May 17, 2021 06:14 PM IST
The official said adequate manpower had been made available in police stations and traffic posts on the roads of the metropolis.
- May 17, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Naming cyclones isn’t a random thing. It has a reason, and a process. Tropical cyclones are officially named by one of its warning centres spread across the globe under the aegis of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
- May 17, 2021 02:05 PM IST
The massive storm comes as India is battling with a devastating coronavirus surge — and both the storm and the virus could exacerbate the effects of the other. The storm has already led to the suspension of some vaccination efforts and there is greater risk of virus transmission in crowded evacuation shelters.
- May 17, 2021 09:44 AM IST
The city civic authority had earlier cancelled the vaccination drive on May 15 and 16 as well.
- May 16, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Cyclone Tauktae -- India's first major tropical storm this season -- is moving northwards in parallel with the country's western coast, bringing heavy rains, thunderstorms and strong winds to several states.
- May 16, 2021 01:11 PM IST
"It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Gujarat coast in the evening hours of 17th (May) and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around 18th May early morning," the IMD said.
- May 16, 2021 09:05 AM IST
Cyclone Tauktae updates: Mumbai and surrounding areas are also expected to receive rainfall from May 16 afternoon, according to the IMD
- May 15, 2021 01:21 PM IST
The rivers have been swelling for weeks in Brazil’s Amazon region, and residents in a town that bills itself as ‘The Venice of Amazonas’ traded motorcycles for canoes and are clambering atop fresh-laid planks inside their homes to stay dry.
- May 14, 2021 02:39 PM IST
A single NDRF team comprises about 40 personnel and they are armed with tree and pole cutters, boats, basic medical aid and other relief and rescue equipments
- May 06, 2021 02:53 PM IST
"This is an early indication," Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said in a tweet.
- Apr 26, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kilometres per hour) are very likely at isolated places over Telangana, Kerala and Mahe from April 26.
- Apr 16, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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.
- Apr 14, 2021 06:46 PM IST
The researchers noted that more rainfall is not necessarily a good thing for the farming sector in India and its neighbouring countries.
- Apr 12, 2021 04:24 PM IST
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.
- Mar 29, 2021 08:15 PM IST
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.
- Mar 25, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Scientists, including those from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US, said such an increase in extreme heat events can create unsafe labour conditions in major crop producing parts of India, such as Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, as well as coastal regions and urban centres like Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.
- Mar 23, 2021 09:20 PM IST
The IMD also released standard operation procedures for monitoring, forecasting and warning services of severe weather events.
- Mar 16, 2021 01:56 PM IST
People celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, a week of feasting before Lent to mark the end of winter.
- Mar 15, 2021 02:50 PM IST
China’s capital and a wide swath of the country's north were enveloped on March 15 in the worst sandstorm in a decade, leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights. The National Meteorological Center forecasted the sand and dust would affect 12 provinces and regions from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Heilongjiang in the northeast and the eastern coastal port city of Tianjin.
- Mar 02, 2021 09:10 AM IST
The IMD said that average maximum temperatures in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) and neighbouring Haryana could be 0.71 degree Celsius higher than normal.
- Mar 01, 2021 04:31 PM IST
However, it has forecast a likelihood of below normal temperatures in south and adjoining central India.
- Feb 25, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The CPCB states that an AQI in the"very poor" category may cause respiratory illness to people on prolonged exposure, while "poor" may cause breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure.
- Feb 23, 2021 02:22 PM IST
The flowing waters of Niagara Falls partially froze with a dip in the temperature.
- Feb 22, 2021 07:13 PM IST
As temperatures plunged and snow and ice whipped the state, much of Texas’ power grid collapsed, followed by its water systems. Tens of millions huddled in frigid homes that slowly grew colder or fled for safety. And a prideful state, long suspicious of regulation and outside help, was left to seek aid from other states and humanitarian groups as many of its 29 million people grasped for survival.
- Feb 19, 2021 08:51 AM IST
The study by Greenpeace Southeast Asia Analysis and Swiss firm IQAir measured air quality by recording the concentration of poisonous PM2.5 particles, which are less than 2.5 microns in diameter and can cause deadly diseases, including cancer and cardiac problems.