Indian Monsoon to Remain Below Average: Government Report

Indian Monsoon to Remain Below Average: Government ReportAfter expressing concerns over lower rainfall across various states in India, the Indian government has accepted that the monsoon will remain below average for the current year. As per the recent report, the monsoon showers have been 22 per cent less than the average rainfall.

The monsoon has deprived most regions of North India. The sowing of crops has been delayed as well. The cities are facing power cuts and industry bodies are complaining about lower production due to power failures.

Inclement weather conditions may stay for some more days

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) predicts cloudy weather and rainfall in few more days, though parts of the United Arab Emirates saw sunny skies on Tuesday. Residents welcomed rainfall wholeheartedly and felt reprieve from scorching heat that grappled the region since the beginning of April.

The met department predicts temperature between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius besides moderate to heavy rainfall in some areas. Many regions saw dust and sand making life tough for residents as visibility level dropped by 3000 meters in Al Zafrah in the morning.

Heat wave grips North India

Heat-waveNo lessening of temperatures as heat wave continues to soar the temperatures in North India. Heat is brushing most parts of north India with a constant increase in humidity levels. In parts of Hisar, in Haryana extremely hot day at 45.8 degrees was witnessed.

The capital was under the blazing sun resulted in the maximum temperature rising to 43.2 C, four notches above normal; the minimum was seen at 27.8 degree Celsius. The humidity levels too lurked between 64 and 35 per cent.

On June 20, New Delhi registered a maximum and minimum temperature of 42 C and 28.4 C.

North India under the effect of heatwave

North India under the effect of heatwaveThe summer-sun is tightening its grip across the states as north India witnesses the crossing of 45-degree mark in parts of Rajasthan at the same time even showers drench the regions of Himachal Pradesh.

The desert state of Rajasthan, reported maximum temperature levels with Kota and Barmer burning at 45.2 degree Celsius followed by Churu 45 C.

The temperature at Dabok was reported to be 44.2 C followed by Ajmer and Jodhpur at 44 degrees each.

Monsoon is 6% below normal-Says IMD

monsoon-indiaThe India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the monsoon is not up to its expected level till now. It has recorded around 6% less amount in rain so far this season.

The rain has been below average till now. This is due to two tropical cyclones which has affected the southwest monsoon badly. With the effect of the cyclone the rain fall has bee reduced.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there have been 31.1 millimeters in India till now in this month. They have taken 9 days for consideration i.e. from 1st of June to 9th of June.

Monsoon arrives in India

Monsoon arrives in IndiaAfter a long wait from all the quarter of India, for almost two years, the good news is that the south-west monsoons have touched the Southern coast of India.

The announcement was made by the Weather department which said that the monsoons have hit Kerala.

The trillion dollar strong Indian economy is dependent on the monsoons for its growth and the lack of it for some two years had its impact. While on one hand the agriculture suffered on the other it led to rise in inflation that directly affected all the other sectors.

Normal life unaffected in Chennai

Normal life unaffected in ChennaiThe cyclone 'Laila' was supposed to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh but with utter surprise, it deviated from its path with lesser destructive strengths.

The day to day life in Tamil Nadu has come to a stand still condition when weather department announced that Chennai is in danger due to Laila but after all assumptions the cyclone has spared the people of Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu was supposed to witness strong wind flow with heavy rainfall but the regular life resumes with clear climate unaffected by cyclone.

Destructive ‘Laila’ getting soother

Destructive ‘Laila’ getting sootherThe super cyclone which was apprehended to reach the southern coast of the country seems to be getting soother. It was getting strength by leaps and bounds was made in Bay of Bengal and supposed to hit coastal belt by today with its huge storm winds and heavy rain falls.

But as per recent predictions, it may not affect that much. This has been reported by weather department of India. However, 'Laila' has moved and located 120 kilometers from AP coast and supposed to hit coastal belt by today evening with a lesser strength from north-east.

Monsoon likely to set in on 30th May

Monsoon-KeralaThe Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the monsoon is expected to start in 30th of May. It has predicted that southwest monsoon may set in over Kerala on end of this month itself. They have also said that the tolerance of this forecast may be plus or minus four days.

The IMD said announced this, in a recent press release. It has also said that the flow of monsoon is expected to appear over the Andaman Sea by coming week. It is also likely to cover the entire sea by 20th of this month.

Two tornadoes spotted by weather services in Kansas

Two tornadoes spotted by weather services in KansasSpotters and police have said that severe storms pummeled central Kansas on Wednesday afternoon, spawning at least two twisters and dropping huge hail stones.

Weather watchers and law enforcement personnel saw two tornadoes, Salinas radio station WSAL has reported.

Hail measured at 4.25 inches fell near Elyria that caused some vehicle and tree damage, the station further said.

Good monsoon is expected this year

Good-MonsoonScarcity of rain was one of the major causes of India's rise in inflation in last couple of years. In most part of the country, there has been very less amount of rain fall. It has affected the production of various 'kharif' crops. Due to this deficient rainfall, the agricultural output of the country was too low. Hence, all eyes are on the monsoon this year.

Last year very poor monsoon was recorded in all across the country. And market expects believe that the country's economy could not bear another successive year of inadequate rainfall.

India to have normal monsoon this year, says weather chief

Ajit-TyagiAs per the Indian weather chief, Ajit Tygai, the country will have normal monsoon this year. He said, while talking to media, that a second consecutive season of poor monsoon is unexpected.

This is good news given the fact that India has already suffered a lot because of bad rains last year. The food prices have shot up and the inflation is pulling down, whatever growth the country has achieved.

Key crops which suffered last year were oilseeds and sugarcane. Wheat, rice, pulses and vegetables also faced the brunt of low water levels.

Sania, Paes advance in Australian Open

Leander-PaesIndian tennis ace Sania Mirza and Leander Paes have stormed into the next round of Australian Open after winning their respective matches in the women's and men's doubles event respectively at the Melbourne Park on Friday.

The 10th seeded duo of Sania and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain has defeated Swiss-Italian duo Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin in straight sets by 7-6(3) 6-3 in the second round to move into the pre-quarterfinal of the women's doubles event.

Cold wave continues to spread havoc in North India

Amritsar, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, New Delhi, Jan 2 : A cold wave and a dense fog has thrown life out of gear across North India.

In Amritsar, the temperature was recorded as low as three degree Celsius on Saturday morning. People were seen drinking tea and sitting around fires to keep themselves warm.

"This time it is really cold and because of the thick fog, people are facing difficulty in going to office and other things. The temperature has come down to minus," said Pappu Yadav, a local.

Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh state registered a low of 6 degree Celsius on Saturday.

Cold waves grips Kullu valley

Cold waves grips Kullu valleyKullu, Dec 14 : An intense cold wave gripped Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh, amidst rains in the Himalayan region and snowfall in the higher reaches.

Temperature have dipped to below minus three degree Celsius in the valley on Sunday. "Cold wave has gripped the city. The temperature has gone below zero degree.

Comparatively, the weather is colder than last year. We received snowfall during the first rainfall itself. Now the temperature is expected to drop as the intense winter months are approaching," said Rajeshwar, a resident. (ANI)

Relatively warm, misty morning in Delhi

Relatively warm, misty morning in DelhiNew Delhi, Dec 3 - Delhiites continued to have a warm, misty morning Thursday. The minimum temperature recorded was 10 degrees Celsius.

An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said: "The minimum temperature will hover around 10 degrees Celsius with minor fluctuations for the next two-three days. There will be mist or shallow fog in the morning."

The maximum temperature is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 10.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above the average for this time of the year. (IANS)

Delhi gets warmer

Delhi gets warmerNew Delhi, Nov 30 - The week began on a relatively warm note in the national capital, with the mercury recording a slight jump, the weatherman said Monday.

Delhi recorded a minimum of 10.2 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the year.

"The temperature is likely to increase in the next two to three days. Skies will remain partly cloudy with mist in the morning. The visibility will be normal during the week," a met official told IANS.

The maximum and minimum temperature is likely to hover around 24 degrees and 11 degrees Celsius respectively.

Delhi records lowest temperature of the season

Delhi records lowest temperature of the seasonNew Delhi, Nov 28 The national capital Saturday recorded the lowest temperature of the season as the mercury dipped to 7.9 degrees Celsius, a met official said.

"The minimum temperature recorded was 7.9 degrees Celsius, two degrees below average, today (Saturday). The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 24 degrees Celsius," a met official told IANS.

Earlier the lowest temperature of the season was recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius on Nov 21.

A warm winter, an empty harvest

A warm winter, an empty harvestSarvinder Singh’s blue turban is a picturesque flash of colour against his fields of gold.

But his face is creased with worry.

As the winters grow warmer in Punjab — by as much as 4º Centigrade over the last three years — the 46-year-old’s profits are dropping.

The fields look full of wheat, and they are. But many of the kernels are hollow because they have developed too fast. And where the stalks from one hectare of Sarvinder’s 16-hectare farm once weighed about 2,300 kg, they now weigh 1,900 kg, if he’s lucky.

Eight killed in snowfall in Himachal

Eight killed in snowfall in HimachalManali, Nov 21 : At least eight people were killed in a snow storm while trying to cross the 13,050 feet high Rohtang Pass in Kullu district.

According to sources, 67 people were rescued by the district administration who were also among those who crossed Rohtang.

Those who died in the storm are reported to be migrant labourers.

Hundreds of people are still stranded in Lahaul valley due to unexpected early snow fall.

The Rohtang Pass has been closed for traffic since November 9, due to heavy snowfall in the region. (ANI)

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