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Up, close and rainy: Nisarga gives Pune its first near-brush with a cyclone
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

IMD's cyclone updates, by 4 pm, indicated that the cyclone was headed towards Pune district. Ahmednagar and Nashik were also on alert as the storm was predicted to head towards north Madhya Maharashtra.

Cyclone Nisarga further weakens into deep depression
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Cyclone Nisarga lay 70km southeast of Mumbai and 60 km west of Pune. This could arguably be the first time that a cyclone was getting so close to Pune

Nisarga only second consecutive June cyclone since 1902
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

Before Nisarga, Cyclone Vayu had formed in the Arabian Sea between June 10 and 17 last year. So far, a total of 26 cyclones are recorded in June between 1891 and 2020.

Cyclone Nisarga Explained: How big is the threat on west coast?
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Cyclone Nisarga Tracker: It is headed towards the coastline of north Maharashtra and south Gujarat. It is likely to hit the coastline today.

Monsoon arrives in Kerala, good rainfall distribution this year: IMD
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

The country receives over 70 per cent of its annual rainfall from this season between June and September. This year, the IMD has forecast a normal monsoon for the country.

In a fortnight, second cyclone heading towards Indian coast
Sun, May 31, 2020

India Meteorological Department has turned on its cyclone-watch over a low pressure system that formed on Sunday.

With monsoon arriving soon, flood alerts to begin in Mumbai
Sat, May 30, 2020

Every year, Mumbai receives very heavy rain within a short time, which usually brings the city to a halt. Urban flooding is common in the city from June to September, resulting in the crippling of traffic, railways and airlines.

Delayed by Cyclone Amphan, monsoon advance picks up
Wed, May 27, 2020

This year, the monsoon will hit Kerala only around June 5, a delay of five days from normal.

Explained: Why the present heatwave in North India is unusual
Fri, May 29, 2020

Heatwave in India: A heatwave spell generally lasts for a minimum of four days. On some occasions, it can extend up to seven or ten days. A look at how this breaks trends, Cyclone Amphan's role, and what is expected to follow.

GMRT helps detect fastest transient object with hydrogen
Wed, May 27, 2020

This is only the first discovered Fast Blue Transient Object (FBOT) in the radio frequency wavelength, showing presence of hydrogen.

New Delhi remains second hottest city in India, Churu comes first at 50 degrees
Tue, May 26, 2020

Touching 50 degrees, Churu in Rajasthan was the hottest city in India on Tuesday. The recorded maximum temperature was seven degrees above normal at this time of the year.

Heatwave conditions expected over eight states: IMD
Thu, May 21, 2020

The IMD has warned against a spike in maximum temperatures over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, North Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal, Assam and Sikkim brace for overflowing rivers, flooding
Tue, May 19, 2020

As on Tuesday afternoon, Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall along Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh, and maintain a wind speed ranging between 155 – 165km / hr gusting to 195km / hr on May 20.

Kerala seeks weather services from four private forecasters; will use IMD’s forecast ‘only for comparison’
Sat, May 16, 2020

A 10 per cent budget from the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) has been allotted towards procurement of services from these private agencies.

Monsoon onset to be delayed in Kerala, to hit on June 5: IMD
Fri, May 15, 2020

Normally, the onset date over Kerala is June 1. However, since 2015, the monsoon has not made a timely arrival. Monsoon onsets during 2015, 2016 and 2019 took place sometime in the first week of June.

Stranded labourers seek cooking fuel, drinking water and cash: Study
Thu, May 14, 2020

Last month, the Union government had proposed to credit Rs 500 to women Jan Dhan account holders after many of them lost jobs and livelihood. However, the study found that of the 592 participants, only nine per cent from Maharashtra and 12 per cent from Gujarat owned Jan Dhan accounts

Maharashtra govt plans community outreach for better health, hygienic practices
Mon, May 04, 2020

The programme will aim at sharing the best practices and habits for good health and hygiene and promoting scientific temperament among the masses through community participation at the grassroots.

Pune: IISER physicists design low-cost ventilator in 18 days
Mon, May 04, 2020

A group led by physicists Umakant Rapol and Sunil Nair said they were inspired by the Bharucha ventilator.

Pune records coolest April since 2015
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

The hottest April day recorded over Pune this year saw the mercury climb to 38.7 degrees Celsius. The day remained fairly cloudy with high levels of humidity.

Target to donate 1 lakh face shield masks by May: Venture Centre
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Every shield is equipped with OHP and MDF sheets, an elastic band that doesn't weigh much and is easy to wear. Each shield also comes with three additional sheets, so that the user can wear the shield for many days.

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