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Kerala: Major dams opened to release excess water amid heavy rain threats

The India meteorological department on Tuesday predicted isolated heavy rains in some parts of Kerala till Wednesday and widespread rains till August 11 as result of a newly formed depression near......

Heavy rains, strong winds lash Mumbai; IMD issues red alert for Konkan

Heavy rainfall coupled with strong winds lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday morning, leading to inundation in some low-lying areas, civic officials said. IMAGE: A waterlogged street near the......

Climate change making weather prediction difficult: IMD DG

Climate change has hampered the ability of the forecasting agencies to accurately predict severe events and weather bureaus across the world are focusing on augmenting the observational network......

5 Kozhikode-bound flights from Middle East diverted to Kochi as rains lash Kerala

Five flights to Kozhikode from the Middle East have been diverted to Kochi airport due to bad weather. The diverted flights include Air Arabia from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Gulf Air from Bahrain,......

Red alert in 8 Kerala districts as heavy rains continue

A red alert was declared in 8 districts of Kerala on Thursday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as rains continued to lash various parts of the state and disrupted the day-to-day lives......

Falling paddy acreage sparks concerns

The area under paddy — the biggest foodgrain during the kharif season — was almost 13 per cent lower in the week ended August 5 as compared to the same period last year despite a slight......

Poor rains hits paddy sowing, likely to affect final rice output

Trade and market players have already started factoring in at least 10 million tonnes drop in production in rice in the kharif season as compared to last year due to delayed sowing. IMAGE: Kindly......

Peak power demand in India drops 12.5% as monsoon picks up pace

With the cooling down of heatwaves as the monsoon spreads across the country, power demand has fallen by 12.5 per cent from the start of this month till Monday. Photograph: PTI Photo Peak power......

Monsoon likely to become active next week, spur kharif sowing: IMD

After a slow start, the southwest monsoon that reached Mumbai over the weekend is expected to gather steam next week, leading to a quick decline of the seasonal deficit and spurring planting of......

Monsoon rains 37% below normal in first week of June

It’s still early days, but the southwest monsoon has been nearly 37 per cent ‘below normal’ in the first seven days (June 1-7) of this month. Photograph: Cathal......
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