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.
- April 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.
- April 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.
- April 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.
- April 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.
- March 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.
- March 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.
- March 23, 2021 09:20 PM IST
The IMD also released standard operation procedures for monitoring, forecasting and warning services of severe weather events.
- March 16, 2021 01:56 PM IST
People celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, a week of feasting before Lent to mark the end of winter.
- March 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.
- March 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.
- March 01, 2021 04:31 PM IST
However, it has forecast a likelihood of below normal temperatures in south and adjoining central India.
- February 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.
- February 23, 2021 02:22 PM IST
The flowing waters of Niagara Falls partially froze with a dip in the temperature.
- February 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.
- February 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.
- February 17, 2021 02:44 PM IST
The heaviest snowfall to hit Greece in 12 years triggered power cuts, disrupted transport and trapped people in their homes.
- February 17, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Gondia and Nagpur districts in the Vidarbha region received thunder showers on Tuesday, the official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
- February 17, 2021 08:40 AM IST
The snow, an unusual sight in the Greek capital of more than 3 million residents, also stopped most public transport services.
- February 16, 2021 07:21 PM IST
The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Tuesday was 356 in Ghaziabad, 335 in Noida, 375 in Greater Noida, 310 in Faridabad and 302 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB's Sameer app.
- February 16, 2021 02:09 PM IST
The toll of the worsening conditions included the delivery of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments, which were expected to be delayed until at least midweek. Massive power outages across Houston included a facility storing 8,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, leaving health officials scrambling to find takers at the same time authorities were pleading for people to stay home.
- February 16, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The air quality of Delhi was very poor with AQI settling at 306, showed the Central Pollution Control Board
- February 15, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 also remained in the air of the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
- February 10, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Wind chill advisories have already been issued for northern U.S. states, including Montana and North Dakota.