If an extreme amount of precipitation happens in a very short period of time, it is termed as Cloudburst. In meteorology, precipitation is the process of condensation of atmospheric water vapour which falls on the ground earth. Precipitation may be in the form of rain, drizzle, sleet, snow, ice pallets, graupel and hail.
A very high amount of precipitation (generally exceeding 100mm/hr) in a very short time and in a very small area is termed as cloudburst. It is likely to create a flood-like condition. Cloudbursts are becoming frequent nowadays especially in north Indian hilly regions. According to recent studies, the temperature increase due to Global Warming may become a strong reason for frequent cloudbursts.