Monsoons

assam flood india aug 3 2020

More than 5.6 million affected, 109 killed and 260 000 ha (640 000 acres) of crop area destroyed by floods in Assam, India

More than 5.6 million people have been affected across Assam, India, as severe flooding continues to wreak havoc in the state. Since May 22, at least 109 people have lost their lives in flood-related incidents and around 260 000 ha (640 000 acres) of crop area has...

August 03, 2020

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Mumbai records wettest July since records began, India

With 1 474.4 mm (58 inches) of rain recorded between July 1 to 28, India's state of Maharashtra capital Mumbai saw the city's highest rainfall for this month in 76 years. The previous record was set in 2014 with 1 468.5 mm (57.8 inches) of rain. On Tuesday,...

July 29, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite...

July 23, 2020

india flood july 21 2020

6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains grim in India

The extensive flood situation due to seasonal monsoon rains remains severe in India as the death toll has crossed 470 this week, according to the National Emergency Response Center (NDMI). West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with 142 fatalities. More than 6 million...

July 22, 2020

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Monsoon-related natural disasters leave more than 144 dead or missing in just one month, Nepal

More than 100 people have died due to monsoon-related natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and lightning strikes in a month period in Nepal as of Monday, July 13, 2020, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

July 14, 2020

nepal severe weather july 2020

Deadliest monsoon in 11 years triggers floods and multiple landslides in Nepal

Incessant monsoon rainfall has triggered floods and multiple landslides in several districts of Bagmati Pradesh and Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, from Wednesday to Friday, July 8 to 10, 2020. The police confirmed at least 12 fatalities-- including three children, and 19...

July 10, 2020

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Monsoon rains claims at least 7 lives in Karachi, Pakistan

At least seven people lost their lives while scores of others were injured in separate incidents in Pakistan's southern city Karachi in the first seasonal monsoon downpour on Monday, July 6, 2020. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported 43 mm (1.7...

July 08, 2020

india severe thunderstorms june 26 2020

More than 130 killed as severe thunderstorms hit India, Bihar records one of its highest daily death tolls caused by lightning

Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms since mid-June have resulted in casualties and damage across India. As of early Friday, June 26, 2020, the death toll stands at 133-- mostly from the state of Bihar, which recorded one of its highest daily tolls from lightning on...

June 26, 2020

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

malaysia floods dec 16 2019

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

sri lanka flood dec 7 2019

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

malaysia flood dec 3 2019

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

25 dead heavy rains india dec 2 2019

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

jammu and kashmir nov 7 2019

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

indonesia floods oct 2019

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