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India likely to receive 'near-normal' rains during monsoon; IMD plays down El Nino fears

This was stated in the first Long Range Forecast (LRF) issued by IMD which also mentioned that the country as a whole is expected to receive 96 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) during June to September months, this year.

Explained: How rocks in Meghalaya cave connect Northeast monsoon to El Niño

India’s summer monsoon, in the months of June, July, August and September, which brings in about 70% of annual rainfall in the country, is already known to be heavily influenced by the variability in sea-surface temperatures of Pacific Ocean.


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But there is little cause for concern so far. Real challenge farmers face today is not production, but prices.

Deficient Monsoon: ‘Amreli kharif yield may drop by 33%’

The crop-cutting exercise in Amreli district started around two weeks ago and is likely to go on for three more weeks. Representatives of insurance companies, district panchayat and farmers are jointly conducting the crop cutting experiments under the supervision of revenue officers.

Deficient monsoon: ‘Amreli kharif yield may drop by 30%’

The yield estimates in Amreli does not augur well for farmers of Gujarat, the largest cotton and groundnut producing state of India. It also comes in a season when Surendranagar has seen a drop in acreage due to a drought-like situation.

Chandigarh receives 1000 mm in four months to break seven-year monsoon rain record

In Panchkula, the rainfall recorded during the ongoing season so far has been 484.4 mm. In Mohali, 749.4 mm has been recorded in the past four months. Among the three cities, Panchkula has witnessed a deficit rainfall compared to the seasonal average.


Driest September in 17 years sends monsoon into below-normal zone

The country as a whole has, as on September 19, cumulatively received an average area-weighted rainfall of 750.5 mm during the current monsoon season from June 1.

Afternoon showers in Delhi-NCR, possibility of light rains tomorrow

The weatherman has further predicted light showers in several areas of the city Saturday. "The skies will remain generally cloudy. There is possibility of light rain tomorrow," a MeT official said.

95% of monsoon rain falls in only a few days, show IMD data

In 22 cities of sizeable population, 95 per cent of monsoon precipitation occurs over three days to 27 days on average, according to an analysis of rainfall data provided to The Sunday Express by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD: Till August, six per cent below normal rain across India

In some parts of the country, August has seen bountiful rainfall, with Kerala and parts of Uttar Pradesh experiencing some of the wettest days in recent times.

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Delhiites wake up to heavy rain, waterlogging causes traffic jam

The Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to heavy showers on Thursday morning. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR and heavy rains at isolated places across northern India over the next five days.

Heavy rains lash several parts of India

As many as 24 Delhi-bound flights were diverted to other destinations after monsoon rains lashed the city on Monday evening.


Long-awaited monsoon lashes Gujarat, heavy rain forecast for next 48 hours

The arrival of the monsoon in Gujarat was delayed, but rains have left the streets flooded in parts of Vadodara.

Photos: Dark skies across Kerala as the monsoons set in

As the monsoons arrive in Kerala, here are some stunning photos from across the state.

Monsoon covers most of India, higher farm output expected

The southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu division and some more parts of east Rajasthan, Haryana and some parts of Punjab.

Pitter-patter rain drops: 8 things that we love about monsoons

Monsoons leave a wisp of magical ensnare with rain drops! Take a look at these things that make for a perfect rainy day.


20 must see pictures as monsoon hits India

As the monsoon arrives in India, we take you through some happy and sad moments that happened during the rains.

Rain, dust storm sweep Delhi

A powerful dust storm followed by rain brought temperatures down in New Delhi on Saturday afternoon.

Mumbai gets relief from heat as early morning shower brings down temperature

The MeT department’s forecast said the monsoon onset in Pune, Mumbai and Nashik is likely between June 11 and 13.

Flood, heavy rains disrupt normal life across the country

While most of the rivers are over flowing, intermittent rains are also witnessed in many parts of the country.

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Kerala Police on rescue operation at Waynad

Kerala Police adventurous journey to the relief camp.

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Hear the Mumbai monsoon

The rain makes us dance to its rhythm. It has a special place. Hear the different sounds of the Mumbai monsoon and experience it.

How bad rains have been in Mumbai this year: News in Numbers

#NewsInNumbers How bad the rains in Mumbai have been this month. See more: