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cloudburst

[′klau̇d‚bərst]
(meteorology)
In popular terminology, any sudden and heavy fall of rain, usually of the shower type, and with a fall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimeters (3.94 inches) per hour. Also known as rain gush; rain gust.
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been halted due to the floods and landslide caused by the cloudburst on the route.
Meanwhile, three days have passed since the cloudburst in Uttarakhand took place and till now the authorities are finding it Several reportedly buried under 10 feet of slush people stuck in villages near Pithoragarh.
The cloudburst in Singhali area of Pithorgarh district on Friday morning brought over 100 mm rains in two hours in a region of 50 sq km, flattening homes in over seven villages, according to officials.
There was sporadic rainfall on Thursday, after a 24-hour cloudburst dumped as much as 345 mm (14 inches) of rain on the city earlier this week.
But she is passionate about Cloudburst, an independent lesbian-themed film that was released on DVD in July.
1bn related to the cloudburst in the Copenhagen area on 2 July.
Karak, Sep 25 (Petra) -- A heavy cloudburst on Sunday evening in the Southern Ghur Al-Saffi district in the Jordan Valley forced the evacuation of a number of families whose houses were inundated with waters and caused power outages.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-October 13, 2010-IBM expands CloudBurst family of cloud service delivery platforms(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
18 -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for the Leh cloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the next two-and-a-half months.
Worldwide Computer Products News-7 July 2010-SilkPerformer CloudBurst introduced by Micro Focus(C)1995-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
The provincial minister said that the rescue teams of Navy were facing severe troubles in their work and their helicopter service was also suspended due to cloudburst, adding he said that the more hazard is from hurricane and heavy rains rather from tropical cyclone.
Andy Bailey, from Kirkby Fire Station, said: "Fortunately, there was no need for a cloudburst situation.