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India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Dense Fog Shrouds National Capital

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

High moisture content in the air makes pollutants heavier, making dispersion difficult.  

TN asks Centre to upgrade IMD's technology, says it could not give timely forecast

Jan 01, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Pointing to the surprise heavy rainfall here on December 30, Stalin, in a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah quoted extensively from India Meteorological Department-Regional Meteorological Centre's bulletins of that day.

Heavy showers pound Chennai, 3 dead in rain related incidents

The intense spell may turn out to be one of the heaviest witnessed in recent years, while police said three subways were closed and in view of inundation and traffic moved at a snail's pace in at least 14 arterial city thoroughfares.

Severe Cold Wave Alert As Odisha Shivers

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A severe cold wave is when the minimum dips to at least 2 degrees Celsius, or the departure from normal is equal to or over 6.5 degrees Celsius.

Kashmir's Temperatures Remain Below Freezing Point; Snowfall, Rain Likely From Sunday

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, a degree up from the previous night. The IMD has forecast three days of snowfall and rain from Sunday.

22 December, 2021

Kashmir's Temperatures Remain Below Freezing Point; Snowfall, Rain Likely From Sunday


Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, a degree up from the previous night. The IMD has forecast three days of snowfall and rain from Sunday.

22 December, 2021

Cold Wave Warning Issued In Various States; Temperatures Likely To Increase Gradually

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After the MeT issued cold wave warnings across various states in northern and northwestern India, the conditions are said to slowly abate from December 23 (Thursday), with a gradual rise in temperature.

20 December, 2021

Cold wave in parts of Delhi as min drops to 3.2 deg C, relief likely from Wednesday

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The IMD had predicted severe cold wave conditions in parts of northwest India till December 21.

05 December, 2021

Cyclone Jawad: Heavy Downpour Lashes Kolkata And Several Other Parts Of South Bengal

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Heavy downpur is taking place in some isolated parts of south Bengal, including coastal areas of South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts, and parts of Purba Bardhaman as an effect of Cyclone Jawad.

04 December, 2021

Sigh Of Relief For Odisha, Andhra As Cyclone ‘Jawad’ Likely To Weaken: IMD

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According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone is likely to lose it's strength and continue to move north-northeastwards along the Odisha coast before entering West Bengal.

27 November, 2021

India Meteorological Department Reveals That 100% More Rains In Southern States In November

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In IMD parlance, departure means an increase or decrease (here increase) from the average mean temperature/rainfall of the given time period based on 30 years' records.


17 November, 2021

Air Pollution In Delhi-NCR: No Relief Likely Till Sunday

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The city recorded its air quality index at 389 at 9 am. It had slipped into the severe zone on Tuesday and was recorded at 403 at 4 pm.

06 November, 2021

Delhi: Air Quality Improves As Higher Wind Speed Flushes Out Pollution

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The Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) Sameer app showed that the city's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 449 in the severe category at 8 am on Saturday while yesterday, it was 462.

03 November, 2021

Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Remain ‘Poor’, No Respite On Diwali

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According to the Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 314. It was 303 on Tuesday and 281 on Monday.

21 October, 2021

Kerala Rains: IMD Issues Orange Alert For 8 Districts Amid Incessant Downpour, Thunderstorms

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The southern state was ravaged by heavy downpour and subsequent landslides in the south-central districts on October 15 and 16 which resulted in the loss of 42 lives and six people going missing.

16 October, 2021

IMD Issues Yellow Alert For Parts Of MP, Predicts Thunderstorms, Lightning

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The alert. which is valid till Sunday morning, has come at a time when the mercury has dipped below 20 degrees Celsius, marking the onset of winter in the state.

06 October, 2021

Southwest Monsoon Withdrawal Begins, Second Most Delayed Since 1975

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Southwest Monsoon has receded from some parts of West Rajasthan and adjoining Gujarat. The wind system is expected to retreat from Delhi in three to four days.


29 September, 2021

IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm Of Gujarat Coast, Fishermen Asked To Refrain From Ventures Into Sea Till Oct 2

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A few places in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Jamnagar districts of Saurashtra, as well as Anand, Bharuch, among others, likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy rainfall during the next two days, the IMD said in its latest forecast.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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