India Monsoon News
IMD says conditions favourable for withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from northwest India on Wednesday
This is the second-most delayed withdrawal of the Southwest Monsoon since 1960.
Southwest monsoon unlikely to retreat from northwest India by September-end, says IMD
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon withdrawal from northwest India takes place if there is cessation of rainfall activity over the area for continuous five days.
Monsoon likely to reach Odisha, Jharkhand, parts of Bengal, Bihar by 15 June, says IMD
The Southwest Monsoon, which set over Kerala on 3 June, two days after its normal onset date, has further advanced into more parts of the central Arabian Sea, entire coastal Karnataka and Goa, the IMD said
Floods in several states as India records 25% excess rainfall, highest for month of August since 1976
Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa have recorded excess rainfall while Sikkim has recorded a large excess
Coimbatore issues red alert as water released from Pillur dam sends Bhavani river in spate
The water level in the Pillur dam has reached 97-feet-mark after incessant rains in Coimbatore district and the Nilgiris over the last four days. The maximum water level of the dam in 100 feet
Weather forecast today: IMD predicts heavy rainfall for Delhi-NCR, UP, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar in next 24 hours
The weather department said that a cluster of convective clouds are approaching towards Delhi from west and northwestwards direction.
Monsoon covers India two weeks earlier than usual; IMD's prediction of average rains brightens prospects for crucial farm output
The monsoon has covered the entire country nearly two weeks earlier than usual, brightening prospects for healthy summer-sown crops and promising higher incomes
Rapid warming of Indo-Pacific Ocean cited as reason for rainfall decline over Northern India
Continued warming of the Indo-Pacific Ocean is highly likely, which may further intensify these changes in global rainfall patterns.
Heaviest monsoon rains in 25 years kill 1,600 people since June in India; monsoon to withdraw only after early Oct
The total flood-prone area in the country has increased in recent decades because of deforestation, degradation of water bodies, and climate change
India received 42% more rainfall than average this week, says IMD; adds it will help growth of summer-sown crops, ease drought concerns
India’s monsoon rains in the week ending on Wednesday were above average for the second time since the start of the season on 1 June. Monsoon rains are crucial for farm output and economic growth, as about 55 percent of India’s arable land is rain-fed.
Thunderstorm with moderate rain expected in Delhi-NCR; monsoon reaches National Capital after week’s delay
Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to hit the national capital and adjacent areas in the next two hours, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday
IMD says no relief anytime soon as India reels under intense heatwave; temperature surpasses 50°C in Rajasthan's Churu again
India suffers the brunt of a lengthy heatwave every year before the monsoon arrives. There have been over 6,000 heat-related deaths in the country since 2010.
Monsoon covers all of India as weather department warns of heavy rainfall for large parts of the country
India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued heavy to very heavy rainfall warning across the country
Uttarakhand rain: Cloudburst washes away houses, shops and vehicles in Chamoli district; no casualties reported
Nearly a dozen houses, ten shops and six vehicles were swept away following a cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Tharali and Ghat areas of Chamoli distrtict early on Monday, officials said.
Monsoon covers India after reaching Rajasthan's Sriganganagar, says IMD; rains arrive 17 days ahead of schedule
The monsoon has covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
Watch: How Mumbai citizens deal with flooding year after year
Activists claim Mumbai's susceptibility to floods has worsened in recent years due to a rapid construction boom that is trying to keep up with the city's swelling population.
Go slow on sowing: Met advises farmers in drought-hit Maharashtra as monsoon gets delayed
Even as farmers in the drought-hit Maharashtra have geared up for sowing operations, the weather department has issued a 'go slow' advisory as the much-awaited monsoon seems to have delayed its arrival in the state.
Southwest monsoon making slow progress, says MeT dept
The progress of southwest monsoon is relatively slow as it is not getting a favourable system to move forward, but days of heat wave condition in central and northwest India will soon be over as pre-monsoon showers will bring moisture in the air, Met department said on Monday.
Monsoon in Kerala slightly delayed, to set in by 6 June: Weather forecaster
Monsoon in Kerala is "slightly delayed" and likely to set in by 6 June and "normal to excess rainfall" is expected over most parts of the country from July till September, said private weather forecaster Weather Risk Management Services (WRMS).
Monsoon contingency: Ministry planning many approaches for states
A bad monsoon can have adverse impact on the already ailing economy. Barring staple crops, Indian farmers depend on the June- September monsoon for coarse cereals, pulses and oilseeds.