2nd Quarter Asia Weather Recap (2021) – How Has Asia’s Condition Been?

June 24, 2021 | Created by: Andreas Klippe

2nd quarter weather recap

As early as the described weather recap for the 1st Quarter of 2021, numerous disasters had already overwhelmed some Asian countries. Then, in the following months, a set of calamities, once again, took place and caused disturbance. For this blog, the RS Flood Experts would like to give you a recapitulation of the 2nd quarter Asia weather. 

2nd Quarter Weather Recap

April 2021

Flooding in Philippines and Yemen, 2nd quarter Asia weather
(Top) A building got submerged in floodwater during Tropical Cyclone Bising; (Bottom) Floods damaged infrastructure, destroyed homes, and caused fatalities and injuries

1 — Philippines

National authorities reported on 22 April that as tropical cyclone Bising (international name: Surigae) was passing over the Philippine Sea, it affected the eastern coast of central and northern Philippines. Consequently, four passed away and 13 people got injured. In total, Bising hurt more than 235,000 people across Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga Regions.  

2 — Yemen

In Yemen, downpours and flooding began in mid-April and continued to May. Aggravated rainfall damaged infrastructure, destroyed homes, and caused fatalities and injuries. While the assessments of damage were ongoing, the initial reports showed that the rains and flooding affected thousands of families.

3 — China

In the evening of April 30, a threatening storm struck eastern China, causing 11 people to pass away and injuring 102. Moreover, the officials said that the wind blew the deceased into the Yangtze River, some of them may have died from falling trees and electricity poles hitting them. 

May 2021

(Top Left) A building was plunged in Malaysia; (Top Right) Heavy rains caused mudflow in Tajikistan; (Bottom Left) Residents evacuated a woman from her house; (Bottom Right) People walked through floodwaters in Sri Lanka, 2nd quarter weather recap
(Top Left) A building was plunged in Malaysia; (Top Right) Heavy rains caused mudflow in Tajikistan; (Bottom Left) Residents evacuated a woman from her house; (Bottom Right) People walked through floodwaters in Sri Lanka

4 — Malaysia

Sabah, Malaysia experienced severe rains. Thus, floods took place and inundated two districts: Beaufort and Tenom. For a few days, the rainfall was nonstop and caused two rivers to collide between the Padas River and Pagalan River. Then, people were running off from their residences to temporary evacuation shelters. 

5 — Tajikistan 

On May 12, heavy rains caused floods, landslides, and mudflows in many districts of Tajikistan. Khatlon province’s districts and cities faced the biggest number of destruction and losses: Kulob city and districts of Qushoniyon, Shamsiddin Shohin, Yovon, Dangara, Dusti, Vaksh, Khuroson, Jomi, and Muminobod. At least seven people lost their lives in Khatlon region: three people when a mudslide covered a car in Shamsiddin Shohin district, three in the city of Kulob, and 1 in Qushoniyon district.

6 — India

On May 17, 2021, tropical cyclone Tauktae hit the Indian state of Gujarat. However, before it made landfall, it had already caused damage in Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, and Karnataka as it touched India’s northwest coast. Expecting the arrival of Taktae, more than 150,000 people left Gujarat. Now, many believed that Tauktae is the most powerful cyclone to hit the coast of Gujarat since 1998.

7 — Sri Lanka

Downpours triggered flooding and landslides in Western, Central, and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka from May 12-14. According to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) situation report as of May 17, Tauktae affected 43,701 people (11,247 families) and caused five casualties.

8 — Afghanistan

Flash floods struck 10 provinces in central, northern, and western regions of Afghanistan on May 3, following the heavy rainfall since May 2. The flooding caused the death of at least 37 people, comprising eight children, and affected more than 900 households.

9 — Indonesia

Heavy rain affected several provinces in Indonesia on May 10. It prompted floods and landslides and resulted in fatalities and destruction. As stated by ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), the downpour affected more than 1000 people: 231 in Aceh, 270 in North Kalimantan, and 522 in West Java Province. 

June 2021

Flooding in Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India, 2nd quarter Asia weather 
(Left) Rescuers walked through floodwaters to reach the trapped residents in the Philippines; (Center) In Sri Lanka, rescuers used a boat to save those trapped in the flood; (Right) Some men pushed a truck in India amidst heavy rain

10 — Philippines

In the evening of June 1, Tropical Depression Dante (international name: Choi-Wan) made landfall over Sulat, Eastern Samar then moved through other areas of the Philippines. There were downpours that brought about flooding and landslides. In consequence, at least eight fatalities came about.

12 — Sri Lanka

Massive rain struck Sri Lanka causing floods and landslides that resulted in the passing of 17 people and drove tens of thousands out of their houses. After days of rainfall, the National Disaster Management Centre announced that rivers on the southern and western plains of the country overflowed and overwhelmed low-lying areas. As a result, the calamity affected over 270,000 people, and caused around 100,000 buildings to experience power outages. 

13 — India

On June 09, 2021, a heavy monsoon caused a three-story building to collapse in a slum. At least 12 people died. Then, about seven got wounded during the storm that brought rain for 12 hours.

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