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Heatwave: IMD issues orange alert for 5 states, 45 degree Celsius in several parts

New Delhi [India]: Amid an ongoing spell of heatwave, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued an orange alert for five states of northwestern India including Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.

Briefing the media today, IMD Scientist RK Jenamani informed that on Wednesday (yesterday) some parts of the country recorded temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius.
“In view of this, we have announced an orange warning for Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha,” he said.

Jenamani further informed that during the first week of May, there is a likeliness of witnessing western disturbances and increased chances of rain.

In an advisory, he said that under the influence of another fresh Western Disturbance likely to affect northwest India from May 2.

“Light/moderate isolated/scattered rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/lightning is likely over the Western Himalayan Region during May 2-4,” IMD said.

“Because of this, isolated light rainfall is likely over plains of northwest India during May 3 and 4”, Jenamani added.

IMD informed heatwave conditions over Northwest and Central India during the next 5 days and over East India during the next 3 days and abate thereafter. (ANI)

IMD predicts heavy rainfall over Gangetic parts of West Bengal between Dec 4-6

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: Thunderstorms and light to moderate rainfall at most places are very likely to occur over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal from December 4 to December 6, 2021, said Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday.
On December 4, heavy to very heavy rain (7-20cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over East Midnapore districts, hence an orange alert had been issued in this regard, added IMD. While heavy rain (7-11cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Jhargram and Howrah districts, hence a yellow alert had been issued, added the IMD.
On December 5, heavy to very heavy rain (7-20cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Jhargram, Kolkata and Howrah districts, hence an orange alert had been issued, the IMD stated.
While on December 5, heavy rain (7-11cm) was likely to occur at one or two places over Purulia, Bankura, Hooghly, Nadia, Birbhum, Murshidabad, East Bardhaman, West Bardhaman and Malda districts, hence a yellow alert had been issued.
“Yesterday’s low-pressure area concentrated into a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over
Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea now lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal
with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels,” said the weather bulletin.
“It is likely to move west northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression over southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours. Then it is likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours,” it added.
“It is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around 04th December morning. Thereafter it is likely to move north northeastwards. Under its influence, Thunderstorms and light to moderate rainfall at most places are very likely to occur over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal from December 4 to December 6, 2021, “it further added.

IMD predicts above-normal rainfall for Dec-Feb in 6 states

New Delhi [India]: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted above-normal rainfall for December to February for coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, inner Puducherry, and Kerala.
“Our prediction for above-normal rainfall for December to February is for coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, inner Puducherry, and Kerala,” said the Indian Meteorological Department. “Below normal rainfall probability is predicted for North-West India, thus their average temp is expected to stay above normal,” it added.
“Punjab, Haryana, and west Rajasthan are expected to experience a normal average temperature,” it added.
“It is difficult to tell the temperature as above or below normal of east and west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, east Rajasthan, and Gujarat, but the maximum temperature is expected to stay below normal,” it said.
Eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu in November, While, torrential rains claimed 27 lives in Kerala in October.
While unprecedented rainfall claimed the lives of 44 people in Andhra Pradesh.

IMD predicts light to moderate rain in Telangana over the weekend

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : The India Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the weekend for Telangana, informed K Nagarathna, Head, Weather Forecasting, IMD Hyderabad.
IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall for the Nalgonda and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri districts of Telangana. “Due to a low-pressure area over the southeast and adjoining Bay of Bengal, Telangana is likely to witness light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the weekend. Telangana is likely to witness light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the weekend,” said Nagarathna
“Heavy rain is likely to occur at a few places including Nalgonda and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri,” he added.

IMD Predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu during next 24 hours

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: The Indian Meteorological Department predicted on Thursday morning that the coastal region of Tamil Nadu is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls in the southern coastal region of Andhra Pradesh– Rayalaseema and adjoining areas of north Tamil Nadu during next 24 hours.

“Intense rainfall has begun over coastal Tamil Nadu since early hours of today”n tweeted IMD tweeted.
The Low-Pressure Area (LPA) over Southeast and adjoining Southwest Bay now lies as a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay off north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts, IMD informed.

“It is very likely to intensify into a Depression during the next 12 hours,” said IMD.

The Weather department also predicted that Strong winds (speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph) are very likely to prevail over Southwest and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal and along and off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.

“As Rough to Very Rough Sea conditions are also very likely to prevail over Southwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and along and off Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts, Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas till 19th November morning,” said IMD in an official statement. (ANI)

Tamil Nadu: IMD predicts heavy rain in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai on Thursday predicted thunderstorms with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over a few districts of Tamil Nadu within the next three hours.
“These districts are Thiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram,” the statement said. The department also predicted moderate rain at isolated places over Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Ranipet, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Kanyakumari, Thirunelveli and Thenkasi districts of Tamilnadu and Puducherry within the next three hours, the statement added.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran informed that the death toll due to heavy rainfall in the state stands at 12.

Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘moderate’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi breathes better as the air quality in the national capital improved to the better end of the “moderate” category on Saturday from “poor” on Wednesday.
As per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the air quality is likely to remain largely in the moderate category for the next five days. According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi (overall) was recorded at 141.
IMD’s morning bulletin for Delhi read, “The air quality over Delhi-NCT is likely to remain in Moderate category on October 23, 2021, and Moderate to Satisfactory category on October 24, 2021.”
Further, the IMD informed that rainfall and strong winds are likely on October 24, and the air quality is also likely to remain in the moderate to satisfactory category tomorrow
“Air quality is also likely to remain in Satisfactory to Moderate category on October 25. The Outlook for subsequent 5 Days: The air quality is likely to remain largely in Moderate category,” IMD added.
A possibility of very light rain and thundershowers has also been predicted for Delhi for the night of October 23, while light to moderate rain and thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds of speed 30-40 kmph are likely on October 24, IMD said.
The crop residue burning fire points, as observed by IMD were 1111 in Punjab and 140 in Haryana on October 22.
“The contribution of biomass burning in PM 2.5 concentration is likely to be less than two per cent today,” IMD said.

Uttarakhand : Aid of Rs 4 lakhs for kins of deceased

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs for the families of 46 people who died due to heavy rains in the state.

Haldwani (Uttarakhand) [India] : “As per our official records, 46 casualties have been reported. There are 11 people who are missing and a few are injured as well. A compensation of Rs 4 lakhs will be provided to the families of the deceased,” Dhami said. The Chief Minister said that a relief amount of Rs 10 crores has been released for every district and the officials have been instructed to re-open roads that have been blocked due to heavy rains. Efforts are also on to evacuate and rescue the tourists stuck in various parts of the state.
He added that the Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are conducting the rescue and relief operations in the state.
On the current situation in the state, he said, “The rain has decreased a bit and the state is heading towards normalcy. But a lot of damage has been done and it will take a few days to come out of it.”
Dhami also informed that he will visit other affected areas to take a review of the damage caused due to heavy rains. “Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also visit the state to take a review of the current situation, the damages and do an aerial survey,” he stated.
Meanwhile, dry weather is likely to prevail in Uttarakhand and its adjoining areas over the next three days, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday. In a tweet, the weather agency said, “Significant reduction in rainfall activity likely over Uttarakhand from today, October 19, 2021.

River washes away bridge

Champawat (Uttarakhand) : In Rain-battered Uttarakhand, an under-construction bridge over the Chalthi River in Champawat got washed away due to a rise in water level.
National forecasting agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the state and heavy rainfall has been predicted for the next few days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to take stock of the situation arising due to heavy rains in the state. Dhami on Monday took a detailed review of the situation.
The Badrinath National Highway in Chamoli district has been completely blocked due to debris at seven places following incessant rains over the last 48 hours, the district administration said on Tuesday.
As a precautionary measure, the Badrinath Char Dham Yatra has been halted, and passengers en route to Badrinath Temple were stopped in safe places.

Rain lashes parts of Delhi, adjoining areas

New Delhi [India]: Heavy rain lashed several parts of Delhi and its adjoining areas in the early hours of Monday.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light to moderate intensity rainfall in the adjoining areas of Delhi NCR today. According to IMD, the current temperature of Delhi has dropped to 21 degrees Celsius.
“Moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied with lighting and squally winds (speed reaching occasionally 40-50 kmph) very likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Northeast Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal during next 24 hours,” the statement issued by the IMD on Sunday read.

Cyclonic storm Gulab weakens into depression: IMD

New Delhi [India]: The Cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ has weakened into a depression, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.
The IMD said in a tweet, “Deep Depression weakened into a Depression at 1730 hrs of 27th Sept and lay centred over North Telangana and adjoining South Chhatisgarh & Vidarbha.” Earlier, Referring to the IMD’s cyclone alert in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Satya Narayan Pradhan, Director General of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had informed that 13 teams (24 sub-teams) have been deployed in Odisha and five in Andhra Pradesh.

IMD predicts moderate rain in Mumbai, suburbs

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 13 : India Meteorological Department (IMD), predicted moderate rain in Mumbai city and its suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on Monday.
According to the Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai, there is chance of moderate rain in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours. They also predicted that moderate rain in the city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places, over the next 48 hours.
In the last 24 hours, the average rainfall in Central Mumbai received 67.85 mm. Whereas, eastern and western suburbs received 74.51 mm and 75.91 mm of rainfall, respectively.
India Metrological Department also predicted heavy rainfall for today at isolated places over Maharashtra.

Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India]: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for the national capital after rain lashed various parts of Delhi and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday morning.
The national capital has been receiving rainfall since yesterday morning causing waterlogging in several parts of the city. The vehicular movement was also affected due to indecent rainfall. IMD had earlier predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rains would take place in the parts of Delhi-NCR.
“Thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, NCR- Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Tosham, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Kosali during next 2 hours,” tweeted IMD.
Rainfall remains on the forecast from September 1-4. In the month of August, the national capital has recorded 144.7 mm of rainfall till August 30. This is around 31 per cent below the normal of 209.4 mm for the month, according to the IMD’s rainfall statistics.

Indian Meteorological Department issues orange alert for Uttarakhand

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], August 29 : The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert for Uttarakhand.
It has been raining intermittently since late-night in many places of the state, triggering landslides and waterlogging in various places. According to the information received from the Disaster Management Department (DMD), more than 200 roads including five National Highways, 15 State Highways are blocked in the state due to incessant rains and efforts are being made to open them.
The situation prevailing in the state is such that due to heavy rains, dozens of roads have been damaged, bridges have been washed away and many areas have been submerged.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of disaster-hit areas in the Garhwal division of the state, which has been affected by heavy rains.
Chief Minister Dhami surveyed the disaster affected areas of Devprayag, Totaghati, Tindhara, Kaudiyala, Rishikesh, Ranipokhari, Narendranagar, Fakot and Chamba of Garhwal division.

Will move to court if IMD predicts ‘wrong’

 Bharat Singh Bais, an Ujjain-based farmers’ leader, said at times, farmers prepare themselves for sowing as per the IMD’s weather forecast.

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, August 18 : A farmers’ Union leader in Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa region has threatened to move court against what he claimed as the IMD’s “wrong” predictions leading to crop losses for cultivators in recent times. However, a senior scientist of the India Meterological Department said farmers might have been “misled”, as a private weather service predicted early monsoon this year, in contrast to forecast of the IMD (an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India).

He also said that cultivators should check whether the information was coming to them from genuine sources.

“In most of the cases, the weather predictions released by the IMD have failed. This has led to huge losses for farmers,” Bharatiya Kisan Sangh’s Malwa prant (region) spokesman Bharat Singh Bais claimed on Wednesday.

He said they were planning to move court against the IMD’s “wrong predictions” and a final decision in this regard will be taken soon.

Bais, an Ujjain-based farmers’ leader, said at times, farmers prepare themselves for sowing as per the IMD’s weather forecast.

“But the failed predictions led to huge losses and sown crops got damaged, as it happened during the recent rains. About 300-400 hectare of land was lying unused (without sowing) in Ujjain district alone due to the IMD’s wrong rain predictions,” he said.

In such a situation, farmers cannot trust the IMD’s forecast, he added.

Bais said in the US and other countries, weather predictions are precise and people can prepare themselves according to them.

“In India, the government is spending huge money, but the weather predictions are coming out to be wrong,” he claimed.

Bais said he was collecting the data of losses incurred by farmers due to the “wrong weather predictions” of the state’s MeT department. The data of wrong forecasts in the past two-three years was also being collected, he informed.

“After collecting the data, we will take a decision about moving court against the IMD by next month, after holding a meeting,” he said, adding that at present, he and his associates are engaged in organisational elections.

Bais also said they had earlier staged a protest against the IMD’s “wrong predictions” and it yielded results.

When contacted, a senior scientist of the IMD’s Bhopal centre refuted the allegations and told PTI that farmers might have been “misled” by the weather forecast from more than one source.

“The farmers should at least check that all weather-related information is coming to them from genuine sources. A private weather forecast service predicted early monsoon arrival, in contrast to the IMD’s predictions. This might have led to the problem,” he said.

In several districts, some self-proclaimed weathermen were making forecasts as if they were IMD’s representatives, which was leading to confusion, he said.

“There is no truth in such allegations. This is not the problem of farmers…rather, some ‘netas’ (leaders) had earlier staged a protest to get compensation,” he said.

The scientist also said that media should also be cautious while publishing weather-related predictions.

Monsoon hits Delhi

New Delhi, Jul 13: The South West Monsoon finally arrived in Delhi on Tuesday morning bringing much-needed respite from the hot and humid conditions, the India Meteorological Department said.

Delhi has been reeling under extremely high temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius.

The city’s adjoining areas like Gurgaon and Faridabad also received rainfall.

‘Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of Delhi, NCR ( Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Noida) Karnal’, the IMD tweeted.

Heavy rains were experienced in many areas in Delhi from 0700 hrs to 0830 hrs with Safdarjung recording 2.5 cm, Ayanagar 1.3, Palam 2.4 cm and Ridge 1.0 cm.

Today, the minimum temperature in National Capital will be around 25.0 degrees Celsius, while the maximum is likely to hover around 33 degrees, as per the weather department.

Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8.

Last year, it had hit Delhi on June 25 and by June 29 covered the entire country.

Monsoon knocks on Delhi doors

After a delay of over 15 days, the South West Monsoon finally arrived in the National Capital on Tuesday morning with several parts of the city experiencing heavy rains, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

New Delhi: For the first time in the last 15 years, the monsoon has advanced late in Delhi. Normally, it arrives by June 27, and covers the entire country by July 8.

Heavy rains were experienced in many areas in Delhi from 0700 hrs to 0830 hrs with Safdarjung recording 2.5 cm, Ayanagar 1.3, Palam 2.4 cm and Ridge 1.0 cm.

The IMD had forecast light to moderate rain in Delhi and its adjoining areas today.

Heavy rains in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places over several parts of north India including Delhi by Monday morning. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places over several parts of north India including Delhi by Monday morning. Earlier, the weather agency had said that the Southwest Monsoon would hit parts of north India including Delhi on July 10 but it had not occurred till Sunday evening. In July 2002, the monsoon had entered the city on July 19. This is the most delayed monsoon since then. According to IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the conditions are ripe for the advancement of the Southwest Monsoon over Delhi as humidity has also increased due to easterlies. He said the formation of a low-pressure area will also boost its advancement.

“We are expecting light rainfall on Sunday and a good spell on Monday,” he said.

HEAVY RAINFALL OVER HIMACHAL, UTTARAKHAND, PUNJAB, HARYANA, CHANDIGARH

In its elaborate forecast, the IMD said, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, the Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.”

RED WARNING FOR COASTAL MAHARASHTRA

The weather agency also issued alerts for several north Indian states and a red warning for coastal Maharashtra. The bulletin also indicated that heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Saurashtra and Kutch, Marathwada, Rayalaseema, north interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED

According to the IMD, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (with a speed of 30-40 kilometres per hour) are very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Telangana.

LIGHTNING IN JAMMU, KASHMIR, LADAKH

Lightning at isolated places is also expected over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, central Maharashtra, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal by Monday morning, the IMD said.

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