In the last 24 hours (ending 8.30 am), on Thursday, a weather station at Sirkali in Mayiladuthurai recorded extremely heavy rainfall of 22 cm, which is the highest recorded in the state so far.
Red Hills in Tiruvallur recorded a whopping 13 cm of rainfall, the highest in the State in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Tuesday; Met department has forecast mdoerate rains for Wednesday.
The Chief Minister also directed that preventive measures must be taken to check flash floods due to unprecedented rains lashing several districts in the state.
Officials said 39 people in the state have died from lightning in the last five days, prompting authorities to issue new guidelines for how people can protect themselves during a thunderstorm.
What happened in Pakistan would have been a disastrously high rainfall event without climate change, but it's worse because of climate change, the study's senior author, a climate scientist, said.
Authorities said the overall death toll reached 1,422 on Tuesday, with 31 more people dying in rain-related incidents this week.
The city, dubbed India’s tech capital, is home to several technology companies and many of their offices have been lashed by the rains, prompting employees to work from home.
Outer Ring Road, that houses some of the IT companies, suffered water logging and traffic pile up, with a video showing people stranded.
Unless flooded farmlands can be drained, farmers will not be able to plant a winter wheat crop -- vital for the country's food security.
Flood waters continued to recede in most of the country, but many districts in southern Sindh province remain underwater.
The visit was announced after the cash-strapped Pakistan government teamed up with the United Nations and issued a flash appeal for USD 160 million to deal with the disaster.
Massive flooding from the rains since mid-June has killed at least 1,162 people, a phenomenon experts blame on climate change.
Over 1,600 persons have been injured and nearly 735,000 livestock, a significant source of livelihood and food have been lost in the flooding.
More than 1,160 people have been killed in flooding across Pakistan since mid-June caused by heavy and unrelenting monsoon rains, fueled they say by the world's changing climate.
The Idukki District Collector Sheeba George said four families have been shifted to a relief camp nearby.
The flooding could not have come at a worse time for Pakistan, where the economy is in free fall; on Sunday the first aid flights began arriving --- from Turkey and the UAE.
Paddy was sown in 390.99 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, the data showed. It is the main kharif crop, sowing of which begins with the onset of the southwest monsoon from June.
There is scarcity of drinking water, polythene sheets and healthcare services for the elderly and pregnant women, a local school teacher said.
The National Disaster Management Authority said Wednesday that 126 people were killed in flood-related incidents in the past 48 hours, with most of the victims being women and children.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that the state government will provide Rs 4 lakh to next of kin of the deceased who lost their lives in the landslides and flash floods.