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Southwest monsoon retreats on happy note, India records highest rainfall in 25 years

After 1994 (110 per cent of Long Period Average), rainfall received in 2019 (110 per cent of LPA) is the highest season rainfall received by the country as a whole. After 1931, this is the first time, the seasonal rainfall is more than LPA even after the June rainfall deficiency was more than 30 per cent of LPA.

Sep 30, 2019, 23:50 PM IST

IMD forecast warns of 'very heavy rainfall' across several states

A low-pressure area is likely to develop over the northeast Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and is likely to become more marked later, the IMD said.

Aug 05, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Mumbai rains live: Passengers rescued from Mahalaxmi Express brought to Kolhapur via special train

After two days of incessant rainfall which threw normal life out of gear, Mumbai is all set to receive another bout of heavy rainfall on Sunday. A red alert has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for Sunday, signifying further spell of downpour in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts of Maharashtra for July 27 to July 28. 

Jul 28, 2019, 06:26 AM IST

Kerala rains: Red alert issued in Kasargod, Kozhikode, Wayanad; shutters of Idukki dam opened

News agency ANI reported that with the strengthening of the southwest monsoon continuous heavy rains in Idukki district and the catchment area of the Periyar river, the dam was opened to release excess water.

Jul 20, 2019, 10:13 AM IST

Red alert issued in Kerala, extremely heavy rains predicted

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert in six districts of Kerala from July 18, predicting very heavy to extremely heavy rains in the state.

Jul 16, 2019, 22:52 PM IST

Heavy rain lashes Goa, IMD issues 'Orange' alert for next 24 hours

Heavy rain accompanied with strong winds lashed parts of  Goa on Thursday even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:44 PM IST

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms likely as monsoon reaches northern India

 Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely over several states including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana as southwest monsoon arrived in northern India on Saturday.

Jul 06, 2019, 18:41 PM IST

Monsoon hits Mumbai, to cover entire Maharashtra in 24 hours

The monsoons also progressed into the central and western parts of the country. 


Jun 25, 2019, 14:38 PM IST

Relief from intense heatwave as monsoon arrives in Bihar, triggers rainfall

After triggering rainfall in Bihar's Purnia, the monsoon is expected to arrive in Patna tomorrow.

Jun 22, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Southwest monsoon to further advance in next 72 hours

The IMD department also predicted widespread rainfall over Andaman & Nicobar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal.

May 28, 2019, 17:31 PM IST

As southwest monsoon advances, IMD issues heavy rains warning for Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal

The overall flood situation in Assam improved further on Tuesday with all the major rivers in the state flowing below the danger level.

Jun 26, 2018, 22:14 PM IST

Monsoon expected to reach Maharashtra, surrounding areas by Wednesday

On Monday, the maximum temperatures were above normal (5.1°C or more) at many places with the highest maximum temperature of 47.6°C being recorded at Phalodi (West Rajasthan) over plains of the country.

Jun 05, 2018, 15:36 PM IST

Southwest monsoon hits Kerala three days ahead of schedule

In 2017, monsoon rains were 95 percent of the long-term average compared to forecasts of 98 percent. 

May 29, 2018, 15:58 PM IST

Skymet claims Southwest Monsoon hits Kerala; IMD says rains to arrive within 24 hours

However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the country' official weather forecaster, in its 8.15-am bulletin, said Monsoon would hit Kerala in the next 24 hours.

May 28, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

IMD predicts monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of schedule

"The southwest monsoon is expected to set over Kerala on May 29 with a modelled error of plus or minus four days," the IMD has said.

May 18, 2018, 19:53 PM IST

Southwest monsoon to cover entire Karnataka in two days: IMD

Delayed by a week, the southwest monsoon has hit coastal and south interior Karnataka and is expected to cover the entire state in two days, the India Meteorological Centre - Bengaluru said on Thursday.

Jun 08, 2017, 21:21 PM IST

Monsoon hits Kerala, Northeast; two days ahead of schedule

The southwest monsoon on Tuesday hit Kerala and the Northeast.

May 30, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

Southwest Monsoon hits Kerala, North East

The southwest monsoon hit Kerala and north-eastern region on Tuesday, according to the IMD officials. 

May 30, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Monsoon set to strike Kerala on Tuesday

The southwest monsoon is likely to break over Kerala on Tuesday.

May 30, 2017, 00:33 AM IST

Sri Lanka floods: More than 150 dead, nearly half million people displaced

The death toll from devastating floods in Sri Lanka on Sunday rose to 151 as rescuers pulled out more bodies from mudslides.

May 28, 2017, 20:42 PM IST