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Monsoon deficit comes down; good rains likely in coming days

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:25

Deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days that will help complete sowing operations, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

Monsoon improving; normal rainfall likely in August: IMD

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 17:25

In a forecast that would bring cheer to vast swathes of the country, weather officials have said that the momentum picked up by Southwest Monsoon in July is likely to continue in August with normal rainfall expected next month.

Monsoon revives, rainfall deficit down by 12%

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:15

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported a fall in rainfall deficit across the country.

Monsoon picking up, no need to be `alarmist`: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:18

Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist".

Drought, worries ease for government, but partially

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 19:53

The spectre of drought looming over parts of the country has receded over the past week due to the revival of the monsoon but officials are keeping their fingers crossed as a long dry spell in between the rains can damage crops and lead to inflationary pressures.

Uttarakhand put on alert for `very heavy rainfall`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 09:11

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rainfall alert for Uttarakhand, prompting evacuations in several areas.

Monsoon may hit Himachal Pradesh today

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 08:05

The southwest monsoon may hit Himachal Pradesh with chances of moderate to heavy rainfall from July 1-3.

Calamity threat: Departments asked to prepare contingency plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:25

With IMD predicting deficient rainfall due to El-Nino factor during this monsoon, Odisha government on Wednesday asked all the departments to prepare a contingency plan within a week in order to meet the eventuality.

Pre-monsoon showers continue to lash Himachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 21:54

Pre-monsoon showers continued to lash several parts of Himachal Pradesh for the sixth consecutive day today, causing a sharp fall in minimum temperatures at some places.

Pre-monsoon rains lash parts of Himachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 01:14

Moderate pre-monsoon rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh for fourth consecutive day on Thursday.

Met dept forecasts below normal monsoon

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:48

The rainfall between 90-96 percent is catergorised as below normal and rainfall between 96-104 percent is termed as normal rainfall.

South-west monsoon accounted for 98% rains between June, August

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 20:24

The south-west monsoon, which accounted for the country`s 98 per cent rainfall between June and August, is expected to continue the momentum this month as it enters its last phase.