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A powerful upper ridge of high pressure has tormented the Asian Sub-continent since late March and throughout April with many inland areas exceeding 38C or 100F day after day. The persistency is probably the biggest contributor to the deaths hundreds of deaths across India and Pakistan. No relief in sight with May often the hottest time of year with […]
A bane to shipping and a little earlier than normal but since late March over 600 huge icebergs have neared Newfoundland’s north and eastern shores. The last 3 weeks has nearly seen as many icebergs than in all of 2016. The vast majority of icebergs around the Grand Banks is calved off the Greenland ice sheet and drift south with wind and current […]
While it was a warm end to March for much of Europe, it was a downright hot end to March over the southwest edge of the African Sahel. Ghana has become the latest nation to claim a new national record. Since January 1, it’s a two way draw in new national record highs and lows.
Africa’s blast furnace heat is in the process of transferring hemisphere’s from south to north. During the spring months, the sub-Sahara region is in it’s dry season and therefore hottest while the Sahara remains comfortable until the dry season shifts north allowing the sub-Sahara rainy season to get going which the heat is focused directly over the Sahara. To […]
There are not one but two systems dominating the weather on the North American east coast. The first is a newly developed coastal feature off New England which is bringing rain from DC to New York and a wintry mix to Boston while more significant snow is impacting the interior Northeast and New England. As […]
Debbie formed in the Coral Sea late last week and slammed into the Whitsunday Islands (just off Airlie, Queensland) Tuesday. Wind gusts of up to 163 mph were recorded on Hamilton Island with a 10-minute sustained wind of 119 mph. The system was equivalent to a Category 4 when it made landfall. An unofficial mainland wind gust of 153 mph was […]
By Linda Lam Mar 27 2017 08:00 AM EDT weather.com A subtropical storm could develop in the Atlantic Ocean this week – something that has only occurred once before in March since the pre-Civil War era. This potential system is associated with an area of low pressure that has developed well north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, […]
The typically tranquil Azores Islands has seen stormy weather of late. Battered by gales and rough seas, strong onshore winds have driven a storm surge into Madalena on Pico Island which has caused significant damage to businesses along the water front.
The Middle East’s mountainous north typically endures one or two cold waves accompanied by heavy snow and subfreezing nights each winter. High elevations of Iran, Northern Iraq and even Syria see snow each winter. However, winter 2016-17 has seen Siberian origin cold dig further south than normal. You associate Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman with blistering summer heat, […]
It’s been a tail of two halves during January with cool and wet conditions for northern parts of Western Australia while it’s been record hot for Sydney. February has opened where January left off with the opening 11 days witnessing monthly or even all-time records from Queensland to South Australia thanks to a persistent clear skies beneath a powerful […]