Monsoons

Another round of heavy rains, floods and landslides hits Assam, India

The second round of heavy monsoon rains, floods and landslides to hit northeastern India this month already claimed lives of at least 22 people, Assam state officials said on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.The government rushed personnel of the National Disaster Response F

September 23, 2014

Monsoon disasters - floods and landslides devastate Nepal

Nepal is experiencing one of the most devastating monsoon seasons in last couple of years with at least 37 landslides and debris flows reported over the past four months. In flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain that started on Wednesday,

August 16, 2014

India's monsoon rains are changing - Heavy rain and extreme floods devastate Odisha, India (again)

Heavy rains that started in Indian state of Odisha, Bay of Bengal, mid July continued through August causing deadly floods and destruction. By Sunday, August 10, 2014, death toll climbed to 45, while flood waters affected more than 3 200 000 people. Over 3 million

August 11, 2014

250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in Assam, India

Official reports today mention nearly 250 000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. About 400 villages have been hit by floods since Friday, July 5, 2013 after the Jiadhol and Kumatia rivers, fed by

July 09, 2013

Early monsoon brings trouble to Uttarakhand state, India

Over the last few weeks torrential rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual.  Torrential downpours

June 25, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

Monsoon rains arrive in India

While June 1st marked the first day of Atlantic hurricane season, it was also the day when an annual monsoon hit the southwest coast of India, bringing relief to hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on the seasonal precipitation, and also, some

June 04, 2013

Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

September 25, 2012

Flooding in Pakistan - Heavy monsoon rains overwhelmed country's irrigation infrastructure

Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh regions in southern Pakistan are experiencing flood conditions similar to summer 2010. Nearly 100,000 residents had been displaced in Balochistan Province alone. Heavy monsoon rains managed to overwhelm the country's irrigation

September 24, 2012

Monsoon and tropical cyclone caused massive floods in Philippines, 80% of Manila under water

Manila is experiencing the worst flooding since Typhoon Ketsana (2009) which devastated Manila and killed over 400 people throughout the country. Over the past two weeks, a combination of the southwest monsoon and tropical cyclones passing in the vicinity of the

August 09, 2012

Second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. history, Colorado

A tornado that formed in Colorado's high-country on Saturday, July 28, 2012 was estimated by National Weather Service as the second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S.There were four different reported sightings of the high-altitude hit the northeast side of

July 31, 2012

India's monsoon seen picking up after slow start

The monsoon route is currently being tracked in central India. It is slowly advancing towards the northern region while the subcontinent experiencing 39 degrees Celsius.  Last year, pre-monsoons had already arrived in mid-June, and monsoon rains had arrived by the end

July 01, 2012

Tropical Storm Guchol is getting closer to Philippines

According to JTWC, Tropical Storm Guchol is located 915 nm east of Manila, Philippines and it is moving west-northwestward at speed of 17 knots. Maximum sustained winds are 60 knots with gusts up to 75 knots. Maximum significant wave height is (17 feet).PAGASA

June 14, 2012

Southwest monsoon flooded southern Philippines

Two days of rain has flooded several villages and towns in southern Philippines and forced nearly 700 people to flee their homes on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 UTC. Two men died while a total of 250 houses were destroyed when a flashflood hit two villages in Glan town,

June 13, 2012

Severe storm hit Sri Lanka

A storm packing heavy rain and gusty winds lashed southern Sri Lanka over the weekend, killing at least 19 and leaving 43 fishermen missing, the island's disaster management centre said Sunday. More than 53,000 people were also forced out of their damaged homes in the

November 28, 2011

Worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok

 Thailand's premier warned Thursday that it was impossible to stop the kingdom's worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok, ordering the city's sluice gates to be opened to tackle the "national crisis". "We cannot block the water forever!"  Prime

October 21, 2011

Air pollution is stunting India's monsoon

India has been drying out for half a century, and air pollution thousands of kilometres away is partly to blame. The monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s. Indian air pollution has been blamed, but now it seems that emissions further afield are also a factor.The

October 04, 2011

Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Arising from glaciers in the remote mountains of northern Burma (Myanmar), the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady or Ayeyarwaddy) typically experiences its lowest water level in February, and its highest water level in August. Summertime snow and glacier

August 06, 2011

Moisture surge to ramp up US Southwest monsoon, more haboobs possible

A plume of tropical moisture will help to produce flooding downpours across parts of the Southwest into the upcoming week thanks in part to the remnants of Dora. Hurricane Dora, continuing to weaken as it churns northwestward off the coast of Baja California, will

July 24, 2011

Lightning strikes kill 40 in Bangladesh

Lightning strikes during a heavy rainstorm in Bangladesh killed at least 40 people and injured more than 150, most of them harvesting rice in fields or fishing, police and officials said on Tuesday.The deaths, the largest number of casualties from lightning in a

May 26, 2011

Southwest Monsoon season to start on May 31th

India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports that this-year's SouthWest Monsoon is begining just on time. Annual Monsoon would reach India in the southern state of Kerala on or around May 31, which is normal.Rain generated by the Southwest Monsoon is critical to

May 16, 2011