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  • Location: Lincolnshire coast
  • Location: Lincolnshire coast

    Apparently 8 inches of it fell in 3 hours! Average rainfall for June is around 300mm, rising to 500mm in July and back to 300mm in August with the monsoon season tailing off in September. Much of Chittagong is now under water.

    China's Guangdong province looks a bit damp too, with half a million people evacuated and 50 000 homes destroyed.

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  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
    Apparently 8 inches of it fell in 3 hours! Average rainfall for June is around 300mm, rising to 500mm in July and back to 300mm in August with the monsoon season tailing off in September. Much of Chittagong is now under water.

    China's Guangdong province looks a bit damp too, with half a million people evacuated and 50 000 homes destroyed.

    I've been following those china floods, looked very serious but it's interesting how the australian low pressure gets so much more media coverage than the chinese floods even though a million people have been evacuated while in australia only 5000 had been ordered out.

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  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
    Yeah, it's an empire thing. We still have the same queen. ;)

    I dont understand what you mean? The australia storm also got top coverage on international news stations (cnn etc) and it made the news in our irish media too but nothing on the chinese floods.

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  • Location: Newbury Berkshire
  • Location: Newbury Berkshire

    Hi all! Some serious rainfall totals there over the past few days even by Monsoon standards!

    Here is a link to a city in India that is believed to be amongst the wettest places on the planet:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_gu...tml?tt=TT002280

    I suspect that the storms in Australia made more headline news as they were on the back of such a dry spell of weather:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/news/19042007news.shtml

    The way of life in areas that are exposed to the heavy monsoon rains is very much of expectancy of disruption due to flooding during the monsoon, obviously not to the degree of recent times. Whereas in Australia these storms are very unusual.

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  • Location: Jersey
  • Location: Jersey

    The monsoon is well underway in India now. 171mm of rain reported from Goa in the last 2 days (79mm and 92mm) and still raining. Daily Indian totals on the link below but note the report is in centimetres so multiply by 10 for millimetres!

    http://www.imd.gov.in/section/nhac/dynamic/RAINTBL.HTM

    Gibli

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  • Location: Jersey
  • Location: Jersey

    Plenty of monsoon rain on the west coast recently. 694mm reported at Bombay in the last seven days (including 174mm and 257mm in successive days) after 365mm which fell the previous week. A total of 1059mm or nearly 42 inches in a fortnight - more than most of us get in an average year.

    Gibli

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  • Location: Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Co Dublin, Ireland

    I was listening to a meteorologist on the radio yeaterday saying that we were experiencing the 'European monsoon'. You learn something new every day! :D

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  • Location: Jersey
  • Location: Jersey

    Another surge in the Indian monsoon over the last week or so.

    Goa reported 543mm over the last 8 days, including 203mm on the 29/30th and 116mm on the 1st/2nd.

    Only 395mm at Bombay.

    Gibli

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6927389.stm

    It puts our floods into perspective.

    Really the UK is quite lucky, no huge tornadoes, no hurricanes, no big earthquakes and also not the flooding that some get.

    This made me laugh though, a boy with 4 arms (pic no 9)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6927778.stm

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  • Location: Lincolnshire coast
  • Location: Lincolnshire coast

    Is it usual for storms to form quite so thick and fast in the Western Pacific?

    06W, Papbuk and Wutip currently forming a disorderly queue.

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