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Hong Kong Territory sets new May heat record

Written by on May 22, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Hong Kong Territory sets new May heat record

On May 19th, the Hong Kong Territory set a new May heat record. Pretty much the entire region observed temperatures in excess of 32C with inland areas to the north exceeding 34C. Tai Po reached 36.5C which surpassed the territory’s old May record of 35.7C set in 2013 and 1991. Two other locales exceeded the […]

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Shanghai, China has it’s warmest May day on record

Written by on May 18, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Shanghai, China has it’s warmest May day on record

An early heat wave has set new May records. Shanghai topped 36.4C surpassing the previous May record of 35.5C set in 1963. In Shanghai’s western suburbs, the thermometer hit 38C, never seen before in May. Incredibly, the city of Lishui (Zhejiang), surpassed both it’s May and June record with 40.1C. The previous May record was […]

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BBC: Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

Written by on May 16, 2018 in Australasia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
BBC: Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

11 May 2018 Scientists in New Zealand have documented what they believe is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. The 23.8m (78ft) wave was measured by a buoy on New Zealand’s Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday, the country’s weather authority said. It eclipses a 22.03m wave that was identified […]

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-49C At Summit Station Is Just 0.8C Shy of Greenland & Hemispheric Low For May

Written by on May 12, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
-49C At Summit Station Is Just 0.8C Shy of Greenland & Hemispheric Low For May

As you can clearly see from the below temperature anomaly chart, much of the Northern Hemisphere has well and truly pulled out of winter but the interior of Greenland’s vast icecap has not. Sure, away from the coastline, it’s typically chilly during May and cold deeper inland but the chill of late has been something […]

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First Ever Tropical Cyclone Forms Off Chile in 16-20C (60-68F) Water?

First Ever Tropical Cyclone Forms Off Chile in 16-20C (60-68F) Water?

The Pacific off South America’s west coast is typically too cool for support tropical cyclones and so the feature which has popped up in the last 36 hours off Chile could be a first. The below chart showing global tropical cyclone tracks say it all. There is no record of anything in this region of […]

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Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Check out this amazing map below displaying the nearly 9 billion lightning strikes which have hit earth in the last 5 years. The map clearly shows where our lightning hot spots are around the world and where there’s least. Vaisala, a Finland-based maker of weather- and environmental-monitoring equipment, detected 8.76 billion lightning strikes from 2013 […]

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Pakistan Sets New Monthly Heat Records On Two Consecutive Months & April’s

Written by on May 6, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Pakistan Sets New Monthly Heat Records On Two Consecutive Months & April’s

For the last 8 years, April and May’s have been dominated by extreme, off-the-scale heat waves over the sub-continent region of Asia in particular. On the 19th April last year, Larkana, Pakistan soared to 50C (122F) which was a new Asia heat record for April. It was also Asia’s first 50C in April. This April […]

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49.69″ Within 24 Hours On The Hawaiian Island of Kauai Could Be A New US Rainfall Record

Written by on April 28, 2018 in Rest of World, United States of America with 0 Comments
49.69″ Within 24 Hours On The Hawaiian Island of Kauai Could Be A New US Rainfall Record

A site on the Hawaiian island of Kauai may have set a new US 24-hour rainfall record. Hawaii is well known for heavy rainfall events but an astonishing 1-day rainfall event between April 14-15th may well have raised the bar of US extremes further. Preliminary data suggests Waipa on the island of Kauai recorded 49.69 […]

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Irkutsk, Siberia Soars To 28C Despite A Still Frozen Lake Baikal Nearby

Written by on April 27, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Irkutsk, Siberia Soars To 28C Despite A Still Frozen Lake Baikal Nearby

On April 24th, the city of Irkutsk, located in the heart of Siberia just west of a still part frozen Lake Baikal (contains 20% of world’s fresh water) soared to 27.9C in a sudden swing from winter to summer. While the April 24th reading is 15C above normal for late April and warmest for this […]

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Edmonton, Alberta breaks record for consecutive days at or below zero

Edmonton, Alberta breaks record for consecutive days at or below zero

By Jesse Beyer Chief Meteorologist Global News April 12, 2018 This year, Edmonton has seen the spring of many seasons. We have had a massive fluctuation in temperatures every week in 2018, with temperatures fluctuating between +8 C and -10 C for daytime highs at Edmonton’s Blatchford weather station. The real story may be the […]

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