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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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Earlier on Sunday, expressing deep grief over the loss of lives in the recent mudslide triggered by a cloudburst in Leh, Dr.
Some 28 people died when villages like Marwari, Kotsisham, Matgoan and Agonda were hit by sudden cloudbursts.
The incessant rains have triggered landslides, cloudbursts and flash floods which washed away homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims as the Chardham Yatra came to a standstill.
According to New Scientist, climate scientist Jayaraman Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore said that the number of extreme events such as cloudbursts would increase with rising global temperature.
There has been no shortage of unpaved mountain roads, cloudbursts, fog, snow, chain smokers, knee problems, and unreliable campground and hotel showers.
Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): Over fifty people have been reported killed and many more still trapped or missing following cloudbursts in parts of Leh on Thursday night.
THE devastating effects of the Ladakh cloudbursts may last until winter this year.
The Met Office said it was too early to make predictions about whether Bank Holiday Monday would feature blue skies or cloudbursts, but the spokesman said, 'Saturday and Sunday aren't looking too bad.
After a warm, dry winter, the off-and-on showers have brought much-needed rain to an area that depends on cloudbursts to keep irrigation costs down and the grassy hillsides green.
TWENTY foreign trekkers camping in Ladakh's Markha Valley have gone missing after flash floods struck the area following Thursday's cloudbursts.
Midnight cloudbursts trigger flash floods &landslides in Leh
THE cloudbursts that triggered massive floods in Ladakh on Friday were perhaps the most devastating to hit the north Himalayan region in recent memory.