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Rainfall shortage in southern Bengal delays supply of raw jute to mills

July 11, 2022 2:32 pm

Though mills are ready to stock raw jute for production for the 2022-23 season, the retting process of the plants is being held back due to a lack of rainfall in the southern districts of the state, accounting for the lion's share of total jute cultivation.

Monsoon likely to advance into Gangetic West Bengal by Friday, as per IMD

June 16, 2022 12:39 pm

Purulia recorded 30 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 am on Thursday as other parts of Gangetic West Bengal largely remained dry, the Met said.

Vidarbha sizzles at 45°C, yellow alert till April 30

April 27, 2022 8:52 am

The state's highest maximum temperatures (in degrees Celsius) were recorded at Brahmapuri (44.7), followed by Akola (44.5), Chandrapur and Wardha (44.4 each), Gondiya (43.5), Amravati (43.2), Nagpur, Washim and Parbhani (43 each), Ahmednagar (42.3) and Solapur (41.4).

Asani to intensify into cyclone today, move away from Andaman islands

March 22, 2022 8:01 am

On Monday, the prevailing depression intensified into a deep depression and was located about 120 km east-northeast of Mayabundar and 230 km north-northeast of Port Blair (both in Andaman Islands), and 450 km south-southwest of Yangon and 570 km south-southwest of Thandwe (Myanmar).

Weather likely to improve from today, says Met dept

December 07, 2021 5:14 am

It is likely to move northeastwards and weaken further into a low-pressure area during the next six hours.

Monsoon to intensify from June 10, bring heavy rain over Vidarbha, central and East India, Northeast: IMD

June 07, 2021 10:59 pm

The Met department on Monday said the enhanced rainfall activity will be associated with the formation of the monsoon's first low pressure system over North Bay of Bengal, expected around June 11.

Bengal deploys relief teams, Met says wind speed to hit 120 kmph

May 24, 2021 4:54 am

In a notification, the state administration relaxed lockdown norms and allowed rural development work, including emergency flood control and pre-monsoon essential projects.

Heat wave, hot days and warm nights over Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, UP: IMD

March 01, 2021 9:54 pm

Day temperatures over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha sub-divisions of Maharashtra, along with Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, however, are likely to remain anywhere about 0.5 degree below normal.

Chennai: City records 104 mm rainfall, heaviest since November 2017

September 20, 2019 7:28 pm

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Nungambakkam recorded 104 mm of rain on Thursday.

Mercury dips as Delhi gets light rains; thundershowers predicted tomorrow

August 17, 2019 10:22 pm

The maximum temperature was recorded at 29 degrees Celcius in Delhi, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below the average.


Idea Exchange with Dr. M Rajeevan

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan addresses questions by reporters on climate change and weather prediction. See more:

Shimla experiences heavy snowfall

February 09, 2016 6:00 am

Shimla, Feb 09 (ANI): The higher reaches of different districts in Himachal Pradesh, including the capital city Shimla, are experiencing heavy snowfall. The state is reeling under intense cold wave due to heavy snowfall in the region since Sunday. Shimla, Kufri and several other towns in the area are wrapped in a thick white blanket of snow while the mid and lower hills experienced moderate to heavy rain. According to reports, the mercury has dipped by several degrees across the state after change in the weather. The Met department has predicted dry weather during next 24 hours.