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Weather is the climate at a certain place and time. India is one of those countries which sees four types of seasons -- summer, monsoon, post-monsoon, and winter. Each season is different due to its nature and occurs at different times covering the whole year. The reason behind the diversification of these seasons depends on various factors such as latitude, longitude, and topography, among others. The average time of each season varies from two to three months. In India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is the principal government agency responsible for meteorological observations, communications, weather forecasting and seismology. Headquartered in Delhi, the IMD was established in 1875 as an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. Since then, it has progressively expanded its infrastructure for providing its services. The IMD is headed by the Director General of Meteorology, currently Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. There are four Additional Directors General at New Delhi and one at Pune. There are 20 Deputy Directors General of whom 10 are at New Delhi. For the convenience of administrative and technical control, there are six Regional Meteorological Centres, each under a Deputy Director General with headquarters at Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur and Guwahati. More

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  • Fresh snowfall keeps at least 72 roads across Himachal blocked for second week Nov 22, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Fresh snowfall keeps at least 72 roads across Himachal blocked for second week

    Shimla, Nov 22 Fresh snowfall has kept at least 72 roads across Himachal Pradesh blocked for the second consecutive week, while only about a quarter of..

  • As Delhi's air quality improves, Centre's panel likely to review curbs under GRAP's stage 3 Nov 11, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    As Delhi's air quality improves, Centre's panel likely to review curbs under GRAP's stage 3

    The Centre's air quality panel may take a call on revoking curbs in place in Delhi-NCR under stage 3 (severe) of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), an official said on condition of anonymity.

  • Life teeters on the edge as river erosion engulfs villages in NE India Nov 07, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Life teeters on the edge as river erosion engulfs villages in NE India

    Murkata village in the northeastern state of Assam is in one of the most climate-vulnerable regions of India, according to a report by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, a New Delhi-based climate think tank.

  • Delhi's minimum temperature settles at 17 degrees C, air quality remains 'very poor' Nov 07, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    Delhi's minimum temperature settles at 17 degrees C, air quality remains 'very poor'

    According to the Central Pollution Control Board data, the national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 352 at 9.10 am.

  • Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category, minimum temperature settles at 17.5 degree Celsius Nov 06, 2022 10:41 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category, minimum temperature settles at 17.5 degree Celsius

    The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy skies for the day while the maximum temperature on Sunday is expected to hover around 31 degrees Celsius, it said.

  • Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone Nov 03, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone

    An AQI of above 400 is considered 'severe' and can affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing illnesses.

  • Delhi's air quality improves marginally; curbs under GRAP's stage 4 not likely for now Nov 02, 2022 11:08 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality improves marginally; curbs under GRAP's stage 4 not likely for now

    The air quality is likely to improve further on the back of stronger winds from Thursday, forecasters said.

  • Southwest monsoon exits from country: IMD Oct 23, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    Southwest monsoon exits from country: IMD

    IMD statistics show that post-monsoon rainfall for the country between October 1 and 23 was 104 mm, almost 65 percent more than the normal of 63.2 mm for the season.

  • PM2.5 pollution in Delhi during July-September quarter 2nd lowest in 5 years: CSE Oct 21, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    PM2.5 pollution in Delhi during July-September quarter 2nd lowest in 5 years: CSE

    Pollution levels in the July-August-September quarter were preceded by one of the most polluted summers this year, unlike in 2020 when the trimester followed the cleanest ever summer (March-May) due to extraordinary conditions created because of hard pandemic lockdowns, the green think tank said.

  • Explainer: What exacerbates Delhi's air pollution during winters Oct 20, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    Explainer: What exacerbates Delhi's air pollution during winters

    Delhi’s air pollution problem aggravates during winters due to seasonal and atmospheric factors

  • Delhi-NCR air quality to be ‘very poor’ ahead of Diwali as authorities asked to ban coal, firewood and diesel generators Oct 20, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    Delhi-NCR air quality to be ‘very poor’ ahead of Diwali as authorities asked to ban coal, firewood and diesel generators

    Other measures to prevent air quality from worsening include vacuum-based sweeping of roads every day, water sprinkling to prevent dust pollution, and strict enforcement of dust control measures at construction and demolition sites.

  • Delhi's air quality poor, minimum temperature settles at 17.5 degrees C Oct 17, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality poor, minimum temperature settles at 17.5 degrees C

    The weatherman has forecast mainly clear skies for the day and the maximum temperature expected to settle at 32 degrees Celsius, they said.

  • Weather update on October 17: Regions in North-Eastern India to witness light rain Oct 17, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    Weather update on October 17: Regions in North-Eastern India to witness light rain

    Skymet forecasted that regions in North-Eastern India such as Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram Tripura and Meghalaya are likely to witness light rain in the next twenty four hours,

  • Rare ‘white rainbow’ spotted in California: ‘Reminds me of Wizard of Oz’ Oct 14, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Rare ‘white rainbow’ spotted in California: ‘Reminds me of Wizard of Oz’

    Colourless rainbows or fogbows form when sunlight interacts with smaller water droplets in mist or fog, instead of much bigger raindrops.

  • Continuous light rain gives Delhi its second 'good' air day of year Oct 09, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    Continuous light rain gives Delhi its second 'good' air day of year

    The 24-hour average air quality index in the city was 48 at 4 pm. It was 56 on Saturday and 55 on Friday.

  • In Pics: Hurricane Ian swamps SW Florida, leaving people trapped and two million without power Sep 29, 2022 12:30 PM IST

    In Pics: Hurricane Ian swamps SW Florida, leaving people trapped and two million without power

    Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to two million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast.

  • Southwest monsoon is likely to retreat from Delhi by weekend Sep 25, 2022 10:35 PM IST

    Southwest monsoon is likely to retreat from Delhi by weekend

    An anti-cyclone will establish over southwest Rajasthan after 24 hours and north-westerly winds will commence in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi which will lead to a drop in moisture content in the atmosphere

  • Heavy rains lash Punjab, Haryana Sep 25, 2022 12:39 PM IST

    Heavy rains lash Punjab, Haryana

    Parts of Northern India such as Punjab and Haryana received continuous rainfall, making the mercury drop a little.

  • No morning rain in Delhi, light drizzle forecast during day Sep 25, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    No morning rain in Delhi, light drizzle forecast during day

    The relative humidity recorded at 8:30 am is 93 per cent, they said. The weatherman has forecast a partly cloudy sky with possibility of very light rain and drizzle during the day.

  • Canadian military to help clean up Fiona's devastation Sep 25, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Canadian military to help clean up Fiona's devastation

    Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Saturday that troops would help remove fallen trees and other debris, restore transportation links and do whatever else is required for as long as it takes.

  • Philippines evacuates coasts, cancels sea trips as supertyphoon nears Sep 25, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    Philippines evacuates coasts, cancels sea trips as supertyphoon nears

    Noru, the 11th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, will bring heavy to torrential rains over the capital region and nearby provinces on Sunday afternoon.

  • Rains in Delhi for 3rd consecutive day Sep 24, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    Rains in Delhi for 3rd consecutive day

    The weather department had issued a yellow alert' for Saturday as well, cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in Delhi with heavy rains at a couple of locations.

  • Typhoon lashes central Japan killing one Sep 24, 2022 08:47 AM IST

    Typhoon lashes central Japan killing one

    Typhoon Nanmadol, one of the biggest storms to hit Japan in years, killed at least two people and brought ferocious winds and record rainfall in Western Japan.

  • Monsoon withdrawal to begin in next two days: IMD Sep 19, 2022 10:09 PM IST

    Monsoon withdrawal to begin in next two days: IMD

    According to the weather office, India had received 7 per cent excess rains, but eight states, including the rice bowl states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, received deficient rainfall which could lead to lower farm output this kharif season.

  • Good spell of rain unlikely in Delhi in next 5 days: IMD Sep 17, 2022 08:15 PM IST

    Good spell of rain unlikely in Delhi in next 5 days: IMD

    For the next five days, there are slim chances for significant rainfall in the capital, according to a statement from the India Meteorological Department.