Scientists say climate change may have aggravated the rains that caused catastrophic flooding in Bangladesh.

Experts state that the catastrophic rainwater-induced floods which have inundated much of the country’s north and Northeast are due to climate change.

While monsoon rains in South Asia follow natural atmospheric patterns, precipitation will become more unpredictable and torrential as global temperatures keep climbing, the researchers said.

The South Asian monsoon season from June to September is determined by various overlapping patterns in the ocean and in the atmosphere, among them the El Niño-La Niña weather cycle and the dipole in the Indian Ocean.

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology is a scientific institution based in Pune, Maharashtra, (wikipedia)