Rainfall: News

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


Do you know what to do when lightning strikes?

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

The death toll from severe floods and mudslides in coastal Turkey has climbed to at least 40, the country's emergency and disaster agency said on Saturday.

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