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Kerala expects heavy rains in next few days, IMD issues alert

The India Meteorological Department on Friday said Kerala will receive heavy to very heavy rains in the next few days due to weather conditions and wind patterns prevailing over peninsular India. The IMD said that a low pressure trough located from north Kerala coast to south Gujarat coast, another well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and the strong westerly/ northwesterly winds along the Kerala coast would result in moderate to heavy rains in the southern state for the next five days. The IMD also issued an orange alert in the four northern Kerala districts of Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod for the day and a yellow alert in five other districts. An orange alert means very heavy rain (6 cm to 20 cm). A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm. Heavy rains in the state, especially in the northern Malabar region, caused flooding, uprooting of trees, minor landslides and traffic snarls. In Wayanad, due to flooding of the Muthanga National .

Kerala expects heavy rains in next few days, IMD issues alert
Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 1:37 PM IST

Orange alert in Mumbai due to heavy rain, high tide in sea may cause floods

Mumbai rain today latest news: The Andheri subway between Andheri and Jogeshwari railway was waterlogged due to the intense rain spell

Orange alert in Mumbai due to heavy rain, high tide in sea may cause floods
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 1:40 PM IST

Heavy rainfall across nation in July bridges June's monsoon deficit: IMD

Heavy rainfall across large parts of India has compensated for the June deficit, bringing the overall monsoon precipitation into the surplus category. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), more spells of heavy to very heavy rain are likely over northwest India and the western parts of the peninsular India during the next two-three days and over the northeast during the next five days. India, the world's top producer of critical crops such as rice, wheat and sugarcane, logged a rainfall deficit of 11 percent in June, with northwest India recording a shortfall of 33 per cent. Heavy rain in the first week of July compensated for the shortfall but caused flooding in many northeastern states. Since the four-month monsoon season began on June 1, the country has received 214.9 mm of rainfall against a normal of 213.3 mm, according to IMD data. Northwest India and the southern peninsula have recorded 3 per cent and 13 per cent above-normal rainfall, respectively. The he

Heavy rainfall across nation in July bridges June's monsoon deficit: IMD
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 7:14 AM IST

Delhi rain alert: IMD says heavy rain in next 2 days, issues orange alert

The orange alert signifies a preparedness advisory for authorities due to the potential for severe weather conditions that might disrupt daily life or pose risks to safety

Delhi rain alert: IMD says heavy rain in next 2 days, issues orange alert
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 10:54 AM IST

One dead, many injured in Delhi airport's T-1 roof collapse: Latest updates

Six individuals were injured as the collapse of the roof sheet and support beams damaged cars parked in the pick-up and drop-off area at Indira Gandhi International Airport

One dead, many injured in Delhi airport's T-1 roof collapse: Latest updates
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 9:15 AM IST

Pre-Monsoon showers bring much-needed respite to Delhi-NCR. Details here

Although IMD has not specified any date for the arrival of the monsoon, Skymet weather agency has said it is likely to enter Delhi around June 29-30

Pre-Monsoon showers bring much-needed respite to Delhi-NCR. Details here
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 10:21 AM IST

Heatwave update: Light rain cools Delhi, heat-related deaths rise to 34

Over 40,000 suspected heatstroke cases have emerged across the country this summer, claiming over 100 lives nationwide

Heatwave update: Light rain cools Delhi, heat-related deaths rise to 34
Updated On : 20 Jun 2024 | 10:19 AM IST

India's coal-based power demand rise by 7.3%, at all-time high: Govt

Peak demand for power in India's hot, arid northern plains hit a record earlier this week, even as the government said it continues to implement measures to meet high energy consumption

India's coal-based power demand rise by 7.3%, at all-time high: Govt
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 5:02 PM IST

Monsoon gathering pace in Maharashtra, to progress by June 21-22: IMD

The south-west monsoon, which has slowed down after hitting Mumbai, is gathering pace and is expected to progress further by June 21-22, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. The progress of the monsoon will provide a much-needed relief to north India, which is reeling under an intense heatwave. "Monsoon activity was weak after it hit Mumbai, but it is slowly turning moderate. It will strengthen by June 21-22 and coastal Maharashtra is likely to receive good rainfall. Central Maharashtra, including Marathwada, will receive light to moderate rainfall during this time," Sunil Kamble, Head of the Regional Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, said. Several parts of Mumbai received showers on Wednesday morning, but it was insufficient to give respite from oppressive heat. Monsoon arrived in Mumbai on June 9, two days ahead of its normal schedule. Since then it made little progress and it is yet to cover parts of northern Maharashtra and ...

Monsoon gathering pace in Maharashtra, to progress by June 21-22: IMD
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 2:01 PM IST

Heatwave in India: 5 die in Delhi, warnings issued, little relief in sight

While the weather department has predicted some respite from the current heatwave, it added that relief will only come with the arrival of the monsoon

Heatwave in India: 5 die in Delhi, warnings issued, little relief in sight
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 10:56 AM IST

Power ministry asks utilities to be on high alert due to rising demand

The power ministry on Tuesday said it has asked all utilities "to maintain a high state of alert and minimise forced outages of equipment" amid heatwave pushing electricity demand, especially in the northern region where Monsoon is yet to arrive. The country's northern region has been experiencing high electricity demand due to a prevailing heatwave since May 17, 2024, the ministry said in a statement. Despite these challenging conditions, the ministry said, the highest ever peak demand of 89 GW in the northern region was successfully met on June 17, 2024. It was made possible by importing 25-30 per cent of the region's power requirement from neighbouring regions, it said. "All utilities have been advised to maintain a high state of alert and minimise forced outages of equipment," the statement said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, heatwave conditions in North-West India are expected to abate from June 20. In response to the increased electricity

Power ministry asks utilities to be on high alert due to rising demand
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 5:11 PM IST

Skies are raining fire, Delhi on red alert: When will the heatwave end?

The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for June 18, asking Delhiites to remain indoors, with the prediction that the mercury will go down from June 19

Skies are raining fire, Delhi on red alert: When will the heatwave end?
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 11:26 AM IST

IMD issues severe heatwave alert for Delhi; predicts rainfall in North-East

Heatwave crisis in India: On Sunday, Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 44.9 degrees Celsius, which is six degrees above the normal

IMD issues severe heatwave alert for Delhi; predicts rainfall in North-East
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 1:02 PM IST

No one prepared for unprecedented heat endured this summer: Sunita Narain

India is grappling with unprecedented heat this summer and no one is prepared for the level of warming being experienced, leading environmentalist Sunita Narain has said, emphasizing the need for a heat index and a complete overhaul of the way modern cities are designed. In an interaction with PTI editors here, Narain, the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), said the brutal heat scorching swathes of India is a result of naturally occurring El Nino phenomenon -- an unusual warming of the ocean surface in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean -- and climate change. "Nobody is prepared. Let's be very clear. 2023 was globally the hottest year on record. We have broken every record in the last 45 days with an unbroken (streak of) temperatures above 40 degrees. This is climate change. It is compounded this year by the waning of the (2023-24) El Nino. This means we really need to get our act together. We need to ensure that vulnerable communities are .

No one prepared for unprecedented heat endured this summer: Sunita Narain
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 1:08 PM IST

Monsoon may weaken, worsening heat wave conditions in North India

According to the updated dates, the monsoon is now expected to reach the national capital around June 27, while previously, the normal onset date was June 23

Monsoon may weaken, worsening heat wave conditions in North India
Updated On : 15 Jun 2024 | 1:02 AM IST

Heatwave scare in India: 45 lives lost in past 36 hours, death toll hits 87

On Friday, India reported at least 40 suspected heat-related deaths, 25 of them were staff deployed on Lok Sabha elections duty in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Heatwave scare in India: 45 lives lost in past 36 hours, death toll hits 87
Updated On : 01 Jun 2024 | 4:34 PM IST

Southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala, says IMD: Here is what it means

The Southwest Monsoon has arrived in Kerala and advanced into much of Northeast India, the IMD announced on Thursday

Southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala, says IMD: Here is what it means
Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 12:56 PM IST

Heatwave crisis: Mercury at record high in Uttarakhand, J&K, Himachal

Dehradun on Wednesday saw its maximum temperature soar to a record-breaking 43 degrees Celsius, surpassing the norm by 7 degrees and matching the highest-ever recorded temperature for May, set in 2012

Heatwave crisis: Mercury at record high in Uttarakhand, J&K, Himachal
Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 12:31 PM IST

Heatwave crisis: How many Indians are succumbing to the high temperatures?

India is grappling with unusually high temperatures this summer, with IMD predicting 'heat wave to severe heat wave' conditions to persist in several regions

Heatwave crisis: How many Indians are succumbing to the high temperatures?
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 5:16 PM IST

Delhi nears 50 degrees Celsius: What's causing extreme heat in capital?

Delhi weather updates: Outer areas of the national capital, Mungeshpur and Narela, recorded 49.9 degrees Celsius temperature on Tuesday, which is nine notches above the normal temperature

Delhi nears 50 degrees Celsius: What's causing extreme heat in capital?
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 9:35 AM IST