High-impact of weather and climate events in April 2007

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The information summarized has been culled from international press reports and is indicative only. For official information, including final statistics, readers are advised to contact the National Meteorological Service of the country in question.

Severe storm, heavy rain, floods, flash flood, monsoon, tsunami, mudflow Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Madagascar, Thailand, Solomon Islands, Spain, USA

Australia
Severe storms triggered flash floods in many parts of Sydney.

Bangladesh
Six people were killed and over 50 people injured in severe storm in the capital city of Dhaka.

Indonesia
Torrent of mud swamped many villages in East Java province.

Madagascar
Cyclone Jaya killed three people and destroyed homes and plantations.

Thailand
At least 39 people were killed with many missing in flash floods in the southern province of Trang.

Solomon Islands
At least 12 people were killed and several others missing when a tsunami struck.

Spain
Several hectares of farmland were flooded by heavy rainfall that caused the River Ebro to burst its the banks in the city of Zaragoza.

USA
A severe storm caused the worst flooding to coastal Long Island in 14 years. Three major airports around New York cancelled 300 flights.

Tornado - USA
A tornado ripped up farmsteads in western Nebraska and damaged several others across the Plains.

Snow, avalanche - Pakistan, USA

Pakistan
An avalanche killed 26 people and destroyed several homes in the village of Wasij, Chitral district.

USA
At least five people were killed in the eastward Plains in a snowstorm.

Heatwave - United Kingdom
Great Britain experienced one of its highest April temperatures since records began when temperatures reached 29.4°C.

Drought -Australia, China

Australia
Drought negatively affected the generating capacity of the biggest Snowy Hydro power scheme.

China
More than 12 million people, especially in the northern province of Hebei, were short of drinking water due to a prolonged drought.

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