HT)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 07:01 AM IST

Bengaluru, Chennai flooded as rain batters southern states; 34 dead in Andhra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rainfall in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala till November 26. Tamil Nadu has received 61 per cent excess rainfall due to the ongoing spell of the Northeast monsoon.

Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 06:58 AM IST

IMD predicts cold wave in north India for next two days

The weather office declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius or is 4.5 degrees lower than the season’s normal for two straight days. A cold wave is also declared when the minimum temperature is less than 4 degrees in the plains.

The minimum temperature in Delhi fell to 9.6 degrees on November 17, and 9.8 degrees on Sunday, 3 degrees below normal on both instances. (ANI)
The minimum temperature in Delhi fell to 9.6 degrees on November 17, and 9.8 degrees on Sunday, 3 degrees below normal on both instances. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 01:38 AM IST

Heavy rain likely in parts of Andhra Pradesh, flood alert for Anantapur & Kadapa

The IMD said that a depression in Bay of Bengal is moving into Anantapur-Bengaluru belt. It has also predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Karnataka, including Bengaluru, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga districts.

Tamil Nadu too has witnessed heavy rainfall in the last few days. The depression is now moving northwards, which is expected to dump heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh.(Representative Photo/AFP)
Tamil Nadu too has witnessed heavy rainfall in the last few days. The depression is now moving northwards, which is expected to dump heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh.(Representative Photo/AFP)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:01 AM IST

Heavy rain continues to lash Tamil Nadu, IMD issues thunderstorm alert

Tamil Nadu rainfall: As many as 14 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the state since last week, with the downpour leaving a trail of destruction in several districts.

A man carries a cooking gas cylinder and wades past a flooded street in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, (File Photo / AP)
A man carries a cooking gas cylinder and wades past a flooded street in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, (File Photo / AP)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 01:26 PM IST

Kerala to be pounded by more rain today, orange alert issued for 6 districts

Kerala witnessed heavy rainfall in October, which led to landslides in various parts of the state. Forty two lives were lost in rain-related incidents. The orange alert comes after a brief pause in the rainfall activity due to northeast monsoon, which has been active in the southern state.

Kerala witnessed heavy rainfall in the month of October.(AFP Photo)
Kerala witnessed heavy rainfall in the month of October.(AFP Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 05:46 AM IST

IMD forecasts light to moderate rainfall for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

The warning comes a day after parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry witnessed torrential rains leading to extreme waterlogging conditions.

People wade through a waterlogged road following heavy rainfall, in Chennai.(L. Anantha Krishnan)
People wade through a waterlogged road following heavy rainfall, in Chennai.(L. Anantha Krishnan)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 11:21 AM IST

IMD issues orange alert for 8 districts of Kerala warning of heavy rainfall

These districts are Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur. Meanwhile, five others - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kasaragod - are put on yellow alert.

In view of the rain prediction, fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea in the state, the IMD also warned in a statement.(HT Photo)
In view of the rain prediction, fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea in the state, the IMD also warned in a statement.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 07:40 AM IST

IMD forecasts extremely heavy rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

According to IMD norms, rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is heavy and between 115.6 and 204.4 is very heavy. Anything above 204.4 mm is considered extremely heavy rainfall.

According to IMD norms, rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is heavy and between 115.6 and 204.4 is very heavy.(HT Photo)
According to IMD norms, rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is heavy and between 115.6 and 204.4 is very heavy.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 07:25 AM IST

IMD issues red alert for Chennai, 5 other districts on Nov 11

The red alert for November 11 was issued for Chennai and its adjoining districts Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram, along with Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai.

A flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai.(AFP)
A flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai.(AFP)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 04:23 PM IST

News updates from HT: Minimum temperatures to fall in several parts of India

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

A low-pressure area is lying over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Sri Lanka off the Tamil Nadu coast.(HT File Photo | Representational image)
A low-pressure area is lying over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Sri Lanka off the Tamil Nadu coast.(HT File Photo | Representational image)
Published on Oct 29, 2021 12:46 PM IST

IMD: Southwest monsoon withdraws from country

The southwest monsoon had completely withdrawn from the country on October 28 last year; October 25 in 2017; October 28 in 2016; October 29 in 2010; October 25 in 2000 and October 27 in 1975

A woman drenched in rainwater reacts while crossing a road after heavy rains in New Delhi. IMD said southwest monsoon withdraws from country. (PTI)
A woman drenched in rainwater reacts while crossing a road after heavy rains in New Delhi. IMD said southwest monsoon withdraws from country. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 01:30 AM IST

Capital just 30mm rainfall away from eclipsing all-time record

Since January 1, the Safdarjung weather station – representative of weather records for the city – has recorded 1,502.8mm of rain. In a typical year, Delhi gets 779mm, which means 2021 has brought the city close to twice the amount of rain as a normal year

A large chunk of the rainfall seen this year has come in the monsoon period. Between June 1 and September 30 (the period officially classified as monsoon), the city got 1,169.7mm of rainfall -- an excess of 80% over the long-period average of 648.9mm. (PTI File)
A large chunk of the rainfall seen this year has come in the monsoon period. Between June 1 and September 30 (the period officially classified as monsoon), the city got 1,169.7mm of rainfall -- an excess of 80% over the long-period average of 648.9mm. (PTI File)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 04:30 AM IST

Temperature to fall in the coming days, pollution expected to rise in Delhi

Forecasters said while the Capital has not shown any “abnormal” winter onset patterns till now, with the lowest temperature for the month falling to only around 16 degrees Celsius on October 21, the winter months ahead are likely to be frigid than usual

On Monday, the maximum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the entire city, was 28.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees below what is considered normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature was 16.4 degrees Celsius. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
On Monday, the maximum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the entire city, was 28.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees below what is considered normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature was 16.4 degrees Celsius. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 04:31 AM IST

Monsoon set to depart, but more rain forecast from Tamil Nadu to Leh. Here's why

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted fresh rains and snowfall in the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region from Friday, even amid predictions that the southwest monsoon will depart by October 26.

Monsoon started withdrawing very late this year, on October 6 against the normal date of September 17, but then withdrew rapidly from different parts of the country, according to scientists. (HT PHOTO)
Monsoon started withdrawing very late this year, on October 6 against the normal date of September 17, but then withdrew rapidly from different parts of the country, according to scientists. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:56 AM IST

Monsoon is over. But why is it raining so much in October? Here's the answer

Most of the places are witnessing record rain under the influence of western disturbance. The heavy rainfall has led to loss of lives of 47 people in Uttarakhand and 38 in Kerala. The IMD has forecast more rain for these states.

Houses get partially submerged in floodwater due to incessant rainfall, in Uttarakhand's Rudrapur on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Houses get partially submerged in floodwater due to incessant rainfall, in Uttarakhand's Rudrapur on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 07:55 AM IST

These districts in Bengal may receive heavy rain tomorrow, day after: IMD

The IMD has issued an orange warning and said the inclement weather was caused by a low-pressure system over north Telangana and strong southeasterly wind from the Bay of Bengal.

Passengers are seen with umbrellas at a train station in Kolkata. (ANI Photo)
Passengers are seen with umbrellas at a train station in Kolkata. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 05:05 PM IST

3 killed in Lansdowne, Badrinath highway blocked after heavy rain in Uttarakhand

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand and said that the hill state will witness heavy rainfall in the coming few days.

The Badrinath Yatra has been halted and passengers en route to the shrine have been stopped in safe places. (ANI File Photo/Representative Image)
The Badrinath Yatra has been halted and passengers en route to the shrine have been stopped in safe places. (ANI File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Red alert in 5 Kerala districts as rain lashes state

According to IMD, five districts of Kerala, including Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur are expected to witness severe rainfall.

The IMD has forecast for heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Kerala on Saturday.(File photo)
The IMD has forecast for heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Kerala on Saturday.(File photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 01:46 PM IST

IMD's low-pressure area forecast concerns Odisha in 'cyclone month' October

The low-pressure area in Andaman Sea is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards towards south Odisha and north Coastal Andhra Pradesh coast in the next 4-5 days, the IMD said.

Cyclone Gulab led to widespread rainfall in Odisha in neighbouring states.(PTI Photo)
Cyclone Gulab led to widespread rainfall in Odisha in neighbouring states.(PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 02:49 PM IST
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