High-impact of weather and climate events in December 2010
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.
Heavy rains, floods, landslides, winds - Australia, Bosnia, Colombia, Montenegro, Panama, USA, Venezuela
Snow - Europe, US
In Germany, heavy snow disrupted construction projects, businesses and freight transport across the country. Its main air hub, Frankfurt, was forced to cancel almost 300 flights after being hit by unexpected snowfall.
In Poland, at least 30 people died in severe snow that hit the country.
Heavy snowfall forced the closure many schools and roads in Portugal.
In Ireland, snow shut down schools in the northern parts and many flights in Belfast were cancelled.
In Spain, travel was disupted and schools were closed in Galicia.
In Switzerland, Geneva airport shut down.
Snowfall forced major airports in Britain to shut down as slow and icy ground caused hundreds of highway accidents. The Scottish highlands recorded Britain's lowest-ever temperature reading, -27 degrees.
Tornadoes - USA
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