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Very heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai in next 24 hrs: IMD

An alert of "very heavy" rainfall in Mumbai has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department's regional centre on Tuesday, with the rains expected to intensify in the next 24 hours. "There......

Monsoon on course, to hit Kerala within 24 hours

The monsoon is on schedule and is expected to hit Kerala in the next 24 hours, according to the Meteorological department. "Conditions are favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala......

The Indian weatherman has the last laugh

The Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday stood vindicated over its forecast that Phailin will not be a 'super cyclone' as predicted by some international agencies and said its assessment was......

Bihar on flood alert post cyclone Phailin

Bihar government has sounded alert in 28 flood-prone districts following a warning issued by Indian Meteorological Department in the wake of Cyclone Phailin that pounded Odisha and Andhra......

Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha, may rage on for 6 hours

 Cyclone Phailin has made landfall in Gopalpur in Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department has confirmed.  The east coast will witness heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, said the......

2013 monsoon delivers 6% more rains than normal

India received 6 per cent higher rainfall than normal in the 2013 monsoon season ended on September 30, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Tuesday, strengthening prospects of a bumper......

Looming shadow of the monsoon-unfriendly El Nino

Now that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has endorsed the fears expressed earlier by foreign weather bureaux about the emergence of the monsoon-unfriendly El Nino in the second half of......

Can you trust the IMD's weather forecast?

Given IMD's past record on forecasts, the latest one could also go wrong, says Surinder Sud. Can you trust India Meteorological Department's (IMD's) forecast that the country will get a rainfall of......

Rains may be weakest in seven years: IMD

After being in denial mode, the Indian Meteorological Department pared its forecast on Monday,for a second time in three months and said state governments were free to announce "drought". This came......

Monsoon projection: IMD cautious

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) seems to have taken a cautious stand over the World Meteorological Organisation's (WMO) projection of a 'poor monsoon' due to a probable 'El Nino' impact.......

Weather could affect Mohali Test

A truncated match is in store with the meteorologists predicting inclement weather ahead of the second Test between India and England startingin Mohalion Thursday.The Meteorological Department......

Cricket Buzz: Rain threatens Kolkata-Punjab IPL qualifier

With heavy rain since Sunday and more being forecast for Tuesday, a cloud of uncertainty looms over the Indian Premier League’s first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI......

  People speak for indian meteorological department

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QueSera Sera
Q. Indian Meteorological Department (IDM) got it right this time! Though it failed in Uttara Khand case this IDM has proved foreign experts (like USA met dept) wrong.
QueSera Sera:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/indian-meteorological-department-idm-got-it-right-this-time-/26560880/answers/

Iqbal Seth
Q. why should pakistan name our indian cyclone / why cant we name it ourselves ?
Iqbal Seth:  A. They have got it right to a very large extend........but let us not forget that they had regular feeds from foreign agencies like NASA. This has...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-should-pakistan-name-our-indian-cyclone--why-cant-we-nam/24380330/answers/26560890

Iqbal Seth
Q. Monsoon (Session) has started in the Parliament, why is the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) keeping quiet with no forecast and movement of the monsoon, is it over for them when it entered the Parliament House?
Iqbal Seth:  A. they didnot want to guess anything that is doubtful more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/monsoon-session-has-started-in-the-parliament-why-is-the-ind/24380330/answers/20398906

Sridhar
Q. THE STORM WHICH WAS HEADING TOWARDS GUJRAT IS KNOWN AS FATE, HOW IT HAS BEEN DERIVED?
Sridhar:  A. One has always wondered how these cyclones got their names and who selected them. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says the practice of...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-storm-which-was-heading-towards-gujrat-is-known-as-fate-/20398900/answers/17225117

Ramesh Agarwal
Q. why the name laila is given to the cyclone
Ramesh Agarwal:  A. Ever wondered how cyclone Laila that has wreaked havoc in coastal Andhra Pradesh got such a lyrical name? Pakistan may have the answer. The name...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-the-name-laila-is-given-to-the-cyclone/17225002/answers/17155302

  Web results for Indian Meteorological Department
2014 could be heading for all-India drought year

NEW DELHI: The failure of rains in August over large parts of India has again raised the spectre of 2014 being declared a drought year. While the... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/monsoon-blues-2014-could-be-heading-for-all-india-drought-year/articleshow/41166037.cms
Ganesh festival fervour grips Goa

as the ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival locally known as 'Chovoth' starts today. Lakhs of Goans are headed back to their native to celebrate this... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ganesh-festival-fervour-grips-goa-114082900107_1.html
Scanty rainfall drives up costs for farmers in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Farmers in rain-deficient Punjab and Haryana have been forced to pay through their nose to protect their standing paddy crop from... ...

http://timesofindia.feedsportal.com/c/33039/f/533916/s/3df3b131/sc/36/l/0Ltimesofindia0Bindiatimes0N0Cindia0CScanty0Erainfall0Edrives0Eup0Ecosts0Efor0Efarmers0Ein0EPunjab0EHaryana0Carticleshow0C411497710Bcms/story01.htm
Monsoon activity revive in north India

After a dry spell, many parts of the country may witness revival of monsoon activity, especially in western and central India, the MET department... ...

http://www.saharasamay.com/nation-news/676559792/monsoon-activity-to-revive-in-west-and-central-india.html
Monsoon lull raises drought scare in India

The dry spell over these parts can prove to be a serious threat to yields of pulses, oilseeds and coarse cereals. The break in monsoon could... ...

http://www.commodityonline.com/news/monsoon-lull-raises-drought-scare-in-india-59669-3-59670.html

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