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 Southwest monsoon is set to withdrawn from some parts of northwest India during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department today said.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

J&K floods a national disaster: PM Narendra Modi
J&K floods a national disaster: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir besides a Rs 2 lakh compensation from the Prime Minister`s Relief Fund for the kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured.

PM Narendra Modi declares J&K floods as 'national disaster', says India ready to extend support to PoK
PM Narendra Modi declares J&K floods as 'national disaster', says India ready to extend support to PoK

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday and termed the situation as “national disaster”.

Pakistan floods: PM Nawaz Sharif calls for speedy rescue; Monsoon rains wreak havoc
Pakistan floods: PM Nawaz Sharif calls for speedy rescue; Monsoon rains wreak havoc

As torrential rains continued wreaking havoc across Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, PM Nawaz Sharif vowed to leave no stone unturned to help disaster-hit victims as the death toll from floods topped 110, reports said Sunday.

Torrential monsoon rains kill nearly 70 in Pakistan: Officials

Two days of torrential monsoon rains have killed nearly 70 people in Pakistan, officials said on Friday, as authorities ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around a major river.

Rains lash parts of north India, elude Delhi

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of north India bringing respite to people even as Delhiites sweated out due to extreme humidity in the absence of showers.