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Madhya Pradesh rains: Orange alert for 5 districts, yellow alert for 12

Both alerts are valid till Saturday morning, the India Meteorological Department said.

Image used only for representative purpose (HT Photo)
Image used only for representative purpose (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 08:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IMD's yellow alert for today, forecast of heavy rain on weekend. Details here

Weather update today: The IMD has issued an yellow alert for Friday in several states, including Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, as well as certain parts of Uttar Pradesh and northeast India.

Rainfall alert today: West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, and certain states of northeastern India feature in the list of states which may see heavy rain in the upcoming days. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Rainfall alert today: West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, and certain states of northeastern India feature in the list of states which may see heavy rain in the upcoming days. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

First half of August likely to be dry: Met department

Records from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) show that the first week of August has so far remained dry with most parts of the city receiving trace rainfall.

On Thursday, the IMD revised its forecast, saying that light rain and thundershowers are likely over the next three days.(HT Photo)
On Thursday, the IMD revised its forecast, saying that light rain and thundershowers are likely over the next three days.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 04:15 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

MP floods: 2 dead, PM Modi reviews situation with CM Chouhan

The India Meteorological Department has issued an ‘orange’ alert forecasting ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall in Rajgarh, Shajapur, Agar-Malwa, Mandsaur, Guna and Ashok Nagar districts of the state.

According to a home department official, more than 1,100 people were rescued from flood-affected villages on Thursday.(ANI)
According to a home department official, more than 1,100 people were rescued from flood-affected villages on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 02:09 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Bhopal

This July was 6th warmest since 1901, says IMD

Climatological data between 1901 and now also indicates that four of the five warmest Julys on record have been in the past decade, indicating a rising trend in temperatures in recent years.

A farmer at his field after sowing seeds, on a hot summer day in Chikmagalur on July 2. (PTI)
A farmer at his field after sowing seeds, on a hot summer day in Chikmagalur on July 2. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 01:49 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IMD issues rainfall alerts for 26 districts in Madhya Pradesh

The weather department issued a 'red alert' for 10 districts and an 'orange alert' for 16.

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Image used only for representative purpose
Published on Aug 01, 2021 04:57 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Heavy rain likely in Punjab, Haryana in next 48 hrs, orange alert for MP regions

The India Meteorological Department issues colour-coded warnings to alert the public ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause "damage, widespread disruption or danger to life".

Commuters wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rainfall, at ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Commuters wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rainfall, at ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 06:54 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

After hot weekend, IMD issues ‘orange alert’ for Tuesday

An orange alert is issued when there is a forecast of rain and thundershowers, along with heavy rainfall in isolated pockets accompanied with gusty winds of 30-40kmph.

Moderate rainfall in the national capital has been predicted by the met department. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Moderate rainfall in the national capital has been predicted by the met department. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 04:38 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IMD issues orange alert for rainfall in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh

This is the fourth straight orange alert for the state, which has been witnessing rains since last Friday. An orange alert indicates 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall.

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Published on Jul 26, 2021 06:41 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Hope fades for over 60 missing in floods

Major state and national highways, including the Mumbai-Goa highway, continued to be shut on Sunday due to severe water-logging and after portions of the roads were washed away in some areas.

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), shows NDRF personnel rescuing stranded villagers from flooded areas following heavy monsoon rains in Balinge village of Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. (AFP)
India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), shows NDRF personnel rescuing stranded villagers from flooded areas following heavy monsoon rains in Balinge village of Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 11:57 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Heavy rain to continue over Maharashtra, milk supply to Mumbai affected today

Widespread rainfall has been forecast by IMD for Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidharba and also for the Konkan coast and Goa for Saturday. Heavy rains will be driven by strong winds of speed 50-60kmph gusting to 70kmph, which have been forecast as very likely over the southwest and westcentral Arabian sea and along and off the Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa coasts, IMD said on Friday.

Areas inundated with floodwater after heavy monsoon rains in Raigad district of Maharashtra.(AFP)
Areas inundated with floodwater after heavy monsoon rains in Raigad district of Maharashtra.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 07:22 AM IST
By | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

Mumbai to face more rain today; 5 Maharashtra districts under red alert

The India Meteorological Department's regional centre in Mumbai has said that it is 'very likely' that Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara will witness extremely heavy rainfall. Extremely heavy rainfall means precipitation of more than 204.5 mm in 24 hours, the MeT office said.

Vehicles drive amid heavy rain at Goregaon, in Mumbai, on Tuesday.(Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Vehicles drive amid heavy rain at Goregaon, in Mumbai, on Tuesday.(Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 09:48 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IMD issues orange alert for coastal districts of Karnataka till July 21

The incessant rains that have been lashing the state have filled 18 reservoirs, including the major one such as Krishnarajasagar in Mandya, Kodasalli, and Supa in Uttara Kannada district, Harangi in Kodagu, Linganamakki in Shivamogga.

Heavy rainfall led to landslide between Mangalore Junction and Thokur railway station. (PTI Photo)
Heavy rainfall led to landslide between Mangalore Junction and Thokur railway station. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 11:29 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

WATCH: No respite from rains, Mumbaikars take a dip in waterlogged streets

The met department has placed Mumbai under an orange category storm warning alert from July 18 to 20, indicating “heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places”, along with chances of extremely heavy rainfall (over 204.5mm in 24 hours) in some parts.

Mumbai rains: Waterlogging on LBS Road near Sion station in Mumbai on Sunday morning.(Pratik Chorge / HT PHOTO)
Mumbai rains: Waterlogging on LBS Road near Sion station in Mumbai on Sunday morning.(Pratik Chorge / HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 07:18 AM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Heavy rains likely in Tamil Nadu's western districts

As the southwest monsoon gains full traction, Tamil Nadu is likely to receive widespread rainfall on Friday and Saturday. The western districts like Coimbatore and the Nilgiris are going to receive very heavy rainfall in these two days, IMD warned.

Regional Meteorological Center, Chennai, warned that heavy rain is likely in isolated places over the Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts on Friday.(AP | Representational image)
Regional Meteorological Center, Chennai, warned that heavy rain is likely in isolated places over the Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts on Friday.(AP | Representational image)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 11:32 PM IST
By, Chennai

Heavy rains continue in Mumbai, major areas of city waterlogged

The heavy rainfall in Mumbai left the Gandhi Market area completely waterlogged by Friday morning, photos tweeted by the news agency ANI showed. Visuals from the Eastern Express Highway also showed the overnight heavy rains lashing parts of the city.

Heavy rains have been lashing Mumbai since Tuesday night, with several key stretches of roads completely inundated.(File Photo / Representational Image)
Heavy rains have been lashing Mumbai since Tuesday night, with several key stretches of roads completely inundated.(File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 07:39 AM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Flash floods continue to wreak havoc. Rainfall likely in multiple states

Heavy rainfall is expected across several states in north India on Tuesday. Flash floods and lightning strikes, triggered by the relentless downpour, injured and killed many a day ago. The IMD has issued its colour-coded weather alerts for the week. All details here:

A view of the flooded Tawi river after heavy rain in Jammu on Monday. (PTI)
A view of the flooded Tawi river after heavy rain in Jammu on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 05:42 AM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose

Lightning strikes in north India: All you need to know about phenomenon

Scores of people have lost their lives in the last 24 hours due to lightning strikes across three states in north India.

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Published on Jul 12, 2021 05:17 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Central Delhi most rain-deficient district in India, shows IMD data

The India Meteorological Department expects a revival in the monsoon in next two weeks, but the overall July rainfall is expected to be "below normal" for several parts of northwest India.

Though the rain has covered most parts of north India, Delhi still awaits the arrival of southwest monsoon.(Courtesy: mausam.imd.gov.in)
Though the rain has covered most parts of north India, Delhi still awaits the arrival of southwest monsoon.(Courtesy: mausam.imd.gov.in)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 07:36 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IMD issues orange alert for 4 Kerala districts, predicts rainfall for Delhi

IMD’s predictions of rain in New Delhi could be of some relief for the residents of the Capital as the monsoon continues to elude the city.

Members of a nomadic fishing community fish in backwaters during monsoon rains in Kochi, Kerala. (AP Photo)
Members of a nomadic fishing community fish in backwaters during monsoon rains in Kochi, Kerala. (AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 11:16 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IMD forecasts 'good' rainfall in Madhya Pradesh from July 11 to 16

A senior official from the IMD's Bhopal office said monsoon has become active in Madhya Pradesh after a gap of 10 days.

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Representative Image (PTI)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 02:20 PM IST
PTI |

Heat wave: 10 hottest places in India where sun gets scorching

The northern plains of India are experiencing hot weather conditions, according to India meteorological department. Even high altitude places like Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir are recording higher than normal temperatures.

Several other parts of northwest India continued to record hot weather conditions.(Rahul Raut/HT File Photo)
Several other parts of northwest India continued to record hot weather conditions.(Rahul Raut/HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 07:19 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Heatwaves claimed over 17,000 deaths in India since 1971: Study

The research paper, published earlier this year, said 706 heat wave incidents have taken place in the country from 1971-2019.

Image used only for representative purpose (PTI)
Image used only for representative purpose (PTI)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 03:45 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Meenakshi Rai, New Delhi

'Heat wave has abated from plains in northwest India': IMD

The weather department also said that no heat wave is likely over plains in northwest India over the next five days.

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Published on Jul 03, 2021 04:47 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

News updates from HT: IMD says monsoon revival unlikely before July 7

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

Monsoon is unlikely to progress over the rest of northwest India till July 7, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Monsoon is unlikely to progress over the rest of northwest India till July 7, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 08:50 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Central Delhi India's second-most rain-deficient district, IMD data shows

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), since June 1, central Delhi has received just 8.5 mm of rainfall, as against the average of 53.3 mm.

Central Delhi second-most rain-deficient in India, IMD data shows (Burhaan/HT Photo)
Central Delhi second-most rain-deficient in India, IMD data shows (Burhaan/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 07:44 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

IMD’s string of wrong monsoon forecasts for Delhi

While Met officials argued that some “volatile” and unforeseen weather conditions unique to northwest India this year led to these inaccuracies, independent experts said such patterns are not unusual, and said IMD should be in a position to come up with more precise predictions.

Nearly two weeks since the original monsoon forecast, Delhi is yet to see any significant rain, with the days mostly hot and humid since then.(HT Photo)
Nearly two weeks since the original monsoon forecast, Delhi is yet to see any significant rain, with the days mostly hot and humid since then.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 09:11 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Monsoon unlikely to hit Delhi this month, may weaken in 7 days: IMD

The India Meteorological Department also added that a weak monsoon phase is commencing over central, Peninsular and northwest India during next seven days owing to unfavourable meteorological conditions.

The monsoon has so far covered most parts of the country except parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.(PTI)
The monsoon has so far covered most parts of the country except parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 02:39 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rain likely today in Delhi, temp may dip, says IMD

IMD forecast said that under the impact of Sunday’s rains, temperature will reduce, but it will start rising from next week

Clouds over the city on Saturday. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Clouds over the city on Saturday. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 12:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Showers in store for Capital over weekend, predicts Met

IMD forecasts about the monsoon have been consistently wrong this season.

Delhi recorded an AQI of 81 on Friday, down from 108 the previous day. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi recorded an AQI of 81 on Friday, down from 108 the previous day. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 01:57 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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