North East India Flood Potential

As I reported earlier today, the north east Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are bracing themselves for the full force of Cyclone Phailin. Forecasts say that the cyclone…

Flooding in Gujarat, India

Flooding continues in the Indian state of Gujuarat, after 3 days of torrential rain. Parts of Gujarat were initially badly hit on Tuesday and Wednesday, 25th September, especially the of…

Floods Worsen in Bihar, India

Bihar – sometimes known as India’s “flood state” – has endured weeks of floods as a result of heavy monsoon rainfall. So far this year, 171 people have died as…

India Floods Update 2013

It’s difficult to keep up with all the floods that have caused so much chaos across India since the start of this year’s monsoon floods that first began in earnest…

West Bengal Floods

Floods have struck other areas of the Indian state of West Bengal over the weekend. On Friday 23rd August I reported that floods defences in Malda, West Bengal, had failed…

India Opens Flood Gates

Many observers in Pakistan claim that the recent floods there have been worsened by India’s decision to release water from the Harike Headworks and Hussainiwala Headworks. On Sunday 18th August…

South Asia Rainfall Up 50%

According to Richard Angwin, Meteorologist, this is not a typical monsoon season. It might be obvious to say this in light of all the recent floods in South and South…

India’s New Flood Watch Satellite

Last night, 25th July 2013, India successfully launched a satellite that will be dedicated to monitoring weather conditions. The launch of the satellite had been delayed. It’s unclear whether the…

Flood Warning Co-Operation

There’s an interesting report in the BBC regarding the lack of cooperation between South Asian countries in preventing timely flood warnings that could save lives and property during the monsoon…