Kerala has received nine percent excess rainfall till 10 September, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season.
Punjab and Haryana, the two leading agrarian states of the country, have received scanty monsoon rains so far this year with deficit as high as 65 percent each in the two states.
The government on Tuesday downgraded this season's rain forecast from "below normal" to "deficient" despite monsoon picking up recently but ruled out any possibility of drought.
Light to medium rain in various parts of Uttarakhand and resulting landslides have obstructed vehicular traffic on several roads including national highways on the Char Dham routes in the hill state.
Flood waters engulfed vast areas of the delta region of Mahanadi river system in Odisha even as the death toll due to heavy rains and floods in the state climbed to 34.
In view of shortfall in monsoon, the government on Tuesday said it plans to provide a special assistance package, including higher subsidy on seeds, to areas affected by drought.
Normal life was thrown out of gear as moderate to heavy rains lashed south and central Gujarat, with the city recording 210 mm rainfall overnight.
With heavy rains lashing several parts of Odisha, the state government on Sunday geared up to deal with any possible flood as more rains accompanied by high-speed wind was forecast for next few days.
Goa's agriculture department is worried as the rain deficit in the first month after arrival of south west monsoon may pose problems for farming activity in the state.
About five percent deficit rains due to possible El Nino factor could have a bearing on economic growth by 1.75 percent in the 2014-15 fiscal, affecting lakhs of unskilled jobs, an Assocham report said.
BJP president Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit the cyclone and flood affected districts of Odisha on November 1
Ten people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh as incessant rains lashed the state for the third consecutive day today
Heavy rains which disrupted rail and road traffic, claimed the lives of at least six people in Gujarat, district authorities said.
The most powerful typhoon of the year approached the northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Friday with ferocious gusts of up to 296 kilometers (184 miles) per hour
The current levels of the INR indicate that negatives will be more prominent but that is obvious.
Most parts of Uttarakhand continued to be lashed by rains today, even as major highways remained blocked due to debris brought down by the recurring landslips.
Rains lashed the national capital this morning, bringing respite from sultry weather but leading to problems like water-logging and subsequent traffic snarls in various parts of the city.
The pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, suspended following communal strife in Kishtwar, resumed from the Jammu base camp today while it was temporarily stopped from Pahalgam and Baltal camps in Kashmir owing to torrential rains