Indian Meteorological Department

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The Weather Report: Monsoon set to withdraw from Central India; South, North to experience rains
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The Weather Report: Monsoon set to withdraw from Central India; South, North to experience rains

The Weather Report: Rains in October are accounted for in the post-monsoon season also known as North East Monsoon in the parts of southern India

The Weather Report: Rains may ruin Durga Puja spirit in Bengal; wet week in north India likely
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The Weather Report: Rains may ruin Durga Puja spirit in Bengal; wet week in north India likely

The Weather Report: A cyclonic circulation is likely to emerge into the northeast and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours

Explained: The process of monsoon withdrawal and what happens next
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Explained: The process of monsoon withdrawal and what happens next

The current operational criteria used by IMD for declaring the withdrawal from extreme north-western parts of the country was adopted in 2006

Climate change: Accurate meteorological predictions have become difficult, says DG IMD
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Climate change: Accurate meteorological predictions have become difficult, says DG IMD

The annual rainfall over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Nagaland along with Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, has shown significant decreasing trends, government told the Parliament on 27 July

The Weather Report: Rainfall anomaly hits Kharif crops sowing in Bihar despite good monsoon progress
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The Weather Report: Rainfall anomaly hits Kharif crops sowing in Bihar despite good monsoon progress

After one of the wettest June with 5343.3mm rainfall in Cherrapunji, in the turn of events it has not even touched 1,000mm rainfall mark in July

The Weather Report: North West, North East India lag in good July rains but monsoon remains normal
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The Weather Report: North West, North East India lag in good July rains but monsoon remains normal

The Weather Report: The total monsoon seasonal rains in India from 1 June till 16 July stand at 344.1mm rainfall against the average of 304.2mm

The Weather Report: Monsoon covers entire India, healthy rainfall to make up for deficit
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The Weather Report: Monsoon covers entire India, healthy rainfall to make up for deficit

The Weather Report: The monsoon axis will be switching positions multiple times in the upcoming week, based on the observation rains across North India are likely to be normal to above normal throughout the next week

Explained: As pre-monsoon heat grips North India ahead of monsoon, here's what Heat Index means
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Explained: As pre-monsoon heat grips North India ahead of monsoon, here's what Heat Index means

As the level of humidity rises in the environment, the mix of high temperature and increased humidity exaggerates the real feel temperature and the weather becomes suffocated

The Weather Report: Monsoon makes entry into North East India; Gujarat reels under heat wave
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The Weather Report: Monsoon makes entry into North East India; Gujarat reels under heat wave

The Weather Report: The unprecedented rains will continue to impact most parts of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and sub-Himalayan West Bengal thoroughly next week

Delhi records minimum temperature of 28.7 degrees Celsius, heatwave likely at few places
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Delhi records minimum temperature of 28.7 degrees Celsius, heatwave likely at few places

The IMD has issued a yellow alert, warning of a heatwave at isolated places in the capital. The mercury may increase to 44 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung observatory

The weather report: Records tumble as scorching summer makes an early entry
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The weather report: Records tumble as scorching summer makes an early entry

On Friday, for the first time in this season, temperature crossed 45°C in stations of Rajasthan and Gujarat

Why India is witnessing one of its coldest, wettest winters this year
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Why India is witnessing one of its coldest, wettest winters this year

When the La Nina weather phenomenon joins hands with Western Disturbances, one witnesses winter rain along with a massive drop in temperatures

'Cold day' predicted for Delhi today and tomorrow; IMD issues yellow alert
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'Cold day' predicted for Delhi today and tomorrow; IMD issues yellow alert

According to the IMD, Delhi is likely to witness a minimum temperature of seven degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 16 degrees Celsius

IMD predicts rainfall in Delhi-NCR, warns of dense fog, hail storms in MP, Bihar
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IMD predicts rainfall in Delhi-NCR, warns of dense fog, hail storms in MP, Bihar

As per IMD, cold to severe cold day conditions are likely to be seen in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the next three days, whereas cold day conditions shall be witnessed in some parts of North Madhya Pradesh in the coming two days

Widespread rainfall predicted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry; all you need to know
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Widespread rainfall predicted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry; all you need to know

The weather department has also made predictions of heavy rainfall in the regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for the next five days and on 25 and 26 November in Mahe and Kerala

Three Indian cities, including Delhi among world’s 10 most polluted cities; check list here
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Three Indian cities, including Delhi among world’s 10 most polluted cities; check list here

As per the list, the national capital tops the chart with an average AQI of 556 while Kolkata ranks fourth and Mumbai comes sixth on the list set by the IQAir service.

How Uttarakhand rain fury left a trail of death and despair: An eyewitness account
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How Uttarakhand rain fury left a trail of death and despair: An eyewitness account

What is worrisome is climate change is a reality of life, and the excessive, erratic downpour is becoming a routine phenomenon in Uttarakhand

From direct strike to ground current, how lightning kills and why it is a major killer in India
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From direct strike to ground current, how lightning kills and why it is a major killer in India

Lightning Strikes: Described as a "giant spark of electricity", a bolt of lightning can pack between 100 million to 1 billion volts of energy and "contains billions of watts"

Cyclone Tauktae likely to reach Gujarat on 18 May; NDRF deploys 53 teams in costal states, including Kerala, TN
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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 wave grips Delhi as mercury dips to 3.2 degrees Celsius; dense fog hampers traffic movement
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Cold wave grips Delhi as mercury dips to 3.2 degrees Celsius; dense fog hampers traffic movement

Cold and dry northerly/northwesterly winds from the western Himalayas have been barrelling through the plains, bringing down the minimum temperature