Authorities in India and Bangladesh are struggling to ferry drinking water and dry food to flood shelters as floods continue to wreak havoc in the region.
Scientists have linked the early onset of an intense summer to climate change, and say more than a billion people in India and neighbouring Pakistan were in some way vulnerable to the extreme heat.
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.
More than 50 people have been killed, 42 of them in different districts of Uttar Pradesh after lightning struck several states across the south Asian country.
Streets and homes are flooded as an annual deluge overwhelms Pakistan’s commercial capital, Karachi.
Every year, many cities in Pakistan struggle to cope with the annual summer deluge, drawing criticism about poor planning.
The heavy monsoon resulted in low visibility and a wet landing conditions, which now complicate rescue efforts.
India's southwesterly monsoon has hit western parts of the country with heavy, persistent rain, leaving widespread disruption and flooded roads and buildings.
Floods triggered by monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in the Indian state of Assam where at least 2.75 million have been displaced. In neighbouring Nepal floods and landslides had forced hundreds out of their residences.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the current monsoon has been the heaviest since 1994, classifying it "above normal", and this year's season has been longer than usual.
Heavy rains have killed at least 100 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states triggering floods and forcing people to flee. With more rain predicted, weather experts say September could end as the wettest in more than a hundred years.
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