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Tag: Indian Meteorological Department

Odisha Only State Highly Vulnerable To Lightning, 20 Dists, 4 Cr Population Impacted: IMD

Odisha is the top state affected by lightning in the country. When it comes to thunderstorms, none of State's districts in high to very highly vulnerable list

Heavy Rainfall Warning: Odisha Puts 10 Districts On Alert

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner on Wednesday alerted District Collectors, BDOs, Tehsildars and Engineers of 10 districts that have been issued Red warning by the Indian Meteorological Department over chances of heavy rainfall. Districts with Red, Orange and Yellow warnings have been ordered to remain prepared to meet any waterlogging/ localised flood-like situation. BDOs and […]

Assam Flood Situation Grim; Death Toll Rises To 97, Over 26 Lakh In Distress

Guwahati: The over a month-long devastating flood in Assam continued to remain grim, with one more death on Saturday in Morigaon district, taking the toll to 97 while, 26.37 lakh people in 27 of the states 33 districts were distressed, officials said. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that eight major rivers flowing […]

Low pressure over Arabian sea to intensify into 'cyclonic storm' soon: IMD

New Delhi: A low pressure area formed over Arabian sea and Lakshadweep is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and reach coastal states of Maharashtra and Gujarat next week, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Sunitha Devi, in charge of cyclones at IMD, said, “A low pressure area has formed over […]

IMD Predicts Normal Monsoon In 2020 June-Sept Season, SWM Likely To Delay In Odisha
IMD Predicts Normal Monsoon In 2020 June-Sept Season, SWM Likely To Delay In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will witness a normal South-West monsoon this season between June to September. Quantitatively, the monsoon rainfall during the monsoon season 2020 is expected to be around 96 per cent to 104 per cent of its long-period average. The Earth Sciences department, however, said […]

After Brief Rain, Cold Wave Conditions Return To Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After a brief spell of rain across Odisha, cold wave conditions returned to the state on Monday, with the MeT department forecasting similar weather to prevail in the next two days. Cold wave conditions are likely to prevail in parts of Angul, Balasore, Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Bolangir and Sambalpur districts, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) […]

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Heavy rainfall warning issued for next 48 hours in several Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy to very heavy rainfall alert for several districts of Odisha for next 48 hours. As per a press release, a low pressure area which has formed over Northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood is likely to become more marked and concentrate into a depression during the […]

Heavy Rain Alert For Odisha
Red alert for Odisha as low pressure to trigger heavy rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert for Odisha as a low pressure forming over the Bay of Bengal is intensifying and slowly moving towards the west. A monsoon trap line has become active on the upper part of atmosphere following which some parts of the State have already started to witness […]

Cyclone Vayu to recurve again; likely to hit Kutch next week

New Delhi: Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said on Friday. The very severe cyclonic storm will also reduce in intensity and turn into a severe cyclonic storm by Saturday morning, a senior India Meteorological Department […]

Cyclone Vayu won't make landfall in Gujarat: IMD

Ahmedabad: Cyclone Vayu will not make landfall on the Gujarat coast on Thursday as it was expected, and will pass by the Saurashtra region later in the day, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. IMD scientist Manorama Mohanty told the media here: “Cyclone Vayu will not hit Gujarat. It will pass nearby from Veraval, Porbander […]

Cyclone Vayu: Over 3 lakh people evacuated in Gujarat, Diu, says Amit Shah

New Delhi: As Gujarat and Diu are braving to face “very severe” cyclone Vayu, Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday said authorities have evacuated about 3.1 lakh people living in the low-lying areas and the NDRF has pre-positioned 52 teams for rescue and relief operations. Singh also said the Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army and the […]

Cyclone Vayu: NCMC takes stock of preparatory measures

New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for cyclone “Vayu”, which is likely to hit Gujarat on Thursday. The meeting followed Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) prediction that cyclone Vayu is likely to hit the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and […]

Cyclone Vayu may hit Gujarat coast on June 12-13

Ahmedabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has put Gujarat on alert with likely Cyclone Vayu closing in on the Arabian Sea coast bringing heavy rains and winds sweeping across parts of the state at speed ranging from 75 km per hour to a maximum of 135 km. “The system currently is seen as a depression […]

About 42% of India abnormally dry

New Delhi: About 42 per cent of India is ‘abnormally dry’ which is around 6 per cent more than last year, according to the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS). In the May 28 update of the real time drought watcher, the percentage of abnormally dry area increased to 42.61 per cent from a week before […]

Cyclone Fani
Cyclone Fani: 12 IAS officers to supervise relief-rehab in 9 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ inching closer towards Odisha, the State Government today assigned 12 IAS officers to supervise the relief, rehabilitation and restoration work in nine coastal districts of the State. With immediate effect, ACS of Forest & Environment Department Suresh Chandra Mahapatra has been given the charge of Puri district […]

Cyclone Gaja crosses Tamil Nadu coast

Chennai: Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The cyclone Gaja crossed the coast with a wind speed of about 110kmphA gusting up to 120 kmph. The Tamil Nadu government said the fallen trees are being removed […]

Monsoon to touch Odisha coast by June 10: IMD's Regional Director

Bhubaneswar: People of the State are likely to get relief from the scorching heat soon as the Regional Office of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here has predicted that monsoon is set to touch Odisha coast by June 10. Director of IMD’s regional office Sarat Sahu on Friday informed that the southwest monsoon has advanced […]

Rains dampen Diwali celebration in Odisha, MeT predicts more downpour

Bhubaneswar: Diwali celebrations in the state came to a nought after heavy rains lashed many parts of Odisha today, as low pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression, sources from the regional meteorological department said. Director of the regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar SC Sahu said,”The well marked […]

IMD issues thunderstorm, lightning warning for 15 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional office of India Meteorological Department has issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 15 districts in Odisha till 5.30 pm today. As per the latest reports, the alert has been issued for Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal districts. People in these districts have […]

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Met dept issues lightning alert for 18 districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre has issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 18 districts in Odisha till 11.30 am today. As per the latest bulletin of the met department, the alert has been issued for Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sonepur, Bargarh and Sundergarh districts. […]

Met issues thunderstorm, lightning alert for 21 districts

Bhubaneswar: Thunderstrom and lightning warning has been issued for 21 districts of Odisha by regional office of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today. The alert has been issued for Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Ganjam, Gajapati, Bargarh and Sonepur districts. Satellite images of Doppler […]

Odisha likely to receive more rainfall in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rainfall across the State in the next 24 hours. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places in the coastal region of the state, IMD said forecasting that such situation may continue for three more days. Meanwhile, sources in the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, […]

IMD issues thunderstorm, lightning warning in 18 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued thunderstorm and lightning warning in 18 districts of Odisha. According to sources, the districts likely to be hit by thunderstorm and lightning are Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Koraput, Malkangiri and Gajapati. It has also cautioned the […]

Heavy rainfall forecast for Odisha, collectors asked to remain alert: SRC

Bhubaneswar:  The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Sunday asked collectors in several parts of Odisha to remain alert in view the heavy rain forecast issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next 3 days. The IMD Bhubaneswar has forecast heavy rain in north, interior and coastal parts of the state till July 20. […]

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Intense heat in Odisha, Titlagarh sizzles at 43.3 deg

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat persisted in most parts of Odisha today and Titlagarh was the hottest place with 43.3 degree celsius in the state where sunstroke has so far claimed one life. The mercury hovered above 40 degree Celsius in at least 10 places in the state as entire western Odisha and many parts of southern […]

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Heat wave condition returns to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The heat wave condition returned to Odisha with rise in the mercury level today as Jharsuguda turned out to be the hottest plae in the state with 43 degrees Celsius. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least ten places, mostly in western Odisha. After Jharsuguda, Balangir recorded a maximum temperature of […]

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Mercury touches 44 deg C, Odisha sizzles under intense heat

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions prevailed in most parts of Odisha today with the mercury soaring up to 44 degrees Celsius at Titlagarh, making it the hottest place in the state. The entire western region of Odisha sizzled under intense heat, the Meteorological office here said. At least 13 places in the state recorded temperature above 40 […]

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Met dept predicts grueling summer beginning tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the day temperature rising alarming in most places in Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a hotter-than-normal summer across the country this year. The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, which has predicted torrid summer in Odisha especially during March and April, said the heat wave would be felt in most places in […]

IMD predicts rise in heat wave
IMD predicts rise in heat wave

Bhubaneswar: The advent of heat waves before the end of February has started effecting the daily life of people. While temperature has already touched the 40 degree Celsius mark, the regional office of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the temperature will rise further in coming days. The IMD has informed that the temperature […]

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Southwest monsoon recedes in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The southwest monsoon has withdrawn from Odisha, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday. “The southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the state on Sunday. The state received normal rainfall this year,” said Sarat Chandra Sahu, regional director of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre. Also read: Southwest monsoon covers whole of Odisha He said the […]

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'Severe' heat wave warning for coastal Odisha till May 2

Bhubaneswar: Temperature went up alarmingly in the coastal belt of Odisha today with the capital city recording 45.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a severe heat wave warning in the coastal districts. As per a Met release here this evening, mercury shot up to 40 degree Celsius above in […]

Rain, thundershower likely to hit Nepal

Indian meteorological officials on Sunday forecast fairly widespread rain and thundershowers over Nepal till Monday