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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...

IMD predicts drop in temperature, some respite from heat for North, West India

Some states in the country, particularly in the North and West, are likely to see some respite from the sweltering heat in the coming days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. “Under the influence of a western disturbance and an east-west trough in lower levels and likely occurrence of rain-thunderstorm from May 28 to 30,...

Severe heatwave in parts of Rajasthan, mercury touches 50 degrees Celsius

Severe heatwave conditions prevailed in parts of Rajasthan on Tuesday, with the mercury touching 50 degrees Celsius in Churu district. This is the second-highest maximum temperature recorded in Churu district in the month of May in the last 10 years. The district had recorded a high of 50.2 degrees Celsius on May 19, 2016, according...

Monsoon to hit Kerala on June 5: IMD

In what could be a major relief from the scorching sun, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that the southwest monsoon is likely to mark its entry in the country through Kerala on June 5. While the normal date of onset is June 1, this year the monsoon is likely to be slightly...