World weather review: November 2017

World weather review: November 2017

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 11:38
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Typhoon Damrey – the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam this year - caused serious flooding and strong winds in Vietnam’s central and southern regions on the 5th-6th. It caused damage to 40,000 homes, uprooted trees, knocked down electricity poles, and at least 69 people were killed.

A blanket of thick grey smog enveloped the Indian capital, Delhi on the 7th, as pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization's recommended limit in some areas, causing a health emergency and travel delays.  The combination of smoke and pollution from crop burning, factories and automobiles led to the dangerous levels of pollution with weather conditions (high pressure, light wind and no rain) worsening the situation as pollutants became trapped.

Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in central Greece on the 15th. The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected.

Damaging thunderstorms and several tornadoes struck Middle Tennessee, USA on the 18th, with widespread damaging winds. Two of the tornadoes were rated EF1, with a third given an EF0 classification.

Five people were injured in Manhattan on the 19th  after gusty winds up to 40 mph sent pieces of scaffolding flying.

A tornado tore through Indonesia's East Java province on the 22nd, injuring at least 35 people and damaging 600 homes.

Mount Agung in Bali began erupting in November which could potentially have global impacts.