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Gujarat escapes cyclone Maha fury, rains likely for next 2 days: Everything we know

The storm was expected to make a landfall in Gujarat on November 6 and 7, but spared the state, in a big relief to the people in the region. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Maha fizzled out into the Arabian sea as a 'depression'.

Explained: Mapping lightning across India

For the first time, a report has mapped lightning strikes across the country, and the lives they have claimed. What are the findings, and how can these be used to prevent damage in the future?


Planning a weekend trip to Coorg? Stay away as heavy rain and landslides reported

Last year Kodagu district was devastated by flood and landslides during the rainy season. As per the predictions by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on heavy rain in the district, an orange alert has been declared in Kodagu on August 6 and red alert from August 7 to 10.

Mumbai Rains highlights: IMD predicts 'intense rainfall activity' for city, bus service affected

Mumbai Rains highlights: According to an IMD forecast, intermittent rain/shower with heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai and its suburbs today.

IMD predicts heat waves, summer hotter this year

Rajasthan and parts of western India will experience hotter days ahead, and minimum temperatures will also be on the higher side than what is recorded normally, the forecast states.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for next three days

Heavy rainfall in some places is likely to occur in districts like Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, the met centre said in a special bulletin.


Monsoon Watch: Average Rainfall 54% so far 4 more Gujarat districts in deficit list

Apart from these four districts, as many as 13 districts are under deficit. These are Devbhoomi Dwarka, Rajkot, Morbi, Kheda, Vadodara, Panchmahal, Narmada, Dahod, Mahisagar in central Gujarat and Mehsana, Patan, Sabarkantha and Banaskantha in northern Gujarat.

IMD: Rains likely to arrive on time in Maharashtra

In the years when monsoon has made a timely onset over Kerala, that is June 1, it progresses and enters Goa and Konkan by June 7. This year, chances of a timely arrival are high.

Heat wave likely in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra over next two days: IMD

"Heavy rains are likely at isolated places over West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura," the IMD said in its forecast for tomorrow.

Cyclone Ockhi highlights: 357 fishermen from TN, Kerala and Lakshadweep rescued, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Cyclone Ockhi highlights: The cyclone is reportedly on a north-western course, drifting towards the Indian coastlines of Maharashtra and Gujarat at a speed of seventeen kilometres per hour.