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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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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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It’s A Draw! 4 New National Records Set In 2017 So Far

Written by on April 6, 2017 in Africa, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
It’s A Draw! 4 New National Records Set In 2017 So Far

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.  

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West Africa Countries Set New Monthly Heat Records

Written by on April 3, 2017 in Africa, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
West Africa Countries Set New Monthly Heat Records

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 […]

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NASA: Rare Snow in the African Desert

Written by on December 24, 2016 in Africa, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
NASA: Rare Snow in the African Desert

In 1984, the charitable supergroup Band Aid sang: “There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time.” In fact, it does snow in Africa at high elevations. Kilimanjaro has long been crowned by a cap of snow and ice, though it has been shrinking. Skiiers travel for natural and manufactured snow in the Atlas Mountains […]

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TWC: Europe May Have Set an All-Time September Record High Monday

Written by on September 8, 2016 in Africa, Rest of Europe, Summer 2016, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
TWC: Europe May Have Set an All-Time September Record High Monday

Published: Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM EDT By Chris Dolce weather.com Story Highlights Intense heat in southwest Spain may have set a new record high for September across Europe. Portugal and Morocco also set new national heat records. Spain saw incredibly hot temperatures early this week that may have rewritten the record books for September […]

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CHRIS BURT: Hottest Reliably Measured Air Temperatures on Earth

CHRIS BURT: Hottest Reliably Measured Air Temperatures on Earth

By: Christopher C. Burt , 10:45 PM GMT on July 22, 2016 Hottest Reliably Measured Air Temperatures on Earth As Jeff Masters mentioned in his recent blog, a temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) was observed at Mitribah, Kuwait on July 21st. According to the Kuwait Meteorological Department this was the hottest temperature ever measured in the […]

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Africa, Arabia, Sub-Continental Asia Heat Up!

Written by on April 19, 2014 in Africa, Asia, North and South America, Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Africa, Arabia, Sub-Continental Asia Heat Up!

The northward migration of the sub-tropical high is well underway. The first of two hot zones is already scorching. Ahead of the rainy/monsoon season, sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Arabian Peninsula and sub-continental Asia is now in the 104-110F range widely across Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Arabia. It’s yet to get to the unbearable stage over Northwest India and Pakistan but once […]

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Snow Expected In Southern Europe & Even North Africa??

Written by on March 21, 2014 in Africa, Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Snow Expected In Southern Europe & Even North Africa??

When looking through the various charts this morning, there was one thing that grabbed my attention. The GFS and to an extent the ECMWF, has snow even in Africa in the coming days. That would be impressive given the averages are way up there by now. It should be getting warm, not cold in the desert […]

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