The year 2018 was the sixth warmest year on record in India since it commenced keeping nation-wide records of weather events in 1901, said India Meteorological Department (IMD)while noting that the country had lost over 1,400 lives in extreme weather events last year.

The Deep Depression over South Chhattisgarh & neighbourhood moved northwards and lay centered at 11 30 hours IST of 13 th October 2014 near Lat. 2 0.7 °N and Long. 81.5 °E, 50 kms south of Raipur . It would move northwards for next 12 hours and then north -

The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘ HUDHUD ’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved north westwards , intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay
centered at 1 4 30 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2014 near latitude 15.0 ºN and longitude 86.8 ºE about 470 km east - southeast of Visakhapatnam and 5 2 0 km south - southeast of Gopalpur . The system would move west - northwestwards and cross n orth Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam
by the forenoon of 12 th October 2014. Download IMD Press Release released, 10 Oct 2014 on Cyclone Hudhud.

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm , ‘HUDHUD’ over west central Bay of Bengal , Cyclone Warning for north Andhra Pradesh & south Odisha coasts (Red Message) and post landfall outlook. Download the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin Cyclone Hudhud, 0930 hrs, 12 October 2014.

According to latest observations, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘ HUDHUD ’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west - northwestwards during past six hours and lay centered at 1 4 30 hrs IST of 11 th October 20 14 near latitude 16.1 ºN and longitude 85. 0 ºE , about 250 km southeast of isakhapatnam and 340 km south - southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12 th October 2014. Download Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Press Release, 11 October 2014.

The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘ HUDHUD ’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved north westwards , intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay
centered at 1 4 30 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2014 near latitude 15.0 ºN and longitude 86.8 ºE about 470 km east - southeast of Visakhapatnam and 5 2 0 km south - southeast of Gopalpur . The system would move west - northwestwards and cross n orth Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam
by the forenoon of 12 th October 2014. Download IMD Press Release released, 10 Oct 2014 on Cyclone Hudhud.

According to this seasonal climate outlook for South Asia for the period February-April 2014 by the Indian Meteorological Department, temperatures in the next four months are likely to be higher than normal over most parts of South Asia. On monthly scale, the month of April is likely to be wetter than normal over most parts of south Asia.

These are highligths of the end-of-the-season Southwest monsoon report for 2013 published by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).