When it comes to extreme weather events, India has the Bay of Bengal on one side and its own raging rivers on the other. Between the months of June to October, the country saw a massive number of floods and landslides culminating in damages of around $10 billion with over 2,000 fatalities.
2020 marks the second consecutive year that India has seen an abnormally high amount of rainfall during the monsoon season. Tracking back 65 years, there has been a three-fold increase in extreme rain events across the country.
In Kerala, a single landslide in a tea plantation killed 49 people. Meanwhile, in Assam, the floods affected more than 60,000 between May and October, with 149 deaths.
The city of Hyderabad saw a record rainfall of 29.8 centimetres in 24 hours, which is 6 centimetres more than the previous record. The floods submerged cars and houses with at least 50 fatalities.