Three days of heavy rain resulted in deadly flooding in Chittagong, forcing residents to find higher ground. In a 12-hour period on Tuesday, 15.75 inches of rain deluged the city.
Police and local officials say that flooding caused by monsoonal rainfall has killed more than 100 people in southeastern Bangladesh, according to the Washington Post . More people are presumed dead as many more are still missing.
Chittagong is the country's second biggest city, located on the Bay of Bengal, close to the border of Myanmar.
CNN reports that flights to and from the city were impossible for a period of time as part of a runway was flooded. Many roads and railways were unable to function due to high water.
The rain caused mudslides, burying and trapping people in their tin-roof homes.
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated but are still unable to reach their homes as floodwaters slowly recede.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of heavy, drenching thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
In the most destructive hurricane season in recorded history, images from Katrina, Rita, Wilma and others still resonate today and immediately bring to mind the total despair millions of Americans faced in 2005.
The Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden is giving travlers a chance to sample weather at various destinations around the world through the use of the Climate Portal.
Columbia, SC (1991)
July 1991 became the wettest month ever with 17.46" of rain. The old record was 16.72" set in August 1949.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain. Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.