High-impact of weather and climate events in November 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 — Belgium, India, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Heavy rain flooded homes and fields in Brussels, killing at least two people.

At least five people were killed in rain-related incidents in six districts. 

Sri Lanka
Over 300 000 people were forced to leave their homes when the heaviest rains in 18 years flooded the capital, Colombo.

United Arab Emirates

Heavy rain flooded farmlands in parts of Sharjah.

United Kingdom
Heavy rain and gales triggered floods and landslides in southwest England.


Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains killed 13 people and forced thousands from their homes.

Heavy snow
 - Europe
Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures swept across Europe, killingd at least eight people in Poland, closing major airports in Britain and Switzerland, causing hundreds of highway accidents and disrupting business in sunnry resort areas in Spain and Portugal.

Tornadoes - USA
At least 30 people were injured in thunderstorms, high winds and tornadoes that ripped through southern parts destroying buildings, toppling trees, flooding highways and forcing schools to shut down.

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