Early observations suggest the rains might have been encouraged by a low-pressure system parked over western Europe for days, at it was blocked from moving on by high pressure to the east and north.
Adding to the devastation, several more were feared dead in a landslide in northern Germany triggered by floods. Hundreds were unaccounted for in the country, while in Belgium more than 21,000 people left without electricity in one region.
Members of India's National Disaster Response Force continue to search for missing people after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand states.
At least 33 people are dead and more than 90 are missing after a monster Cyclone Tauktae slammed India, compounding the country's woes as it posted a new record number of Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.
Thousands have evacuated in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, due to heavy rains over the weekend and severe flooding, the worst in half a century.
The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks but Wednesday night’s downpour was the worst in months, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.
Colombia's disaster relief agency said the mudslide, which was caused by heavy rains, occurred early on Sunday in a rural area of Rosas municipality.
Camps of displaced people in northwestern Syria have been flooded after heavy rains. Around 14 camps have been affected in Idlib, a UN official says.
Australia's tropical north experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year, but the recent deluge has surged far above normal levels.
At least 100,000 ordered to evacuate their homes as heavy rains batter southwestern Japan. Typhoon Nanmadol slammed Japan on Tuesday, grounding dozens of flights.
Millions have been evacuated as heavy rains and winds lash the country's southeastern coast, prompting authorities to raise the weather warning to its highest level.
Rescue operations continue in Rwanda's Gakenke District where heavy rains triggered landslides which buried several houses.
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