Flood situation in Godavari delta still grim

18,000 shifted to relief camps; heavy property loss in 71 villages The flood situation in East and West Godavari districts continued to be grim as the Godavari river received heavy inflows in the last 24 hours, necessitating the issue of second-level warning at Arthur Cotton barrage in Dowleswaram and maintenance …

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Heavy rain hits life in Mumbai again

Over 800 evacuated to safety Heavy rain in Mumbai and adjoining regions disrupted life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the track, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. Mumbai received 204 mm until Sunday morning, less than its …

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Mt. Etna, Italy’s biggest live volcano, erupts Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest live volcano, erupted overnight with lava flows and explosions, volcanologists said on Saturday. The eruption forced the closure of two airports in Sicily’s second-biggest city of Catania.AFP Source :

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Landslips disrupt train services

Heavy rain has halted train services on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru sector following recurring landslips in the ghat section between Sakleshpur and Subrahmanya Road Stations. Source :

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Monsoon now covers entire country, says IMD

Cyclone Vayu delayed advancement The Southwest monsoon has finally covered the whole country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement on Friday. That makes it four days behind its normal schedule of July 15. “Due to favourable monsoon circulations, there has been light to moderate rainfall with isolated …

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At 36.2 degrees, Mumbai records July day since 1960

Friday became the hottest July day in Mumbai’s history at 36.2 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous high of 34.8 degrees, according to the weather office. The revival of heat and humidity can be attributed to the break in monsoon for the last week or so with the city experiencing increased …

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Normal rainfall measure may be lowered

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is likely to revise downward by 2% the quantity of ‘normal’ monsoonal rain, two independent sources confirmed to The Hindu Currently, 89 cm of monsoon rain from June to September is considered ‘normal’, more technically, the long period average (LPA), and this is derived from …

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Floods, landslips cause havoc in northeast

Flood and rain-induced landslips have claimed eight lives across the northeast in the past 36 hours. While five persons died in Meghalaya, two drowned in Mizoram’s Lunglei district and one in Assam’s Dhemaji district. Source :

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