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2006-07-05 06:56:13

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have killed 41 people across India over the past two days and continued to disrupt life in the financial hub of Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said. At least nine people were swept away in flash floods in the eastern coastal state of Orissa overnight, taking the death toll in the state and neighboring Jharkhand to 33. The heavy monsoon showers also damaged hundreds of hectares of rice paddy. Landslides and flooding killed eight people in the...

2006-07-05 03:29:58

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of people waded through knee-deep water in India's financial hub to reach work on Wednesday as monsoon rains continued to flood homes and disrupt transport in Mumbai. "Our area has been under two feet water for two days," Sumit Tambhe, a resident of the western suburb of Andheri, said. Municipal officials asked people to stay at home as much as possible. Metropolitan trains in the teeming city of 17 million were running late as rain water submerged rail...

2006-07-04 01:12:42

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in eastern India, killing 24 people overnight and disrupting life in the financial hub of Mumbai for a second day on Tuesday, officials and residents said. The bad weather was caused by a depression over the east coast and a revival of the June-September annual monsoon rains which had hit a lean patch, leading to a dry spell across large swathes of the subcontinent. At least 22 people were killed in the eastern...

2006-05-28 06:02:13

By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain sweeping across Bangladesh over the past two days has raised hopes for an early monsoon that weather experts say will boost agriculture. "The country is ready to welcome the monsoon about two weeks before the usual start in the middle of June," said a meteorologist in Cox's Bazar resort town on Sunday. The resort on the Bay of Bengal and nearby areas in southeastern Bangladesh recorded 350 mm (14 inches) of rain since Friday, he said....

2006-05-28 03:54:00

DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain sweeping across Bangladesh over the past two days has raised hopes for an early monsoon that weather experts say will boost agriculture. "The country is ready to welcome the monsoon about two weeks before the usual start in the middle of June," said a meteorologist in Cox's Bazar resort town on Sunday. The resort on the Bay of Bengal and nearby areas in southeastern Bangladesh recorded 350 mm (14 inches) of rain since Friday, he said. Neighbouring...

2006-05-20 01:17:38

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Lightning strikes and falling trees have killed 20 people in pre-monsoon storms which lashed two Indian states, officials said on Saturday. At least 12 people died in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and eight others were struck dead by lightning in West Bengal on Friday, they said. In West Bengal, five of the deaths occurred on the banks of Fulahar river, about 380 km (237 miles) north of state capital Kolkata. The South West monsoon, the lifeline for...

2005-12-02 11:25:00

Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Against the backdrop of the Montreal Summit on global climate being held this week, an article on African droughts and monsoons, by a University of California, Santa Barbara scientist and others, which appears in the December issue of the journal Geology, underlines concern about the effects of global climate change. Tropical ocean temperatures and land vegetation have an important effect on African monsoon systems, explains first author Syee Weldeab, a...

2005-10-22 02:18:58

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people were marooned by flooding in eastern India on Saturday after three days of torrential rains that killed at least 10 people, officials said. The unseasonal rains came after the June-September monsoon, which this year triggered severe flooding in other parts of the country such as the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in the west and Assam in the northeast. "The situation is bad in four southern districts,...

2005-10-07 02:59:32

BOGRA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 12 people have died, up to 50,000 have fled their homes and about 1.5 million are marooned following heavy rains that flooded several districts in northern Bangladesh, government officials said on Friday. The deaths were mostly caused by the collapse of dozens of mud houses, an official told reporters in the town of Bogra, one of the areas affected by the flood, about 200 km (125 miles) north of Dhaka. Thousands of families were camped out in...

2005-08-05 06:57:21

BOMBAY (Reuters) - About 3,000 people have been affected by cholera, gastroenteritis and dysentery in the rain-ravaged Indian state of Maharashtra, but there have been no signs of an epidemic yet, an official said on Friday. Residents of Bombay, where scores died in the flooding brought by the heaviest monsoon rains in decades, were advised to boil water, take chlorine tablets and test drinking water supplies for any contamination. "There is no evidence of an epidemic. We are taking every...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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2009-07-04 16:31:47

Rain is a type of liquid precipitation. It is defined as condensation of atmospheric water vapor that forms into drops that become heavy enough to fall, and often making it to the surface. Rain is the primary source of most of the fresh water in the world. Rain provides suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, water for power sources and for crop irrigation. Not all rain reaches the surface. Some rain evaporates as it falls, especially through dry air. This type of rainfall is known as...

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