“With another 15 days still to go till the end of this year’s rains, the city has already recorded its wettest-ever monsoon, with 3,458.2mm rain between June and September 15, despite a 15-day delay in the season’s onset.
“Prior to 2019, the all-time record was 3,451.6mm in 1954, according to reports from the disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra government. The reports are based on data recorded by the India Meteorological Department.”
“Torrential rain brought by the southwest monsoon has caused severe flooding in more than 32 provinces in Thailand and killed 33 people since the end of August, according to authorities.
“The worst floods are in Ubon Ratchathani province, in northeast Thailand. Thai officials said more than 20,000 people have been evacuated and some communities still have no access to electricity and clean water.”
“Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) on Monday issued landslide warnings for several districts of the island country after the Meteorology Department warned of further rains in the coming days.
“The DMC said since rains had exceeded 150 mm within the past 24 hours in several areas, people living closer to landslide prone areas would be evacuated to avoid the risk of slope failures, rock falls, cutting failures and ground subsidence.”
“Six people, including four of a same family were killed after landslides triggered by incessant rainfall buried two houses in Nepal’s Rolpa district, officials said on Saturday.
“Rolpa district police chief Chitra Bahadur Gurung said that all six people were buried under the landslide debris in Cherlabang village on Friday night.”
“Days after Typhoon No. 15 struck the Kanto region [of Japan], Hisae Sakaki was still struggling to come to grips with the damage to her island home in the Pacific Ocean.
“Dirt and wood debris remained scattered about her house. Sunlight poked in through areas that used to be the roof.”
“The projections from NSW’s [Australia] river operator and bulk water supplier WaterNSW show without significant rain the first towns to lose water supply will be Dubbo, Cobar, Nyngan and Narromine with the Macquarie River forecast to run dry by November.
“The Macquarie River experiences an average inflow of 1,448GL annually but in the past two years has seen just 97GL enter the river system, the data shows.”
“After just four years, he’s noticing dramatic changes in New Zealand’s largest glacier… The 23-kilometre-long Tasman Glacier is retreating.
“As the ice melts, the terminal grows. Scientists estimate the terminal lake is growing at a rate of about 140 metres annually. It’s now over six kilometres long.”
“A rare ‘fire tornado’ has been caught on camera…
“…spiralling more than 260 feet up in the sky as it rips through a farm in Brazil.
“The whirlwind of flames flashes bright orange amid thick black smoke while workers desperately try to clear the land.”
“Residents are desperately trying to conserve water in the Native village of Nanwalek, located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage.
“The village, home to the Sugpiaq tribe, is currently in a severe drought. Nina Kvasnikoff’s family is eating off paper plates, collecting water from the ocean to flush toilets and washing themselves with sponges.”
“It has not been a good summer for the Arctic.
“Perhaps more than anywhere on Earth, the Arctic has felt most acutely the effects of climate change — evidence of which is unfolding in real time as residents and wildlife contend with a mess not of their own making.”
“The Costa Blanca has begun rebuilding this morning after the area’s worst storms in 140 years, which have so far killed six.
“Continuous rain has caused catastrophic flooding and destroyed 300,000 hectares of agricultural land.”
“Edgar Jone, Tearfund’s representative in Mozambique was there at the time and lost part of his home [due to Cyclone Idai]. He told Premier:
“”After six months, we still have two million people are still living in need of food and we have got 77,000 people are still living in temporal displacement camps in Mozambique.
“Most of our infrastructure has been destroyed…”
“Changing patterns of rainfall due to climate change could reduce the ability of soil to absorb water in many parts of the world, shows a new study.
“This can have serious implications on groundwater supplies, food production, storm-water runoff as well as biodiversity and ecosystems.”
“…the world’s “third pole”…is how glaciologists refer to the Tibetan plateau, home to the vast Hindu Kush-Himalaya ice sheet, because it contains the largest amount of snow and ice after the Arctic and Antarctic – about 15% of the global total.
“However, a quarter of its ice has been lost since 1970.”