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12 Extreme Weather Events that Shook India in 2017

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Here is a list of 12 extreme weather events that happened in the year 2017, that were extremely devastating. Have a read about them.

List of 12 extreme weather events that happened in the year 2017 in India, that were extremely devastating and lead to mass destructions.

  1. Avalanche in Gurez Sector, 25th January, 2017 :

Season’s heaviest snowfall was recorded on the day before India’s Republic Day on the upper heights of Kashmir. The heavy snowing then triggered four avalanches back to back in the Gurez sector of Bandipora district of Kashmir resulting in demise of almost 14 Indian Army Soldiers and many localites.


  1. Floods and Avalanche in Kashmir Valley, 7-8th April, 2017 :

The offseason heavy rain and snowfall triggered a couple of extreme weather events that shook the entire Kashmir valley. A massive flooding by river Jhelum was encountered after the heavy rain drowning almost all the Kashmir valley. At the same time off-seasonal heavy snowfall was observed in the heights resulting in a series of massive avalanches that once again swept away posts in the Batallik sector of Kargil burying almost five Indian Army soldiers and many civilians. Later two of the five soldiers were rescued but no clue of the others was found.


  1. Maarutha Cyclone, 16th April 2017 :

The first cyclonic disaster of the year was recorded in the mid April month because of low pressure area created in the Bay of Bengal. Within 2 days the typhoon increased its pressure and pace and reached Mynmar and the adjacent areas. In India, the Havelock Islands of Andamans and Nicobar Islands were stranded after the heavy rainfall caused by the cyclone because of extreme weather, although no causalities were recorded but a heavy loss of economy was reported.


  1. Mora Cyclone, May 2017 :

Again a cyclone originated in the south-eastern Bay of Bengal because of development of a low pressure area on 28th May. Upto 31st May it gathered all the strength from the local winds and became a disaster, with a devastating wind speed of 115 km/h that affected many countries from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar. India was also affected severely, hundreds and thousands of houses and buildings were damaged in Mizoram, Manipur, Asom and Nagaland. Severe floods were reported afterwards that engulfed thousands of houses, fields, forests and public places. Moreover thousands of people were displaced and hundreds lost their lives.

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  1. Landslides and Floods in Asom, July 2017 :

With the onset of monsoon season, the rain laden clouds showered almost everything that they had in the state of Asom, affecting more than a million habitants and engulfing almost all the state. The world renowned Kaziranga National Park too saw the extreme side of nature swallowing more than 500 wild animals and the endangered Rhinoceros. Rainfall because of extreme weather also triggered a series of landslides in the state swiping away many human lives and property.


  1. Floods in Gujarat-Mumbai, July-August 2017 :

The monsoons of 2017 not only devastated the North-east but the Western India too was not spared by the nature’s extremes that season. Gujarat discerned a catastrophic flooding after 115 years that lasted from June 1 to 31st of July, a very long period where almost most of the Gujarat districts laid helpless before the vast stretch of flood water all around. A huge loss of public as well as private properties was witnessed plus the crop, animal and vegetation was destroyed completely.

Mumbai too witnessed the monstrous flooding after 2005 on 29th of August, leaving the city again in a trauma. Many people lost their lives and many buildings collapsed during the flooding event.


  1. Drought in South India, July 2017 :

When most of the country was witnessing devastation of monsoonal extreme weather, the Southern states of India at that time were still waiting for a single shower of rain. Actually because of slipping out of the monsoon winds from the Southern parts results in them being dry the most of the rainy season. But in the year 2017, it seemed as if monsoon winds ignored them fully resulting in extreme draughts faced after almost 110 years. The people of Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh Karnataka and Telangana were shattered and the crops of the farmers failed. They even agitated in Jantar Mantar (Delhi) for help from the central Government.

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  1. Landslide in Kotrupi, 13th August 2017 :

On the night of 13th August, a massive landslide ravaged on a mountain curved road, ruining two buses and a couple of other vehicles. About 46 people were declared dead after all the rescue efforts put by the locals and the Indian army to save them. The landslide was a result of extreme weather as monsoon rainfall loosening the ground strata that resulted in an unexpected disaster.


  1. Floods in East India, August 2017 :

The monsoon rains devastated further more states before terminating and was one of the extreme weather event of 2017. The eastern states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Asom were affected severely. Millions of people were relocated, thousands lost their lives, millions of houses and buildings were shrouded, millions of livestock were killed and thousands of hactares of standing crop was deluged into water yielding a heavy loss to the country’s GDP.


  1. Earthquake in Along, 18th November 2017 :

An earthquake struck the Indo-China border area on 18th November with a magnitude of 6.4 in the richter scale. Simultaneously another earthquake of magnitude 5 hit the same area. The consequent earthquakes frightened the localites, although no casualities were reported but due to the tremors many houses and buildings were damaged.


  1. Flood in Tamil Nadu, November 2017 :

The state of Tamil Nadu that remained dry in the monsoon season was severely flooded by the torrential rains by the retreating monsoons. The major cities of the state viz. Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram were drowned under water. Many people were relocated and many lost their lives. This extreme weather event reminded the people of 2015 floodings in which hundreds of people lost their lives and millions were affected.


  1. Ockhi Cyclone, December 2017 :

The last extreme weather event of the year was the most devastating cyclone of the year. The cyclone originated in the Bay of Bengal on November 29 and devastating through Sri Lanka it moved into Indian mainland, from where it suddenly diverted to the Arabian Sea. Through the coastal cities of Kanniyakumari, Trivendrum and Lakshadweep it headed to Maharashtra and Gujarat. A huge damage to the infrastructure and public property was reported. Nearly a hundred fishermen were lost in the storm and many more lost their lives in the mainland.

So, here was my list of 12 extreme weather events for the year 2017. I hope this post interested and reminded you of those events. Past should be forgetten but the events that tought us a lesson should always be reminded so that we keep ourselves prepared for the upcoming nature’s wrath.


List of 12 extreme weather events that happened in the year 2017 in India, that were extremely devastating and lead to mass destructions.

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