Monsoon Cloudburst Thunderstorm Flood
National Weather Forecasting Center of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced more rainfall than usual that is 111% + 5%. This is of course the exceptional news for whole of India especially the state of Maharashtra are Gujarat clinched into grip of drought for a long time now, which is a matter of great sorrow for all of us.
So, IMD presented the wonderful news of supplementary rainfall in the coming monsoon from June to August 2016. Actually this is not just a news for farmers of these states, they can feel their dreams live in the shape of their prosperity and financial progress. They can see their crops arising in the fields. Everyone knows that the prosperity of agriculture will positively affects country’s overall economy and of course the common man.
Good monsoon also beautifies the whole country with increased greenery, which in turn will result more oxygen in the air. This will put effect of-course on the heath of individuals. Monsoon provides great relief from extremely hot weather. Good monsoon also increases tourism. People move towards hilly areas or sea sides to enjoy the beautiful weather.
But nature is always two dimensional. It has created everything in pairs; such as day-night, good-bad, male-female, sweet-sour, life-end etc. So, the coin of good monsoon also has two sides. While on the one side, it brings hopefulness and pleasure, on the other hand, it has dreadful things like floods, tsunamis, cloud bursts, avalanches and it can also lead to big diseases like Dengue Malaria, if the rainfall is too-much (over and above the standard) and long lasting. My purpose is not to spooking anyone, but I’m sorry, it is truth.
We have two terrible incidents in the recent past to learn from them:-
2010 Ladakh floods- Date: 6 August 2010, Place: Leh, Laddakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Please check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Ladakh_floods
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The rains occurred at night, and surprised everyone. In Leh, many buildings were destroyed including hospitals, the bus terminal, radio station transmitter, telephone exchange and mobile-phone towers. BSNL communication systems were fully destroyed. Communications were later restored by the Indian Army. The local bus station was severely damaged and some of the buses were carried more than a mile by the mud. The city’s airport was damaged but was rapidly repaired to allow relief flights the following day. The village of Choglamsar on the outskirts of the city was particularly badly hit.
Date: June 16, 2013; Place: Kedarnath Valley, Uttrakhand
Please watch the video:
In the year 2013, monsoon arrived one month early in India. The monsoon reached the state almost two weeks in advance. These early rains coupled with other factors were responsible for the disaster that ensued. Rivers in the region already have heavier flow in June than at other times of the year because of the seasonal melting of glaciers. When water falls on ice, it melts faster; and as it rained on the glaciers of the state, the massive run-off began to swell the rivers.
So, we must be careful this year. IMD has announced excess rainfall than normal in 2016. They also told that thunderstorms, cloud bursts and avalanches may happen, so people should avoid planning a tour to Himalayan mountains from June to August 2016.