Water table in 249 drought-hit Marathwada villages plummets

The water table in as many as 249 villages in Marathwada region, reeling under acute drought, has depleted to such an extent that farmers there will have to wait for the next monsoon cycle for ground water levels to rise.

'No direct link found between ocean warming, monsoon-weakening'

No direct link has been established between ocean warming and weakening of south-west monsoon, the government said Wednesday.

30 killed in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu: CM

Various rain-related incidents in the state after the onset of the northeast monsoon has left 30 persons dead, the Tamil Nadu government said Tuesday as it assured people that it was prepared to tackle any kind of situation arising out of the heavy downpour.

How tea tastes different every season
How tea tastes different every season

A new study has revealed that shifting patterns of precipitation affect key chemicals responsible for the flavor and health properties of tea.

Flood alert issued in Tamil Nadu

Following heavy rains due to the north east monsoons, a flood alert has been issued in the low lying areas of Tamil Nadu.

Northeast India monsoon sets in; heavy rains predicted in next 24 hrs

 The North East Monsoon today set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rains and the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.

Mountain topography affects Monsoon in Western ghat states: Study

Mountain topography of Western ghats affect precipitation and it is also a reason why Karnataka receives more rainfall than Maharashtra, a study has revealed.

Monsoon keeps its date, but dry spells a worry for paddy crop

Despite Goa receiving more than normal rainfall this year beating the El-Nino effect, agriculture experts feel the erratic dry spells witnessed in between will decrease paddy production per unit area.

Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study
Air pollution caused decline in monsoon rains: Study

A new study suggests that emissions produced by human activity have caused a decline in the annual monsoon rainfall over the past 50 years.

12 percent rain deficit for India as Southwest monsoon winds up officially

As India marks the official end of Southwest Monsoon Tuesday, it is left with a -12 per cent rain shortfall after a third of its territory witnessed deficient precipitation during the wet season.

Monsoon to retreat from grain areas next week

Monsoon rains will retreat next week from India`s grain bowl in the northwest, although possible rainfall in its central and southern regions could still help summer crops.

Southwest monsoon set to withdraw from parts of NW India

 Southwest monsoon is set to withdrawn from some parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department today said.

Asian monsoon at least 15mn yrs older than previously thought
Asian monsoon at least 15mn yrs older than previously thought

A new study has found that Asian monsoon actually started 40 million years ago than previously thought.

Himachal heading towards huge monsoon deficit

With a current deficit of 34 per cent, Himachal Pradesh is heading for huge rain deficit as the prospect of heavy rains in the region during the next fortnight before the withdrawal of monsoon looked bleak.

Floods threaten Pakistan's historic Multan city

After causing widespread damage in northern Punjab in Pakistan, the devastating floods now threaten the historic city of Multan and its famous shrines, even as authorities struggle to save the city.

Central team to visit Haryana soon to assess drought situation

A central team will soon visit Haryana to assess the drought situation in the state and damage to kharif crops.

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa to experience very heavy rains today

Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, west Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

PIL in SC for immediate relief to J&K flood victims

A plea was on Monday filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government for providing immediate relief including cash and medicines to flood victims in the state.

Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; humid day in Delhi

Heavy rains lashed several areas in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh where landslides affected normal life, though states of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi experienced scattered rains.

Northern India to get reprive from rains: IMD

In a reprive for Jammu and Kashmir, the Met department on Sunday forecast a decrease in rainfall activity in the state and other parts of North India but will increase in other regions of the country.