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  1. 1. South Asian Monsoon Flood 2007 News Report Background
  2. 2. A Monsoon in South Eastern Asia caused severe flooding in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan on July 3 and August 15 2007. The Floods resulted in 30 million people in these areas being affected.
  3. 3. A Monsoon is used to describe seasonal reversals of wind direction, caused by temperature differences between land and sea. The term Monsoon is commonly used to refer to torrential rain linked to winds. Temperatures over land warmed forming an area of low pressure around the Himalayas. The air is cooled over the oceans creating areas of High Pressure.
  4. 4. The areas affected where all located in South Asia. Bangladesh was very badly affected, 2/3rds of the country was submerged.
  5. 5. Temperatures over land warmed forming an area of low pressure around the Himalayas.

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