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Welcome to Extreme Weather Live! Get ready for a front-row seat to all the action as we bring you live coverage of weather events happening across the globe. We're here to keep you in the loop with up-to-the-minute updates on everything from heavy rains to scorching heatwaves and devastating floods. Our team of experts is tracking the latest developments, so you'll always be in the know about what's happening outside your window.

  • May 23, 2024 11:36 IST
    Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur receives light rain showers



  • May 23, 2024 11:35 IST
    Waterlogging seen in parts of Ernakulam, after rainfall



  • May 23, 2024 11:30 IST
    Elderly most vulnerable to heatstroke

    According to the IMD, there is a high probability of heat-related illnesses and heat strokes occurring across all age groups, posing a significant health risk for vulnerable individuals, including infants, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments.



  • May 23, 2024 11:30 IST
    Shah Rukh Khan suffers heatstroke

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly admitted to the multi-speciality K D Hospital in Ahmedabad after suffering from a heat stroke. He is expected to be discharged today. Khan had been in Ahmedabad on May 21 to attend the Indian Premier League (IPL) match of his team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

    His hospitalization coincided with Gujarat experiencing a "heatwave" on Tuesday and Wednesday, with maximum temperatures reaching 45.2 and 45.9 degrees Celsius respectively, according to IMD data.

    Heat strokes occur when the body can't regulate its temperature due to high ambient temperatures, leading to symptoms from organ dysfunction.



  • May 23, 2024 09:47 IST
    IMD Issues Alerts as Torrential Rains Cause Deaths and Disruptions in Kerala

    Torrential rains in Kerala have resulted in at least four deaths, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue an orange alert for Ernakulam, Thrissur, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts, and a yellow alert for other regions. Heavy rains have led to flooding in Cochin and low-lying areas, and emergency centers have been set up due to landslide risks. Hospitals are on alert for potential epidemic outbreaks. The southwest monsoon has advanced, and a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal may develop into a depression. Authorities have issued warnings and safety measures for residents and tourists in affected areas.



  • May 23, 2024 09:47 IST
    IMD Issues Alerts as Torrential Rains Cause Deaths and Disruptions in Kerala

    Torrential rains in Kerala have resulted in at least four deaths, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue an orange alert for Ernakulam, Thrissur, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts, and a yellow alert for other regions. Heavy rains have led to flooding in Cochin and low-lying areas, and emergency centers have been set up due to landslide risks. Hospitals are on alert for potential epidemic outbreaks. The southwest monsoon has advanced, and a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal may develop into a depression. Authorities have issued warnings and safety measures for residents and tourists in affected areas.



  • May 20, 2024 09:47 IST
    Red Alert: Schools in Chandigarh to Close Early Due to Severe Heatwave

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert on Sunday for an extremely severe heatwave in Chandigarh, Punjab, and Haryana for the next five days. In response, the Chandigarh administration has mandated that all schools close by noon starting Monday. HPS Brar, Chandigarh Director of School Education, cited the “unprecedented heatwave” as the reason for this measure.

    The IMD had initially issued an orange alert, but temperatures soared to 44.5°C on Friday, a new high for May in 13 years. Temperatures in Chandigarh are expected to reach 46°C in the next three days, while Punjab and Haryana may hit 47°C. On Saturday, Chandigarh recorded 43.7°C, Sirsa in Haryana reached 47.2°C, and Samarala in Punjab exceeded 46°C. The IMD advised avoiding outdoor activities from noon to 4 pm.



  • May 20, 2024 09:45 IST
    IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall in South India, Nicobar, Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya

    The Indian Meteorological Department IMD report indicates a cyclonic circulation over south interior Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas at low and mid-tropospheric levels, predicting extreme rainfall in Kerala and Tamil Nadu from May 20th to 22nd. Similar conditions are expected in Nicobar Island and Sikkim from May 20th to 23rd, while Meghalaya and Assam are likely to experience heavy rainfall on May 20th.



  • May 20, 2024 09:33 IST
    Delhi-NCR faces severe heatwave with temperatures exceeding 45°C

    The Delhi-NCR region is experiencing an intense heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 45°C at ten locations on Saturday, the highest being 46.8°C in Mungeshpur, northwest Delhi. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'red alert' for the entire region, warning of severe heat conditions for the next few days. On Saturday, the maximum temperature at Safdarjung, Delhi's base station, reached 43.7°C, the highest of the season so far. Other stations recording temperatures above 45°C included Ridge, Ayanagar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Jafarpur, Najafgarh, Noida, Pitampura, and Pusa. Najafgarh was the hottest location in the country on Friday with 47.4°C. The IMD predicts the heatwave will persist through the next week and advises residents to avoid heat exposure and stay hydrated.



  • May 18, 2024 19:45 IST
    Mixed Weather Patterns Across India

    Different weather patterns are affecting India, with severe heat waves continuing in the northern plains while other regions experience relief due to rains and stormy winds. The Meteorological Department reports two active cyclonic circulations: one over South Tamil Nadu and adjacent areas, and another over Rayalaseema and North Tamil Nadu.

    These circulations are expected to bring light to moderate rain and thundershowers to isolated parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep, and South Karnataka, with rainfall ranging from 5.6 mm to 64.4 mm.

    Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, and Rayalaseema may also see drizzle, lightning, and stormy winds over the next seven days. In North India, a western disturbance may cause light rain in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand on May 18 and 19, with rainfall expected to range from 0.1 mm to 15.5 mm.



  • May 18, 2024 19:45 IST
    Mixed Weather Patterns Across India

    Different weather patterns are affecting India, with severe heat waves continuing in the northern plains while other regions experience relief due to rains and stormy winds. The Meteorological Department reports two active cyclonic circulations: one over South Tamil Nadu and adjacent areas, and another over Rayalaseema and North Tamil Nadu.

    These circulations are expected to bring light to moderate rain and thundershowers to isolated parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep, and South Karnataka, with rainfall ranging from 5.6 mm to 64.4 mm.

    Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, and Rayalaseema may also see drizzle, lightning, and stormy winds over the next seven days. In North India, a western disturbance may cause light rain in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand on May 18 and 19, with rainfall expected to range from 0.1 mm to 15.5 mm.



  • May 17, 2024 19:13 IST
    Four dead after powerful storms slam Houston, Texas

    Thunderstorms in south-east Texas have claimed four lives and left nearly a million homes and businesses without power. Houston's mayor, John Whitmire, described the storm's 100 mph winds as akin to Hurricane Ike, causing significant damage downtown. Fallen trees and a toppled crane accounted for the fatalities. The storm has since moved to Louisiana, prompting flood warnings. In Houston, traffic lights were out, windows shattered, and schools closed.

    Residents were urged to stay indoors, with emergency services handling a surge in calls about gas leaks and downed wires. Over a million customers were affected by power outages, with the majority in Harris County. Louisiana also reported significant power losses. With severe weather warnings extending to millions along the Gulf Coast, the region braces for further impact following last month's deadly tornado



  • May 17, 2024 16:07 IST
    Light Rain Expected in Northern Hilly States Due to Western Disturbance

    The Meteorological Department forecasts that a new western disturbance, starting from May 17, will bring light rain to the western Himalayan regions. Northern hilly states like Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and parts of Uttarakhand may experience rainfall ranging from 0.1 mm to 15.5 mm between May 17 and 19.



  • May 16, 2024 10:57 IST
    Heavy floods claim several lives in Iran's Mashhad

    Sudden floods in Mashhad, Iran, have resulted in the loss of at least five lives, with 12 people still missing. Heavy rainfall, accompanied by large hail, submerged streets and homes along the Turkmenistan border, leaving some areas under more than 90cm of water. The city's fire brigade has been conducting rescue operations, retrieving bodies from submerged vehicles, while continued rainfall threatens further flooding in Mashhad and neighbouring regions. The disaster underscores the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, attributed to global warming's impact on atmospheric moisture levels.



  • May 16, 2024 10:30 IST
    Heatwave Alert: IMD predicts sweltering conditions across Northern and Northwestern India

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave alert for multiple northern and northwestern states, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi, from May 16 to May 18. Temperatures are expected to soar, with Delhi likely to touch 45 degrees Celsius over the weekend due to dry westerly and northwesterly winds and clear skies. Heatwave conditions are also forecasted for western Rajasthan, western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, southern Haryana, northwestern Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar. The northern plains, including Delhi NCR, are set to experience their first heatwave of the season from May 17 to May 19.



  • May 15, 2024 19:42 IST
    Kerala Rain: Heavy Rains Lash Parts Of States

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted rain and thundershowers across most parts of Kerala from Thursday to next Tuesday, issuing a yellow alert in nine districts. Authorities are prepared to raise the shutters of the Maniyar dam if heavy rain occurs. In Thiruvananthapuram, the maximum temperature is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius till Thursday, with fishermen advised to avoid going out to sea due to rough conditions. The yellow alert indicates rainfall ranging from 64.5 – 115.5 mm in 24 hours, with heavy rainfall expected at isolated places accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds. Squally weather with wind speeds reaching 40-45 kmph, gusting up to 55 kmph, is predicted along the south Kerala coast on Wednesday and Thursday.



  • May 14, 2024 12:13 IST
    Rainfall forecast: Central and East India braces for showers until May 15

    Central and East Peninsular India are expected to experience rainfall until May 15, while South Peninsular India may see showers until May 16. Additionally, hailstorms accompanied by heavy winds are anticipated over isolated pockets of east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh. 

    Moderate to heavy rainfall is predicted for Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan due to a Western Disturbance evolving into a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan, along with other circulations over West Uttar Pradesh and south Rajasthan. 

    Widespread rainfall with thunderstorms and heavy winds is expected in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, gradually reducing by May 14. Other regions like Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, and Rajasthan may also experience varying degrees of rainfall.



  • May 14, 2024 11:22 IST
    Storms and lightning claim 33 in Assam so far this year

    Storms and lightning have wreaked havoc in Assam this year, claiming 33 lives and causing extensive property damage, particularly in the upper Assam districts. The state government has directed circle officers to compile reports on the destruction of houses and property caused by the storms and hailstorms, which have punctured CI sheets in various areas. With the Model Code of Conduct in place due to ongoing Lok Sabha elections, compensation for affected individuals will be provided after the election results are declared on June 4, once the Election Commission of India lifts the MCC.



  • May 14, 2024 10:55 IST
    Storm Ravages Pat's Fisherman's Wharf in Henderson

    A severe weather event has caused significant damage to Pat's Fisherman's Wharf in Henderson, Louisiana, due to heavy rainfall and strong winds. The restaurant is a popular landmark known for its seafood and scenic views.

    Pat's Fisherman's Wharf is a waterfront restaurant that serves American and seafood cuisine, and offers lunch, dinner, and late-night meals. It has outdoor seating, a full bar, and live music. Some say it's an experience not to be missed.



  • May 14, 2024 10:52 IST
    IMD Hyderabad forecasts 5 days of rainfall

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Hyderabad has predicted five consecutive days of rainfall across Telangana, prompting a yellow alert for all districts until May 18. Thunderstorms, lightning, and squalls are anticipated, with a noticeable drop in temperatures observed following recent rainfall. Maximum temperatures have decreased, with Khammam recording as low as 32.5 degrees Celsius and Hyderabad registering 35.2 degrees Celsius in Bandlaguda.



  • May 13, 2024 15:19 IST
    IMD Predicts Rain and Thunderstorms Across India

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued forecasts for rain and thunderstorms across various parts of the country in the coming days. According to the IMD, a Western Disturbance and cyclonic circulations over western Uttar Pradesh and southern Rajasthan are likely to result in meteorological activities.



  • May 13, 2024 11:21 IST
    Heavy Rainfall Disrupts Bangalore Airport Operations, Forces Flight Diversions

    On May 12, heavy rainfall in Bangalore led to disruptions at Kempegowda International Airport, with nine flights diverted to Chennai due to intense rain and lightning. Between 11:18 pm and 11:54 pm, no flights were able to land at the airport, affecting both domestic and international operations. Flight operators such as Air India, Akasa Air, Air Asia India, Alliance Air, and Vistara were among those impacted, along with international carriers like Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Air France, and KLM. Normal operations resumed after midnight once weather conditions improved. The city also faced instances of waterlogging, and the India Meteorological Department had issued a yellow alert for heavy rains and thunderstorms earlier in the week, with predictions of continued rainfall until May 13.



  • May 11, 2024 13:33 IST
    Over 200 dead In Afghanistan flash floods In a single day

    Flash floods in northern Afghanistan have resulted in over 200 fatalities in a single province, according to the United Nations. The devastating floods, triggered by heavy rains on Friday, wreaked havoc in Baghlan province, leaving thousands of houses destroyed or damaged.



  • May 11, 2024 12:03 IST
    Nagpur Deluged, Rainfall Potentially Highest in 58 Years Sparking Flood Fears

    Heavy rain hit Nagpur on Thursday, causing floods near Ambazari Lake and along the Nag River. People were worried about floods like last September when over 25,000 homes were underwater. Experts say this rain might break a record set in 1966. As per the weather experts, Thursday's heavy rainfall is expected to surpass the record for single-day rainfall of 56mm, which was set on May 5, 1966, once the updated figures are available on Friday. Read full story here 



  • May 11, 2024 11:33 IST
    Flash floods kill 50 in one day in north Afghanistan

    Flash flooding in northern Afghanistan has claimed the lives of at least 50 people, mostly women and children, due to heavy seasonal rains catching residents off guard. Emergency teams are searching for survivors amidst mud and rubble, with fears that the death toll may rise. Dozens of tents, blankets, and food have been provided to those affected. The country, highly vulnerable to climate change, has seen about 100 fatalities from floods since mid-April, with farmland submerged and infrastructure damaged.



  • May 10, 2024 10:54 IST
    IMD Issues Rainfall Alert Across India from May 9th to 12th

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a rainfall alert spanning various regions across the country from May 9th to 12th. Widespread light to moderate rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and squally winds of 40-50 kmph are expected in West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh during this period. Heavy rainfall alerts have been issued for sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and East Madhya Pradesh, with potential hailstorms in Vidarbha on May 9th.

    In southern India, isolated-to-scattered-light-to-moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds is expected over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and surrounding regions, with isolated heavy rainfall predicted over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, and Mahe on specific dates.

    In northern India, scattered-to-widespread rainfall with thunderstorms and gusty winds is forecasted over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, with isolated hailstorm activity in Uttarakhand during this period



  • May 09, 2024 14:44 IST
    IMD Issues 'Yellow' Alert for Heavy Rains in Tamil Nadu

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'yellow' alert for Tamil Nadu from May 9 to May 14, warning of heavy rains and gusty winds. According to the Weather Department, areas including The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, and others may experience heavy rainfall over the next five days, with gusty winds reaching speeds of up to 40 kmph. Some parts of Chennai witnessed moderate and light showers on Thursday, resulting in a slight drop in maximum temperatures to around 35-36 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is expected to range between 26 to 27 degrees Celsius.



  • May 08, 2024 17:23 IST
    Rain Brings Relief to Indore and Surrounding Districts

    Indore, Agar Malwa, Mandsaur, Bhopal, and neighboring districts experienced a welcomed respite from the scorching heat as brief showers brought relief on Wednesday. Agar Malwa saw persistent clouds in the morning, followed by light and heavy rain accompanied by strong winds in the afternoon, temporarily submerging roads. Bhopal also enjoyed a good downpour, filling the air with the delightful scent of wet earth. The weather department forecasts light dusty winds in several districts, with the possibility of lightning, thunder, rain, and hail. Clouds are expected to linger in many areas, with the chance of light drizzling.



  • May 08, 2024 17:22 IST
    IMD Issues Yellow Warning for Heatwave in Kerala Districts

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning for Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, and Kozhikode districts of Kerala until May 9. Temperatures are expected to soar, reaching around 36 to 39 degrees Celsius in various districts, surpassing the usual averages by three to five degrees. Heatwave conditions are likely in some areas, with humid and hot weather prevailing across most districts, except for hilly regions. The IMD also warns of warm nighttime conditions in certain locations within these districts.



  • May 08, 2024 14:20 IST
    Heatwave Grips Several Parts of India as Temperatures Soar

    The mercury continues to climb across many regions of the country, leading to scorching heat. Yesterday, temperatures soared between 43 to 45 degrees Celsius in numerous areas of West Rajasthan and parts of East Rajasthan. Similarly, maximum temperatures reached 40 to 42 degrees Celsius in Western Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Marathwada, and Rayalaseema. Parts of Gujarat, central Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal also experienced temperatures in the same range. These temperatures were notably two to three degrees Celsius above normal for this time of year. Barmer in West Rajasthan recorded the highest temperature at 45.2 degrees Celsius, while Dehri in Bihar saw a minimum temperature of 15.5 degrees Celsius in the plains



  • May 08, 2024 11:09 IST
    Weather Forecast: Rain and Thunderstorms Expected Across Multiple States in India

    In the next six days, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura are likely to experience scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall along with isolated thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds. Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, and Yanam can expect heavy rainfall today. West Bengal and Sikkim anticipate fairly widespread to light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and squally winds from May 8th to 11th. Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha may also experience scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with similar weather patterns during the same period. Additionally, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh are forecasted to experience similar weather conditions starting today until May 11th, with a chance of hailstorm activity over Vidarbha today.



  • May 08, 2024 10:57 IST
    Delhi Anticipates Relief from Sweltering Heat as IMD Predicts Rainfall

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts light to moderate rainfall in Delhi this week, offering respite from scorching temperatures that soared to 42 degrees Celsius. Although Tuesday saw the highest temperature of the season, no heatwave warning has been issued yet. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, stated that temperatures are expected to hover around 42 degrees Celsius, but without reaching heatwave conditions. Wednesday may see partly cloudy skies with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. However, relief is anticipated with light drizzles and thunderstorms forecasted for May 11 and 12.



  • May 07, 2024 14:53 IST
    Stormy winds expected along Coastal areas

    The Meteorological Department has issued a warning to fishermen, advising them to avoid venturing into the North Andhra Pradesh coast and adjoining South Odisha coast where storm winds are blowing at speeds of 40 to 45 km per hour, expected to reach 55 km per hour. Further intensification to 65 km per hour is anticipated along the South Andhra Pradesh coast, Odisha, and West Bengal coasts, as well as the adjacent North West Bay of Bengal.



  • May 07, 2024 14:41 IST
    Heavy rainfall expected in coastal areas and Southern States

    The Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rainfall today in coastal areas of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, and South Interior Karnataka. Rainfall amounts may range from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm in these regions.



  • May 07, 2024 14:38 IST
    Extreme weather conditions grip different parts of India

    Across various regions, contrasting weather patterns prevail. While some areas experience thunderstorms and hailstorms, others endure scorching heat and hot winds. In Western Rajasthan, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, and other regions, temperatures soared between 42 to 44 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Marathwada, Jharkhand, and Odisha saw high temperatures, with some areas recording temperatures above normal by four to seven degrees Celsius. Nandyal in Rayalaseema reached a sweltering 46.0 degrees Celsius, while Nahan, Haryana, registered a minimum temperature of 19.2 degrees Celsius.



  • May 07, 2024 11:47 IST
    Heatwave Alert: 21 Mandals in Andhra Pradesh to Experience High Temperatures

    As many as 21 mandals in Andhra Pradesh are expected to face a heatwave on Tuesday, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius in most places. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted hot and humid weather across isolated areas of the state, with thunderstorms and lightning expected in some regions. On Monday, 12 mandals experienced severe heatwave conditions, while 112 mandals reported heatwave conditions. Banaganapalle and Manga Nellore recorded the highest daytime temperatures at 45.5 degrees Celsius, followed closely by other areas in Kurnool, YSR, Prakasam, Palnadu, Nellore, and Anantapur districts.



  • May 06, 2024 20:38 IST
    Flood and landslide hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing 14

    A flood and landslide struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, claiming 14 lives. Heavy rain since Thursday triggered a landslide in Luwu district, South Sulawesi province, while floods affected 13 sub-districts, submerging areas up to 3 meters deep. Over 1,000 houses were impacted, with 42 swept away. Rescue teams evacuated residents using boats and vehicles, relocating over 100 people to mosques or relatives' homes. Indonesia faces frequent landslides and floods due to seasonal downpours, with April rains already causing 20 deaths in Tana Toraja district.



  • May 06, 2024 20:38 IST
    Flood and landslide hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing 14

    A flood and landslide struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, claiming 14 lives. Heavy rain since Thursday triggered a landslide in Luwu district, South Sulawesi province, while floods affected 13 sub-districts, submerging areas up to 3 meters deep. Over 1,000 houses were impacted, with 42 swept away. Rescue teams evacuated residents using boats and vehicles, relocating over 100 people to mosques or relatives' homes. Indonesia faces frequent landslides and floods due to seasonal downpours, with April rains already causing 20 deaths in Tana Toraja district.



  • May 06, 2024 19:18 IST
    Munshiganj Farmers Suffer Crop Loss Due to Hailstorm in Bangladesh

    Last night's heavy rain and hailstorm in Munshiganj Bangladesh caused significant damage to crops, including bangi and pumpkins, estimated at Tk50 lakh across 30 acres of fields along the Meghna River. The Department of Agricultural Extension reported widespread damage, affecting areas like Khaskandi, Ramzanbeg, and Charkewar. Other crops such as jhinga, bitter gourd, and chichinga were also affected. Farmers expressed dismay over the loss, with one lamenting the destruction of his entire bangi field.



  • May 06, 2024 18:24 IST
    Hailstorm havoc in Manipur linked to deforestation

    A recent hailstorm in Manipur's Imphal Valley has raised concerns about deforestation's impact on the state's climate. Experts link the unusual weather event to ongoing forest loss, with heavy hail and rain causing significant damage. Manipur's forest cover has been declining steadily, with poppy cultivation cited as a major factor.



  • May 06, 2024 18:20 IST
    Bengaluru: Rains along with Hailstorm hit city

    Bengaluru experienced a much-needed respite from the intense heat on May 6th, 2024, as rains, hailstorms, and thunderstorms brought relief to the city. The southeast region witnessed an intense thunderstorm, while scattered showers occurred in eastern, northeastern, and western areas. Areas like Banaswadi, Electronic City, Bommasandra, and Chandapura in Anekal taluka received heavy rainfall, offering relief from the heatwave that persisted for the past five months and improving air quality by reducing dust and pollutants. Despite the rain, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) issued a yellow alert for heatwave and thunderstorms in several districts until May 7th.



  • May 06, 2024 18:12 IST
    Himachal Pradesh: IMD predicts light to moderate rain in 8 districts

    The Regional Meteorological Centre in Shimla has forecasted the likelihood of light to moderate rainfall, along with thunderstorms and hailstorms, in eight districts of the state on Monday. The affected districts include Chamba, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, and Solan. This weather pattern is expected to persist for the next 2-3 hours, according to the Weather Department.



  • May 06, 2024 17:40 IST
    400 people hit by heavy Rains, hailstorm in Meghalaya

    A storm accompanied by heavy rainfall caused significant damage to several villages in Meghalaya's Khasi Jaintia Hills region, affecting over 400 people as their homes were destroyed or partially damaged. The IMD has forecasted continued heavy to very heavy rainfall in the area for the next 48 hours. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma assured that the district administration is working diligently to provide relief to the affected individuals, with district deputy commissioners instructed to remain vigilant and offer assistance as needed.



  • May 06, 2024 14:19 IST
    Death toll from Kenya floods rises to 228

    Kenya is facing a grim situation due to severe rains, with the death toll rising to 228 as announced by the interior ministry. The heavy rains have triggered floods and landslides across the country, with expectations of further intensification in May. Low-lying areas, riverbanks, and urban regions are at risk of flooding, while areas with steep slopes are vulnerable to landslides. The floods have caused extensive damage to homes, roads, bridges, and infrastructure, displacing 212,630 people and injuring at least 164 people



  • May 06, 2024 11:42 IST
    Hailstorm damages homes, vehicles in Manipur

    A severe hailstorm battered several parts of Manipur, causing widespread damage to houses, vehicles, and crops. Hailstones blanketed many areas, resulting in ruined vegetable and fruit farms, while commuters on two-wheelers sustained head injuries in Imphal West district. Numerous houses, including those in Canchipur and Tera, were pierced by hailstones, and strong winds toppled hutments and uprooted trees.

    Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured repair assistance for affected residents and urged them to submit photographs of the damage for immediate action. Despite the damage, officials clarified that the unseasonal rain was due to a storm, not climate change.



  • May 06, 2024 10:37 IST
    Heatwave conditions expected to ease in East and South India, Heavy rainfall forecasted for Northeast

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts a decrease in heatwave conditions over East and South Peninsular India, while the Northeast region braces for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms until May 7th. Cyclonic circulation patterns over Assam and northeast Bihar, extending to North Odisha, coupled with strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal towards Northeast India, contribute to the weather dynamics.

     

    Hot and humid weather is anticipated in isolated areas of Gujarat on May 6th, followed by similar patterns in Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, and Mahe from May 6th to 7th. IMD predicts fairly widespread to light to moderate rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and other northeastern states, as well as over Gangetic West Bengal, East Madhya Pradesh, and parts of Odisha from May 6th to 9th.

     

    Additionally, a rise in maximum temperatures is expected in Northwest and Central India over the next three days, while East India may see a decrease in temperatures by 4-6°C in the next 24 hours.



  • May 04, 2024 15:41 IST
    Hong Kong Rainstorm Warning Downgraded, Flooding Persists

    Hong Kong Observatory downgraded a rainstorm warning from red to amber on Saturday as thundershowers weakened, but flooding persisted, trapping hikers and disrupting traffic in the New Territories. The forecasters lowered the signal at 3:50 pm, having earlier warned of a potential black rainstorm due to intense thundery showers. While rain eased, heavy downpours persisted, prompting concerns. Black rainstorm warnings signify very heavy rainfall exceeding 70mm in an hour.



  • May 04, 2024 15:24 IST
    Southern Brazil hit by the worst floods in more than 80 years

    Record-breaking floods caused by heavy rains in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state have left 39 people dead and 68 missing, with thousands forced to evacuate. This marks the fourth major environmental disaster in a year, surpassing flooding levels seen since records began nearly 150 years ago. Entire cities, including Lajeado and Estrela, were inundated by water, and a dam collapse further exacerbated the situation.



  • May 04, 2024 15:23 IST
    15 Dead in Indonesia Landslides and Flooding

    Heavy rains in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province triggered landslides and flooding, resulting in the deaths of at least 15 people. Dozens of homes were swept away, and roads were damaged, according to the country's disaster management agency. The landslides occurred in Luwu regency, claiming the lives of 14 residents, while another fatality was reported in a different area of South Sulawesi. More than 100 houses were severely damaged, with 42 swept away, and several roads and a bridge were also affected. Indonesia faces such disasters during the rainy season, exacerbated by deforestation and prolonged downpours.



  • May 04, 2024 13:49 IST
    Bangladesh braces for rain and heatwave

    The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has forecasted rains or thunder showers across various parts of the country, including Dhaka, over the next 24 hours starting from 9:00 am on Saturday. These showers may be accompanied by temporary gusty or squally winds and hail in isolated areas. Additionally, a mild to moderate heatwave is expected to persist in Dhaka and five other divisions, while severe heatwave conditions are prevailing in several districts, including Pabna, Jashore, Chuadanga, and Bagerhat.