7.6 inches of rainfall in 12 hours amid high tide floods Mumbai, India - road and air traffic hit

A yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai for the period from Sunday to Wednesday.
© Amit ChakravartyA yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai for the period from Sunday to Wednesday.
It was a wet Sunday as nearly 152mm of rainfall coupled with a high tide of 4.44m at noon caused waterlogging in many areas and disrupted road and air traffic in the city.

Mumbai airport's runway had to be shut down twice - from 12.12pm to 12.20pm and from 1pm to 1.15pm - and flight operations were delayed by an hour due to poor visibility, said an airport source, adding that 15 arrival flights were diverted.

Agencies reported 36 flights were cancelled.

IMD's Santacruz and Colaba observatories recorded 151.6mm and 42mm rainfall in the 12-hour period ending Sunday 8pm. Other parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region too witnessed downpour - Thane recorded 96mm rain, Palghar 88mm, and Panvel 85mm.

Several areas in Mumbai saw nearly 200mm rainfall during this 12-hour period, including Trombay 196mm, Ghatkopar 191mm, Chembur 186mm, Mankhurd 178mm, Wadala 174mm, Dadar 163mm, and Sion and Sewri 160mm, as per BMC's automatic weather stations which record localised data.

A day after issuing a 'yellow' alert indicating the likelihood of heavy rainfall at isolated places, IMD on Sunday afternoon upgraded the warning to 'orange' - heavy to very heavy rains very likely. The rain activity is expected to continue on Monday, but with reduced intensity, said IMD.


Typhoon Prapiroon makes landfall in S. China's Hainan, bringing down trees & disrupting transport

Huge waves break on the shore in Sanya Bay, Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, July 22, 2024.
© CFPHuge waves break on the shore in Sanya Bay, Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, July 22, 2024.
Typhoon Prapiroon, the fourth typhoon of the year, made landfall as a severe tropical storm in Liji Township, Wanning City, Hainan Province in Southern China, around 1:30 am local time on July 22, with winds of up to 28 meters per second near the center.

The strong winds and heavy rains caused various degrees of damage and risks in several cities and counties across Hainan, prompting local firefighters to respond urgently.

Before and after the typhoon's landfall, numerous roads around the island were blocked by fallen trees due to strong winds. No casualties have been reported from the fallen trees.

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22-year-old hiker killed by lightning in the Alps of Austria

According to the police, the Austrian was on his way with his mother and brother from the Sudetendeutsche Hütte in East Tyrol to the Rudolfshütte in Salzburg's Stubach Valley when the family was caught in a violent thunderstorm not far from their destination.

While part of the family sought shelter under a rocky outcrop, the 22-year-old continued on and was struck by lightning at around 2,300 meters above sea level. After the storm had passed, the brother found the lifeless man.

Resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful, and the emergency doctor from a rescue helicopter was also unable to help the 22-year-old. The dead man was rescued by a police helicopter and brought down to the valley.


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Man dies after being struck by lightning on Germany's highest peak

the Zugspitze
The Zugspitze
A man died after being struck by lightning near the summit of Germany's highest peak, police said Monday.

The 18-year-old German resident was one of a group of three young men who took the mountain railway up the Zugspitze late Sunday afternoon and then continued to the summit, which is a climb of about 80 meters (260 feet) from a terrace used by many visitors.

Lightning struck repeatedly as the men descended from the summit and the 18-year-old suffered a fatal electric shock, police said. Recovery efforts were complicated by the ongoing storm.

The Zugspitze sits at 2,962 meters (9,718 feet) above sea level and is located in the Alps on Germany's border with Austria.

Several parts of Germany were hit by storms on Sunday. In Delmenhorst, in the north of the country, a family of eight had taken shelter under a tree in a park when lightning struck. All eight were hurt, and a five-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were taken to hospitals with life-threatening injuries.


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Torrential rain in northern Slovenia triggers landslides

Since Friday night, more than 230 weather-related incidents have been reported, mostly in northern regions.

After a prolonged spell of hot and dry weather, parts of Slovenia have been battered by storms and torrential rain.

In Kokra, a village in the north, people from three houses were evacuated after heavy rains caused a landslide on Saturday.

A bridge was also swept away in Kokra after the river there burst its banks and some local roads have become impassable.


Flood submerges houses after nine-hour downpour in Makurdi, Nigeria

A nine-hour torrential rainfall has left many houses submerged with flood water, leaving property worth millions of naira destroyed in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Friday.

Mattress and other personal belongings could be seen floating on flood water following the downpour.

Areas affected are Wadata, Logo 1/ 2 Wurukum market and Garage, Low Level along NKST Church Low Level all in Makurdi.

Many residents could be seen hurriedly packing their belongings and moving to safe areas as the rain intensified.

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2 children killed by lightning strike in Telangana, India

Two children died after being struck by lightning in Bhadradri Kothagudem as heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the state.

The flood situation in Kothagudem district remained grim on Friday as several streams were in spate and tanks overflowed.

Borra Siddhu, 15, and Borra Chandu, 11, both brothers, of Jamendar Bazar village in Dammapet mandal were in an agriculture field when it started raining on Thursday evening.

The siblings, who took shelter under a tree, died instantaneously when lightning struck.

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China bridge collapse kills at least 11 after floods

The 11 dead were found in five cars that were pulled from the river below
The 11 dead were found in five cars that were pulled from the river below
At least 11 people have died and more than 30 are missing after a highway bridge partially collapsed during torrential rains in northwest China.

The bridge over a river in Shaanxi province's Shangluo city collapsed on Friday night due to a sudden downpour and flash floods, the provincial authority said.

Rescue teams have recovered several vehicles that fell into the river, with efforts still underway according to authorities.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged an "all out" effort to find those still missing.

The 11 dead were found in five cars that were pulled from the river below. It is thought 20 more vehicles plunged into the water, according to state media.

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Flood havoc across Trinidad after heavy rainfall

Taking a chance: Two boys ride their
© ISHMAEL SALANDYTaking a chance: Two boys ride their bicycles through flood waters along the Eastern Main Road, Port of Spain, yesterday.
Homes and streets were flooded, commuters stranded, and vehicles damaged all by early afternoon yesterday, as heavy rains from Wednesday night into yesterday morning wreaked havoc and exacerbated already flooded conditions in some parts of the country.

While yesterday morning's showers gave way by afternoon to sunnier skies, and drier conditions are expected into the weekend, forecasters have maintained cautions to the public that additional rainfall could impact saturated soils and cause further flooding, as well as landslides.

Heavy street flooding was widespread yesterday while some communities in South Trinidad, where homes were already under water, found floods rising by morning.

A number of areas in Central, North and East Trinidad were impacted by early yesterday morning into midday by severe street floods, as well some residential flooding.

In Port of Spain, street floods distressed motorists and commuters, with several reports of vehicles shutting down while navigating flood waters, including on the Eastern Main Road in the vicinity of Abattoir Road.


Waterspout spotted off Philippines coast

Social media users capture footage of a waterspout moving off the Philippine coast on Thursday.

The spout was spotted in the city of Opol, Misamis Oriental.

Waterspouts are similar to tornadoes, but they form over a body of water.

Local authorities said some homes in nearby villages lost their roofs, but no other significant damage was reported.