Monsoon depression causes widespread flooding in South Asia

A slow-moving monsoon depression has brought above-average amounts of rain in South Asia causing widespread flooding. In Myanmar (Burma), there is a state of emergency in four regions due to landslides and flooding, and all provinces but one are affected by the rain. In Vietnam, flooding has been reported in the Quang Ninh Province and the Son La Province. Much of southeastern Bangladesh has had heavy rainfall every day in the past week causing mudslides and flooding.

Parts of India, including Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat have reported flooding. The West Bengal and north Odisha coasts will be affected during the next 24 hours and fishermen are advised to avoid going out to sea at this time.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid areas affected by this monsoon depression due to the risk of deadly landslides and flooding.