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india lightning july 7 2020

Bihar surpasses average annual lightning death toll in the first few days of 2020 monsoon season, India

Lightning strikes have killed 147 people in 10 days in northern India during the annual monsoon rains, with Bihar being the worst hit as this year's toll in the state already surpassed the total deaths recorded annually over the past years. Authorities urged...

July 08, 2020

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Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Southwesterly monsoon has brought heavy rains and destructive flooding to parts of western India over the past days, resulting in two fatalities each in Gujarat and Karnataka. Numerous towns recorded more than 100 mm (4 inches) until Monday evening, July 6, 2020,...

July 07, 2020

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More than 1.4 million affected as flood situation remains severe in Assam, India

The flood situation remains grim in Assam, northeast India, with more than 1.4 million people already affected as of Thursday, July 2, 2020. Six more fatalities due to flooding were reported on Wednesday evening, July 1, adding to the death toll of 33; casualties...

July 03, 2020

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Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India

Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the...

June 29, 2020

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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

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25 million people may go hungry as locust plague continues in East Africa, Middle East and India

Massive swarms of locust continue to devastate huge swaths of East Africa, the Middle East, and India since January, threatening food supplies for millions. In a worst-case scenario, 5 million more people may go hungry due to the outbreak -- that's on top of the...

June 25, 2020

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Violent tornado injures 12 people, damages 70 houses in Odisha, India

Around 70 thatched houses were damaged and 12 people were injured after a violent tornado hit seaside villages in the district of Kendrapara in Odisha, India, on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020. The storm struck around 10:30 UTC (16:00 LT) and lasted about 10...

June 16, 2020

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50 000-year-old meteorite crater lake turns red overnight, India

Lonar Lake, a meteorite crater lake formed 50 000 years ago in western Maharashtra, India has turned reddish-pink overnight on June 10, 2020, leaving nature enthusiasts stunned. The color change is currently attributed to changing salinity levels and the presence of...

June 12, 2020

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Locust swarms spreading to summer breeding areas of southwest Asia and West Africa

The unprecedented threat of desert locust to food security and livelihoods continues in the Horn of Africa and it is also very likely to spread to southwest Asia and perhaps West Africa, according to a situation update by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

June 05, 2020

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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nisarga" slams Maharashtra, killing 4 and disrupting power to millions, India

Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nisarga" caused extensive damage and killed four people after it made historic landfall over Maharashtra on June 3, 2020. Meanwhile, the financial capital Mumbai was spared as the storm changed its course. The India Meteorological...

June 05, 2020

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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nisarga" makes historic landfall close to Mumbai, India

Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nisarga" made historic landfall over Maharashtra, India just south of Alibagh at 07:30 UTC on June 3, 2020, with maximum sustained wind speeds up to 110 km/h (70 mph) and gusts to 120 km/h (75 mph). The landfall process will be...

June 03, 2020

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Landslides leave at least 20 dead in Assam, more than 200 000 still affected by floods

At least 20 people were killed while several others were injured in a series of landslides that hit three districts of the Barak Valley region in Assam, India, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. According to officials, six deaths were reported in the district of Karimganj,...

June 02, 2020

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Severe storms kill 43, cause damage to Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, India

Severe storms hit Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, killing a total of 43 people. Taj Mahal also sustained some damage, particularly the main mausoleum's marble railing and the red sandstone railings. According to the latest report issued by the...

June 01, 2020

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Nisarga to intensify into severe tropical cyclone -- the first such storm since 1891 to hit Maharashtra in June

A weather system in the Arabian Sea is forecast to intensify into a tropical cyclone -- Nisarga -- on June 2, 2020, turning severe into June 3, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This will be the first tropical cyclone to form and make landfall...

June 01, 2020

india locust swarm may 27 2020

India under worst locust attack in nearly 30 years

Massive swarms of locusts are wreaking havoc across western and central India, already destroying almost 50 000 ha (124 000 acres) of cropland. The outbreak has affected Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and has also begun impacting Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district on...

May 28, 2020

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Delhi records warmest May day since 2002 as North India becomes hottest region worldwide

The capital city of Delhi recorded its warmest May day since 2002, with temperatures hitting 46 °C (114.8 °F) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. During the same day, North India became the world's hottest region as Rajasthan hit a scorching 50 °C (122...

May 27, 2020

india severe weather may 26 2020

Days of extremely heavy rains trigger floods and landslides, affecting 30 000 in northeastern India

Extremely heavy rains have been impacting India's northeastern states since May 20, 2020, causing flooding and landslides that killed at least one person in Sikkim and affected around 30 000 in Assam, where a severe flood situation alert has been issued by the...

May 26, 2020

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More than 100 people dead, millions affected by Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" in India and Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" has left more than more than 100 people dead and thousands more homeless in India and Bangladesh after it made landfall on May 20, 2020. The storm left a path of destruction in both of the countries' coastal areas, affecting...

May 22, 2020

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" hits India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" has left a trail of destruction in the state of Odisha before making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh around 09:00 UTC (14:30 LT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Around three million...

May 20, 2020

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Amphan unexpectedly intensifies into Super Cyclonic Storm -- strongest named storm of the 2020 northern hemisphere season

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" unexpectedly intensified into a rare Super Cyclonic Storm on May 18, 2020 -- becoming the northern hemisphere's strongest tropical cyclone in 2020. This storm can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained...

May 18, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" intensifying in the Bay of Bengal, landfall expected along the India - Bangladesh border

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" formed at around 15:00 UTC on May 16, 2020, in the southeastern Bay of Bengal as the first named storm of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is intensifying and is expected to make landfall along the India -...

May 17, 2020

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Hailstorms claim 29 lives, damage up to 25 percent of Malihabad mangoes, Uttar Pradesh, India

Heavy rains and hailstorms lashed Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, May 10, 2020, resulting in at least 29 fatalities across 15 districts. The storms have also led to an estimated 25 percent loss of the fruit in Malihabad's mango belt. Uttar Pradesh is the second-biggest...

May 11, 2020

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Massive dust storm barrels through Delhi, India

Sunny morning skies went dark by noon as massive dust storm enveloped Delhi, India, in a sudden change of weather on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The storm came after the city recorded the season's second hottest temperature -- 40.9 °C (105.6 °F). "This...

May 11, 2020

india hailstorm april 30 2020

Severe hailstorms wreak havoc across India, destroy homes and crops

Bouts of hailstorms since the past weeks have wreaked havoc in various parts of India. In Mizoram, hail lashed about 795 houses as confirmed by disaster management and rehabilitation minister Lalchamliana on April 29, 2020. In Haryana, more than 250 000 ha (618 000...

May 01, 2020

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Intense hailstorm destroys hundreds of homes in Nagaland, India

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds and large hail, up to 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter, lashed several villages in the district of Kiphire in Nagaland, northeast India, on April 21, 2020, damaging or destroying more than 500 homes. Among the affected villages...

April 23, 2020

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Delhi records wettest March on record with 589 percent above normal rainfall, India

India's capital Delhi recorded 109.6 mm (4.3 inches) of rain in March 2020, making it its the wettest March on record, according to the country's meteorological department (IMD). The capital received 589 percent more rainfall than its long-term average for...

April 04, 2020

jammu kashmir landslide march 30 2020

Landslides damage homes and national highway in Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir

Massive landslides hit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, March 27, 2020, damaging a 500 m (1 640 feet) stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. This resulted in the closure of the highway, which continued on Monday, March 30, stranding hundreds of vehicles. 28...

March 30, 2020

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Army rescues stranded civilians after heavy snow hits Gurez valley, Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian army airlifted more than 160 stranded civilians from Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir, India on March 15, 2020, as heavy snowfall created difficult conditions in the area. Four of the rescued individuals were in critical condition but were assisted promptly,...

March 18, 2020

india crops march 17 2020

Unseasonal downpours and hailstorms ravage wide swaths of rabi crops in North India, affecting millions of farmers

Nearly 400 000 hectares (1 million acres) of rabi crops across many parts of North India were ravaged by unseasonal downpours, hailstorms, and strong winds this month. Millions of growers are affected, particularly those from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar...

March 17, 2020

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Evidence shows humans in northern India survived Mount Toba supervolcano eruption 74 000 years ago

Archaeologists discovered evidence suggesting that humans in India have survived the catastrophic Toba supervolcano eruption in Indonesia 74 000 years ago. After studying stone tools unearthed in northern India, researchers found a continuous occupation, showing...

March 15, 2020

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Intense storms hits northwestern India, causing severe crop damage and claiming lives of at least 28 people

Very heavy rains accompanied by lightning and destructive hailstorms hit northwestern India, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, this week, causing severe crop damage and claiming the lives of at least 28 people. Meteorologists said the storms were triggered by a...

March 15, 2020

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Fresh snowfall and landslides strand more than 1 500 vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar highway, India

More than 1 500 vehicles are stranded on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, linking Kashmir with the rest of India, after the highway was closed amid a new round of heavy rain, snow, and landslides on March 12, 2020. The vehicles are stranded between Ramban, Banihal,...

March 12, 2020

Ghaziabad meteorite impact march 2020

Meteorite reportedly hits ground near a railway station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

A meteorite has reportedly fallen near a Sahibabad railway station in the city of Ghaziabad, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020. According to local media reports, the event took place during heavy rains. A loud thunder-like sound was heard before the...

March 07, 2020

bihar india crop damage feb 24 2020

Unseasonal rain and hailstorms ravage more than 32 000 ha (79 000 acres) of crops, Bihar

Unseasonal downpour and hailstorms during the last week of February caused major damage to more than 32 000 hectares (80 000 acres) of crops in 11 districts of India's Bihar state. Several other states in the northern region also saw widespread crop damage....

March 06, 2020

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13 dead after severe thunderstorms strike Bihar, India

Severe thunderstorms claimed at least 13 lives in Bihar, India on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, as heavy rains with hail and lightning lashed different parts of the state. The worst affected areas were Bhagalpur, Aurangabad, Begusarai, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, and...

February 26, 2020

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Meteorite crashes into Alwar factory compound in Rajasthan, leaves 6 m (20 feet) deep crater, India

A meteorite crashed into a factory compound in Rajasthan's Alwar village, India early Tuesday local time, February 11, 2020, leaving a 6 m (20 feet) deep crater in the compound. The event was captured on videos, showing the sky lit up as the meteor pummels into...

February 12, 2020

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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