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Monsoon is officially over but likely to withdraw only after Oct 10: IMD

The monsoon which recorded “above normal” rain at 110% of long period average (LPA), is expected to begin its withdrawal by October 10.
Rain clouds over the Jama Masjid in New Delhi,.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Rain clouds over the Jama Masjid in New Delhi,.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2019 10:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Heavy rain in hills poses flood threat to Delhi

Residents of low-lying areas along the river have been asked to move to safer locations as the water level is expected to reach the 207-metre mark by August 21, as per the Central Water Commission’s forecast.
The Yamuna river has been flowing above the danger level of 205.3 metres in Delhi since 19 August.(HT image)
The Yamuna river has been flowing above the danger level of 205.3 metres in Delhi since 19 August.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

Half of India faces drought with low pre-monsoon rain, heat spell

IMD on June 1 said that this year the monsoon rainfall is likely to be “normal” at 96% of the long period average (LPA), and indicated that it would be evenly spread that could bring some respite to people suffering from dry weather conditions.
People cover themselves to beat the heat on a summer day, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
People cover themselves to beat the heat on a summer day, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 07:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Pune/Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

India in for drier, hotter summer

According to figures released by the Central Water Commission on Friday, 91 of the major reservoirs across the country are holding an average of 25% of their capacity.
Many parts of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are facing a drought-like situation despite the 2018 south-west monsoon bringing ample rainfall, experts said.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Many parts of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are facing a drought-like situation despite the 2018 south-west monsoon bringing ample rainfall, experts said.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2019 07:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Near normal’ monsoon: IMD’s new categorisation is confusing

In view of the fact that t he monsoon is an important factor in India’s economic and social life, the IMD should have kept the categorisation straightforward.
While everyone in India is obsessed with the movement of the monsoon, the most complex of global weather phenomena, what often gets overlooked is how to best harvest this gift of nature(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
While everyone in India is obsessed with the movement of the monsoon, the most complex of global weather phenomena, what often gets overlooked is how to best harvest this gift of nature(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

IMD says monsoon to be ‘near-normal’ amid weak El Nino

Monsoon rainfall between June and September is likely to be 96% of the Long Period Average (LPA) received during the monsoon months in the 1951-2000 period.
IMD’s forecast probability showed that there is a moderate chance of a “below normal” monsoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
IMD’s forecast probability showed that there is a moderate chance of a “below normal” monsoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 01:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

This year’s monsoon may be below normal: Skymet

Skymet expects the monsoon to be about 93% of the long period average (LPA) of 887mm in the four monsoon months .
A man rides his bicycle across a bridge as pre-monsoon clouds gather over the Vembanad Lake in Kochi.(REUTERS)
A man rides his bicycle across a bridge as pre-monsoon clouds gather over the Vembanad Lake in Kochi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pretty Little Thing promotes body positivity by showing models of two sizes, gets praised

Pretty Little Thing isn’t the first brand to promote body positivity (other names include ASOS, Madewell and more), its #EveryBODYinPLT campaign is gaining popularity because of its sensitivity and inclusivity.
Pretty Little Thing’s latest campaign features two models of different sizes standing alongside one another, wearing the same silver bodycon dress.(Pretty Little Thing/Twitter)
Pretty Little Thing’s latest campaign features two models of different sizes standing alongside one another, wearing the same silver bodycon dress.(Pretty Little Thing/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySaumya Sharma

Monsoon to be normal in August-September: IMD

In the second Long Range Forecast for rainfall during the second half of the Southwest Monsoon season, the IMD said the scenario realised till the end of July suggested that distribution of rainfall was very good across the country except Bihar, Jharkhand and north-eastern states.
The favourable distribution of rainfall was expected to continue for the next two months, IMD said, raising hopes for agricultural operations during the kharif season.(AP)
The favourable distribution of rainfall was expected to continue for the next two months, IMD said, raising hopes for agricultural operations during the kharif season.(AP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:09 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Don’t get carried away by the promise of good rains

India has to evolve a long-term plan to tackle the water crisis, especially in this era of climate change. The plan should include decentralisation of water conservation, community management of aquifers, and a shift from water-intensive agricultural practices.
The India Meteorological Department announced on Monday that the country could receive 97% of its Long Period Average rainfall this monsoon(REUTERS)
The India Meteorological Department announced on Monday that the country could receive 97% of its Long Period Average rainfall this monsoon(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 11:54 PM IST
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