High-impact of weather and climate events in February 2007
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 rain, floods, landslide, cyclone - Angola, Bolivia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan
Rainstorms killed five people in south-east Luanda.
At least 35 people were killed in the most devastating floods to hit the country in 25 years.
At least nine people were killed and nearly 200 000 homes destroyed after heavy rain.
Floodwaters destroyed an estimated 200 000 tonnes of rice.
At least three people were killed and dozens injured in the tourist resort of Vilanculos when a tropical cyclone hit the southern coast.
A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed 11 people.
Drought, dust haze -
Australia, Spain, Bahrain, Thailand
The worst drought in 100 years.
Severe dust haze disrupted transportation flow.
Prolonged drought conditions.
Unusually long dry weather in at least 28 of 76 provinces.
Winter storm, snow, blizzards - Canada, China, UK, USA
Canada and the north-eastern USA were hit by snow and sleet in the winter’s worst storms. At least seven people were killed in slippery roads and bitter cold that forced dozens of schools in New York, Wisconsin and Michigan to a close.
At least one person was killed and seven others injured after the strongest snowstorm in 56 years hit north-east China.
Heavy snowfalls across the British midlands and Wales forced the closure of Birmingham International Airport and several schools.
Storms, tornado - Australia, India
At least one person was killed by lightning in a thunderstorm; cars, homes and businesses were destroyed in Sydney.
Tornado - USA
One person was killed by a tornado in central Florida.
Flooding - India
At least 40 people died in floods in northern India caused by heavy rain.