The unprecedented change in weather patterns is estimated to bring a 20-35 percent reduction in crop yields this year, according to a global environmental group.
Tens of thousands of displaced people are in urgent need of aid– but relief workers say support so far has been inadequate.
The International Monetary Fund approves the release of a long-stalled $1.17 billion tranche of its bailout package for Pakistan as the death toll from monsoon flooding reaches at least 1,136 people.
Heavy flooding across districts near the Himalayan foothills leaves at least 15 people dead, as monsoon season continues throughout the Indian subcontinent.
Pakistan's government has set up aid and relief camps in regions hit by 133 percent more rain than the average for the past 30 years.
At least 77 people were killed, most of them in the southwest of the country, where the victims drowned or were electrocuted by downed power lines.
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.
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