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Met Office Has a New Way to Predict a Big Freeze


September 15th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A supercomputer can now predict a big freeze weeks in advance. A new software has just been unveiled and it is said to predict the cold snaps ... Read more...

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Scanty rainfall in Himachal, river levels down


September 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) After days of moderate to heavy rains, the hills of Himachal Pradesh saw scanty rainfall Sunday, a weather official said.Most of the rivers that were in ... Read more...

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Monsoon yet likely to improve, says IMD


July 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While deficient rains are threatening crops in some states, the Met office Thursday said monsoon is yet likely to improve in some parts of the ... Read more...

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Rains in store in Himachal Pradesh


June 4th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 4 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh will get relief from the scorching heat as the Met office Monday forecast rains and thundershowers soon, even as the state ... Read more...

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Parts of Maharashtra sizzle at 47 degrees


May 26th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) While monsoon is set to enter Maharashtra by early next month, heat wave continued to burn parts of the state with mercury levels going as high ... Read more...

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Antarctic ice shelf faces threat from warm waters


May 10th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 10 (IANS) Scientists have punched holes in Antarctic's viability by refuting the prevalent assumption that its Weddell Sea ice shelves would remain impervious to global warming due to ... Read more...

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Showers lash Delhi, good weather to continue (Third Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Delhi Thursday, continuing the spell of good weather and making April this year an unusually pleasant month, according to the Met office. ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded as snow covers Pakistan hill town


February 5th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists were stuck in their vehicles as heavy snowfall blanketed Murree, a hill station near here.The Murree region in Pakistan's Punjab province has witnessed ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Pakistan province


February 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Murree region in Pakistan's Punjab province has witnessed heavy snowfall.A bus carrying girl students was stuck in snow on the Murree-Bhurban road Friday. Efforts were ... Read more...

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More snow in Himachal, high alert in state (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Sunday saw more snowfall, an official said here, predicting heavy snow at some places in the ... Read more...

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It’s a dry Christmas in Himachal resorts this year


December 24th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) Mellow sunshine and not snow will greet visitors on Christmas day at most of tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh this year.The Met Office here Saturday ... Read more...

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Shimla’s white Christmas a thing of the past (Postcard from Shimla)


December 19th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 19 (IANS) Oh, for a white Christmas and New Year! That is now the feeling in Shimla where snow on Christmas has become a thing of the ... Read more...

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Britain braces for a white Christmas


December 5th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Most parts of northern Britain were Monday covered with snow and ice as temperatures plummeted across the country.After the second-warmest November since records began to be ... Read more...

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Scientists link extreme weather with climate change


July 3rd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Climate change seems to have triggered extreme weather that has wreaked destruction all over the globe during the last decade. After more than 20 years of ... Read more...

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Rains likely in capital


June 18th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A day after Delhi witnessed squalls and rains, the met office Saturday again predicted light rains towards the evening.The minimum temperature recorded Saturday morning was ... Read more...

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Wet weekend forecast for Delhi


April 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhiites can expect a pleasant weather over the weekend with the Met office Friday forecasting light rain in the next two days. The India Meteorological ... Read more...

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After 20 days, Goa Met office confirms earthquake


January 25th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) After a nearly 20-day delay, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here Tuesday confirmed that an earthquake had indeed occurred in Goa Jan 6. IMD Goa director K.V. Singh ... Read more...

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Sun keeps Delhi pleasant (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With bright sunshine and clear skies Monday, the week began on a pleasant note for Delhiites who soaked in the winter sun even as chilly winds blew ... Read more...

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More snowfall in Shimla, upper Manali


January 14th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Shimla and nearby tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh got a fresh spell of snowfall Friday morning, making the hill stations even more picturesque.While Shimla saw a light spell ... Read more...

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13 more die as freezing winter marches on (Roundup)


January 9th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Winter continued its relentless onslaught in the north Sunday, claiming 13 more lives in Uttar Pradesh and taking the toll in the state to 82. People shivered ... Read more...

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Worst of winter over in Britain


December 29th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Britain is set to witness a cold - but normal - start to the new year as the worst of winter is over, ­forecasters said.After nearly a ... Read more...

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Freezing Fog Grounds Flights At Heathrow In Britain Signaling The Emergence Of Winter


November 17th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Unrelenting fog with freezing temperatures has grounded numberless flights at Heathrow airport, with some short-haul flights being terminated by British Airways while the commencement of ... Read more...

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Large-scale crop failures to increase under climate change, finds study


October 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that large-scale crop failures like the one that caused the recent Russian wheat crisis are likely to become more common under climate change ... Read more...

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Met Office says global warming evidence is ‘unmistakable’


July 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): For the first time, a report has brought together ten different ways of measuring changes in the climate, and added that there unmistakable evidence of the world getting ... Read more...

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Delhi may get pre-monsoon showers Thursday (Lead)


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) While monsoon is still far from the national capital, there are prospects of pre-monsoon showers Thursday which may give Delhiites relief from the prevailing sweltering heat, the ... Read more...

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May won’t be as hot as April: met office


May 4th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) There is good news for Delhiites. The weather office has predicted that the heat in May will be less severe than what the capital experienced in April. ... Read more...

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Met office predicts normal south-west monsoon this year


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday declared that the south-west monsoon season's rainfall will be at least 98 ... Read more...

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Air India, Jet Airways resume flights to Europe


April 21st, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After a gap of six days, national carrier Air India Wednesday resumed its daily flights to Paris and Frankfurt and private airline Jet Airways winged its way ... Read more...

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Icelandic Met Office says no eruption at Hekla volcano


April 20th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by BNO News
REYKJAVIK (BNO NEWS) -- The Icelandic Meteorological Office on Monday said the Hekla volcano in the southern part of the country had not erupted.Live footage from the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service initially ... Read more...

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Air travel watchdog slams Europe’s handling of ash cloud (Lead)


April 19th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris/Oslo, April 19 (DPA) European governments have been highly unprofessional in their management of assessing risk levels from a cloud of volcanic ash covering Europe, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... Read more...

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Passengers stuck as volcanic ash spreads across Europe (Second lead)


April 16th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik/Berlin, April 16 (DPA) Massive disruptions of air travel continued for the second day Friday as European airports and airspace were closed because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland. European air-traffic ... Read more...

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Shimla records warmest March in six years


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience unusually warm weather with the state capital recording the season's highest at 25.8 degrees Celsius, making it the warmest March ... Read more...

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95 per cent chance that Man is to blame for global warming


March 5th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): A new study has found that there is a 95 per cent chance that human activity is to blame for global warming, and only 5 percent chance that ... Read more...

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Warm, sunny days in store for Delhi: Met office


February 4th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A sunny morning greeted Delhiites Thursday morning and the coming days are also likely to be warm, the weatherman said. "There will mainly be clear skies in the ... Read more...

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Fog on R-Day most intense, January trend to break 50-year record


January 26th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The dense white fog which blinded the Republic Day parade from many peoples' view Tuesday and crippled flight and rail schedules all through the month of January, ... Read more...

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