Heavy rains

People in Noida too witnessed similar situation as office goers and schoolchildren had to suffer the most in massive traffic jams as many signals were not working, adding to the chaos

Dehradun: Heavy rains continued to pound Uttarakhand for the second consecutive day on Thursday leading to chaos and disruption of normal life. Schools and colleges in many places including state capital Dehradun and Haridwar remained closed as roads were blocked due to landslides and low lying areas remained water logged. The route to the annual Char …

Dehradun:  At least five persons were reported to be dead as heavy rains continued to pound most parts of Uttarakhand on Wednesday. The Regional Met Office warned of heavy to very heavy rains till Friday.  Educational institutions were closed in Chamoli and Rudra Prayag. The officials said that some buildings were damaged in Dehradun outskirts, …

Lucknow: High alert was issued in 10 Uttar Pradesh districts following incessant rains over the last few days, the Met department announced on Friday. The 10 districts comprise Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Barabanki, Budaun, Bareilly and Moradabad. The department has also predicted heavy rains at many other places on Friday. Due to the …

Agartala: Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura, on Tuesday, as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water. According to the officials, “The displaced families belong to sub-divisions of Sadar, Jirania and Mohanpur in West Tripura district and Khowai and Teliamura in Khowai district. They were put up in …

Dhaka: At least 35 people were killed in landslides triggered due to heavy rains in Bangladesh on Tuesday. Director General of the Bangladesh Disaster Management Department (DMD), Reaz Ahmed said, “We have information that at least 35 people died in three districts.” An official in Chittagong said, “The military, police and fire service personnel have joined …

However, the experimental forecast based on one of the models -- Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System (MMCFS)-- suggests that the monsoon rainfall during 2017 would average 100 per cent over the country as a whole and was likely to be with an error estimation of plus-minus five per cent

Further explaining about why it is being called the normal monsoon, the Director General said, “Anything between 96 and 104 per cent of the Long Period Average is considered as ‘normal’. Anything under 96 per cent is considered as ‘below normal’ and 104-110 per cent of the LPA as ‘above normal’