An insight into the severe floods in India during 2005, 2006 & 2007


  • M.S. TOMAR Meteorological Office Patiala, India



Secondary Monsoon trough, Eastward moving systems, Trough in westerly, EZMC (Equatorial zones of maximum cloudiness), WML (well marked low)


In this paper severe flood during South West monsoon seasons of 2005, 2006 & 2007 have been identified with the related synoptic features. A total of 22 states reeled under severe floods during 2005, 2006 & 2007. In the south peninsula only Karnataka and Kerala were affected by severe floods. During 2006 & 2007 severe floods continued for a longer period and affected many states where as during 2005 severe floods affected most of the states except peninsular India but they continued for short periods comparatively.
Formation of excess No’s of low pressure areas and depressions in the Bay of Bengal during July, Aug and Sept 2006, in succession , and their WNW movements upto M.P. and east Rajasthan caused severe floods in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh for a longer period i.e. from 28 July to 12 September 2006. During 2007, Shifting of monsoon trough, presence of secondary monsoon trough and trough in westerly, caused severe floods in most of the North eastern states from 12 July to 10 October 2007.




How to Cite

M. . TOMAR, “An insight into the severe floods in India during 2005, 2006 & 2007”, MAUSAM, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 65–70, Jan. 2012.



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