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  • Cyclone to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts tonight: India Meteorological Department

    Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A cyclone will hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on late Thursday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A deep depression is moving at a speed of about 12 kmph and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours, the cyclone warning division of IMD said in the evening on Thursday.

  • IMD issues cyclone alert for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

    Bhubaneswar: The IMD has sounded a cyclone alert for south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh with a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a deep depression, triggering heavy rainfall in several districts on Thursday. The depression over west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas has moved westward and intensified into a deep depression, it lay centred at about 300 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha, IMD said in a

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    Kerala Rains: IMD predicts rainfall likely to diminish over next 5 days, focus shifts to supply of essential items

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is welcome news: the Indian Meteorological Department has said that rainfall activity over Kerala is likely to diminish over the next five days starting Monday. As the rain fury finally abated on Sunday, 724,649 people remained in 5,645 camps in the state following “one of the worst ever floods” that have left about 370 dead and caused unprecedented destruction.

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    Amid Kerala rains, IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai

    After weeks of drizzling, rain is likely to return in full swing this week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai. The IMD alerted coastal states about a weather system (depression) over coastal Odisha.

  • Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert in 8 districts, Kochi airport shut till August 18

    Thiruvananthapuram: India Meteorological Department has issued red alert (heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places) for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts in Kerala until Thursday. Kochi airport will also remain shut until August 18, 2 pm due to the incessant rainfall in the state.

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    Mumbai seashores on alert, as IMD issues high tide warning for next 6 days

    Mumbai: Mumbai seashores are on alert following a high tide warning issued by the civic body’s disaster management department for the next six days. Citizens have been advised not to venture out into the sea on high tide days. Mumbai’s Indian Meteorological Department has predicted high tide of 4.6 metres and above for the next six days from August 10 till August 15, 2018.

  • Monsoon in August-September to be ‘below normal’: IMD

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains will be below normal in August and September, the India Meteorological Department said today, downgrading the initial forecasts about a normal monsoon for the second half of the rainfall season.

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    IMD predicts ‘WET’ weekend for Mumbai, followed by heavy rains from Monday

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars have to brace themselves for torrential rains yet again. After a brief spell of ‘dry days’, following the incessant downpour for four consecutive days, there are chances of heavy rainfall over the weekend. The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) has predicted that it will be yet another “wet weekend” followed by a period of heavy to heavy rainfall from July 16. “There will be heavy to heavy rainfall from July 13

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    Mumbai Rains Latest Updates: Rains affect early morning schedule of Central and Harbour line

    Mumbai and suburban areas continued to be lashed with intermittent rains since today’s midnight. As IMD had yesterday stated that the city will be facing heavy to very heavy rains for the next 48 hrs, Mumbaikars will have to be ready for this situation. Ever since the morning of Thursday, Central line local’s were running 20-25 minutes late.

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    Mumbai Rains: IMD predicts heavy rainfall for next 48 hrs

    Mumbai: Several areas in Mumbai were left inundated after heavy rainfall lashed the city on Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a similar weather with intermittent rains for the next two days. The weather observatory has also forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in various parts of the city for the next 48 hours.

  • IMD cyclone warnings for Guj, Maha

    Mumbai : Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.

  • IMD issues cyclone warnings for Maharashtra, Gujarat

    Mumbai: The Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.

  • Heavy rains disrupt normal life in coastal Karnataka again

    Bengaluru: Heavy rains measuring upto 13 cm disrupted normal life again in coastal Karnataka districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, after the incessant rains which lashed the region till last week took a break, the weather office said on Tuesday. “Heavy rainfall was witnessed in most places of coastal Karnataka and few parts of interior Karnataka. The southwest monsoon, however, has been weak over north interior Karnataka,” the Bengaluru division of India Meteorological

  • Rains in Nashik bring smile on farmers’ faces

    Nashik: The monsoon rains lashed several parts of the district in the last 24 hours, bringing a smile on the faces of farmers who were waiting for a good spell of showers to start sowing operations in their fields. The Peint tehsil in the district recorded 134 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by Igatpuri-117 mm, Trimbakeshwar-112 mm, Kalwan-65 mm and Nashik tehsil- 61.3 mm, the Meteorological department here said.

  • Rain, thunderstorm and to hit western Uttar Pradesh: Indian Meteorological Department

    Lucknow: Thunderstorm and rain accompanied with a dust storm are likely to occur during next two hours in several areas of Western Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. As per the IMD, the monsoon is hovering over Maharashtra in the west and parts of Odisha, West Bengal and Assam in the east and northeast India.

  • Railways to install automatic rain gauge machines

    “Once these machines are installed it will help in taking precautionary measures, as after every 15 minutes these will provide real time updates which can be accessed on mobile apps or the IMD website,” said an official.