October 21, 2020 1:25 am
India receives rain from two monsoons — the southwest monsoon between June and September followed by the northeast monsoon, which is restricted over the southern peninsula between October and December.
September 30, 2020 11:52 pm
Recording 26.6 per cent surplus rain over the country, August turned out to be the wettest month in 44 years, whereas July, with 9.7 per cent deficit, was the driest among the four months
September 18, 2020 11:30 pm
In order to declare monsoon withdrawal, it is mandatory that rainfall activity and moisture levels reduce significantly, in addition to the formation of an anticyclone system in the lower troposphere
September 11, 2020 12:33 am
Temporal distribution of rain may be a problem. But government resolve of freeing agricultural markets must not waver.
September 10, 2020 10:03 am
Ground reports from Madhya Pradesh (MP), India’s largest soyabean and urad (black gram) producer, suggest significant damage to the crop -- first from an extended dry spell in July and then too much rain towards the last week of August.
September 01, 2020 4:16 pm
In its forecast for August last month, the IMD had predicted rainfall of 97 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with an error margin of plus or minus 9 per cent. Monsoon in the range of 96-104 per cent of the LPA is considered normal.
August 31, 2020 3:15 pm
The impressive monsoon season this year has also had a positive impact on crop sowing, which has remained robust. More than 100% of the total area normally sown was covered during this period.
August 18, 2020 7:14 pm
Sometimes bacteria like E. coli, salmonella enter the body through contaminated food and water and cause fever, swelling in the intestines leading to blood and mucus in stool; many of such cases require hospitalisation
August 04, 2020 1:48 pm
India’s agriculture has been the lone bright spot in the country’s shrinking economy, with the government as well as the central bank betting on rural demand to lift growth after recovering tractor sales pointed to a consumption revival.
August 03, 2020 11:26 am
Robust kharif plantings and fertiliser sales are a good sign, both with a strong correlation with the monsoon. But there are areas of uncertainty — the monsoon itself, desert locusts, and milk.
June 19, 2020 10:44 pm
Thunderstorms coupled with lightning and gusty winds will persist over isolated pockets of Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, according to the IMD’s daily weather bulletin.
July 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Rainfall brought down the maximum temperature to 28-degrees Celsius. The city and the National Capital Region saw traffic snarls as heavy rain led to waterlogging in various parts.
July 11, 2014 5:20 pm
Water logging due to heavy rains caused major traffic snarls, disrupted train services but people enjoyed.
July 02, 2014 6:24 pm
Heavy rains on Wednesday lashed the metropolis, severely disrupting road, rail and suburban train services.