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  • Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai cops maintain vigil amid rains, winds May 17, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai cops maintain vigil amid rains, winds

    The official said adequate manpower had been made available in police stations and traffic posts on the roads of the metropolis.

  • Cyclone Tauktae | A look at the process behind naming cyclones May 17, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae | A look at the process behind naming cyclones

    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).

  • In Pics | Cyclone Tauktae: Severe cyclonic storm bears down on COVID-stricken India May 17, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    In Pics | Cyclone Tauktae: Severe cyclonic storm bears down on COVID-stricken India

    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.

  • COVID-19 | BMC suspends vaccinations in Mumbai on May 17 due to Cyclone Tauktae May 17, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    COVID-19 | BMC suspends vaccinations in Mumbai on May 17 due to Cyclone Tauktae

    The city civic authority had earlier cancelled the vaccination drive on May 15 and 16 as well.

  • Cyclone Tauktae intensifies; states brace for severe cyclonic storm, thousands to be evacuated May 16, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae intensifies; states brace for severe cyclonic storm, thousands to be evacuated

    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.

  • Cyclone Tauktae intensifies into 'very severe cyclonic storm', yellow alert issued for Gujarat coast: IMD May 16, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae intensifies into 'very severe cyclonic storm', yellow alert issued for Gujarat coast: IMD

    "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.

  • Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, to reach Gujarat coast by May 18: IMD May 16, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, to reach Gujarat coast by May 18: IMD

    Cyclone Tauktae updates: Mumbai and surrounding areas are also expected to receive rainfall from May 16 afternoon, according to the IMD

  • 'Amazon Venice' scrambles to stay above floods May 15, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    'Amazon Venice' scrambles to stay above floods

    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.

  • Cyclone 'Tauktae': NDRF earmarks 53 teams for five states May 14, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Cyclone 'Tauktae': NDRF earmarks 53 teams for five states

    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

  • Indian monsoon onset expected around June, says government official May 06, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Indian monsoon onset expected around June, says government official

    "This is an early indication," Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said in a tweet.

  • IMD predicts wet spell over several parts of country from April 26-30 Apr 26, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    IMD predicts wet spell over several parts of country from April 26-30

    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.

  • 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.

  • Global warming making Indian monsoon seasons stronger, more chaotic: Study Apr 14, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Global warming making Indian monsoon seasons stronger, more chaotic: Study

    The researchers noted that more rainfall is not necessarily a good thing for the farming sector in India and its neighbouring countries.

  • 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.

  • Deadly heat waves will become more common in South Asia, say scientists Mar 25, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Deadly heat waves will become more common in South Asia, say scientists

    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.

  • 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.

  • Celebrating winter's end during Pancake Week Mar 16, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Celebrating winter's end during Pancake Week

    People celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, a week of feasting before Lent to mark the end of winter.

  • Beijing witnesses worst sandstorm in a decade, causing severe air pollution Mar 15, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    Beijing witnesses worst sandstorm in a decade, causing severe air pollution

    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.

  • Warmer winter ends, Indian Met forecast hot summer Mar 02, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Warmer winter ends, Indian Met forecast hot summer

    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.

  • 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.

  • Air quality turn 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, 'poor' in Faridabad, Gurgaon Feb 25, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Air quality turn 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, 'poor' in Faridabad, Gurgaon

    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.

  • Ice and rainbows as Niagara Falls freezes due to temperature drop Feb 23, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Ice and rainbows as Niagara Falls freezes due to temperature drop

    The flowing waters of Niagara Falls partially froze with a dip in the temperature.

  • How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis Feb 22, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

    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.

  • Air pollution led to around 54,000 premature deaths in New Delhi in 2020: Study Feb 19, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    Air pollution led to around 54,000 premature deaths in New Delhi in 2020: Study

    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.

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