INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
IMD to change reference dates for monsoon onset, withdrawal from this year: MoES
June 1 is the onset date for monsoon over Kerala and it is likely to remain the same but the IMD will change the reference dates for some states and cities, Secretary in the ministry M Rajeevan said.
Dense fog engulfs Delhi, flight, train services hit
People took refuge at a night shelter near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) wh...
Temperatures plunge to below 2 deg C in parts of Delhi; coldest day of season
The Safdarjung Observatory, whose reading is considered the off...
Cold wave sweeps Delhi, mercury dips to lowest this season
India Meteorological Department (IMD): Temperature of 2.4°C recorded in Delhi at 6:10 am, today. Cold wave sweeps Delhi, mercury dips to low...
Severe cold wave conditions to prevail over North India during next 2 days: IMD
The IMD in its daily weather report said due to persistence of cold northwesterly winds in lower levels over northwest India, "cold day to severe cold day conditions" in many pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days. Cold wave conditions are likely to abate from December 31 onwards.
Delhi braces for longest cold spell since 1992
The city recorded a low of 5.8 degrees Celsius and a high of 13.4 degrees Celsius on, seven notches below normal.Humidity levels shot up to 100 per cent.
No respite from cold waves in northern India
Cold wave conditions are likely to prevail over northern states for the next few days as the national capital and adjoining states continue to reel under chilling winters.
As winter sets in Delhi, night shelters filled to capacity
As the temperature in the national capital continued to dip resulting in bone-chilling winter for Delhiites, several homeless people were seen spending night at a shelter home set up at Sarai Kale Khan area last night.
Delhi weather worsens: cold breeze and dense fog in capital; temperatures drop across North India
The MeT attributed the cold conditions to cyclonic circulation that lies over Iran & neighborhood between 3.1 and 5.8 km above mean sea level. Gradual fall in minimum temperatures by 2-3°C is expected most likely over east India during next 2-3 days.
Dense fog likely to occur in Bihar, Odisha, MP during next 2-3 days: IMD
"Due to favourable meteorological conditions, dense to very dense fog in some pockets are very likely to occur over the plains of northwest India and dense fog in isolated pockets over Bihar, Odisha, north Madhya Pradesh, and northeast India during in morning hours during next 2-3 days," IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.
Air quality poor again, may dip further in Delhi-NCR
The air quality index of the national capital read 250 at 4 pm on Sunday, up from Saturday's 193. The suburbs of Ghaziabad (292), Greater Noida (281), Faridabad (218) and Noida (241) also recorded an increase in pollution levels. The govt's air quality monitor also said the AQI is likely to deteriorate marginally -- to higher end of the poor category.
This winter will not be severe, says MoES secretary
The high temperatures and heat waves of the current year are expected to have a role in reducing the winter chill. "Normally, a year after the El Nino event becomes one of hotter temperatures. The hottest year of 2016 was preceded by one of the strongest El Nino events of 2015," said M Rajeevan.
Already 'severe', Delhi's pollution likely to enter 'emergency' zone on Wednesday
The govt's air quality monitor, SAFAR, said pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the "severe plus" or "emergency" category on Wednesday. Meteorologists said the national capital recorded on Tuesday morning a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest so far. It is two notches below normal for this time of the year.
Delhi's air quality nears 'severe' levels again; north-westerly winds, farm fires to blame
An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
Coastal Concerns: Rising sea levels will inundate coastal areas sooner than projected
Areas inhabited by 36 mn Indians now are at risk, much higher than the five mn expected previously.
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