Rainfall: News

Delhi-NCR wakes up to heavy rain, more downpours likely 

Residents of Delhi-NCR woke up to heavy rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds on Saturday, while power cuts were reported in several areas.

25 May 2023


Bengaluru: Rains, thunderstorms to continue; doctors issue infection warning

Heavy rains accompanied by thundershowers and gusty winds will likely continue in Bengaluru till May 29, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

22 May 2023

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IMD predicts rain, hailstorm across India over next few days

Summer heat is likely to stay away for the next few days as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rainfall and hailstorm over several parts of the country.

India launches contingency plans amid rising 'El Nino' chances

While raising concerns about rainfall deficit in the upcoming monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) also predicted a 70-80% probability of an El Nino climate pattern this year.

03 Apr 2023


Why Delhi and NCR are experiencing unseasonal rains

Over the past few days, Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) have been experiencing heavy downpours accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds.

23 Mar 2023


Delhi expected to witness rainfall today, IMD issues yellow alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Delhi would likely witness rainfall on Thursday and Friday and issued a yellow alert in the national capital.

IMD predicts more rain for Delhi; Mumbai to get warmer

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Delhi, forecasting more rainfall for the national capital that could range from moderate to heavy. It has also notified about the possibility of a hailstorm along with gusty winds.

17 Mar 2023


IMD predicts rainfall in Delhi, Bengaluru, parts of Maharashtra

As India transitions from winter to summer, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall and thunderstorms in many parts of the country.

Delhi wakes up to high winds, rain; IMD predicts thunderstorm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a cloudy sky and thunderstorm in Delhi and its nearby areas on Wednesday, NDTV reported.

02 Feb 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu receives unseasonal rainfall as schools, colleges declare holiday

Due to unseasonal rainfall in numerous parts of Tamil Nadu since Wednesday night, schools and colleges in Nagapattinam were forced to announce a holiday on Thursday.

Dense fog engulfs Delhi as rainfall triggers temperature drop

Delhiites woke up to a foggy morning on Tuesday after witnessing heavy rains on Monday, with the minimum temperature dipping to 9.9 degrees Celsius.

Delhi-NCR: Temperature drops as cold winds, rains lash national capital

Cold winds and rainfall lashed Delhi and its neighboring areas, like Gurugram and Noida, on Sunday, resulting in a dip in temperatures.

11 Nov 2022


Chennai: Heavy rains leave several localities waterlogged; schools, colleges shut

Heavy rainfall lashed Chennai overnight leaving parts of the city waterlogged on Friday, which prompted authorities to shut down schools and colleges in 14 districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

03 Nov 2022


Snowfall, heavy rain likely in several states, courtesy western disturbance

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread rain and snowfall in several parts of India in the coming days.

01 Nov 2022


Northeast monsoon: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Chennai, schools shut

Chennai witnessed heavy rainfall followed by thunderstorms on Monday with the onset of the northeast monsoon in southern India.

25 Oct 2022

Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Sitrang spares India, crosses Bangladesh coast; 7 dead

At least seven people died in Bangladesh as Cyclone Sitrang made landfall on the country's shore on Monday, sparing India's coast near West Bengal, AFP reported.

24 Oct 2022


Cyclone 'Sitrang' to affect several Indian states, high alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an advisory after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone—named Sitrang by Thailand—on Sunday.

20 Oct 2022


Heavy rains lash Bengaluru, leave trail of damaged vehicles, roads

Heavy rains in Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, on Wednesday disrupted normal life as several areas witnessed severe waterlogging.

11 Oct 2022

Air Quality Index

AQI at 44: Delhi breathes cleanest air in two years

While incessant showers have disrupted daily life in Delhi, they brought some respite as the national capital breathed the cleanest air—in two years—when the average air quality index (AQI) was 44 on Monday.

Rains continue to lash Delhi, Karnataka; 11 dead in UP

Nonstop rains over the last few days have thrown life out of gear in many regions of the country.

09 Oct 2022


Yellow alert for parts of Maharashtra, incessant rains lash Delhi

October witnesses the retreat of the monsoon but this year after a prolonged dry spell, incessant rains in Delhi and other parts of the country have thrown life off gear.

Rains to continue unabated in Delhi-NCR over weekend, schools closed

A spell of intermittent rains for three days left many parts of Delhi-NCR severely waterlogged and caused traffic congestion while the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sounded a yellow alert for Friday.

18 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Cyclonic formation over Bay of Bengal, warning issued for Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a warning for Odisha predicting heavy rainfall in the state over the next few days because of the formation of a cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal.

17 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

22 dead in rain-related incidents across UP

At least 22 people died in separate rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Friday while India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more showers for the eastern part of the state on Saturday.

12 Sep 2022


Monsoon mayhem: Rains batter Odisha, Gujarat; orange alert for Pune

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert over Pune which witnessed heavy rainfall on Sunday causing waterlogged roads, traffic snarls, and power cuts.

10 Sep 2022


Heavy rains predicted in Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha; Bengaluru still inundated

Amid a week of heavy rains and knee-deep water throwing life out of gear in Bengaluru, the city is likely to continue receiving showers till Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.

05 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Heavy rains leave city waterlogged, disrupt traffic

Torrential rains lashed Bengaluru on Sunday night, leaving many roads and residential areas waterlogged with people wading through knee-deep water.

18 Aug 2022


Monsoon fury: Nearly 5 lakh affected as rains inundate Odisha

Nearly five lakh people have been affected in 10 districts of Odisha as rain induced floods have inundated the state.

15 Aug 2022


5 best monsoon destinations of Rajasthan you must visit

It's that time of the year when the rain gods bless Rajasthan and give it a much-needed respite from the scorching heat.

08 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Monsoon mayhem: Car washed away in Uttarakhand; landslides in J&K

The monsoon rains are wreaking havoc in the north Indian hills by triggering landslides.

02 Jul 2022


Rains lash Mumbai, north India; Manipur landslide toll reaches 21

The southwest monsoon advanced into north India on Thursday with rains lashing parts of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan.

01 Jul 2022


Monsoon to cover entire country by July 6, says IMD

As the southwest monsoon hit Delhi-NCR, some parts of Punjab, Chandigarh, and Haryana on Thursday bringing much-needed relief from the sweltering heat, the India Meteorological Department said that the monsoon will cover the entire stretch of the country by Wednesday.

18 Jun 2022

Climate Change

Cherrapunji receives record rainfall since 1995 amid floods in northeast

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya received a record-breaking 972 mm of rain in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Friday, just two days after receiving 811.6 mm of rain in a single day, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

24 May 2022


Weather update: Rains in north India, flood fury in Assam

Heavy rains, accompanied by lightning and thunderstorms, lashed Delhi-NCR on Monday bringing down the minimum temperature to 17.2 °C.

17 May 2022


Southwest monsoon arrives in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: IMD

The southwest monsoon advanced into some parts of the South Bay of Bengal and the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

09 May 2022


Heatwave in northwest, central India; rain in 17 states: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh heatwave alert for the country's northwestern and central regions while cyclone Asani is expected to bring rain to the southern and eastern states.

07 May 2022


Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said a low-pressure region over the South Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone—to be called Asani—by Sunday and travel north toward India's eastern coast.

02 Mar 2022


Delhi to witness hotter summer during March-May: IMD

In its seasonal outlook for March-May, the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said Delhi would witness a hotter summer this year.

IMD forecasts rainfall, snowfall in north India; temperature to drop

A thunderstorm with light to moderate rainfall is expected in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, and Delhi, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

24 Jan 2022


Delhi sees highest-ever rainfall in 122 years in January

Delhi has recorded 88.2 millimeters of rain in January so far, the highest ever for the month in 122 years.

20 Jan 2022


What's leading to severe cold across North India?

Severe cold conditions continue to prevail in national capital Delhi and other parts of northern India, including Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.

18 Jan 2022


Delhi, other areas to receive rainfall this week

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall in several states and union territories, including national capital Delhi, starting this weekend.

Cold wave: North, central India to get colder this week

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted a cold wave over northwestern and central India in the next 24 hours.

09 Jan 2022


Delhi's air quality improves to 'satisfactory' as rain lashes capital

The air quality index of Delhi on Sunday improved to "satisfactory" from "moderate" due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the national capital region and adjoining areas for the last two days.

28 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu

Chennai witnesses record rainfall in 200 years, several areas flooded

Several areas in Chennai witnessed floods as incessant rainfall continued in many parts of the Tamil Nadu capital on Sunday.

23 Nov 2021


Southern India to witness widespread rains for next 5 days

Southern India, including Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal, is likely to witness widespread light to moderate rainfall during the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

21 Nov 2021


Rains hit southern India; heavy downpour predicted in Karnataka today

Heavy rainfall is forecasted for coastal and south interior Karnataka on Sunday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

11 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu

TN rains: Chennai streets flooded; airport arrivals resume after suspension

The heavy rains in Tamil Nadu worsened on Thursday as the depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Chennai in the evening.

10 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu

Red alert in TN amid rains; death toll reaches 8

A red alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for 20 districts across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and Thursday.

09 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu

TN rains: Red alert sounded; flood warning for low-lying areas

Intense rainfall is set to continue in Chennai and its neighboring districts in Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department has predicted.

19 Oct 2021


Red alert sounded as rains batter Uttarakhand; 17 dead

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand has been battered by non-stop heavy rains since Sunday night.

12 Oct 2021


Kerala rains: IMD issues orange alert in 9 districts

Heavy rains continue to lash Kerala, creating a flood-like situation in the state.

28 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Dam water causes flooding in some Beed villages

Heavy rainfall in catchment areas of the Manjara dam forced authorities to open all 18 gates of the reservoir to discharge water on Tuesday, which led to flooding in some villages of Maharashtra's Beed district while an alert was sounded in some neighboring districts, officials said.

22 Sep 2021


Delhi receives moderate rain today; will set new monsoon record

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Delhi on Wednesday, forecasting moderate rainfall in parts of the city.

16 Sep 2021


Delhi: Rainfall this season so far highest since 1964

The bounteous monsoon this year has already dumped 1,159.4 mm of rainfall on Delhi till Thursday afternoon, the highest since 1964 and the third-highest ever, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.

15 Sep 2021


Gujarat: Several villages marooned after heavy rains in Saurashtra

Even as the rain intensity reduced in parts of Saurashtra in Gujarat on Wednesday, a number of villages in the region remained cut off from the mainstream as the connecting roads were blocked due to flooding and the power supply was disrupted in some areas, officials said.

15 Sep 2021


Delhi likely to witness another spell of rain

Having already received a copious amount of rain this month, Delhi is likely to witness another spell of light to moderate precipitation starting Wednesday night, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

14 Sep 2021


Rains batter Rajkot, Jamnagar in Gujarat; over 200 people rescued

Extremely heavy rains lashed Rajkot and Jamnagar in Gujarat over the last 24 hours, following which more than 200 people stranded in the floodwaters were rescued and over 7,000 people shifted to safer places in the two districts, officials said.

14 Sep 2021


Odisha orders evacuation from low-lying areas as rain batters state

With heavy rain pounding the state of Odisha for the last 36 hours leading to a rise in the water levels in most rivers, the state government on Tuesday asked all the district collectors to evacuate people from low-lying areas, the officials said.

13 Sep 2021


Rain batters Odisha as Bhubaneswar, Puri receive record rainfall

Odisha capital Bhubaneswar received 195 mm rainfall in 24 hours, breaking a 63-year-old record, as rain clobbered large parts of the state and prompted authorities to issue a flood alert, officials said on Monday.

12 Sep 2021


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In July, lightning strikes killed around 74 in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh in a single day, and since 2004, lightning strikes have claimed at least 2,000 lives in India every year.

11 Sep 2021


Delhi: Bus gets trapped at waterlogged underpass, 40 passengers rescued

The Delhi Fire Services on Saturday rescued 40 passengers of a private bus that was trapped at a waterlogged underpass in Delhi following heavy rains on Saturday morning, officials said.

11 Sep 2021


Delhiites wake up to thundershowers; monsoon rainfall breaches 1,000mm mark

Delhi residents woke up to heavy showers on Saturday morning. Incessant rains lead to a drop in mercury and water-logging in several parts of the city.

10 Sep 2021


Rainfall recorded in August lowest in 19 years: IMD

Rainfall in August, which recorded 24% deficiency, was the lowest in 19 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

07 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: MeT office forecasts heavy rainfall in Thane, Palghar districts

The Thane and Palghar administrations have asked citizens to remain alert in the wake of heavy rainfall prediction by the Regional Meteorological Center for the Konkan region over the next three days.

02 Sep 2021


Rains lead to waterlogging woes, traffic disruptions in Delhi

Several areas of Delhi witnessed waterlogging and traffic snarls for the second day in a row as the city continued to receive rains on Thursday.

01 Sep 2021


Rain inundates Delhi, highest in September in 12 years

Delhi saw the highest single-day rainfall in September in at least 12 years, with weather stations recording 112.1 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Wednesday.

31 Aug 2021


Uttarakhand: BJP Minister suggests 'app to divert rain'; gets mocked

Uttarakhand Minister Dhan Singh Rawat has grabbed attention after a video of him went viral on social media, where he was heard talking about a mobile application to "regulate excessive rainfall."

30 Aug 2021


Uttarakhand: Four killed as three houses collapse after heavy rains

Four people, including three children, were killed and several others went missing after three houses collapsed in a village following heavy rains in Dharchula sub-division in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, officials said.

26 Aug 2021


Fresh spell of rain expected in Delhi from August 29

A fresh spell of rain is expected in Delhi and adjoining areas in northwest India from August 29 as the monsoon trough is expected to shift toward the plains from the foothills of the Himalayas, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

21 Aug 2021


Delhi sees heavy rain today; Traffic Police issues advisory

People in Delhi today woke up to heavy rain showers, bringing respite from the sultry weather seen for the past several days.

18 Aug 2021


Monsoon set to revive in north India from August 19

After a gap of nearly two weeks, the Southwest Monsoon is set to revive in north India from August 19, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

16 Aug 2021


Parts of Rajasthan faced flood-like situation earlier in August

While several districts in eastern Rajasthan faced a flood-like situation due to excessive rains, some in the western part of the state received deficit rains, which may lead to a drought-like situation, the weather office said.

14 Aug 2021


At least 40 killed in severe northern Turkey floods

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