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Despite bountiful rain, Maharashtra sounds caution on water use

Monsoon this year may have brought bountiful rain for Maharashtra, but owing to climate change and other water usage, there is an increasing variability noticed in the rainfall and resulting water availability in the state in the last few years.

IMD: Monsoon withdrawal begins in Maharashtra

Monsoon is yet to withdraw from Pune and the southern districts of the state. Officials at India Meteorological Department (IMD) have said that the further retreat is expected within 48 hours.


Light rain likely in Chennai today as Tamil Nadu braces for onset of Northeast monsoon

With Chennai lying in a rain-shadow area, the arrival of the Northeast monsoon spells good news for the city which has been reeling under an acute drinking water crisis since summer.

Pune: Monsoon withdrawal nears, October rain remains above normal

Due to delayed withdrawal of monsoon from major parts of Maharashtra — which normally starts by October 1 — rainfall along with thunder and lightning have continued over Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik and some districts in Konkan.

Northeast monsoon onset on Oct 17: IMD

The southwest monsoon has not fully withdrawn from parts in the central, east and western regions of the country so far.

Monsoon season officially ends, India records highest rainfall since 1994

Monsoon, however, still remains active over several parts of the country, the weather agency said.  This could be the longest recorded delayed withdrawal of the rain-bearing winds, it added.


Immunity-boosting foods to fight viral and flu during monsoon

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Pune among four wettest cities in Maharsahtra: IMD

“The monsoon continues to be in the active phase. There will be widespread rain over Pune, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Nagpur, Amravati, Akola and some parts of Marathwada till September 21,” said an official from IMD, Pune.

Weather Forecast Highlights: 8 killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand; light rainfall in Himachal

Weather forecast Highlights: Eight people were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Thursday. Apart from this, parts Himachal Pradesh received light rainfall while MeT predicted heavy rains in 22 of Odisha's 30 districts till Saturday due to a cyclonic circulation.

Monsoon tips: Take care while consuming these foods to keep infections away

Boost your body's immunity by staying away from these food items this monsoon.

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Vadodara hit by heavy rains as Gujarat braces for major downpour

Heavy rains lashed several parts in Gujarat as Vodadara came to a standstill due to waterlogging at many places. Ahmedabad too received heavy showers in the evening bringing traffic to a standstill.

Malad wall collapse: Death toll rises to 21, several injured after overnight downpour

At least 20 people have been killed and several others critically injured after a compound wall collapsed on hutments due to heavy rainfall at Kurar village, Pimparipada-Malad East, Mumbai. The rains have completely disrupted the city's normalcy.


India reels under severe heatwave; monsoon delayed, to hit Kerala by June 7

IMD has said heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail over Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh during the next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh during the next three days.

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.

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Kerala Police on rescue operation at Waynad

Kerala Police adventurous journey to the relief camp.


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:

Monsoon Hits Kerala: The Rains Are Here

The Indian Meteorological Department has announced that the monsoon has officially arrived in Kerala. The state has been experiencing showers for the past couple of days. Here are the shades of the first monsoon showers! The Indian Express Videos: One stop for all videos related to mobile launches, gadgets reviews, technology, Entertainment and Bollywood including […]

Monsoon Soaks Southern Coast

South-west monsoon hit the southern cities of Madurai, Guntur and Vijayawada on early Thursday morning. Heavy rains lashed these cities and the regions experienced water logging also. The monsoon, which marks the beginning of the rainy season in the country, is crucial for India’s farmers, especially with several states grappling with drought-related conditions.


No Thundershowers Expected In Delhi Or Next 2-3 Days: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted that no thundershowers is expected in Delhi for the next two-three days and humidity to continue in the national capital. IMD Director, B.P Yadav also said that there is no heat wave in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh but temperature is about 40 degrees Celsius and so […]

Vijayawada Gets Drenched In Pre-Monsoon Showers

Heavy rains lashed Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday providing much-needed relief to the farmers and residents. Although roads were waterlogged, locals enjoyed the pre-monsoon showers. According to scientists, the pre-monsoon rain would immensely help agricultural activities.

MET Dept Sticks To Above Normal Monsoon Forecast For 2016

The MET department on Thursday retained its monsoon forecast for this year at above normal, from 104 to 110 percent, boosting hopes of better farming and economic growth after two consecutive years of drought cut rural incomes and agricultural output. The annual June-September monsoon hits the Kerala coast today before progressing to other parts of […]

IMD Predicts Above Normal Monsoon Rainfall: Its Significance

It was a good news the government couldn’t wait to share. Amid prevailing drought and severe drinking water crisis in many parts of the country, the meteorological department Tuesday said this year’s monsoon season was likely to bring very good rainfall. In its first forecast for this monsoon season, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said […]