The longest cold snap since 1981, as well as snowy weather, which began in December 2009 across Europe like Britain, continued into January 2010. On 27 February 2010， a strong Atlantic cyclonic depression named Xynthia tore northeastward across coastal western Europe with hurricane force winds and heavy rains. Pakistan suffered the worst flood for 80 years during the monsoon season. The extreme heat wave accompanied by severe drought led to destructive forest fires in Russia during July and August. Parts of the Amazon basin were badly affected by drought during the later part of 2010. Super typhoon Megi struck the northern Philippines, southern part of China. Xinjiang experienced the most severe snow disaster for 60 years in January 2010. Parts of southwestern China experienced severe drought through late 2009 and early 2010. The extreme high temperature hit the northeastern part of China in June. In Zhouqu County of Gansu Province, China，several villages were leveled by landslides triggered by the heavy rainfall on 8 August. Heavy rains over Hainan Province, China led to the worst flooding in that region in nearly half a century. Extreme events of weather and climate happened frequently over the world in 2010.
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