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Rain: Precipitation in the form of water droplets
Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation.


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Rain falls at summit of Greenland's ice sheet for first time in recorded history

rain falls at summit of greenland's ice sheet for first time in recorded history
Rain fell for several hours at the summit of Greenland's ice sheet last weekend for the first time in recorded history, as temperatures rose above freezing.
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Delhi weather update: Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, respite from humidity for next 3 days

IMD forecasted the maximum temperature on Friday would be around 33 degrees Celsius, a few notches below the usual 36 to 37 degrees Celsius.
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Rain lashes Rajasthan, 40 villages feared to be flooded

Nearly 40 districts in Rajasthan are feared to be flooded as heavy rains continue to lash the state
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Monsoon misses yet another date in Delhi, IMD now says onset today

“Easterly winds and cloudiness conditions have increased in the region and the onset of the monsoon is likely to happen on Monday. Rain is also expected by Monday morning. The onset date has been..
IndiaTimes - Published

England v Pakistan: Rain delays the start of the second one-day international at Lord's

Rain delays the start of the second one-day international between England and Pakistan at Lord's.
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England v Sri Lanka: Rain wipes out third ODI in Bristol after tourists collapse again

England win their one-day international series against Sri Lanka 2-0 after the third match in Bristol is washed out.
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IMD forecasts Rain, thunderstorms over UP, Haryana, Delhi today

Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
DNA - Published

Rains lash Delhi, parts of Punjab, Haryana; IMD says no heat wave for most of India from May 30-June 2

Rains lashed the national capital and parts of Haryana and Punjab bringing relief to people from scorching temperatures on Friday, even as many places in Uttar Pradesh and central India reeled under..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rain brings brief respite in Australian bushfire crisis

A second day of light rain brought relief for firefighters battling bushfires that have killed 24 people across southeastern Australia, but hot, windy conditions are expected to return later in the..
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Cyclone Kyaar: Rains likely in parts of south Gujarat, Saurashtra

Parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra are likely to receive light to moderate rains and thundershower over the next four days with cyclonic storm "Kyaar" hovering over the Arabian Sea, IMD said on..
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Ahmedabad: Much needed respite for residents as IMD predicts sunny week ahead

Rains in evening resulted in water-logging in Navratri grounds, disappointing garba enthusiasts
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Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and..
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Gujarat: Rains will continue to hit the state for the next 5-6 days

While the cloud cover with occasional sunshine is going to keep the mercury under check, it is likely to increase the relative humidity due to the abundance of atmospheric moisture, resulting in sultry..
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Mumbai: Rains fail to dampen railway machinery, services back on track within hours

Rail authorities attribute it to no technical snag in trains despite being marooned on submerged tracks for hours.
DNA - Published

Rains force suspension of Manimahesh Yatra

The bridge near Bharngala Nala, connecting Hadsar to Bharmour washed away following heavy rainfall and as a result, the pilgrimage was called off temporarily
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Why floods continue to cause so much damage in India

Rains continue to lash several states around the country claiming lives, displacing families and damaging property. Just a month after severe flooding in Bihar and Assam, southern and western states..
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Rains delay lions' roar in Mumbai zoo

Monsoon Fury: Floods in Saurashtra, Guj, disrupt the plan
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39 more die in Kerala, Karnataka & Maharashtra floods, toll rises to 86

Rains continued to bring gloom to parts of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra with 32 fresh deaths reported on Friday, taking the death toll due to floods in these states in the last three days to 79...
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Rains claim 500 lives between April-July; 6.8k lives lost since April 2016

Rains have claimed nearly 500 lives between April 1 and July 17, 2019. ​​Maharashtra saw the most number of deaths (137), followed by Bihar (78), Odisha (64) and Karnataka (57), which together..
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Gujarat: Rains give a fresh lease of life to kharif sowing

11-day-long spell doubles rainfall to 510 mm, threat of damage to crops over
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Rains force evacuation of 13,000 in South Gujarat

Heavy showers lash Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch & Valsad
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Rain batters Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nashik; swollen Godavari floods Andhra districts

Rains continued to disrupt normal life in several parts of Maharashtra on Sunday, while Andhra Pradesh grappled with a swollen Godavari that affected over 74,000 people, though the flood situation..
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Gujarat: Rains bring down monsoon deficit

The city recorded 144 mm rainfall up to 8 in the evening on Friday, which was the second-highest in the state.
DNA - Published

Ahmedabad: Rains far from quenching thirst

With deficiency at 57%, city recorded the lowest rainfall in July in the past five years
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No let up in floods in East; heavy showers likely in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha on Monday

Heavy showers lashed large swathes of the country on Sunday, with nine more people dying in rain-related incidents in Rajasthan, while there was no let up in the flood situation in Assam and Bihar..
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Rains return with flooding, trains buoyant but buses reroute in Mumbai

Many routes of BEST buses had to be diverted due to waterlogging while suburban railways ran rather smoothly, though with delays.
DNA - Published

Rains claim 10 lives in Northeast, over 8.5 lakh hit in Assam

While the Indian Meteorological Department predicted heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Bihar, the flood situation in Assam continues to worsen
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Rains lash Mumbai for the second consecutive day: Highlights

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Mumbai: Rain sweeps away BMC posters warning about dangerous trees

The BMC had put up the posters to distinguish between the dangerous and non-dangerous trees
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Rains unlikely, Mercury crosses 37degree Celsius mark in Ahmedabad

Even as the Met department has officially declared the onset of monsoon in Ahmedabad, the city for the past 3-4 days has not received any major rainfall. The situation is not likely to improve in the..
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Rains wreaks havoc, uproots 183 trees in Ahmedabad

AMC receives complains of waterlogged roads from 36 areas, uneven roads hampers traffic movement in the city
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Rains to hit southern Gujarat in 48 hours

Usually, southwest monsoon enters the state by around June 10
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Mumbai: Rains lash city, hit trains, flights

As people scrambled for taxis, rates for ride-hailing services like Ola and Uber skyrocketed in no time.
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Rains make late entry to Kerala, wait continues for rest of India

According to weather watchers' blog 'Vagaries of Weather, Mumbai could get rains by June 15
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