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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi and operates hundreds of observation stations across India and Antarctica. Regional offices are at Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur and Pune.

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Winter to be warmer, except in north

India is likely to witness a warm winter this upcoming season except in the north, where temperatures are expected to be in the normal range with days slightly chillier than usual, India Meteorological..
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Winter to be warmer, high probability of above-normal temperatures in core cold wave zone: IMD

With rising global temperatures and keeping with forecasts of past three years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday this year's winter season -- from December to February -- will..
IndiaTimes - Published

NDRF deploys 16 teams to deal with cyclonic situation in West Bengal, Odisha

Earlier on Friday, the IMD said that 'Cyclone Bulbul' formed over the Bay of Bengal has intensified and is set to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts. Following which the NDRF on Friday..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Bulbul to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh: IMD

"Cyclone Bulbul has intensified today. It will move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh. The wind speed would be around 10 kilometers per hour. Puri will also be going to receive rainfall today," said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to intensify into 'Severe' Cyclonic Storm, IMD issues warning

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into east-central Bay of Bengal and east-central & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat & north Maharashtra coasts.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Maha: IMD warns of rough sea conditions off Guj, Maharashtra coasts; Indian Navy on alert

The press release also stated that naval aircraft and helicopters are ready to undertake any survey and air rescue operations.
DNA - Published

IMD issues fresh alerts as extremely severe cyclonic storm 'MAHA' approaches

Fishermen have been asked to observe total suspension of fishing operations till November 6.
DNA - Published

Cyclonic storm Maha to make landfall in Gujarat on Nov 6: IMD

Severe cyclonic storm Maha is likely to make landfall along Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Diu on the night of November 6 and bring heavy to very heavy rains till the next day, the India..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Mahe' likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm over east-central Arabian sea: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe Cyclonic storm Mahe which was over east-central Arabian Sea has moved further west-north westwards with a speed of 19 kilometers per..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Maha likely to bring heavy rain to south Gujarat from November 6

Severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' is likely to bring heavy rainfall over southern parts of Gujarat from November 6, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. Maha has now become a severe cyclonic..
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Lakshadweep, Kerala and Tamil Nadu likely to receive heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Mahe: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Severe Cyclonic storm Maha which was over the east-central Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area has moved north-northwestwards, with..
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'Maha' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: IMD


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Cyclone Maha: Heavy rains to lash Lakshadweep, IMD issues red alert

Squally weather with lightning and thunderstorm is likely to prevail over Lakshadweep, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin.
DNA - Published

'Kyarr' slows down into 'Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm'; heavy rainfall warning in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

It is very likely to weaken into a 'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm' on Wednesday morning and further into a 'Severe Cyclonic Storm' by Thursday evening, IMD said.
DNA - Published

'Super Cyclonic Storm' Kyarr starts to slow down, moves towards Oman coast with wind speed of 235 kmph

It is very likely to maintain the intensity of a Super Cyclonic Storm today and weaken gradually as it moves towards Oman coast during the next 5 days, the IMD said.
DNA - Published

Nov, Dec may be bit warmer in run-up to winter: IMD

The average temperature in India may be slightly above normal between November and December this year in the run-up to the winter, the Indian Meteorological Department’s Seasonal Climate Outlook for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Kyarr intensifies into 'extremely severe cyclonic storm'; Indian Coast Guard scrambles ships, jets

IMD has said that sea condition will be phenomenal over east-central Arabian Sea around the till October 28, warning fishermen not to venture into the sea.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Kyarr to intensify into severe storm; IMD issues alert at Karnataka for next 24 hours

Indian Coast Guard ships have been stationed on the Karnataka-Goa coast.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Kyaar: Rains likely in parts of south Gujarat, Saurashtra

Parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra are likely to receive light to moderate rains and thundershower over the next four days with cyclonic storm "Kyaar" hovering over the Arabian Sea, IMD said on..
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Cyclone 'Kyarr': Rain lashes parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa; storm likely to intensify in coming days

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Friday had issued a warning of light to moderate rainfall over coastal districts of Goa, Karnataka and south Konkan.
DNA - Published

Cyclonic storm brewing over east-central Arabian Sea; IMD issues alert for Goa, south Konkan and Karnataka

IMD stated that the sea condition is likely to be very rough over the east-central Arabian Sea
DNA - Published

Rains likely during Diwali in many parts of Maharashtra, Goa: IMD


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IMD to launch app on weather forecasts

The country’s national weather forecaster, India Meteorological Department (IMD), will come out with its own mobile app to provide round-the-clock weather forecasts and warnings on the model of..
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Northeast monsoon arrives in south India, moderate rains expected: IMD

The northeast monsoon which was expected to reach the southern states on October 17, arrived a day earlier said S Balachandran, the South Zone Head of the IMD. Isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Southern..
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Coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu to receive heavy rainfall today: IMD

Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at isolated places over Kanataka, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Madhya Maharashtra, Kerala likely to receive heavy rainfall: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted that isolated places in Madhya Maharashtra, south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe are likely to receive heavy rainfall today.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Amid wettest monsoon in 25 years, 1 in 5 districts had deficit rains

These dry districts account for nearly 23% of the 678 districts for which India Meteorological Department’s rainfall data is available. All but 12 of these districts are in north, east and northeast..
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IMD, Skymet forecast contrary to initial monsoon prediction; IMD says will do detailed analysis

As the four-month rainfall season ended with "above normal" monsoon, initial predictions by the India Meteorological Department and the private forecaster Skymet Weather were found to be contrary to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: Tornado-like cloud formation in Gujarat's Sabarkantha

The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday has predicted heavy rainfall in the area.
DNA - Published

India records highest rainfall since 1994 this monsoon

India recorded highest rainfall this monsoon since 1994, the IMD said, classifying it 'above normal' as the season officially ended on Monday. However, monsoon still remains active over several parts..
IndiaTimes - Published

September rainfall in India on course to be highest in 102 years

With a day left in the month, all-India average rainfall in September stands at 247.1mm — 48% above normal and the third highest in India Meteorological Department’s records since 1901. By Monday,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cloudy sky, light rains likely for next 4-5 days in Ahmedabad, says IMD

Heavy rains likely in parts of south and east Gujarat and Saurashtra for next couple of days
DNA - Published

IMD predicts severe thunderstorm, heavy rainfall in Mumbai, nearby regions today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a severe thunderstorm is hovering over Mumbai and nearby regions.
DNA - Published

Schools in Mumbai, Thane to remain closed today after heavy rainfall alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted "heavy to very heavy" rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over central Maharashtra.
DNA - Published

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh today

The weather forecasting agency also predicted that isolated places over Vidarbha, Konkan, Goa, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are expected to receive heavy..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

IMD warns of heavy rains in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh today

The weather forecasting agency has predicted "generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers" in Bhopal for the next seven days.
DNA - Published

IMD issues heavy rain warning to Goa, Madhya Pradesh

Strong winds with speed reaching 40-50 km/h, are likely to prevail over west-central and southwest Arabian Sea from Sept 11 to Sept 13, says a bulletin issued by the IMD
DNA - Published

Andhra Pradesh likely to receive heavy rainfall for next two days: IMD

The weather forecasting agency also predicted that some isolated pockets of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Vidarbha, Odisha, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa are also likely to receive heavy downpour..
DNA - Published

IMD issues red alert, heavy rains likely today

A private weather forecaster Skymet has also predicted that Mumbai rains will remain on the higher side with the city witnessing more hefty showers today.
DNA - Published

Excess rainfall in half of India in August: IMD

Nearly half of the country received excess rainfall in August, which recorded 15% more precipitation than normal, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This is the..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Gujarat

"Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Kutch, Konkan and Goa, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe," the weather..
IndiaTimes - Published

Post rains AQI improves to 'good' in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says in a press release that the maximum temperature in Delhi was 33.9 degrees Celsius
DNA - Published

Himachal Pradesh: Overnight rains trigger landslides, block roads

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive heavy rainfall over the next few days.
DNA - Published

Kerala: Engineers distribute 270 power banks to flood-hit areas

Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that Kerala is likely to receive few spells of rain with thunderstorm for next one week.
DNA - Published

Red alert in 3 districts in Kerala; flood toll climbs to 88

The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources said adding over 20 cms of rains are..
IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rains likely in south, central, north Gujarat: IMD

Parts across all districts of the state, including Kutch district, will receive light to moderate showers during these days
DNA - Published

Floods pile on misery on people in several states; Kerala, Maharashtra worst hit

Incessant downpour battered several states, including Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka, on Friday, with landslips and floods throwing normal life out of gear. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at..
IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rainfall alert in Goa, Odisha: IMD

Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh, and others
DNA - Published

Ships and aircrafts on high alert

As deep depression forms in Bay of Bengal, IMD warns fishermen not to venture into water
DNA - Published

Maharashtra: Latur farmers want India Meteorological Department to be labelled '420'

Storm On Horizon? Wrong forecasts land weather agency under cloud
DNA - Published

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