India Meteorological Department (IMD): News

25 May 2024


India's power demand nears all-time high as heatwave intensifies

India's peak power demand soared to a new seasonal high of 239.96GW on Friday, driven by rising temperatures across the country.

25 May 2024


Cyclone Remal to make landfall in Bengal, red alert issued 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm and make landfall on Sunday.

24 May 2024

Delhi University

'Boycott elections' graffiti come up on DU walls; FIRs filed 

Two First Information Reports (FIRs) were lodged following the discovery of graffiti advocating for an election boycott on Delhi University walls.

23 May 2024


Amid 'red alert', Delhi may witness hottest poll day

Delhi is bracing for its hottest polling day ever, with temperatures expected to exceed 47 degrees Celsius, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

23 May 2024


Kerala rains: 4 dead, IMD sounds 'orange' alert

At least four people have lost their lives due to heavy rains in Kerala, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue an orange alert for several districts on Thursday.

22 May 2024


North India on red alert; temperature to soar over 45°

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe heatwave warning for several states in North India, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh for Wednesday.

21 May 2024


Severe heatwave in north India for 3 days

North India is currently in the grip of a severe heatwave, with temperatures in several parts of Delhi surpassing the 47 degrees Celsius mark on Monday.

20 May 2024


Red alert issued for heatwave in Delhi and surrounding areas

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert due to escalating temperatures in Delhi and neighboring states.

17 May 2024


IMD forecasts severe heatwave in North India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a severe heatwave warning for northern India, including Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana, effective from Saturday to Monday (May 18 to 20).

16 May 2024


Heatwave warning for North India, heavy rainfall predicted in South

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a heatwave warning for North India, with Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana expected to be particularly affected.

13 May 2024


Billboard falls in Mumbai dust storm, 7 injured

At least seven people were injured after a metal billboard crashed on them amid a strong dust storm in Mumbai.

13 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

IMD predicts fresh heatwave over Northwest India from May 16

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Monday, predicted that a fresh heatwave would sweep across northwest India starting Thursday.

03 May 2024


Kerala shuts educational institutions till Monday amid heatwave

The government of Kerala has ordered all educational institutions to remain closed until Monday in light of the severe heatwave.

01 May 2024

West Bengal

2024 likely to be India's hottest year on record: Report

India is currently grappling with intense heat, prompting the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a "red alert" for West Bengal and Odisha in May.

30 Apr 2024


Severe heatwave sweeps across India, prompting warnings and closures

India is grappling with an intense heatwave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 45°C on Monday.

26 Apr 2024


IMD issues severe heatwave warning for several regions across India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a severe heatwave warning for several regions across the country, forecasting potentially record-breaking temperatures.

26 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Phase 2 polling: Heatwave conditions to prevail in some states

The polling for the second phase of 2024 Lok Sabha elections is underway in 89 constituencies in 13 states and one Union territory.

24 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

IMD issues 'heatwave to severe heatwave' warning for several states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Wednesday, issued a "heatwave to severe heatwave" warning for several states across India.

23 Apr 2024


Delhi rains, strong winds provide welcome relief from sweltering heat 

Light rain and gusty winds brought with themselves short reprieve for the residents of Delhi on Tuesday.

22 Apr 2024


Delhi-NCR prepares for light rain, strong winds this week

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rain and strong winds in the Delhi-NCR region this week, providing a respite from the summer heat.

21 Apr 2024

Himachal Pradesh

Yellow alert issued in Himachal due to rain, snowfall

Heavy snowfall and rain in the mid- and lower hills caused the closure of at least 104 roads and three national highways in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Heatwave alert in several states ahead of phase 1 polling

The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a heatwave alert for several states—including Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and West Bengal.

15 Apr 2024


IMD predicts above average monsoon for India this year

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast an "above normal" monsoon for the country this year.

09 Apr 2024


Will Delhi, NCR see worsening heatwave conditions this week? 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a significant rise in Delhi's temperature this week.

09 Apr 2024


Double trouble: Bengaluru tackles heatwave amid water crisis

The soaring temperatures have compounded Bengaluru's challenges, exacerbating its existing struggle with severe water scarcity.

08 Apr 2024


Rain may delay onset of summer in North India: Report

The onset of summer in North India is expected to be delayed by three weeks, the Firstpost reported.

03 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Will extreme heatwave in April-June affect Lok Sabha voter turnout

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a warning about an extreme heatwave expected between April and June.

01 Apr 2024


Heatwave in April-May, temperatures to be above normal: IMD 

India is set to experience an unusually prolonged heat wave this summer, with temperatures from April to June anticipated to exceed normal levels.

Tap water, toilets: ECI's advisory to beat heatwave during polls

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday issued an advisory regarding the mitigation of the heat wave impact on voters during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024.

02 Mar 2024


IMD predicts more heatwaves, intense summer in India this year

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will face more heatwave days in the summer of 2024.

05 Feb 2024


Delhi's wettest February in 10 years improves air quality

Delhi has logged 29.9 millimeters of rainfall during the first four days of this month, already making it the wettest February in the last 10 years.

05 Feb 2024

Kashmir Valley

Avalanche warning in J&K; rain likely in Delhi 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Delhi and its neighboring states and union territories will receive light rainfall on Monday.

04 Feb 2024


Delhi-NCR experiences light showers, IMD predicts rainfall in several states

Delhi and its nearby National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to light rainfall on Sunday morning, with the minimum temperature settling at around 10 degrees Celsius.

31 Jan 2024


Intense heatwaves linked to increased mortality rate: Report

High-intensity heatwave days for long durations can significantly increase the mortality rates in Indian cities, a new study has shown, the Hindustan Times reported.

Passengers protest at Delhi airport after IndiGo cancels flight

A group of passengers at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, on Wednesday, raised slogans against IndiGo Airlines to protest the cancellation of their flight, reports said.

31 Jan 2024


Delhi experiences the coldest January in 21 years

In January 2024, Delhi experienced its coldest month in 21 years, with the mean maximum temperature at Safdarjung reaching only 17.9°C.

31 Jan 2024


Delhi: Over 50 flights, 23 trains delayed amid dense fog

Delhi and its neighboring areas woke up to a dense fog on Wednesday — the third day in a row.

20 Jan 2024


Delhi to witness 5th 'cold day' of January today: IMD 

Delhi is bracing for yet another "cold day" on Saturday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing an orange alert amid dense fog.

18 Jan 2024


Fog disrupts transportation in North India, cold wave to continue

Over the past two weeks, thick fog has blanketed parts of north and northeast India, causing major disruptions to road, rail, and air travel.

17 Jan 2024


Delhi: Fog, coldwave persist; flight and train movement disrupted

Delhi, on Wednesday, woke up to another cold day as dense fog persisted in parts of the capital and adjoining states.

16 Jan 2024

Kashmir Valley

Kashmir's snowless winter raises environmental, livelihood concerns

The Kashmir Valley is facing an unusual snowless winter, with little to no snowfall in popular tourist spots like Gulmarg, Sonmarg, and Srinagar.

16 Jan 2024


Delhi: Dense fog delays over 100 flights, 30 trains

Delhi witnessed dense fog and cold wave again on Tuesday causing disruptions to flights and trains.

15 Jan 2024


Delhi: Dense fog triggers travel chaos, over 150 flights delayed

The cold wave over Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region (NCR) continued on Monday.

How IMD intends to leverage AI for improved weather predictions

As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is gearing up to celebrate its 150th anniversary on Monday, it is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and faster supercomputers to enhance weather forecasting models.

14 Jan 2024


Delhi: Dense fog returns, zero visibility affects flight, train operations 

Dense fog returned to several places in North India, including the national capital, Delhi, on Sunday, causing zero visibility.

09 Jan 2024

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: Sissu Lake freezes as temperature drops to -15 degrees

The Sissu Lake in the trans-Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti has frozen as the temperature dropped to -15 degrees Celsius in the valley.

08 Jan 2024

Tamil Nadu

TN: Heavy rains shut schools, colleges, trigger massive traffic jams

Torrential rains on Sunday caused massive traffic jams, creating difficulties for commuters in various parts of Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai.

07 Jan 2024


Delhi schools closed till January 12 amid cold wave

Schools in Delhi will remain closed for the next five days until January 12 for students up to Class 5 due to the cold weather conditions in north India.

06 Jan 2024


Severe cold wave grips North India, no relief till Tuesday

Delhi and several parts of North India are currently facing harsh cold wave conditions, with temperatures dropping below average.

02 Jan 2024


Delhi experiences light haze, 26 trains delayed

Delhi and the National Capital Region(NCR) experienced mild fog on Tuesday, causing delays for trains and flights.

01 Jan 2024


Dense fog covers North India, IMD forecasts severe cold wave

Delhi and parts of North India, including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, continued to witness dense fog and chilly weather on Monday, the first day of the year 2024.

31 Dec 2023


Dense fog continues in North India, IMD issues red alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that dense fog will continue to affect parts of North India, including the national capital Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttarakhand, till Thursday.

30 Dec 2023


Dense fog continues to disrupt trains, flights in North India

Foggy conditions continued to disrupt train and flight schedules across North India, including the national capital, Delhi, and states like Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

29 Dec 2023

Cold Wave

Dense fog disrupts transport in North India, red alert issued

Heavy fog continued to disrupt transportation across North India, causing delays in numerous flights and trains on Friday.

28 Dec 2023


Cold wave: 134 flights delayed as heavy fog engulfs Delhi

At least 134 flights were delayed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as a thick layer of fog continued to engulf the national capital, leading to near-zero visibility on Thursday.

27 Dec 2023


Thick fog continues in Delhi; 110 flights, 25 trains hit

Heavy fog continued to engulf Delhi on Wednesday, resulting in near-zero visibility in the national capital.

26 Dec 2023


Delhi: 30 flights delayed, 5 diverted amid fog, low visibility

At least 30 flights, including international ones, were delayed and five were diverted in Delhi on Tuesday as the national capital remained enveloped in thick fog for the third day.

20 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: 10 dead, IAF pressed for relief, rescue

At least 10 people have reportedly been killed in Tamil Nadu after torrential rains wreaked havoc in the state's southern areas.