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The current spell of dense to very dense fog across the Indo-Gangetic plains is likely to reduce during the next 2-3 days.(PTI)

Dense fog engulfs parts of north India, mercury dips

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:12 AM IST
Dense to very dense fog was recorded on Sunday over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Uttarakhand, Delhi and north Rajasthan. ‘Cold day’ to ‘severe cold day’ conditions occurred at most places over Punjab and Haryana and at isolated places over UP.
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The highest warming was observed over India in 2016 when the mean land surface temperature was +0.71 degree C above normal.(HT photo)
The highest warming was observed over India in 2016 when the mean land surface temperature was +0.71 degree C above normal.(HT photo)

‘2020 was the 8th warmest year in India’: IMD

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:19 AM IST
The past decade (2011-2020) was also the warmest decade on record.
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Representational photo.(AFP)
Representational photo.(AFP)

Mercury drops to 1.1°C in Delhi; parts of N-W India record sub-zero temperatures

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:08 AM IST
While many of these places do record 0°C during most winters, this year the cold is definitely severe, scientists said
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Commuters on their way during foggy weather in Delhi.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Commuters on their way during foggy weather in Delhi.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Mercury falls to 3.3°C, may go up from Jan 2: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 12:32 AM IST
Delhi recorded eight cold wave days this December, the same as in 2018. The city had recorded nine cold wave days in 1965, the most so far on record, the IMD said.
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A deserted Marina beach is seen during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai.(REUTERS)
A deserted Marina beach is seen during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai.(REUTERS)

2020: A year of strange weather events

By Abhishek Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:21 AM IST
Floods, cyclones, colder winter, unexpected rains, India has seen them all.
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Representational photo.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representational photo.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

As La Nina peaks, longer, harsher winter likely

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:32 PM IST
WMO said that various meteorological parameters indicate that La Niña, which began in September, is approaching its peak and may return to neutral conditions only late next summer
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People near a bonfire in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
People near a bonfire in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)

Chilly mornings, sunny days likely over northwest India in winter: IMD forecast

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The diurnal temperature variation (difference between day and night temperatures) is likely to be high in most subdivisions of north, northwest, central and a few subdivisions of east India.
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People walk across railway tracks on a cold morning, in Patel Nagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
People walk across railway tracks on a cold morning, in Patel Nagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi winter to be colder than usual this year

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:08 AM IST
During La Nina, temperatures in central Pacific Ocean drops below normal levels, triggering wind patterns can influence weather in far away regions. This has been linked to colder than usual winters in northwest India.
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ENSO has a major influence on weather and climate patterns such as heavy rains, floods and drought. El Niño has a warming influence on global temperatures, whilst La Niña has the opposite effect.(ANI File)
ENSO has a major influence on weather and climate patterns such as heavy rains, floods and drought. El Niño has a warming influence on global temperatures, whilst La Niña has the opposite effect.(ANI File)

More cyclones, relatively colder winter likely in India this year

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:16 AM IST
Experts say La Nina conditions have set; they are associated with a higher frequency of intense cyclones over Bay of Bengal and colder winters
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La Niña is good for the southwest monsoon but it does not have a favourable impact on the post-monsoon season.(ANI)
La Niña is good for the southwest monsoon but it does not have a favourable impact on the post-monsoon season.(ANI)

La Niña may develop between Sept and Nov; likely to hamper post-monsoon season in India

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:59 PM IST
There is a 60% chance of a weak La Niña event between September and November, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) update, and could result in lesser rainfall in the post-monsoon season in India
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For 2018 and 2019, greenhouse gas concentrations are expected to increase even further, WMO said.(AP/ Representative Image)
For 2018 and 2019, greenhouse gas concentrations are expected to increase even further, WMO said.(AP/ Representative Image)

Extreme weather, strong signs of global warming marked 2018: United Nations

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 07:18 AM IST
Rainfall in Kerala in August was 96% above the long-term average, resulting to deluge
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The bulletin states that neutral IOD conditions are prevailing over equatorial Indian Ocean.(AFP)
The bulletin states that neutral IOD conditions are prevailing over equatorial Indian Ocean.(AFP)

This year’s monsoon likely to be normal, says IMD

By Jui Dharwadkar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 03:13 PM IST
These indications for a favourable monsoon were made in IMD's recent El Niño southern oscillation and Indian Ocean dipole (IOD) bulletin for March.
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