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June 12, 2024 12:50 PM

Northern India braces for severe heat wave, orange alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert, warning of a severe heat wave that is expected to grip several northern states over the next four days. According to senior scientist R.K. Jenamani, the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Delhi are likely to experience scorching temperatures ranging from 43 to 45 degrees Celsius. The return of the intense heat wave has prompted authorities to take necessary precautions and...

June 3, 2024 10:43 AM

Heat wave kills at least 56 in India, nearly 25,000 heat stroke cases, from March-May

India saw nearly 25,000 cases of suspected heat stroke and 56 people lost their lives after several heat wave days across the country from March-May, local media reported, citing government data. May has been a particularly bad month for the region, with temperature in capital Delhi and nearby state of Rajasthan touching 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). In a contrast, parts of eastern India have been reeling under the impact of cyclone Remal. Heavy rain in the north eastern state o...

May 29, 2024 8:53 AM

Cyclone Remal claims 27 lives in Aizawl, Mizoram CM announces over Rs 15 crore as state relief fund

Cyclone Remal has claimed the lives of 27 people in the Melthum, Hlimen, Falkawn, and Salem Veng areas of the state's capital, Aizawl, the state government said in a release. According to the Directorate of Information, Public Relations (DIPR), Mizoram, "27 bodies have been found so far as search and rescue operations continue, with State Disaster Response Force personnel teaming up with Melthum Local Council and YMA." Chief Minister Lalduhoma has announced a State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) ...

May 28, 2024 1:49 PM

Cyclone Remal leaves trails of destruction in Bangladesh, Sylhet at flood risk

Cyclone Remal has left a trail of destruction in the coastal regions of Bangladesh. At least 13 people died in the cyclone, most of them crushed under fallen houses or collapsed walls or trees. The storm has destroyed over 30,000 thatched homes and over 150,000 damaged in Khulna, Barisal and Chattogram Divisions of Bangladesh. The storm has seriously affected more than 37 lakh people. According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)’s special weather bulletin on Tuesday, the land depre...

May 27, 2024 8:25 PM

4 persons died, over 2 lakh people evacuated, airport operations resumed: WB report on Cyclone Remal

The West Bengal government on Monday released a preliminary report on cyclone Remal. Severe Cyclone Remal made landfall on Sunday at 22.30 hrs. between Sagar Island of South 24 Parganas & Khepupara, Bangladesh, close to Mongla port of Bangladesh, causing very heavy rainfall over coastal districts of South-24-Parganas, North-24-Parganas, Purba Medinipur and heavy rainfall over Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly and Paschim Medinipur on 26th and 27th May, according to the report. Windspeed reached 120...

May 27, 2024 12:46 PM

Cyclone Remal kills four, snaps power links to millions in India, Bangladesh

Strong gales and heavy rain brought by cyclone Remal lashed the coastlines of India and Bangladesh on Monday, killing at least four people and cutting electricity supply to millions before losing intensity. The year's first cyclone in the region is the latest of the frequent storms that have pounded the low-lying coasts of the South Asian neighbours in recent years, as climate change drives up surface temperatures at sea. Fierce winds snapped power lines, uprooted poles and trees and snatched ...

May 27, 2024 10:05 AM

Indian Coast Guard closely monitors landfall of Cyclone Remal with disaster response team, ships, hovercraft on standby

As the severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' makes landfall between Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal coast, the Indian Coast Guard said on Monday that it is closely monitoring the landfall of the cyclone with a disaster response team, ships, and hovercraft on standby at short notice to respond to post-impact challenges. The ICG further asked the people to follow official advisories, stay informed, and stay safe. Following the landfall of cyclonic storm 'Remal', waterlogging has been witnessed ...

May 24, 2024 7:52 PM

Cyclone Remal likely to cause heavy rains in West Bengal, coastal parts of North Odisha: IMD

Heavy to very heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong winds is likely to lash West Bengal and coastal areas of North Odisha under the influence of Cyclone 'Remal' which is predicted to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal by May 25, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Director General of Meteorology, IMD, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, said, "Today morning, a depression developed in the Bay of Bengal. It has slowly started moving in north to north-east directions. As it starts movi...

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