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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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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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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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BEIJING, CHINA: First record heat, now a choking dust storm with horrendous air quality

Written by on May 6, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
BEIJING, CHINA: First record heat, now a choking dust storm with horrendous air quality

Beijing, China ended April on a blistering, record breaking note. It’s now starting May with a choking dust storm which has caused pollution levels to go through the roof, forcing many millions to seek shelter indoors. Visible satellite imagery shows the cloud of dust blown in over the city and northern China in the wake of […]

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Beijing, China sees hottest April day since 1993, then on record!

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Beijing, China sees hottest April day since 1993, then on record!

April came to a close in record breaking fashion over northeast China feeling more like late July rather than late April. Hot SW winds pushed thermometers in Beijing to the highest levels since 1993 with a high of 32C. The following day saw the thermometer reach a new April benchmark with a high of 33.5C (92.3F), surpassing the previous […]

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Pre-Monsoon Blowtorch Sets New April Benchmark For Pakistan and Asia

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Pre-Monsoon Blowtorch Sets New April Benchmark For Pakistan and Asia

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 […]

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Middle East Cold Wave Brings Rare Snow To UAE & Qatar’s Coldest Night

Written by on February 12, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Middle East Cold Wave Brings Rare Snow To UAE & Qatar’s Coldest Night

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, […]

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Major Snowfall Hits The Mountains Of Greece, Turkey and Iran

Written by on December 30, 2016 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Major Snowfall Hits The Mountains Of Greece, Turkey and Iran

Since Christmas we’ve seen 2 powerful cyclones near the Black Sea which have drawn and connected rich, moist air up from warmer southern climes with arctic air resulting in major snowfall. High elevation communities stretching from northern Greece through Turkey into Iran have been hit hard. The Greek capital, Athens woke to a Christmas card-like scene yesterday morning. Northern sections of Tehran province […]

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Siberia Hits Teeth-Shattering -58C This Morning, Drives Cold & Snow Into Syria and Iraq

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Siberia Hits Teeth-Shattering -58C This Morning, Drives Cold & Snow Into Syria and Iraq

Extreme cold has been gradually drifting westward across Siberia in recent weeks with the thermometer dipping well into the -50s east, northeast of the Ural Mountains. Unfortunately the Middle East has been subject to a draft sweeping down from the north and this has only exasperated the vast human suffering already in place here. Northern sections of Syria and Iraq has seen heavy […]

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