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IMD predicts normal monsoon for India in 2021

Although the onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala has got slightly delayed, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted a normal monsoon for the country this year, with rainfall likely to be in the range of 96-104 per cent of the long period average (LPA). Notably, the long period average of the monsoon season...

PM Modi to visit Yaas-affected Odisha and Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to ascertain the damage caused by cyclone Yaas. He will be holding review meetings with the officials of the Odisha and Bengal government and do an aerial survey of the affected areas, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. PM Modi will...

Cyclone Yaas makes landfall, leaves a trail of destruction

Cyclone Yaas on Wednesday made landfall at around 9 am at the Bahanaga block around 50 km from Balasore in Odisha, leaving behind a trail of destruction in the state as well as in adjoining West Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the system entered the land from sea with wind speed ranging...

Cyclone Yaas intensifies, to make landfall with wind speed upto 165 kmph

Cyclone Yaas has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and it is likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. It is currently lying over the east-central Bay of Bengal at a distance of about 630 km north-northwest of Port Blair, 520 km...

After Tauktae, another cyclone to hit India’s east coast by May 26

After the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Tauktae ravaged the coastal areas along India’s west coast, another cyclone is brewing in the Bay of Bengal that is likely to affect India’s east coast along West Bengal and Odisha. The cyclone is likely to make landfall by May 26, according to the India Meteorological Department. “A low-pressure...

Tauktae among most severe cyclone to hit Gujarat in 2 decades

Cyclonic storm Tauktae is expected to be among the most severe cyclones to hit Gujarat in twenty years. Officials have said that it is expected to be as dangerous as the 1998 storm that hit Kandla twenty years ago and wreaked havoc in the state killing over 4000 people. Meanwhile, ports and airports have been...

Cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ to bring rain, wind to India’s west coast, may affect Gujarat

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the formation of a cyclonic storm over east-central Arabian Sea around May 16 that is likely to bring rainfall in areas around India’s western coast. It will be the first cyclone over the Arabian Sea in 2021 and has been named ‘Tauktae’—a name given by Myanmar. The Met...

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....