Monsoons

queensland flood jan 28 2020

Heavy monsoon rains drench Queensland, causing widespread floods, Australia

A nearly stationary monsoonal low close to the Gulf of Carpentaria is driving very humid air toward Queensland, with heaviest rains in the state's northeast and tropical coast. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued several flood warnings on Tuesday, January...

January 28, 2020

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Severe floods hit Johor as Malaysia's monsoon season continues, more than 10 000 evacuated

The annual monsoon season in Malaysia continues to batter the country, with Johor being hit the hardest and some areas struggling with over 2 m (8 feet) of floodwater. As of Monday afternoon, December 16, 2019, evacuees have doubled to 9 348 in Johor and to more...

December 17, 2019

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Over 200 000 affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka

The ongoing flood in Sri Lanka has worsened, affecting more than 200 000 people across 21 districts in the country, according to Disaster Management Center Deputy Director of DMC, Pradeep Kodippili, statement on December 7, 2019. Heavy rains brought by the...

December 10, 2019

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Over 16 000 displaced in Terengganu and Kelantan as flood situation worsens, Malaysia

More than 16 000 people have been displaced by severe flooding in Malaysia's eastern states, Terengganu and Kelantan, according to the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare on Tuesday, December 3. The states have been facing torrential rain since the beginning...

December 03, 2019

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At least 25 dead as days of heavy rain hit Tamil Nadu, India

At least 25 people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu, India since November 29, 2019. 17 of the victims died after a wall collapsed following a continuous heavy downpour in Coimbatore on Monday morning, December 2. Among the fatalities were...

December 03, 2019

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Jammu and Kashmir receives 171% excess rain in October, November - Kashmir's heaviest November snow in 40 years

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) received 188 mm (7 inches) of precipitation during October and November 2019, making it 171% above usual. On November 6 and 7 this year, Kashmir also saw its heaviest November snow in four decades. According to the MeT Department, summer...

December 02, 2019

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India's wettest monsoon in 25 years could bring record 2020 wheat output

Wheat production in India could jump to a second consecutive yearly record in 2020 as the wettest monsoon in 25 years is on course to help farmers in expanding the area under the winter-sown crop while also improving yields, industry officials told Reuters on...

December 01, 2019

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Severe floods damage thousands of homes in Indonesia and Malaysia

Heavy rainfall has been affecting parts of Malaysia and Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing floods that damaged thousands of homes. In Indonesia, the affected provinces were Aceh and North Sumatra on the island of Sumatra. Floodwater was reportedly...

October 29, 2019

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Prolonged Monsoon season causes widespread floods, killing at least 139 in northern India

Heavy rains battered Uttar Pradesh and Bihar since September 27, 2019, causing severe floods in which at least 139 people lost their lives. The country's monsoon season usually ends by early September, but the harsh weather has continued and is forecasted to...

October 02, 2019

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Above-average rainfall, widespread floods hit India, killing more than 80 people in just 4 days

Above-average rainfall affecting the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the past 4 days claimed lives of more than 80 people. Very heavy rainfall is expected to continue over the next two days. Two main rivers in Uttar Pradesh are overflowing after...

September 29, 2019

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22 dead, 8 others missing as heavy rains pound Maharashtra, India

Intense rain wreaked havoc in Maharashtra, India, resulting in 22 fatalities, 8 people missing, damaged structures, and washed-away properties particularly in districts Pune and Jalgaon, according to reports on September 27, 2019. Skymet Weather said Pune has been...

September 27, 2019

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Positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) brings record rains to Chennai, India

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remained positive all throughout the Monsoon season, magnifying the frequency of low pressure areas and cyclonic circulations mainly over the Bay of Bengal during the past two months. According to SkyMetWeather, a number of cyclonic...

September 21, 2019

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September 2019 Mumbai's wettest ever

The first 18 days of September 2019 recorded 921.7 mm (36.3 inches) of rains in Mumbai, India, breaking the previous record of 920 mm (36.2 inches) set on September 1954. Weather enthusiast and founder of Vagaries of Weather blog, Rajesh Kapadia, said that in a span...

September 19, 2019

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Record 1 422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India

At least 1 422 people died due to erratic rains in India from June to Septemeber - a record since the Union home ministry started keeping track in 2010. Over 1 800 extreme rainfall events this monsoon was recorded, the majority of which occurred in the first half...

September 18, 2019

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1 000 extreme rainfall events recorded in the first 12 days of August, India

The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a research organization in New Delhi, said that there were around 1 000 extreme rainfall events just in the first 12 days of August in India, according to a report released on September 6, 2019. The data was gathered...

September 08, 2019

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Another wave of deadly floods after record rainfall paralyzes Mumbai, India

Record rains hit Mumbai on September 4, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding. At least five people were killed and one remains missing. Mumbai took 226 mm (9 inches) of rain on September 4, making the total rainfall record of 3 980 mm (156 inches). This the total...

September 05, 2019

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1 058 killed, 1.8 million displaced since the start of the monsoon season, India

The number of people killed in floods, landslides and other weather-related incidents since the start of this year's monsoon season in India has reached 1 058. According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll...

August 20, 2019