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IMD has predicted that the monsoon which usually sets in Delhi on June 27 will be delayed this year till July 7. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI)

Delhi-NCR hit by sudden dust storm and rains

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 07:22 PM IST
  • Delhi witnessed a heatwave on Wednesday as dry hot westerly winds from central Pakistan were blowing over the national capital and other parts of northwest India
As of 8.30am on Wednesday, Mumbai had received a total of 726mm of rainfall in June alone. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
As of 8.30am on Wednesday, Mumbai had received a total of 726mm of rainfall in June alone. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai likely to see isolated heavy showers from June 17 to 19: IMD

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 02:51 AM IST
  • IMD has issued a yellow category weather alert for Mumbai from June 17 to 19, indicating the possibility of “heavy rain at isolated places”, after which lighter showers are expected to prevail on June 20.
Two youngsters enjoy the weather as dark heavy monsoon clouds hover over the city and sea waves lash the shores during high tide at Bandra, in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Two youngsters enjoy the weather as dark heavy monsoon clouds hover over the city and sea waves lash the shores during high tide at Bandra, in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Monsoon advances across country 14 days early: IMD

By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 04:42 AM IST
Monsoon is normally expected to cover all parts of the country, except a small part of Rajasthan, by July 5.
According to the satellite imagery, there is an increase in cloudiness over the Kerala coast and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
According to the satellite imagery, there is an increase in cloudiness over the Kerala coast and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Conditions ripe for onset of monsoon over Kerela on June 3: IMD

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 04:23 PM IST
The normal date for arrival for monsoon over Kerala is June 1.
Cyclone Tauktae is likely to move north north-westwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya as a very severe cyclonic storm around May 18 afternoon or evening. (CYCLONE TRACKER:IMD.)
Cyclone Tauktae is likely to move north north-westwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya as a very severe cyclonic storm around May 18 afternoon or evening. (CYCLONE TRACKER:IMD.)

Tauktae may intensify into ‘very severe storm’, to cross Gujarat on May 18

By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Tauktae intensified very rapidly from a depression to a cyclone on Friday. Agencies are facing multiple challenges of maintaining Covid-19 protocol, evacuation efforts during a pandemic and the risks from Tauktae itself.
An analysis for 1901-2021 shows that the all-India average minimum temperature in January 2021 was 14.78 degrees Celsius. The January of 1958 recorded a similar monthly minimum temperature. (Representative Image)(HT photo)
An analysis for 1901-2021 shows that the all-India average minimum temperature in January 2021 was 14.78 degrees Celsius. The January of 1958 recorded a similar monthly minimum temperature. (Representative Image)(HT photo)

Minimum temperature recorded for January warmest in 62 years: IMD

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 10:24 PM IST
South India was particularly warm. The month was the warmest in 121 years, with 22.33 degrees Celsius in south India, followed by 22.14 degrees Celsius in 1919 and 21.93 degrees Celsius in 2020 as the second and third warmest months.
Due to the prevalence of dry north or northwesterly winds over most parts of northwest India, the minimum temperature is likely to fall gradually by 3-4°C over the next three to four days, which may cause isolated cold wave conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and north Rajasthan on January 12 and 13. (Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)
Due to the prevalence of dry north or northwesterly winds over most parts of northwest India, the minimum temperature is likely to fall gradually by 3-4°C over the next three to four days, which may cause isolated cold wave conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and north Rajasthan on January 12 and 13. (Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)

Delhi’s minimum temperature falls two notches, further drop in store

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:39 AM IST
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday compared to 10.8°C on Saturday. The Palam observatory also recorded ‘cold day’ conditions, as maximum temperatures also dropped significantly below normal on Sunday.
High waves hit the coast after the Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)
High waves hit the coast after the Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)

After Cyclone Nivar, more intense rain forecast for Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The very severe cyclone storm Nivar brought heavy rainfall and flooded several parts of the state , but did not cause any large-scale damage to life or property
A woman walks under an umbrella during heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday as Cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast. The Indian Meteorological Department has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a “very severe cyclonic storm” late on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)
A woman walks under an umbrella during heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday as Cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast. The Indian Meteorological Department has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a “very severe cyclonic storm” late on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)

Heavy rains lash Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal late on Wednesday with a wind speed of up to 145kmph, according to IMD.
NDRF teams leaving for Tamil Nadu after cyclone warning (ANI)
NDRF teams leaving for Tamil Nadu after cyclone warning (ANI)

Cyclone Nivar heads towards south coast: List of major cyclones in India since 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Wednesday and is likely to cause heavy rainfall in these places.
Toy sellers huddle beneath a tarp to shelter from rain near Statue Circle, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Photo by Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
Toy sellers huddle beneath a tarp to shelter from rain near Statue Circle, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Photo by Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Monsoon to begin withdrawal from northwest India next week and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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Vehicles drive in heavy rain on WEH at Goregaon in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Vehicles drive in heavy rain on WEH at Goregaon in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)

In pictures: Streets waterlogged, trains affected as heavy rains lash Mumbai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:53 AM IST
Heavy rains have once again brought the ‘Maximum City’ to a halt. The BMC has urged people to leave home only if necessary.
Dark clouds and rain streaks are seen above Kangra Valley in Dharmsala, on Thursday. The Himalayan region saw some strong winds and heavy rain.(AP Photo)
Dark clouds and rain streaks are seen above Kangra Valley in Dharmsala, on Thursday. The Himalayan region saw some strong winds and heavy rain.(AP Photo)

IMD tracks low-pressure system in Arabian Sea and its impact on monsoon, says heatwave is gone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The weather department had said earlier on Friday that the monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 1.
Light rain and thunderstorms Delhi and nearby areas on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Light rain and thunderstorms Delhi and nearby areas on Thursday.(AP Photo)

Delhi-NCR to witness rain, thunderstorm for 2-3 days; temperature to drop 5 degrees Celsius

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 12:43 PM IST
According to IMD, a western disturbance has become active in the region which will cause wind to blow at a speed of 50-60 kilometre per hour on Friday and Saturday.
A labourer drinks water at a grain market on a hot summer day as temperature reached 48 degrees Celsius, in Bikaner, on Wednesday.(PTI Phot)
A labourer drinks water at a grain market on a hot summer day as temperature reached 48 degrees Celsius, in Bikaner, on Wednesday.(PTI Phot)

Respite from heatwave from today, rainfall, thunderstorm likely in parts of India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:47 AM IST
The weather department said that the maximum temperature over North-West, Central and West India will fall by 3-4 degrees Celsius.
A scientist at India Meteorological Department points to a section of the screen showing the position of the Cyclone Amphan, on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)
A scientist at India Meteorological Department points to a section of the screen showing the position of the Cyclone Amphan, on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)

Cyclone Amphan: List of deadly storms in Bay of Bengal in last 30 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Authorities have evacuated 4.2 million people from low-lying areas in Odisha and West Bengal, the two states which will be severely affected by the cyclonic storm.
Cyclone Amphan will make the landfall on Wednesday afternoon.(PTI Photo)
Cyclone Amphan will make the landfall on Wednesday afternoon.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Amphan: The states likely to be hit by its landfall

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans on Wednesday afternoon.
IMD Director General Mrutyunjoy Mohapatra said they have now started including weather forecast from PoK cities in their regional bulletins.(ANI Photo)
IMD Director General Mrutyunjoy Mohapatra said they have now started including weather forecast from PoK cities in their regional bulletins.(ANI Photo)

Areas in Pakistan occupied Kashmir now in weather department’s forecast

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 02:14 PM IST
The development assumes significance as New Delhi has been of a position that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India.
Parts of central Delhi received light rainfall on Friday morning. According to IMD, this is due to a western disturbance.(ANI photo)
Parts of central Delhi received light rainfall on Friday morning. According to IMD, this is due to a western disturbance.(ANI photo)

Parts of Delhi receive light rainfall, temperature set to come down

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 08:32 AM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted rainfall in Delhi and adjoining areas in the next four days.
Cloudbursts and localised heavy rains are cause of heavy destruction of life and property in India(PTI Photo)
Cloudbursts and localised heavy rains are cause of heavy destruction of life and property in India(PTI Photo)

48 hrs early prediction of Uttarakhand-like cloud-burst by 2022, says report

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 03:50 PM IST
At present India’s weather forecasting system depends on high-performance computing (HPC) system with a capacity of 10 PetaFlops. Plans are, however, afoot to augment the current HPC from 10 PFlops to 40 PFlops by 2022 and to 100 PFlops by 2024.
After a warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), authorities in Kerala had rescheduled working hours of labourers and others who work in the open.(Representative image/HT Photo)
After a warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), authorities in Kerala had rescheduled working hours of labourers and others who work in the open.(Representative image/HT Photo)

Mercury rising: It’s only February, but Kerala is already scorching

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Meteorologists say January was the hottest in many years and February may also break the record if the current situation continues.
Fog engulfed the national capital a day after cloud cover led to slight rise in temperature.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Fog engulfed the national capital a day after cloud cover led to slight rise in temperature.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Dense fog engulfs Delhi; 5 flights diverted, 22 trains running late

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:11 AM IST
The weather department also predicted that a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect western Himalayan region from January 24.
(ANI Twitter)
(ANI Twitter)

Parts of Delhi receive light rainfall, temperature dips

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 09:00 AM IST
The IMD has warned of thunderstorm, lightning and squall in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday.
An aerial view of Delhi’s Connaught Place on Monday, December 30.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
An aerial view of Delhi’s Connaught Place on Monday, December 30.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Wet and cold new year for Delhi. Blame it on cyclonic activity near Afghanistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department had said in Novemner that it is going to be a warmer winter this year.
People sit beside a fire to keep themselves warm on a cold winter evening outside AIIMS in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
People sit beside a fire to keep themselves warm on a cold winter evening outside AIIMS in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Delhi on course for chilly new year, records 4.2°C on Tuesday morning

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:23 AM IST
On Monday, Delhi experienced the coldest day ever recorded since 1901.
N Commuters move amid dense fog on a cold morning, at Modi Mill flyover, in New Delhi on Monday, December 30, 2019(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
N Commuters move amid dense fog on a cold morning, at Modi Mill flyover, in New Delhi on Monday, December 30, 2019(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi shivers at 9.4 degrees Celsius, is coldest December day in 119 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Delhi on Sunday registered its 16th successive “severe cold day”, the longest spell of such weather conditions in December in the past 22 years.
The earthquake led to tremors across the North Eastern state. Residents of Imphal West,Imphal East,Churachandpur and Thoubal districts of the state reported that they felt the tremor. However, residents of Ukhrul town said they were not aware of it.(File Photo)
The earthquake led to tremors across the North Eastern state. Residents of Imphal West,Imphal East,Churachandpur and Thoubal districts of the state reported that they felt the tremor. However, residents of Ukhrul town said they were not aware of it.(File Photo)

Earthquake hits Manipur; no reports of damage or loss of lives

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 02:49 PM IST
The earthquake struck at 11:54 am and was measured at 4.2 on the Richter magnitude scale. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Manipur’s Imphal (East) district, the IMD report said.
A car stuck in Rain Water under Sanpada Subway during Heavy Rains in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A car stuck in Rain Water under Sanpada Subway during Heavy Rains in Navi Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Schools shut in Mumbai after alert of extremely heavy rainfall today

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted heavy rainfall and has issued a red rain alert for Mumbai and Raigad districts. This indicates a precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours starting Thursday morning.
SThe release of excess water from Pong Dam, which is located on Beas river, may create a flood-like situation in parts of Punjab, some areas of which are already facing floods after release of excess water from the Bhakra Dam a few days ago.(HT File)
SThe release of excess water from Pong Dam, which is located on Beas river, may create a flood-like situation in parts of Punjab, some areas of which are already facing floods after release of excess water from the Bhakra Dam a few days ago.(HT File)

BBMB to release 26,000 cusecs water from Pong Dam today, alert sounded

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh Kumar, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:46 PM IST
The water level in Pong Dam reservoir was recorded at 1,386.02 feet on Tuesday noon, which is very close to the danger mark of 1,390 feet.
Mumbai suburbs recorded an excess rainfall of 41%, while south Mumbai received 11% excess rain. The entire Maharashtra recorded an excess 22% rain during the same period.(HT FILE)
Mumbai suburbs recorded an excess rainfall of 41%, while south Mumbai received 11% excess rain. The entire Maharashtra recorded an excess 22% rain during the same period.(HT FILE)

Mumbai crosses average annual rainfall mark; month of monsoon left

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 04:48 AM IST
Mumbai had not crossed the annual average rainfall mark last year, with 2,239.6mm rain from June to September.
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