In January 2021, there were also fires in Australia, but the immediate rainfall made the fires extinguished. However, the violent heavy rain also flooded and caused disasters for local residents. In March 2021, the heavy rain brings 900 mm of rainfall within 6 days, which was more than three times the average rainfall in March, causing severe flooding in New South Wales. Unfortunately, catastrophic floods have broken out in many places around the world.
In early July 2021, severe landslides occurred in Japan due to heavy rains. A total of 21 people were killed, and 8 people are still unaccounted for. In mid-July, at least 157 people died due to severe flooding in Western Europe, caused by what experts described as the heaviest rainfall in a century. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate. At the end of July, it dropped the equivalent of a year's rainfall in just three days in China, killing more than 300 people. In early September, New York declared a state of emergency due to historic heavy rains. At least 67 people across eight U.S. states have died due to this flooding.