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We have tropical storms Bret and Cindy while all-time records are threatened in Southwest

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
We have tropical storms Bret and Cindy while all-time records are threatened in Southwest

The tropics grabbed our attention over the weekend and continues to do so with the development of Tropical Storm Bret to the east of the Lesser Antilles and now newly named tropical storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first time in 49 years we’ve two simultaneous named storms in the Atlantic before July. Bret formed from an unusually strong […]

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Drought ends as worst storm in 30 years slams Cape Town, South Africa

Written by on June 13, 2017 in Africa, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Drought ends as worst storm in 30 years slams Cape Town, South Africa

Rain was welcome but not the storm which killed 9 people and destroyed hundreds of shacks. While it’s winter in the southern hemisphere, South Africa and particularly the Cape can expect storm systems but the one which struck mid last week was exceptional. Said to be the worst in 30 years with 2 inches of rain […]

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Ha Dong’s 42.5C gets within 0.2C of the Vietnam heat record, Hottest in Hanoi since 1971

Written by on June 8, 2017 in Asia, Spring 2017, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Ha Dong’s 42.5C gets within 0.2C of the Vietnam heat record, Hottest in Hanoi since 1971

Last weekend hosted a heat wave over southeast Asia which put particular strain on Vietnam lately. Soaring heat quickly overcrowded hospitals and people were dying in the day by day 38+C heat. Northern parts of Vietnam suffered the most extreme temperatures and an approach on the all-time Vietnam record of 42.7C reached at Con Cuông in May 2015. The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, […]

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Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant, 47″ in 2 days!

Written by on June 3, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant, 47″ in 2 days!

Article from The Watchers Posted by TW on June 02, 2017 Brutal amounts of rainfall hit northern Taiwan today, June 2, 2017, killing at least 1 person, leaving 2 missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled electricity pylon near New Taipei’s Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in the automatic shutdown of the plant. The […]

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TWC: Tropical Development? Gulf Coast Heavy Rain Threat, Regardless, Including Drought-Suffering Florida

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Spring 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
TWC: Tropical Development? Gulf Coast Heavy Rain Threat, Regardless, Including Drought-Suffering Florida

By Jon Erdman Jun 2 2017 05:00 PM EDT weather.com Story Highlights An area of the Gulf of Mexico will be watched for possible tropical development into next week. Possible development may involve a remnant of an eastern Pacific system. This is an area prone to tropical development in June. Regardless of development, heavy rain […]

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Turbat ties Pakistan and World’s highest May temperature following a new April record!

Written by on May 29, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Turbat ties Pakistan and World’s highest May temperature following a new April record!

Each and every April and May sees the pre-monsoonal heat build and peak across India and Pakistan leaving people tired, weary and ready for the rains. Just last month, Larkana in Sindh province Pakistan captured weather headlines when the thermometer reached Asia and Pakistan’s first 50C in the month of April. Yesterday witnessed Turbat, in southern Balochistan province hit […]

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TWC: NOAA Predicts Above-Average 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Written by on May 26, 2017 in Spring 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
TWC: NOAA Predicts Above-Average 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

By Jon Erdman and Linda Lam May 25 2017 11:30 AM EDT weather.com Story Highlights NOAA expects 11 to 17 named storms this season, more than the 30-year average for the Atlantic Basin. The Weather Company predicts 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes this season. Warmer North Atlantic sea surface temperatures and the reduced […]

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TWC: Monster 64-Foot Wave Measured by New Buoy in Southern Ocean

Written by on May 26, 2017 in Australasia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
TWC: Monster 64-Foot Wave Measured by New Buoy in Southern Ocean

By Jonathan Belles May 23 2017 02:30 PM EDT weather.com A monster 64-foot wave was measured last weekend following an exceptionally strong storm that barreled through the Southern Ocean. “This is one of the largest waves recorded in the Southern Hemisphere,” said MetOcean senior oceanographer Dr. Tom Durrant.  The wave was measured roughly 400 miles south of […]

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UK gets first rain in 3 weeks, most in 6 weeks while Libya hits 47C, Greece 40C, snow in Russia

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Africa, Rest of Europe, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
UK gets first rain in 3 weeks, most in 6 weeks while Libya hits 47C, Greece 40C, snow in Russia

Firstly, this was the scene here in central Scotland back on Thursday of last week… The end of a lengthy dry spell in which high pressure dominated. Then the rains arrived and we had a very soggy Saturday over much of the UK… First rains in 3 weeks for some and most in 6 weeks! While the atmospheric tap turned back […]

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Heavy rain brings flash flood to Guangzhou, China

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Heavy rain brings flash flood to Guangzhou, China

Excerpt from China Daily Precipitation in the Huadu, Huangpu and Zengcheng districts of Guangzhou reached 250 millimeters. Jiulong town in Huangpu district reported a rainfall of 524.1 millimeters as of 1 pm on Sunday, a record number in a single day for the city. The city issued a red alert for rainstorms, the first this […]

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