4th Quarter Asia Weather Recap (2021) – How Has Asia’s Condition Been?
Andreas Klippe Comments December 30, 2021
The year end is approaching, and there’s no question that 2021 has been a tough one to Asia not only owing to COVID-19 outbreak, but due to dangerous floods as well. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter are witnesses to this. Unfortunately, this last quarter is not an exception. Here’s the 4th quarter Asia weather recap to know why.
4th Quarter Weather Recap
1 — China
Incessant rain caused flooding in Shanxi Province of north China. As of October 10, over 120,000 people had been forced to relocate to safer places. For the whole month, the flooding affected 1.75 million people and triggered the collapse of at least 19,500 houses.
2 — Philippines
Tropical storm Maring (international name: Kompasu) enhanced the southwest monsoon on October 12. It affected the northern Philippines, prompting flash flooding and leaving casualties.
3 — India
Rivers overflowed due to downpours in southern Kerala State (south-western India) on October 16. The overflow caused flooding, which brought about the death of 27 people. Two of the most affected districts in Kerala state were Kottayam and Idukki.
4 — Nepal
From October 16-18, heavy rain triggered flooding in Nepal. It greatly affected some districts in Sudurpaschim Province (western Nepal). Disaster authorities actually reported that a large number of people were either dead or missing.
5 — Sri Lanka
The heavy rain that started on October 29 and lasted for more than a week caused floods in surrounding villages of the Demodara Reservoir and other areas. Over 5,000 people had to leave their homes and relocate to their relatives’ houses or in government-run relief centers. Moreover, at least 16 people lost their lives.
6 — Vietnam
Downpours had affected central areas of Vietnam, particularly Quang Ngai and Quang Nam since October 22. Thousands were evacuated and 3 people died due to the flooding that the heavy rains brought.
7 — Indonesia
The ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Center) reported that heavy rain had been hitting parts of Indonesia since October 29. Thus, flooding occurred and resulted in damage.
8 — India
Incessant rain and flooding in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India had led to death and displacement. Thousands of people had to be displaced and 14 departed this life.
9 — Philippines
On December 16, typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) made landfall in the country. It prompted downpours and flooding that caused thousands of people to evacuate from their homes and 58 to pass away. The number of affected families actually reached 452,307. This aftermath made people consider Odette as “one of the strongest storms” of 2021.
Dangerous Floods Here, There, Everywhere
Evidently, this 4th quarter Asia weather recap signifies that even the last quarter of 2021 didn’t exempt Asians from the danger of floods. Could 2022 be different? It could, or it could remain the same. Flooding is becoming more and more common and climate change is worsening, so it’s out of the question to not consider a flood barrier against it.
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