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Tropical Cyclone "Jawad" forms in the Bay of Bengal

Tropical Cyclone "Jawad" formed in the Bay of Bengal on December 3, 2021, and is expected to travel close to the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, India on December 4. Thereafter it is likely to recurve NNE and move along the Odisha coast reaching the...

December 03, 2021

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Heavy rains destroy over 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021, India

Heavy rain in India has destroyed more than 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021. Karnataka was the worst affected, with 1.4 million ha (3.5 million acres) of crop lost, followed by Rajasthan with 679 000 ha (1.68 million acres), West Bengal with 690...

December 01, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar-India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Myanmar-India border region at 23:45 UTC on November 25, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 32 km (19 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20 miles). The epicenter was...

November 26, 2021

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At least 26 people dead, more than 100 missing after massive floods and landslides hit southern India

At least 26 people have been killed and more than 100 remain missing after heavy rains caused massive floods in parts of southern India over the past couple of days. Many homes, roads, and bridges have been damaged or destroyed and livestock swept away. At least 17...

November 20, 2021

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9 dead, 2 missing after floods hit Sri Lanka and southern India

At least 9 people have died and 2 others remain missing after heavy rains affecting Sri Lanka and parts of southern India since the start of the month. According to the AFP, nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by floods over the past couple of...

November 08, 2021

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Record-breaking rains leave at least 54 dead, 5 missing in Uttarakhand, India

Heavy rains triggered by two simultaneous low-pressure systems -- one over the Arabian Sea and the other over the Bay of Bengal regions -- caused severe floods and landslides in parts of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, since Sunday, October 17, 2021. Massive damage...

October 21, 2021

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At least 26 dead as floods and landslides hit Kerala, India

At least 26 people have been killed in Kerala, India over the past couple of days after floods and landslides caused by heavy rains destroyed roads and homes and cut off many towns and villages. Heavy rains began on October 11, intensified late October 15, and...

October 18, 2021

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Eight-story building collapses after heavy rain hits Shimla, India

An eight-story building in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India collapsed on Thursday, September 30, 2021, after heavy rain and landslides hit the region. According to the Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority Director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta, the building at...

October 01, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Gulab" to make landfall over Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast, India

Tropical Cyclone "Gulab" formed in the Bay of Bengal at 15:00 UTC on September 24, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving W toward India with landfall expected on Sunday, September 26, 2021, over...

September 26, 2021

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Rivers overflow after heavy rain, affecting 1.2 million and claiming 10 lives in West Bengal, India

More than 1.2 million people have been affected after heavy rains over the past couple of days caused rivers to overflow and embankments to fail in the Indian state of West Bengal. The situation worsened after dam releases in the neighboring state of Jharkhand. At...

September 21, 2021

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More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India

Very heavy rains affecting the Indian state of Gujarat over the past few days have caused massive floods in parts of the state, affecting more than 1.6 million people. The flooding affected 1 660 245 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar,...

September 14, 2021

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Massive highway landslide in Shimla district blocks National Highway 5, Himachal Pradesh

A large landslide took place at about 09:00 LT on September 6, 2021, blocking the National Highway 5 at Jeori in Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh, India. The road connects Firozpur in Punjab with Shipki La on the India-China border. While the landslide did not...

September 07, 2021

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More than 40 feared buried under rubble after major landslide in Himachal Pradesh, India

A major landslide took place on the Reckong Peo-Shimla Highway in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India at around 07:15 UTC (12:45 LT) on August 11, 2021. The slide hit and buried a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus with 40 people on board, one...

August 11, 2021

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Over 350 villages inundated across Uttar Pradesh, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the past couple of days have inundated at least 357 villages across 21 districts, as of August 9, 2021. The worst-affected are the districts of Hamirpur and Jalun in the region of Bundelkhand,...

August 09, 2021

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Large landslide takes out part of Highway 707 in Himachal Pradesh, India

A massive landslide took out a stretch of National Highway 707 in the remote Shilai subdivision of Sirmaur district, India's state of Himachal Pradesh on July 30, 2021. The incident took place near the town of Nahan. As a result, the highway connecting Shilai...

July 30, 2021

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More than 200 people killed after heavy rains hit Maharashtra, India

Heavy rains and resulting floods and landslides affecting the Indian state of Maharashtra since July 21 have claimed at least 207 lives and left 11 people missing, the state government said Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The worst-hit district is Raigad, with 95 fatalities...

July 28, 2021

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Massive landslide in northern India caught on video

A massive landslide caused by heavy rains hit Kinnaur District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on July 25, 2021, claiming the lives of 9 people and injuring 3. All of them were tourists from Delhi. Videos of the event show massive rocks tumbling down a...

July 26, 2021

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Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Incessant rain over the last 48 hours has led to devastating floods in parts of Maharashtra, with three districts flooded and two districts facing a flood-like situation. The rains intensified on July 21, making this July the wettest in 40 years. From July 1 to 22,...

July 23, 2021

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More than 75 missing after landslide hits 32 buildings in Mahad, Maharashtra

As many as 75 people are feared missing after a large landslide caused by heavy rains affected 32 buildings in Taliye village in Mahad, Maharashtra, India on July 22, 2021. The village is located 14 km (8.8 miles) from Birwadi in Mahad taluka. The information was...

July 23, 2021

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Widespread floods hit central India, roads cut off as rivers overflow in Maharashtra

Heavy rains affecting central India since Wednesday, July 21, 2021, caused rivers to overflow in parts of Maharashtra, causing severe flooding. Severe flooding are also affecting neighboring Telangana, where more than 1 000 people have been evacuated. One of the...

July 22, 2021

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At least 33 killed as landslides hit Mumbai, India

At least 33 people have been killed after a series of landslides hit Mumbai, India on July 18, 2021. Heavy rains started affecting the region on Saturday night, July 17, and continued into July 18, causing severe water-logging and disruption of both rail and road...

July 18, 2021

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Mumbai soaked by 6 months' worth of rain in 5 days, India

India's largest city Mumbai registered a total of 715.3 mm (28.2 inches) from June 8 to 12, 2021 -- nearly six months' worth of June rain (126.1 mm (5 inches)). Heavy downpours are expected to continue until June 17. This year, the city may overtake its...

June 14, 2021

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Southwest monsoon advances, tropical low expected to bring heavy rain to areas recently hit by Tropical Cyclone "Yaas"

A Low Pressure Area over the NW Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal is expected to become more marked today and move WNW across Odisha, Jharkhand and north Chhattisgarh over the next 3 to 4 days, bringing widespread rainfall activity with...

June 12, 2021

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Heavy monsoon rains leave 11 people dead in Mumbai, India

At least 11 people have died while seven others were injured as heavy monsoon rains hit Mumbai, India on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, authorities reported on Thursday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for the city for the next four...

June 10, 2021

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Delhi sees coldest June day amid streak of record-breaking weather since August 2020, India

India's capital Delhi has seen its coldest June day on record on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, with temperatures plummeting to 17.9 °C (64.2 °F). The city has been on a streak of breaking weather records since August 2020, with at least one major record busted...

June 03, 2021

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Yaas" makes landfall over Odisha, India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Yaas" crossed the north Odisha coast, India about 20 km (12.4 miles) south of Balasore from 05:00 to 06:00 UTC (10:30 to 11:30 IST) on May 26, 2021, with an estimated wind speed of 130 - 140 km/h (80 - 87 mph) gusting to 155...

May 26, 2021

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Massive evacuations ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Yaas" landfall, India

Tropical Cyclone "Yaas" formed at 03:00 UTC on May 24, 2021, as the second named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The system is expected to cross the north Odisha - West Bengal coasts on May 26 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, with wind...

May 24, 2021

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Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat has now developed across the Arabian Peninsula following a record heatwave across the Russian Arctic earlier this week. Temperatures are reaching nearly 50 °C (122 °F) and are expected to spread further east towards Pakistan and northwest India...

May 24, 2021

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New tropical cyclone forming in the Bay of Bengal

Just several days after the very destructive Tropical Cyclone "Tauktae" hit India, claiming the lives of more than 100 people, another tropical cyclone is brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The new cyclone is expected to form by May 24 and be named Yaas, the...

May 21, 2021

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Delhi records highest 24-hr May rainfall on record and lowest May temperature since 1951

Under the impact of remnants of Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" and Western Disturbance, the Indian capital Delhi recorded 60 mm (2.36 inches) of rainfall from 08:30 to 20:30 LT on May 19, 2021 -- its highest 24-hour rainfall for the month of May since May 24,...

May 20, 2021

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40 percent fruit crop loss after days of intense hailstorms hit Kashmir Valley, India

Intense hailstorms affecting Kashmir Valley over the past couple of days have caused extensive losses to apple orchards and other fruit crops. While damage occurred almost everywhere in the valley, more than 40% of fruit crops were destroyed in the districts of...

May 18, 2021

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" makes landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" has started to make landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, between Diu and Una, Gujarat, India at around 15:00 UTC on May 17, 2021. This is the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and...

May 17, 2021

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" expected to make landfall over Gujarat coast, India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" is forecast to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva after 18:00 UTC on Monday, May 17, 2021. Tauktae formed on May 14 as the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Heavy...

May 16, 2021

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Depression over Lakshadweep area to intensify into a cyclone, move toward Gujarat coast and Pakistan

A Pre-Cyclone watch has been issued for the coasts of south Gujarat and Diu after a well-marked LPA concentrated into a Depression over the Lakshadweep area. Heavy rainfall was already reported over areas of Kerala, with the IMD advising fishermen not to sail in the...

May 14, 2021

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Severe thunderstorms hit parts of West Bengal, leaving 8 people dead and crops damaged, India

Severe thunderstorms battered parts of West Bengal, India, on Tuesday afternoon May 11, 2021, resulting in at least eight fatalities. The storm system also brought hailstorms, which ravaged wide swaths of crops. Authorities are yet to confirm the extent of the...

May 12, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Assam, India

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by India's National Center for Seismology as M6.4 hit Assam, India at 02:21 UTC (07:56 LT) on April 28, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 34 km (21...

April 28, 2021

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Severe heat wave hits Delhi with highest March temperatures since 1945

The Safdarjung Observatory in New Delhi, India registered a maximum temperature of 40.1 °C (104.1 °F) on Monday, March 29, 2021, making it the city's hottest March day since 1945. This is 8 °C (14.4 °F) higher than normal, said Kuldeep...

March 30, 2021

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Heavy rain and snowfall persist in Jammu and Kashmir, landslides leave hundreds stranded

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following heavy snowfall in the Jawahar Tunnel area that led to multiple landslides, stranding more than 300 vehicles. Heavy precipitation continued into Wednesday, March 24, for the fourth...

March 24, 2021

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Unusual 'lava' flow spotted in Himachal Pradesh, India

An unusual "volcanic eruption" took place in the Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh, India, where a lava-like substance was spotted downhill, making rounds on social media on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. According to local reports, there is no history of...

February 17, 2021

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Shimla sees heaviest snow in 30 years as whiteout conditions hit Himachal Pradesh, India

Himachal Pradesh in India received fresh and heavy snowfall on Thursday and Friday, February 4 and 5, 2021, resulting in whiteout conditions in several areas. State capital Shimla received 50 cm (19.7 inches) of snow in 24 hours -- the city's highest in the last...

February 08, 2021