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  • Strong dust storm hits Delhi, air quality dips Apr 16, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Strong dust storm hits Delhi, air quality dips

    Visibility at Palam dropped from 3,000 metres to 500 metres due to the dust storm. At Safdarjung, it was reduced from 2,200 metres to 1,500 metres.

  • Several parts of India likely to receive rainfall in next 4-5 days: IMD Apr 12, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    Several parts of India likely to receive rainfall in next 4-5 days: IMD

    According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the IMD, under the influence of trough and cyclonic circulations over the south peninsula, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds of 30-40 kilometres per hour are very likely over southwest peninsular India in the next five days.

  • Severe heat wave in Delhi, highest temperature in March since 1945, says IMD Mar 29, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Severe heat wave in Delhi, highest temperature in March since 1945, says IMD

    The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 40.1 degrees Celsius, which was eight notches more than normal, said Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre.

  • IMD launches Climate Data Service Portal with data of over 100 years Mar 23, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    IMD launches Climate Data Service Portal with data of over 100 years

    The IMD also released standard operation procedures for monitoring, forecasting and warning services of severe weather events.

  • Above normal summer temperatures likely across country except South, central India: IMD Mar 01, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Above normal summer temperatures likely across country except South, central India: IMD

    However, it has forecast a likelihood of below normal temperatures in south and adjoining central India.

  • Hailstorm likely in Vidarbha, Marathwada in next 2 days: IMD Feb 17, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Hailstorm likely in Vidarbha, Marathwada in next 2 days: IMD

    Gondia and Nagpur districts in the Vidarbha region received thunder showers on Tuesday, the official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

  • Warmest January in 62 years: IMD Feb 08, 2021 10:09 PM IST

    Warmest January in 62 years: IMD

    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.

  • Parts of north and central India to witness rains from February 3 to 5: IMD Feb 02, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    Parts of north and central India to witness rains from February 3 to 5: IMD

    The IMD said a gradual rise in minimum temperatures is very likely over most parts of northwest and adjoining central India during the next three to four days and the current spell of cold wave conditions is likely to abate in the next 24 hours.

  • Delhi records minimum temperature of 5.3 degrees Feb 01, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    Delhi records minimum temperature of 5.3 degrees

    The minimum temperature is predicted to increase to 10 degrees Celsius over the next three days under the influence of a fresh western disturbance, the weather department said.

  • North India, parts of central India to experience fresh spell of chill in next 3-4 days: IMD Jan 24, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    North India, parts of central India to experience fresh spell of chill in next 3-4 days: IMD

    Under its influence, the current spell of dense to very dense fog in some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan is likely to persist over these areas till January 26 and decrease thereafter.

  • Mumbai, north Maharashtra to witness drop in temperature: IMD Jan 23, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Mumbai, north Maharashtra to witness drop in temperature: IMD

    The Santacruz observatory in Mumbai on Saturday morning recorded the minimum temperature at 18.8 degrees Celsius, showing a departure of -0.4 degrees from the normal, the official said.

  • Strong winds improve Delhi's air quality Jan 20, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    Strong winds improve Delhi's air quality

    The city's 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) stood at 283 on Wednesday. It was 404 on Tuesday, 372 on Monday and 347 on Sunday.

  • Delhi records minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius, air quality improves Jan 20, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    Delhi records minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius, air quality improves

    A fresh Western Disturbance will start affecting the Western Himalayan region Friday onwards.

  • Cold wave conditions persist in north India, Delhi minimum temperature drops to 5.7 degrees Celsius Jan 17, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Cold wave conditions persist in north India, Delhi minimum temperature drops to 5.7 degrees Celsius

    Intense cold wave conditions persisted in Kashmir, even as the minimum temperatures increased marginally across the valley.

  • Cold Wave: IMD issues cold wave alert for north Indian plains Jan 12, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Cold Wave: IMD issues cold wave alert for north Indian plains

    The IMD said that dense to very dense fog conditions at isolated places are very likely over northwest India during the next 4-5 days. It has issued an orange colour coded alert for Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh from January 13 to 16. It has also sounded an orange alert for Rajasthan for January 13.

  • Delhi's minimum temperature dips to 4.3 degrees Jan 12, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Delhi's minimum temperature dips to 4.3 degrees

    Delhi had been registering above normal minimum temperatures till Monday, as a cloud cover persisted over the city under the influence of successive Western Disturbances.

  • No respite from cold in North India, Delhi minimum temperature dips to 7.8 degrees Celsius Jan 10, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    No respite from cold in North India, Delhi minimum temperature dips to 7.8 degrees Celsius

    Meanwhile, some parts of the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, received another spell of snowfall--an unexpected spell of back-to-back snowfall after light snow on Saturday and the heavy snowfall earlier in the week, officials said.

  • 2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD Jan 04, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    2020 was 8th warmest year since 1901: IMD

    The five warmest years on record in order were: 2016 (+ 0.71 degree C), 2009 (+0.55 degree C), 2017 (+0.541 degree C), 2010 (+0.539 degrees C), and 2015 (+0.42 degree C).

  • Intense wet spell to continue over north India until January 5: IMD Jan 03, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Intense wet spell to continue over north India until January 5: IMD

    After the wet spell, fresh northerly-northwesterly winds are likely to set in over the plains of northwest India, causing "cold wave to severe cold wave conditions" at isolated places in Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan from January 7 onwards, the IMD said.

  • Cold wave to abate in north India, temps likely to rise by 3-5 Deg Celsius from January 3: IMD Jan 01, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Cold wave to abate in north India, temps likely to rise by 3-5 Deg Celsius from January 3: IMD

    Minimum temperatures over the north Indian plains are between one to six degrees Celsius except at isolated places in south Haryana and north Rajasthan where it is between zero to minus one degree Celsius.

  • At 15 degree Celsius, Mumbai records coldest day of season Dec 29, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    At 15 degree Celsius, Mumbai records coldest day of season

    The minimum temperatures have dropped in various parts of Maharashtra.

  • Mercury below 5 degree Celsius at many places in N India; IMD forecasts cold wave later this week Dec 27, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    Mercury below 5 degree Celsius at many places in N India; IMD forecasts cold wave later this week

    Gurdaspur in Punjab and Churk in east Uttar Pradesh recorded lows of 2 degrees Celsius and 2.6 degrees Celsius respectively, while cold wave intensified in Kashmir with minimum temperatures dropping across the region to stay several notches below the freezing point.

  • Winter chill likely to revisit Madhya Pradesh from Tuesday: IMD Dec 27, 2020 06:07 PM IST

    Winter chill likely to revisit Madhya Pradesh from Tuesday: IMD

    Large parts of the state had witnessed biting cold conditions last week. However, the chill had subsided slightly and minimum temperature had increased to some extent over the last few days.

  • Avoid drinking, says IMD as north India braces for 'severe' cold wave Dec 26, 2020 07:58 PM IST

    Avoid drinking, says IMD as north India braces for 'severe' cold wave

    In its latest impact-based advisory, the IMD said "severe" cold wave is expected over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan from December 28 and there is increased likelihood of various illnesses like flu, running nose or nosebleed which usually set in or get aggravated due to prolonged exposure to cold.

  • Cold conditions persist in Delhi, mercury likely to rise slightly Dec 26, 2020 12:20 PM IST

    Cold conditions persist in Delhi, mercury likely to rise slightly

    The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum of 4.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

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