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IMD predicts normal monsoon for India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a ‘normal’ monsoon this year for the country. As per the prediction, the southwest monsoon season from June to September is likely to be normal with an expected rainfall of around 98 per cent of the long period average. Notably, the long period average of the monsoon season...

IMD predicts hotter summer for Gujarat, other states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that day temperatures from March to May are likely to remain above normal in north, northeast, parts of east and west India. The IMD said this in its summer forecast for the country. It, however, clarified that there is a likelihood of below normal temperatures in south and...

Cyclone Nivar to make landfall post-midnight, wind speeds to touch 120-130 kmph

Cyclone Nivar has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and is likely to hit the Indian coast between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Puducherry by midnight or early morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Nivar is likely to make the landfall with wind speeds up to 130 km per hour gusting up...

As Cyclone Nivar approaches, PM Modi assures help to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all possible help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as they gear up to face Cyclone Nivar. Notably, the Cyclone is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening through the coastal states with expected wind speeds upto 120 km per hour. PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers of both...

Rainfall, cloudy sky to continue in Gujarat

The Met office has predicted chances of light to moderate rainfall during the next 4-5 days in various parts of Gujarat, including Ahmedabad. The rainfall is expected to keep the mercury under check, with the maximum temperature likely to remain within 34 degrees Celsius. The weather office has clarified that monsoon is active over Gujarat....

Sardar Sarovar Dam: 23 gates opened

Following the release of 5 lakh cusecs water from Omkareshwar dam in the adjoining state of Madhya Pradesh, 23 gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam were opened on Saturday. Notably, 10 gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam were opened Friday for releasing the inflow of water from upstream. Notably, the additional gates of the dam...

Central Water Commission issues flood forecast for south Gujarat

The Central Water Commission on Monday issued a flood forecast for areas under the south Gujarat sub-division. The flood forecast also includes areas of east Madhya Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh and for some areas of north Chhattisgarh. The commission said the forecast has been made based on the India Meteorological Department’s flash flood guidance. “There...

IMD predicts more rain for Gujarat

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the continuance of rainfall across Gujarat in the next 4-5 days. While heavy rainfall is predicted at isolated places in the state, light to moderate rainfall is also expected at many places, IMD said. The rainfall is expected under the influence of a trough that runs from southeast...

Cyclone Nisarga spares Mumbai from its wrath, weakens after making landfall near Alibag

With cyclone Nisarga making landfall near Alibag and weakening in strength, Mumbai, which was spared from the wrath of the cyclone, has started to open up again. People have come back on the streets and shops have reopened in parts of the city. A market in Andheri’s Marol area has reopened after the weather improved....

IMD declares onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala

The southwest monsoon has finally arrived in Kerala. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that the southwest monsoon has made its onset in Kerala. IMD had earlier predicted that the southwest monsoon will make an onset over Kerala on June 1 with the formation of a cyclonic circulation. IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra...

Severe cyclone ‘Nisarga’ to cross north Maharashtra & south Gujarat coast on June 3

The depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone and cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on June 3, and will have an impact on Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. The depression will intensify into a deep depression—the third and fourth stage of any cyclone...

Cyclonic storm to hit Gujarat, Maharashtra this week: IMD

A low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and reach coastal states of Maharashtra and Gujarat this week, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The system is likely to bring in rainfall to several parts of Gujarat and provide relief from the...