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Cloudburst Kills 30 In Uttarakhand

Cloudburst Uttarakhand

30 people died due to cloudburst in Uttarakhand. The Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway NH-58 was blocked due to heavy rains and landslides. Cloudburst is a sudden, aggressive rainstorm. It occurs when the warm air current from the ground rushes up and carries the falling raindrops up with it. When the clouds can't hold anymore, it downpours. A cloudburst can suddenly dump 70,000 tons of water over an acre. 100 mm rainfall was recorded in just two hours, leading to flooding.