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NE monsoon active in south; more rain forecast for 3 November

In its forecast for Tuesday, IMD said heavy rain would occur at isolated places over south interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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Poor monsoons, but Punjab procures more than half of targeted paddy

Till date, Punjab has procured around 74 lakh tonnes of paddy, with government agencies procuring around 69 lakh tonnes and the remaining by private players.

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Monsoon withdrawal not before October 7: Met

Another spell of rain expected in the coming two days and 1st week of October


Bad monsoon leaves its mark, reservoirs are emptier than normal

The worst situation is in the 31 reservoirs of southern India, which are together filled to only 35 per cent of their capacity. These should normally be filled to 81 per cent of their capacity at this time.

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This monsoon among worst five in 40 years

The average rainfall across the country during June 1-September 22 has been 718 mm, which is 14 per cent less than the LPA of 839 mm.

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Fort cleaner, but footfall dips in dry spell this monsoon

Anti-littering and other initiatives has changed the scene for the better over the last six months.

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Coming soon, indigenous system to forecast rain

The system of predicting rain after every five days for a period of 15-20 days does not exist anywhere in the world, the scientists claimed.

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Gathering storm

With the monsoon faltering, governments at the state and Centre need to prepare plans to address growing rural distress.


El Nino dries up the monsoon, could have impact next year too

September, the last of the four-month monsoon season, is likely to be remain dry as well, in line with the forecast made by weather scientists in May that had predicted only 87 per cent rainfall this season.

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More than half the country has received normal rainfall: Met Dept

The data shows that 58 per cent of the country has received normal rainfall, 29 per cent witnessed deficient and 13 per cent excess.

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Just when India thought the monsoon was fine, August comes along

The seasonal rainfall till now, from the start of June, is nine per cent below normal. Since the start of this month, rainfall is more than 20 per cent below normal.

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Car sales in top gear thanks to good monsoon, lower fuel prices

Tapering demand in rural markets, however, resulted in low demand for two-wheelers which grew by a meager 0.14 per cent.

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Second half of monsoon to be weak: IMD

The weak outlook is once again being blamed on El Nino, an unusual warming of certain areas off the coast of South America that has a negative impact on monsoon rains in India.

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After driest July in a decade, August to see better rain: IMD

Officials from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that August will see better rainfall, giving a long range forecast of 92 per cent rainfall.

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Monsoon floods in northern Myanmar leaves 9 dead

Flooding is common during Myanmar’s monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.