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Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia set new February heat records

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia set new February heat records

It’s been unusually warm for so early in the year across parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Temps in the upper 20s, low 30s are common late February into March across the southern region. But early week has of 37 to 40C are exceptional and record breaking. Blame early summer-like 850mb temps over Saudi Arabia with […]

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CWG: Winds have caused all kinds of weather mayhem at the Winter Olympics. Here’s why.

Written by on February 14, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
CWG: Winds have caused all kinds of weather mayhem at the Winter Olympics. Here’s why.

Article from Capital Weather Gang By Jason Samenow February 14 at 1:18 PM Punishing winds have made life miserable for athletes and spectators at the Winter Olympics. As winds howled to 50 mph in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Wednesday, NPR reported emergency alerts buzzed on mobile phones, debris flung through the air, fences toppled, an […]

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WU: It’s True: Cape Town’s Water Supply Is Three Months Away from a Shutdown

Written by on February 4, 2018 in Africa, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
WU: It’s True: Cape Town’s Water Supply Is Three Months Away from a Shutdown

ARTICLE FROM WUNDERGROUND.COM Bob Henson · January 19, 2018, 2:32 PM EST Three years of unforgiving drought in Cape Town, South Africa, have led to the once-unthinkable: A great world city is about to turn off the tap to its municipal water supply. The long-feared “Day Zero”—the point when the reservoirs serving Cape Town drop […]

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Zagora, (southern) Morocco sees first snow in 50 years!

Written by on February 1, 2018 in Africa, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Zagora, (southern) Morocco sees first snow in 50 years!

Snow in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains is common during winter and in the nearby upland areas it happens every few years but not further south on the edge of the Sahara. Zagora witnessed it’s first snow since 1968. Cold air associated with a large and deep cut off low over SW Europe extending into NW Africa […]

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Kazakhstan shivers but it’s 35C ABOVE normal in far east Siberia

Written by on January 31, 2018 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Kazakhstan shivers but it’s 35C ABOVE normal in far east Siberia

While many parts of central and southeast Asia are enduring bitter cold, it’s anything but in far eastern Siberia. While -20 to -30C is common in late January, temperatures have went off the scale warm. With temperatures of 5 to 6C above freezing, these are new monthly high temperatures for some easternmost Siberian communities and […]

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China shivers at -50C, Shanghai sees heaviest snow in 10 years!

Written by on January 31, 2018 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
China shivers at -50C, Shanghai sees heaviest snow in 10 years!

It’s been bitterly cold across much of China with the southward extent of the arctic air reaching unusually far south. The chill has even made it to Shanghai where they’ve received the first snowfall in 5 years and heaviest in 10 years. Freezing temperatures made it into China’s typically balmy sub tropical region. In the […]

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Following biggest snow in 4 years, Tokyo shivers in coldest night since 1970

Written by on January 25, 2018 in Asia, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Following biggest snow in 4 years, Tokyo shivers in coldest night since 1970

Back on Monday Tokyo was hit by up to 9 inches of snow making it their biggest snowfall since 2014 while FEET of snow continues to pile into the central Alps west of the city due to ongoing arctic winds blowing across the Sea of Japan. Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014 https://t.co/9Rch5Ly7Dl pic.twitter.com/zzSCUrnOWu […]

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WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

Lot’s of extremes in the world of weather these days. A few days ago a severe windstorm with blizzard conditions hit the Kazakhstan capital of Astana. *World Weather* Intense blizzard conditions in Astana, Kazakhstan on January 11! Video: IC Service / Le courrier de Russie pic.twitter.com/FIqnACCQWk — severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) January 13, 2018 #Teacher goes missing […]

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SNOW blankets the Algerian Sahara for 2nd year in a row

Written by on January 12, 2018 in Africa, Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
SNOW blankets the Algerian Sahara for 2nd year in a row

On the very same day (Sunday 8 January) as Sydney, Australia endured it’s 2nd hottest day on record, upwards of 16 inches of snow fell in the Algerian desert town of Ain Sefra. Unusually cold air dove unusually far south into Africa which helped deliver the rare snowstorm. Just enough snow fell in the #Algeria-n […]

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Sydney swelters through hottest day since 1939

Sydney swelters through hottest day since 1939

It seems like the heat bar continues to rise with each passing summer Down Under. Heatwaves certainly appear to be becoming longer lasting but interestingly, the long standing Sydney and Australia heat benchmark holds to this day. However back last Sunday 8 January, the ongoing Southeast heat wave of 2018 set a new level by […]

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