High-impact of weather and climate events in July 2008

line

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, flash floods, landslide, lightning,
Bangladesh, Great Britain, India, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Romania, Ukraine, USA

Bangladesh
Torrential rains paralysed Chittagong as most of the areas including the low-lying areas got inundated in flood waters.

Great Britain
Torrential rain, thunder and lightning caused destruction across the west midlands. Trees were toppled and cars overturned.

India
Flooding triggered by heavy rains paralysed Mumbai and surrounding areas for several days.

Japan
Heavy rain and floods killed at least three people in central and western Japan, leading the authorities to issue temporary evacuation orders to thousands in the area.

Mexico
Flash floods killed one person and left hundreds others stranded in the New Mexico mountain town of Ruidoso.

Nepal
Landslides and flash floods caused by torrential monsoon rain across killed at least 11 people.

Nigeria
Floods triggered by days of heavy rains brought Lagos to a halt.

Romania
Four people died and two others were declared missing in severe floods in the north-east.

Ukraine
Floods in western Ukraine killed 22 people, destroyed homes, farmland and roads and prompted the evacuation of 20 000 residents.

USA
Heavy thunderstorms in central North Carolina caused damage and left thousands without electricity.

Drought
Australia, Cyprus

Australia
Three months of dry weather and the driest June on record worsened the long-running drought in the Murray-Darling river basin.

Cyprus
Drought forced the Government to import some 40 000 cubic metres of drinking water from Greece.

Tropical storms
Bermuda, China, USA

China
At least one person was killed causing the government to evacuate over 600 000 people as tropical storm Fung-wong made landfall on the south-eastern coast. Typhoon Kalmaegi with sustained winds of 108 km/h and gusts of 126 km/h also dropped heavy rain and caused disruption.

Bermuda
Hurricane Bertha caused flights from Bermuda international airport to be cancelled, schools closed and beaches placed off limits.

USA
Tropical Storm Dolly left hundreds of thousands of people without power and forced thousands into temporary shelters in south Texas.

Tornado
USA

At least one person was injured, six houses destroyed and 10 other buildings damaged in northern North Dakota.

 

back to top

 

 
drought
 
flood
 
tornado
 
dust storm
 
ship



 


Contact: MeteoWorld Editor - WMO ©2014 Geneva, Switzerland

 

  .