Southern India's Catastrophic Flooding Analyzed By IMERG
Extremely heavy rainfall over southeastern India caused deadly flooding in the middle of the month of November. Record setting rainfall has again caused deadly flooding in southern India. The latest deluge started at the end of November 2015 and generated flooding that has resulted in the reported deaths of 188 people. NASA's Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) combines all data from 12 satellites into a continuously updated global map of rainfall at half hourly intervals. The rainfall accumulation analysis above was computed from data generated by IMERG during the period from November 29, 2015 to December 2, 2015. This IMERG analysis shows that unusually heavy rainfall totals of over 400 mm (15.7 inches) fell over southeastern India. Even higher totals of up to 490 mm (19.3 inches) are shown in the Bay Of Bengal just off the Indian coast.