Roshydromet: summer heat — the main disaster-2010 in the Northern Hemisphere

Roshydromet: summer heat - the main disaster-2010 in the Northern HemisphereThe heat of the summer in Russia was the largest natural disaster caused by meteorological factors, in the northern hemisphere for the whole of 2010, said on Friday Roshydromet.
"Abnormal heat, steady summer of last year in Central Russia and held for more than 50 days, caused a massive fire and destruction of the environment over a wide area of the Central and Volga federal districts," — said the agency.
The second largest natural disaster in 2010 — the most powerful in 80 years floods in Pakistan caused by downpours. It claimed the lives of several thousand people.
Floods due to heavy rains that caused massive loss of life and destruction of infrastructure, took place in the past year, and in West Africa, Thailand, in the north of South America and the Caribbean, in the Balkans.
Devastating hurricanes, comparable in strength to tropical caves in the continental regions of Europe and North America.
In Russia, all over the country last summer was the hottest in history. In May and July, the average temperature has reached the absolute maximum, and in June and August, took the 2-th row of extremely high values of over 120 years of regular meteorological observations, ongoing since 1891.

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