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Cyclone Tauktae likely to reach Gujarat on 18 May; NDRF deploys 53 teams in costal states, including Kerala, TN
The cyclonic activity would bring rain, and at some places thunderstorms, in the entire coastal belt on 16, 17 and 18 May. Some places would get heavy to extremely heavy rainfall on 17 and 18 May, the IMD said
Cold and dry northerly/northwesterly winds from the western Himalayas have been barrelling through the plains, bringing down the minimum temperature
The storm is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours and further into a cyclonic storm, following which it is expected to cross the Sri Lanka coast on 2 December, the IMD predicted
Cyclone Nivar Updates: Cyclone to intensify into severe storm in 12 hrs; Tamil Nadu sees heavy rainfall in areas
Cyclone Nivar Live Updates: Nivar is likely to be a very severe cyclonic storm and will move west-northwestwards in the next 12 hours and intensify further by tomorrow evening with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph.
BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has asked that all offices and establishments in the city, barring essential services, be shut on Wednesday
The Central Water Commission warned states of rise in water levels of rivers and dams in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa
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
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.
Cyclone Nisarga may bring in gale force winds of around 120 kmph as coastal areas in Maharashtra, Gujarat brace for impact
Cyclone Nisarga, fast approaching the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, will remain a severe cyclonic storm system till the evening on Wednesday, with wind reaching a maximum sustained speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph
Cyclone Amphan likely to hit West Bengal tomorrow: Why do we name catastrophes and how cyclonic storms get their names
For tropical cyclones developing in the North Indian Ocean, countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan and Thailand send their names to the regional tropical cyclone committee
Cyclone Amphan: Cyclonic storm to make landfall on West Bengal coast on Wednesday; 200-250 mm rain likely to lash Bengal, Odisha coast
Cyclone Amphan, which has been intensifying over the Bay of Bengal, will most probably make landfall over West Bengal on 20 May.
India to have normal Southwest monsoon this year, predicts IMD; season to last from June till September
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued the first stage Long Range Forecast (LRF) for South-West monsoon on Wednesday. As per the IMD, the Southwest monsoon seasonal rainfall over the country is likely to be normal.
Activists blame the Maharashtra government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur, alleging that flood lines of the Panchganga river were redefined to provide benefits to the builders.
Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal comes to a standstill after heavy rains lead to waterlogging in several parts of city
Several parts of Madhya Pradesh's capital city Bhopal were left waterlogged following heavy rainfall on Saturday.
Cyclone Hikaa intensifies over north-west, west-central Arabian Sea; MeT department advices Gujarat fishermen not to venture into sea
The cyclone is likely to maintain its intensity for the next six hours and weaken gradually thereafter', the IMD said
The Amarnath yatra will remain suspended till 4 August as the IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Wednesday
IMD predicts 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall in Mumbai on Sunday, BMC says it is prepared for monsoon showers
The India Meteorological Department predicted "heavy to very heavy" rains in Mumbai, including "extremely heavy" rain in isolated places.
Mumbai Rains: Downpour leads to traffic snarls, disrupts public transport; train with 700 onboard held up for hours due to flooding
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai leading to traffic snarls, cancellation of several flights, and affected the movement of trains in the city.
India may receive below-average rainfall in the next two weeks with a large deficit in the soybean and cotton-growing central and western regions.