A downpour in the early hours of 17 June caused waterlogging in many parts of Kolkata with the Hooghly river's high tide accelerating the issue. A senior official at KMC stated the southern and western parts of Kolkata experienced heavy rains with an IMD report of 144mm rainfall. The storm water lock-gates of Hooghly has been kept shut due to the river overflowing resulting in knee-deep floods across several areas.
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The India Meterological Department has warned that cyclone 'Yaas' has turned into 'very severe storm' on May 25 and issued a red-coded warning to the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal. Reportedly, more than 12 lakh people have been shifted from the coasts to storm shelters in Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal till now. The IMD informed that the cyclone can gain a speed of 185 kmph during landfall.
Issuing an orange alert due to western disturbances in Cyclone Tauktae, the Indian Meteorological Department on May 19 forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in various places of Delhi. IMD also cautioned of uprooting of trees and water-logging in low lying areas. Already received 1.8 mm rainfall and predicted wind speed up to 60 kmph, the rainfall is expected to decrease by May 20.
The IMD has issued a red alert in five northern districts of Kerala - Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasaragod. The development came after continuous strong winds resulted in cracks on the Valiyathura, the oldest sea bridge. IMD warned the people to be vigilant as water is rising in rivers Meenachil, Achankovil, and Manimala. Proactively, the authorities have also shifted people to relief camps after several houses were damaged… read-more
Forecasting the landfall of cyclone Tauktae over the southeast Arabian Sea on May 15, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of it turning into a 'very severe cyclonic storm.' Heading towards Gujarat and adjoining Pakistan coast, Tauktae would cause heavy rainfall in Lakshadweep, Kerala, ghats of TN, coastal Karnataka. Launching the cyclone watch, the IMD also forecasted moderate pour in Goa and south Konkan regions during May… read-more
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Gujarat is predicted to face 'Tauktae' cyclone in the next 10 days due to low pressure formation in the Arabian Sea. Progressing towards Oman or Pakistan, the European Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) forecasted that Tauktae will make a landfall at Gujarat coast by May 17. Indian Meteorological Department’s DG M Mohapatra said IMD is tracking the situation and will issue directions accordingly for the probably first cyclone of 2021.
The average monthly maximum temperature recorded in March has reached 32.65 degrees Celsius. This was the highest in the past 11 years and the third-highest in 121 years, said India Meteorological Department (IMD). The earlier two highest temperatures were recorded in 2010 (33.09 degrees Celsius) and 2004 (32.82 degrees Celsius). Notably, during March, various parts of the country have crossed 40 degrees Celsius temperature.
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The IMD is planning to build the country’s first thunderstorm research testbed in Odisha’s Balasore in collaboration with Earth Science ministry, DRDO and ISRO. The IMD’s Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the test facility would help to reduce the loss of life and property due to lightning strikes. ‘Cyclone Man of India’ Mrutyunjay also revealed first-of-its-kind monsoon testbed coming near Bhopal. Reportedly, over 350 people die every year in… read-more
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At least 2,000 people lost their lives in 2020 due to extreme weather events in the country, stated a report of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). While heavy rainfall claimed over 600 lives, thunderstorms and lightening killed more than 815 people throughout the country. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar emerged as the worst affected states in this regard with each of them reporting over 350 deaths due to thunderstorm, lightning, and cold… read-more
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has suggested the residents in northern India to avoid the consumption of alcohol for a few days. It gave the advisory after alerting that the region can experience 'Cold Wave to Severe Cold Wave' conditions in coming days. "Don't drink alcohol. It reduces your body temperature," stated the IMD. Besides, it has also said that intake of vitamin-C… read-more