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Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

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Worst locust plague in 60 years, roughly 360 000 ha (890 000 acres) of crops damaged in Rajasthan

At least 360 000 ha (890 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Rajasthan's 10 districts in the midst of the state's worst locust infestation in 60 years. The plague has been severe in Sriganganagar, with 75% of standing crops being damaged, as of January...

January 18, 2020

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Heavy snowfall affects over 900 villages in Uttarakhand, India

More than 900 villages of Uttarakhand in India were left without power and electricity on January 13, 2020, as heavy snowfall and widespread rain disrupted life in the state. "Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this...

January 14, 2020

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Snowstorm hits parts of Nagaland for the first time in 37 years, India

An unexpected snowstorm hit the state of Nagaland, India at the end of 2019, with some parts of the state experiencing their first snow in 37 years. Blizzard conditions were experienced in the town of Tokiye and villages of Zavame, Kizutsukeru, Konya, Phisame, and...

January 04, 2020

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Delhi records coldest December day, second coldest December since 1901

Delhi has just recorded its coldest day for the month of December on Monday, December 30, 2019, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed. The station in Safdarjung reported 9.4 °C (48.9 °F), which is 11.4 °C (20.5 °F) below normal and the...

December 30, 2019

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Landslides strand over 8 000 vehicles, up to 1 m (3 feet) of fresh snow in Jammu and Kashmir

More than 8 000 vehicles were stranded in Kashmir as the Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed again on Sunday, December 22, 2019, following landslides that blocked the road. Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and higher reaches of the Jammu region including Chenab valley...

December 22, 2019

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Delhi shivers through coldest December days since 1997, India

Temperatures in India's capital Delhi dropped to 12.2 °C (53.9 °F) on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, making it its lowest maximum temperature for the month of December in the past 22 years. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), this was...

December 18, 2019

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Intense hailstorm and heavy downpour lash Rajasthan, India

Residents in the Nagaur district in Rajasthan, India witnessed unusual weather conditions as the area was slammed by heavy downpour and hailstorms, covering roads and houses almost entirely in ice on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The storms wreaked havoc across the...

December 14, 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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Unexpected persistent snowfall causes major damage to crops in Kashmir Valley, India

Heavy snowfall hit Kashmir Valley for 16 hours on November 7, 2019, wreaking havoc across the area and causing severe damage to crops. The month of November is the harvesting season for crops such as apple and saffron. However, due to the unexpected icy weather,...

November 13, 2019

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At least 20 dead, 60 000 homes damaged as Cyclone "Matmo" (Bulbul) hits Bangladesh and India

Tropical Cyclone "Matmo", also called Bulbul, made landfall over Indo-Bangladesh coast on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The Severe Cyclonic Storm has left at least 20 fatalities, 30 others injured, about 60 000 homes damaged, over 500 000 ha (1.2 million...

November 11, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Matmo" (Bulbul) makes landfall over Indo-Bangladesh coast

Authorities have ordered evacuation for around 500 000 people from the low-lying coastal villages and islands of Bangladesh in preparation for Tropical Cyclone "Matmo," renamed Bulbul by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The cyclone made landfall...

November 09, 2019

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Incessant heavy snowfall causes chaos in Kashmir Valley, India

16 hours of heavy snow fell in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The incessant snowfall has killed seven people, caused traffic disruption in both land and air, interrupted electricity across the valley, and triggered avalanches in several areas....

November 08, 2019

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New eruptive phase at Barren Island volcano in the Andaman Sea, India

Barren Island has entered a new eruptive phase since October 23, 2019, after a relatively calm period during the summer months with little or no activity. Satellite imagery showed intermittent but frequent thermal signals and small ash plumes, indicating that mild...

November 06, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Maha" triggers heavy rains in coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka, India

Tropical Cyclone "Maha" formed over the Laccadive Sea, west of Sri Lanka on October 30, 2019, as the 6th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Maha is already dumping heavy rains over coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka, India, and...

October 31, 2019

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Torrential rains spawn devastating floods in Karnataka, India

Heavy rains over the past days have caused deadly floods in the Indian state of Karnataka. 12 people were reportedly killed, at least 5 444 homes were damaged, and thousands of residents were displaced, as of October 23, 2019. ​Among the affected districts were...

October 23, 2019

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8 dead after landslide hits Rudraprayag town in Uttarakhand, India

At least eight people were killed late October 19, 2019, after big rocks hit a car and two motorcycles following a landslide in Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, India. District magistrate of Rudraprayag Mangesh Ghildiyal confirmed the incident, saying...

October 21, 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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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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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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Over 300 trapped in a school after dam releases water causing floods in Rajasthan, India

More than 350 students and 50 teachers were stuck in a private school in Chittorgargh for two days after the discharge of waters from Rana Pratap Dam which caused floods in the area on Saturday, September 15, 2019. According to reports, the students had to remain...

September 16, 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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Landslides, flash floods wreak havoc across Himachal Pradesh

Extensive rainfall, floods and landslides are wreaking havoc across the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on August 17 and 18, 2019. The state has so far received 200% above average rains this monsoon. Incessant rains in Himachal Pradesh have led to the death of 18...

August 18, 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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10 dead, 7 missing after rescue boat capsizes in Maharashtra, India

At least 10 persons drowned and 7 more are missing after a rescue boat carrying at least 30 people capsized during a rescue operation near Brahmnal village in Maharashtra's Sangli district on Thursday morning, August 8, 2019. Local police said rescue operations...

August 08, 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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Severe flooding death toll in India, Nepal and Bangladesh surpasses 300

Death toll from intense flooding in parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal surpassed 300 on July 22, 2019. Vast parts of eastern India have been affected by heavy rains and floods over the past two weeks, claiming lives of at least 200 people. 7.27 million people...

July 22, 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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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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India under acute water crisis, 80 percent of reservoirs below normal storage

84% of the meteorological subdivisions in India have recorded below normal rainfall this season, leading to the acute water crisis. According to data provided by the Central Water Commission, of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 80% have storage below normal....

June 23, 2019