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  • Lightning strikes kill 83 in Bihar; PM Narendra Modi condoles death Jun 25, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Lightning strikes kill 83 in Bihar; PM Narendra Modi condoles death

    An IMD release said thunderstorms are likely to lash all the 38 districts of the state over the next few days along with "heavy to very heavy rainfall" in the northern, flood-prone districts, bordering Nepal.

  • Monsoon advances into northern parts of Punjab Jun 24, 2020 07:39 PM IST

    Monsoon advances into northern parts of Punjab

    Heavy rains also lashed Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, in the afternoon. The maximum temperature in the city settled at 33.3 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

  • Rain alert: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected across India in next 24 hours, IMD issues red warning for 3 states Jun 12, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    Rain alert: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected across India in next 24 hours, IMD issues red warning for 3 states

    Monsoon is set to begin its timely arrival in Maharashtra this year with heavy rainfall in Mumbai on June 13 and 14

  • IMD detects another low-pressure system forming over Bay of Bengal Jun 05, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    IMD detects another low-pressure system forming over Bay of Bengal

    The low-pressure system is at stage one of formation as of now; if it advances to stage four, it will be named Cyclone Gati

  • Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai may witness its first cyclone in recorded history Jun 03, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai may witness its first cyclone in recorded history

    The financial capital has never been hit by a cyclone in the month of June in documented history. Cyclone Phyan in 2009 was the nearest a cyclone has gotten to Mumbai, but ultimately it never made landfall in the city.

  • Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall along Maharashtra coast: Here’s what 'making landfall' means Jun 03, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall along Maharashtra coast: Here’s what 'making landfall' means

    Simply put, the movement of a cyclone from water to land is referred to as cyclone landfall.

  • Cyclone Nisarga: Here is how the storm was named and what it means Jun 02, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga: Here is how the storm was named and what it means

    In India, the IMD names the cyclones that develop over the North Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

  • In Pics | Heatwave grips North India, adds to the misery May 29, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    In Pics | Heatwave grips North India, adds to the misery

    North India, particularly Delhi, has been bearing the brunt with IMD officials saying Cyclone Amphan is the reason behind rise in mercury levels.

  • Cyclone Amphan: All you need to know about 'super cyclonic storm' UM-PUN May 18, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: All you need to know about 'super cyclonic storm' UM-PUN

    17 teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the states of Odisha and West Bengal already

  • Gulmarg shivers at -11 degrees Celsius as mercury sees dip in Kashmir Jan 30, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Gulmarg shivers at -11 degrees Celsius as mercury sees dip in Kashmir

    Gulmarg, the skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 11 degrees Celsius, a drop of four degrees over the last night, the official said.

  • No let up in cold conditions in north India; IMD predicts rain, snowfall next week Jan 24, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    No let up in cold conditions in north India; IMD predicts rain, snowfall next week

    Cold wave tightened its grip on the Kashmir valley as night temperatures witnessed drop of several degrees at most places owing to a clear sky, a meteorological department official said.

  • Cold wave tightens grip on Kashmir; Drass records -30 degrees Celsius Jan 24, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Cold wave tightens grip on Kashmir; Drass records -30 degrees Celsius

    The official said the mercury in Qazigund – the gateway town to the valley in south Kashmir – settled at a low of minus 8.2 degrees Celsius, a decrease of nearly eight notches from the previous night's minus 0.4 degree Celsius.

  • IMD to change reference dates for monsoon onset, withdrawal from this year: MoES Jan 15, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    IMD to change reference dates for monsoon onset, withdrawal from this year: MoES

    Secretary in the ministry M Rajeevan said the change in the dates will help farmers who can take a call on sowing crops.

  • Cold wave conditions persist in Rajasthan; Banasthali coldest at 3.3 degrees Celsius Jan 02, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Cold wave conditions persist in Rajasthan; Banasthali coldest at 3.3 degrees Celsius

    The maximum temperature in most places was recorded between 12.6 and 22.6 degrees Celsius.

  • Severe cold wave conditions to prevail over North India during next 2 days: IMD Dec 27, 2019 04:39 PM IST

    Severe cold wave conditions to prevail over North India during next 2 days: IMD

    Cold wave conditions are likely to abate from these regions from December 31 onwards, the IMD said.

  • Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Odisha till Sept 6: MeT Sep 02, 2019 09:25 AM IST

    Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Odisha till Sept 6: MeT

    As the sea condition will be rough to very rough, the MeT centre advised fishermen not to venture into sea along and off south Odisha coast and west central coast adjoining north Bay of Bengal on September 2 and 3.

  • Intensity of showers increases over Mumbai region: IMD Jul 10, 2019 07:50 PM IST

    Intensity of showers increases over Mumbai region: IMD

    The cyclonic circulation was formed over South Gujarat, which is very close to Mumbai as well, he added.

  • Mumbai rains: IMD mocked on Twitter over failed predictions Jul 10, 2019 01:33 PM IST

    Mumbai rains: IMD mocked on Twitter over failed predictions

    This was not the first time that IMD predictions went terribly wrong

  • Mumbai crawls after heavy rains; kids swim in puddles on roads Jul 01, 2019 05:40 PM IST

    Mumbai crawls after heavy rains; kids swim in puddles on roads

    The Meteorological Department warned of 'extremely heavy' rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on July 2, 4 and 5.

  • Delayed monsoon causes 25 % rain shortfall in Maharashtra in June Jun 30, 2019 08:03 PM IST

    Delayed monsoon causes 25 % rain shortfall in Maharashtra in June

    "The system is progressing. We are hopeful of Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada receiving widespread showers," an IMD official said.

  • Monsoon deficiency comes down to 33 percent, active monsoon week ahead Jun 30, 2019 07:45 PM IST

    Monsoon deficiency comes down to 33 percent, active monsoon week ahead

    The official monsoon season in the country starts on June 1 and ends on September 30.

  • Monsoon to reach Mumbai in two days: IMD Jun 25, 2019 03:07 PM IST

    Monsoon to reach Mumbai in two days: IMD

    The last time monsoons arrived this late (on June 28) was in 1974

  • Cyclone Vayu begins skirting Saurashtra coast; alert continues Jun 13, 2019 07:20 PM IST

    Cyclone Vayu begins skirting Saurashtra coast; alert continues

    State authorities have already evacuated three lakh people from low-lying areas near the coast to safer places, an official said.

  • 11 of 36 subdivisions of IMD record deficient rainfall Aug 22, 2018 08:39 PM IST

    11 of 36 subdivisions of IMD record deficient rainfall

    With devastating rain in Kerala last week and a low pressure area over Central India, the monsoon deficiency has dipped to minus 7 per cent.

  • Rains: Goa suffers deficit in June; farmers upbeat over pattern Jul 03, 2017 10:10 AM IST

    Rains: Goa suffers deficit in June; farmers upbeat over pattern

    The monsoon which arrived in the first week of June a little behind schedule, was weak during the month with Met department recording 11 per cent deficit compared to the last year.

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