A number of days of heavy rain and thunderstorms prompted widespread flash flooding throughout a number of provinces of Afghanistan final week, with as a lot as 75mm of rain falling in locations.
Whereas this will not sound important, the month-to-month common rainfall for Could in Herat province, a kind of badly affected, is simply about 10mm. The floods resulted in at the very least 78 deaths with lots of of houses and properties being both badly broken or destroyed.
It hasn’t simply been a chilly April for the UK; many nations throughout Europe have additionally skilled one of the coldest Aprils in a number of a long time. Germany had its coldest April for greater than 40 years, and France’s imply minimal temperature plunged to 2.6C (36.7F) at the beginning of Could, a low solely reached as soon as earlier than within the final 40 years. Nonetheless, final weekend a brief however intense spell of heat climate prompted temperatures to extensively carry into the excessive 20s or low 30s celsius throughout west-central Europe.
On 2 Could, a extreme thunderstorm claimed the lives of at the very least 11 folks in China. The storm introduced marble-sized hailstones and extreme gales to the coastal metropolis of Nantong. Peak gusts of 94mph have been recorded, sturdy sufficient to spin a passenger airplane on the metropolis airport.