Indian state of Maharashtra has lost more that 100 lives in a series of hillslides, landslides, house-crashes and other incidents after torrential rains, officials said on Friday.
The western state of Maharashtra saw landslides, flooding and a building collapse after torrential rain shook Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard rushed to rescue the marooned populace, top officials said here on Friday.
The rain claims 33 lives; metro passengers struggle to cope with chest-high water inside train bogeys.
The death toll from catastrophic flooding in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou has risen to 56, state media reported on Friday.
Heavy to moderate rain was experienced in several areas of the UAE on Thursday, bringing the mercury down by a few notches. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman, Sharjah, and Dubai witnessed heavy rain.
The vast majority of deaths have occurred in Germany, while media reports suggest at least 24 people have died in Belgium. It is estimated thousands of Germans have been homeless after buildings collapsed or were deemed high risk.
The Netherlands remains on high alert as overflowing rivers threatened towns and villages throughout the southern province of Limburg.
The lowest temperature recorded over the country on Saturday morning was 18.9°C in Jebel Jais (Ras Al Khaimah ) at 3.15am local time
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that it has carried out 126 cloud seeding flights, since the beginning of 2021, including 14 flights since last Tuesday, at a rate of two to three hours for each one on most of the country's regions.
Chinese authorities said that a 20-metre breach had opened up at the Yihetan dam in Luoyang city in central Henan and warned "the dam may collapse at any time."
Weather on Friday is expected to be partly cloudy in general and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation over some eastern and southern areas maybe rainy at times, according to the NCM.