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Monsoon will take another five days to reach Delhi: IMD

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

Light showers at Karol Bagh, on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Light showers at Karol Bagh, on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 12:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Excess early rains boost sowing trend

The June-September monsoon covered two-thirds of the country a fortnight earlier than usual on June 13, according to the India Meteorological Department

Overall, planting of summer crops this year has been higher by nearly 38% than the previous year. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Overall, planting of summer crops this year has been higher by nearly 38% than the previous year. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 06:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Four of migrant worker’s family die under collapsed wall in Patiala

Punjab and parts of Haryana, including Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar and Kurukshetra witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday.

Punjab and parts of Haryana, including Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar and Kurukshetra witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Punjab and parts of Haryana, including Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar and Kurukshetra witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 05:32 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IMD issues alert, says heavy to very heavy rain in these states

IMD said most of east India and adjoining central India is likely to witness fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy rains.

IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rains over the coming days in several states of the country. (. Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rains over the coming days in several states of the country. (. Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:47 AM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

IMD forecasts 'heavy to very heavy' rain in parts of India. Check list of states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the southwest monsoon would become more intense, leading to heavy rainfall in the east and central India in the coming six-seven days.

indiaCommuters make their way through the waterlogged road during heavy rain, at Kings Circle, in Mumbai, on June 9 (PTI)
indiaCommuters make their way through the waterlogged road during heavy rain, at Kings Circle, in Mumbai, on June 9 (PTI)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 07:52 AM IST
Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

IMD forecasts likely formation of low-pressure area over north Bay of Bengal

The India Meteorological Department said that a low-pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood on June 11.

As part of its weather forecast, the IMD said that fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity is very likely over most parts of eastern India and adjoining central India regions from June 10.(PTI)
As part of its weather forecast, the IMD said that fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity is very likely over most parts of eastern India and adjoining central India regions from June 10.(PTI)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 08:17 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Heavy rainfall 'very likely' in these states till June 10: IMD issues alert

Heavy rainfall is likely in states across northeastern and eastern India during the next three days due to the strengthening of southwesterly winds and a cyclonic circulation over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and neighborhood at the lower tropospheric level, according to IMD.

A man rides a cart during heavy rainfall on Friday. (ANI Photo)
A man rides a cart during heavy rainfall on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 09:58 AM IST

Monsoon covers the entire northeast: IMD

The Southwest Monsoon made an onset over Kerala, which marks the beginning of the four-month rainfall season, on June 3 after a delay of two days.

An Indian farmer dries rice straw on a road on the outskirts of Guwahati, India, Friday, May 28, 2021. (AP)
An Indian farmer dries rice straw on a road on the outskirts of Guwahati, India, Friday, May 28, 2021. (AP)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 08:47 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Monsoon likely to hit India's southwest coast today: 5 points

Monsoon is an important variable in the state of India's rural economy. The country receives about 70% of its annual rain during the monsoon season, which is crucial for crops such as rice, soybean, and cotton.

Onset of monsoon in Kerala is likely on Thursday.(PTI)
Onset of monsoon in Kerala is likely on Thursday.(PTI)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 09:11 AM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Monsoon likely to arrive in Kerala on May 31, says IMD

The IMD said last month that India was expected to get average monsoon rains this year, raising expectations of higher farm output, which is central to the country's economy.

Cyclone Yaas helped strengthen monsoon winds, the weather department said.(Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Cyclone Yaas helped strengthen monsoon winds, the weather department said.(Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on May 30, 2021 03:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Red alert for east UP, Bihar, Bengal and Sikkim; heavy rains predicted

Cyclone Yaas, packing winds gusting to 145kmph pounded parts of India’s eastern coast on Wednesday.

Damaged house and uprooted trees are seen in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas.(ANI Photo)
Damaged house and uprooted trees are seen in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas.(ANI Photo)
Published on May 28, 2021 02:00 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Cyclone Yaas weakens into a deep depression over Jharkhand

Jharkhand was put on high alert and a complete lockdown was imposed in some parts of the state to prevent people from venturing out as the authorities evacuated those staying in low-lying areas and shifted them to storm centres ahead of the Cyclone's expected arrival in the state.

As many as 10,000 people were moved to safer zones from the low-lying areas of Jharkhand, an official said,(reuters/ via Instagram@rupamsarkar11)
As many as 10,000 people were moved to safer zones from the low-lying areas of Jharkhand, an official said,(reuters/ via Instagram@rupamsarkar11)
Published on May 27, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cyclone Yaas makes landfall: Measures to stay safe

India's west coast, which geared up for the cyclone's landfall days after it was battered by Cyclone Tauktae, is going to see more such intense cyclonic disturbances going forward due to the climate crisis, according to experts.

A sand sculpture on Cyclone Yaas, at Puri beach, in Odisha.(ANI)
A sand sculpture on Cyclone Yaas, at Puri beach, in Odisha.(ANI)
Published on May 26, 2021 01:54 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Very severe Cyclone Yaas nears Odisha, West Bengal coasts: All you need to know

Cyclone Yaas is centered about 40 km east of Odisha's Dhamra, 80 km south southeast of Balasore, and 80 km south-southwest Digha in West Bengal.

Odisha is expected to bear the maximum brunt of Cyclone Yaas.(AFP)
Odisha is expected to bear the maximum brunt of Cyclone Yaas.(AFP)
Updated on May 26, 2021 09:06 AM IST
Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi receives highest rainfall since 1951 in the month of May: IMD

Delhi's maximum temperature also fell 16 degrees below normal, to 23.8 degrees Celsius, after a day-long spell of rainfall on Wednesday.

Delhi's minimum temperature was 21.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees below the season’s normal on Wednesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Delhi's minimum temperature was 21.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees below the season’s normal on Wednesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

As Tauktae nears, Maharashtra amps up oxygen, power supply in Covid-19 hospitals

The IMD has forecast high-speed winds along and off south Maharashtra-Goa and adjoining Karnataka coasts over the next couple of days.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL)Closed For 2 Days due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL)Closed For 2 Days due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 16, 2021 02:41 PM IST
PTI | , Mumbai

India closely monitoring Cyclone Tauktae, no decision yet on shutting airports

Cyclone Tauktae is predicted to intensify further into a 'very severe cyclonic storm’ by Monday, with windspeed ranging between 150kmph and 160kmph. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold an important meeting later in the day to review preparations to deal with the impending cyclone.

Life Guard and firefighters patrol the Juhu beach area due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (PTI)
Life Guard and firefighters patrol the Juhu beach area due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on May 16, 2021 05:34 PM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose

As Tauktae approaches west coast, know more about the storm and how to track it

India Meteorological Department in its latest alert said ‘Tauktae’is likely to intensify further into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ by Monday, with windspeed ranging between 150kmph and 160kmph, as it approaches Gujarat coast where it is likely to make a landfall on Tuesday morning. Read more to know about the storm and track its path.

Rough sea waves crash against the rocks near Someshwara temple in Mangaluru on Saturday as cyclone Tauktae intensifies into a very severe cylclonic storm in the Arabian Sea. (PTI)
Rough sea waves crash against the rocks near Someshwara temple in Mangaluru on Saturday as cyclone Tauktae intensifies into a very severe cylclonic storm in the Arabian Sea. (PTI)
Published on May 15, 2021 03:10 PM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

PM Modi to meet with top officials to review preparations for cyclone Tauktae

The IMD announced that a deep depression intensified into cyclonic storm Tauktae and was centred over Lakshadweep island and adjoining southeast & east-central Arabian Sea till Saturday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Updated on May 16, 2021 05:35 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Heatwave conditions won’t set in till May 18: IMD

A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect western Himalayan region and plains of northwest India from May 11 onwards.

Sudden rain lashes Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)
Sudden rain lashes Kolkata on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2021 02:01 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

The rainfall is likely because of the influence of cyclonic circulations in different parts of the country, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 04:43 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

India saw third warmest March in 121 years: IMD

The all India average monthly maximum temperature during March 2021 with 32.65 degrees Celsius is the warmest in the last 11 years, IMD said.

Several parts of the country had recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in March.(File photo/ AFP)
Several parts of the country had recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in March.(File photo/ AFP)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 07:02 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

IMD says north India likely to receive rainfall from April 5-9

Scattered to widespread rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh during April 5-7 and over Uttarakhand during April 6-9.

The IMD also forecasted isolated rainfall over Punjab, Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh during April 5-7.(PTI | Representational image)
The IMD also forecasted isolated rainfall over Punjab, Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh during April 5-7.(PTI | Representational image)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 06:13 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

'It's April, but feels like May-June': Heatwave grips north India

On Monday, national capital Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 40.1 degree Celsius, the highest temperature record in March in last 76 years.

Labourers work at a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Noida.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Labourers work at a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Noida.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 08:58 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sizzler of a March turns out to be the hottest in 11 years, says IMD

Delhi recorded a mean max temp of 33.1° C this month, making it the hottest March since 2010, said officials.

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, was 34.6 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, was 34.6 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 04:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Heatwave grips states, IMD predicts a warmer summer

Some regions are facing heatwave already; experts say the number of such days early on in the year is now increasing.

On Wednesday, heat wave conditions were recorded in most parts of northwest and central India with severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan.(Representational image)
On Wednesday, heat wave conditions were recorded in most parts of northwest and central India with severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan.(Representational image)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 06:23 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Dusty winds add to pollution, mercury may rise from Apr 2

The average air quality index on Tuesday was recorded at 232, in the “poor” category.

A dust storm blows through the Rajpath lawns near India Gate on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
A dust storm blows through the Rajpath lawns near India Gate on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 04:06 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Heat wave, dust storm hit NW India

Most parts of the Indo-Gangetic plains also recorded poor air quality and visibility due to strong dust-laden winds blowing at 30 to 40kmph from the westerly and north-westerly direction.

Tourists take shade from the scorching sun at the Taj Mahal.(PTI)
Tourists take shade from the scorching sun at the Taj Mahal.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 06:32 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Heatwave in Odisha; Titlagarh sizzles at 42.2 degree Celsius

The Maximum temperature is very likely to rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius over the districts of Odisha during the next two days and no major change thereafter, the IMD said in its forecast.

The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, also issued heatwave warning for several districts of Odisha till April 1.(Representational image)
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, also issued heatwave warning for several districts of Odisha till April 1.(Representational image)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 01:34 AM IST
PTI | , Bhubaneswar

Delhi temperature summer woes Mercury likely to touch 38° Celsius by Monday: IMD

Temperatures in the national capital, which has seen a consistently warmer-than-usual March, are set to rise over the weekend and mercury is likely to touch 38 degrees Celsius by Monday, according to weather forecast by scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD)

The spike in temperature is expected as the Capital has seen clear skies in recent days, allowing direct sunlight to hit the land surface, officials added. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The spike in temperature is expected as the Capital has seen clear skies in recent days, allowing direct sunlight to hit the land surface, officials added. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 27, 2021 02:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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