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|Title: ||Natural Hazards- Dangerous Deluge|
|Authors: ||Datta, Sukanya|
|Issue Date: ||Sep-2010 |
|Publisher: ||NISCAIR-CSIR, India|
are common in the tropics, although they can occur anywhere in the world.
and Cloudbursts usually occur together, although hail may or may not be
present. Cloudbursts not only happen abruptly but are also highly unpredictable.
The word “burst” has violent overtones so the associated rainfall would be
expected to be of an extreme nature too.
is. It has been reported that the intensity of the rainfall may be so great
in the onslaught may find it difficult to breathe! Cloudburst-associated
does not usually last very long but it is capable of
producing overwhelming consequences.|
|Source:||SR Vol.47(09) [September 2010]|