Since the beginning of March, India and Pakistan and large parts of South Asia experienced prolonged heat, that at the time of writing, May 2022, still hasn’t subsided.
In October 2020, Vietnam was greatly affected by several heavy rainfall events occurring sequentially during the month. The first event started on 6 October and lasted until 9 October.
In August 2017 Bangladesh faced one of its worst river flooding events in recent history. Scientists performed an attribution of this precipitation-induced flooding to anthropogenic climate change from a combined meteorological and hydrological perspective.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to make landfall early on Saturday on Luzon island in the Philippines, threatening millions of people, including by direct storm damage, flooding, landslides and storm surges. Alerts have also been issued across east and southeast Asia.
Torrential rain in South West India has led to widespread flooding – we are currently working on an analysis which will be available at the end of September.