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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

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Extreme monsoon rains in western India and Myanmar, more than 250 people killed

Extreme monsoon rains hit western India and Myanmar in early August 2019, causing dramatic flooding and landslides and leaving at least 258 people dead. The animation below depicts satellite-based measurements of rainfall from August 1 - 12, 2019. The darkest reds...

August 15, 2019

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1 million evacuated, more than 190 killed after exceptionally heavy rains hit parts of India

At least 193 people have been killed across parts of India in floods and landslides caused by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains since August 1, 2019. Dozens of people are still missing and the death toll is expected to continue rising in the days ahead. In addition,...

August 12, 2019

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Major floods and landslides hit Kerala, over 64 000 people evacuated

Heavy monsoon rains are falling over Kerala since August 7, increasing river levels and causing deadly floods and landslides. At least 28 people have been killed and 27 others are still missing. More than 64 000 people have been evacuated. In 24 hours period to...

August 09, 2019

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Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of India since the end of June have claimed 531 lives as of August 6, 2019. 182 people died in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655 000...

August 06, 2019

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Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India

Very heavy monsoon rains are affecting Indian financial capital Mumbai (population 18.4 million) since June 25, leaving the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city almost full and at the highest levels since 2016. Officials said the supply...

August 05, 2019

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Annual monsoon death toll reaches 650 across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

More than 650 people were killed since the onset of annual monsoon across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Heavy rainfall and resulting floods affected more than 10 million people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Officials in India report at least 467...

July 24, 2019

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More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

At least 123 people were killed, tens of thousands are displaced and at least 6 million affected in seasonal floods affecting India and Nepal over the past 10 days. The death toll is rising steadily. Seasonal monsoon continues affecting Nepal and neighboring Indian...

July 16, 2019

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Over 30 lives lost as floods and landslides hit Nepal and northern India

More than 30 people have been killed and over 130 homes collapsed after heavy monsoon rains hit parts of northern Inda and Nepal over the past couple of days. 14 Uttar Pradesh districts were affected, with at least 15 casualties. Landslides and floods caused major...

July 13, 2019

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3 die, more than 200 000 affected by floods in Assam, excessive rain expected to continue, India

At least 530 villages in 24 revenue circles falling under 11 Assam districts were impacted by the second flood wave on July 9 and 10, 2019. The situation is expected to get worse in the days and weeks ahead. The flood scenario in Assam has turned serious on July 9,...

July 10, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant...

July 02, 2019

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Heatwave conditions claim at least 70 lives in 24 hours, Bihar

Severe heatwave conditions affecting Bihar, India claimed the lives of at least 70 people over the past 24 hours, state authorities reported June 17, 2019. Temperatures across the state are reaching 45 °C (113 °F) for the third straight week and above 50...

June 17, 2019

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Gujarat to escape fury of Very Severe Cyclone "Vayu" but red alert remains

Very Severe Cyclone "Vayu" is changing course and is no longer expected to make landfall over Gujarat, India. However, as it would move in close proximity of Saurashtra coast, heavy to very heavy rains would lash Porbandar, Dwarka, Okha Junagarh, Jamnagar...

June 13, 2019

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300 000 evacuating ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" - the strongest since 1998 to hit NW India

Nearly 300 000 people living in the path of Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, India's Home Ministry said Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Vayu is expected to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva, around Veraval...

June 12, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms hit Bihar, leaving at least 8 people dead, India

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern Indian state of Bihar on June 10, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving at least 11 injured. At least 8 people were killed and 11 others injured on June 10 after severe thunderstorms hit the districts of Gopalganj,...

June 11, 2019

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Severe dust storm and lightning claim 26 lives, leave 57 injured across Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 26 people have been killed and 57 injured after severe dust storms swept over many parts of Uttar Pradesh, India late Thursday, June 6, 2019. UP Relief commissioner said 6 people died in Mainpuri, 3 each in Etah and Kasaganj and one each in Moradabad,...

June 07, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Fani" death toll hits 64, now the deadliest cyclone since 1999 Super Cyclone, India

The death toll caused by Tropical Cyclone "Fani" which made landfall May 3, 2019, in the Indian state of Odisha rose to 64, government sources confirmed Sunday, May 13. This made it the deadliest cyclone to hit India since 1999 Super Cyclone. The special...

May 13, 2019

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Intense heatwave claims at least 111 lives, India

At least 111 people died of heatstroke over the past 42 days in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh (45) and Telangana (66). Temperatures ranged from 43 - 46 °C (109.4 - 114.8 °F) in more than 360 measuring stations across Andhra Pradesh. The hottest was...

May 11, 2019

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153 000 ha (378 000 acres) of crops damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Fani, India

An estimated 152 985 ha (378 034 acres) of crops were damaged or destroyed across Odisha, India during the passage of Tropical Cyclone "Fani" on May 3, 2019. Information and Public Relations Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said less than 33% crop loss has...

May 10, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Fani" forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30

At least 16 people have been killed in India and another 14 in Bangladesh due to strong winds and heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone "Fani" since it made landfall May 3, 2019. More than 200 were injured. The cyclone forced officials to conduct one of...

May 05, 2019

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Extensive damage in Puri after Tropical Cyclone "Fani" slams into India

Tropical Cyclone "Fani" made landfall close to the city of Puri, Odisha between 02:30 - 04:30 UTC (08:00 - 10:00 LT) on Friday, May 3, 2019 as Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm with winds between 180 - 190 km/h (112 - 118 mph) and gusts to 200 km/h (124...

May 04, 2019

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Nearly 1 million evacuating ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Fani" landfall

The Government of India has started evacuating close to 1 million people living in the path of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Fani." The latest forecast track by RSMC New Delhi, the authority for this region, calls for landfall to take place between...

May 02, 2019

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Extremely Severe Tropical Cyclone "Fani" to make landfall in Odisha on May 3, India

​Tropical Cyclone "Fani" has strengthened into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS). It is expected to remain at this strength, or possibly as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, as it makes landfall on Odisha coast around Puri, between Gopalpur and Chandbali...

May 01, 2019

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Cyclone "Fani" - Very Severe Cyclonic Storm threatens Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India

A Deep Depression currently located over East Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm (Fani) today and further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move NW off...

April 27, 2019

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Massive crop loss as heavy unseasonable rain and hailstorms hits Telangana, India

According to preliminary reports, more than 22 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of crops across Telangana have been damaged after recent heavy unseasonable rain and hailstorms hit the state. The worst affected are paddy and mango crop, government officials said April 22,...

April 24, 2019

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Sangrur farmers claim 80 percent crop loss, accuse authorities of improper reports

Farmers in the town of Sangrur, state of Punjab, India said massive hailstorm hit the region on April 17, 2019, destroying 80% of their crops. Farmers accused authorities of improper reports, saying revenue department officers visited villages not their farms....

April 23, 2019

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Over 3 000 vehicles stranded on Jammu-Srinagar highway after heavy rain and landslides, India

More than 3 000 vehicles are stranded after landslides affected various parts of Jammu-Srinagar national highway between Ramban and Binihal, Jammu and Kashmir, India since midnight (LT) on April 18, 2019. The landslides first erupted at Monkey Morh around 12 in the...

April 18, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and...

April 17, 2019

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Massive thunderstorm hits Manipur, leaves entire state without power, 3 people dead and over 50 injured, India

A massive thunderstorm swept over the Indian state of Manipur during the early morning hours of April 15, leaving at least 3 people dead and over 50 injured. The worst affected were the districts of Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Kakching. Powerful winds produced by...

April 16, 2019

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Unseasonal rain, lightning claim 4 lives in Nashik, western India

At least 4 people were killed in two separate incidents after being hit by a bolt of lightning produced by a severe thunderstorm in the ancient holy city of Nashik, Maharashtra, western India. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said northern and western...

April 16, 2019

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Massive dust storm hits Rajasthan, causing major crop losses, India

A massive dust storm has engulfed the northern Indian state of Rajasthan on April 7, 2019. Clouds of dust were swept up from a nearby desert by weather patterns that have circulated over the city of Churu. While there were no injuries reported, the storm has...

April 11, 2019

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Pre-monsoon cyclone season in North Indian Ocean, tropical cyclone watch begins

The probability of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea increases this month with approaching official start of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season in April. While the season has no official bounds, tropical cyclones in North Indian...

March 07, 2019

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800 homes damaged or destroyed as hailstorm hits Mizoram's Lunglei, India

Mizoram authorities are reporting around 800 homes in the town of Lunglei (population 57 011) and nearby villages were either damaged or destroyed after a hailstorm swept over the area on Sunday night, February 17, 2019. The Disaster Management and Rehabilitation...

February 19, 2019

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Thunderstorms leave 12 people dead, hailstorms destroy crops in Uttar Pradesh, India

Series of severe weather events hit plains and hills of North India over the past couple of days, producing heavy rain, snow, hailstorms and thundershowers. Lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh killed 12 people on February 13, including 4 school children. In addition,...

February 15, 2019

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Hailstorm destroys 150 homes, injures 40 people in 60 seconds, India

A fast-moving hailstorm destroyed as many as 150 pucca homes and injured around 40 people in Alivardipur village near Hindon floodplains of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on February 7, 2019. The rain started around 13:50 local time, followed by 60-seconds-long...

February 10, 2019