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Monsoon delayed: Heat to intensify, no respite for Vidarbha

Scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have maintained that till the monsoon arrives, temperature will remain high across the state, particularly over Vidarbha, which has been reeling under heatwave conditions for most of the summer.

Explained: What delay in onset of southwest monsoon means

The onset of the southwest monsoon marks the beginning of the four-month, June-September monsoon season over India, which brings over 70 per cent of the country's annual rainfall.


Coastal roads, shelters, warning, response... We’re at a stage where we can save most lives: IMD Director General K J Ramesh

IMD Director General K J Ramesh says the aim is to ensure that there are no casualties from cyclones, says Fani won’t impact the monsoon, points out that the Met Department’s rainfall predictions are “getting better”, and details how they are improving systems for other hazards

Rain relief for next two days in Gujarat: IMD forecast

The IMD has also issued a warning for “thunderstorm with gusty wind very likely at isolated places in the districts of Banaskantha, Patan, Ahmedabad, Tapi, Navsari, Narmada and Devbhoomi Dwarka, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Porbandar and Kutch in Saurashtra-Kutch region.”

IMD’s first monsoon forecast this week: Why it’s important but not the final word

The first forecast, like the one that will come this week, only gives the percentage of LPA that is likely to take place during the season. IMD comes up with a follow-up forecast, usually in June, in which it gives the region-wise and month-wise distribution of rainfall.

Wind, rain lash Delhi

The city has seen a sudden change in weather over the past two weeks. While temperatures were considerably below normal till the fourth week of March, they rose suddenly towards the end of the month.


Delhi weather today: Light rains in parts of NCR, IMD predicts thunderstorm with hail at isolated places

According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, the major air pollutants, PM 2.5 and PM 10 have at present been recorded at 105 and 125, respectively in Lodhi Road area.

Chill returns to Mumbai

The minimum temperature recorded by the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz station was 15.4 degrees Celsius, which is 3 degrees Celsius below normal.

Days become warmer in Mumbai

The maximum temperature, which touched 36 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, showed a drop. On Wednesday, the Santacruz station recorded a maximum of 33.4 degrees Celsius, 2 above normal.

IMD to monitor seismic activity in Palghar

With such repeated incidents, experts are planning to set up machines to undertake long-term seismic observations.