New delhi : Soon Delhiites will no longer have to depend on the "unpredictable" weatherman. The India Meterological Department (IMD) is in the process of upgrading its infrastructure with state-of-the-art technology which will not only make weather forecasting as much as 95% accurate, but also much faster.

On Thursday, the Met department confirmed what Delhiites had been suspecting all along. This December has been one of the warmest ever with temperatures staying above normal for a large part of the month. It was the second warmest December in the recorded history of the Capital since 1901.

Gujarat state of India receives annual rainfall of 828 mm in 35 rainy days with coefficient of variation of 50%. Considering the abnormality of weather particularly rainfall during the monsoon, Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand, Gujarat has prepared almanac predicting district-wise daily rainfall during monsoon 2007 for beneficiaries for the farming community as well as planners.

CHENNAI: Two automatic rain gauge systems and an automatic weather station will be installed by February in each district of Tamil Nadu as part of Indian Meteorological Department

The depression over Bay of Bengal moved slightly towards north-east and lay centered 370 km south-south-east of Paradip on Saturday. The system is intensifying and will move in a north-north-easterly direction. Weather office said the depression is likely to progress towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 2008 edition of the South-West monsoon was weak over Kerala with 22 percent less rainfall than normal. The State received only 168 cm of rain from June to September, against the normal 214 cm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

New Delhi, October 3 With the monsoon withdrawing from most regions in the country, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the cumulative seasonal rainfall during June 1 to September 30 was near normal, recording 98 per cent of its long period average (LPA).

Surinder Sud / New Delhi September 30, 2008, 0:56 ISTAfter normal rains in most parts except western Madhya Pradesh and some north-eastern hill states, the monsoon began withdrawing from north-west India on Monday.

Handy tool: Director General of Meteorology Ajit Tyagi (centre) handing over the first copy of the Cyclone eAtlas-IMD CD to NIOT director S.Kathiroli in Chennai on Tuesday. R.V. Sharma, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, RMC, is in the picture.

Surinder Sud / New Delhi August 22, 2008, 4:49 IST

Monsoon took a long break in July in the interior peninsula, Maharashtra and parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Yet, the overall distribution of rains till mid-August has been the best in the past five years.