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Hong Kong Territory sets new May heat record

Written by on May 22, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Hong Kong Territory sets new May heat record

On May 19th, the Hong Kong Territory set a new May heat record. Pretty much the entire region observed temperatures in excess of 32C with inland areas to the north exceeding 34C. Tai Po reached 36.5C which surpassed the territory’s old May record of 35.7C set in 2013 and 1991. Two other locales exceeded the […]

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Shanghai, China has it’s warmest May day on record

Written by on May 18, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Shanghai, China has it’s warmest May day on record

An early heat wave has set new May records. Shanghai topped 36.4C surpassing the previous May record of 35.5C set in 1963. In Shanghai’s western suburbs, the thermometer hit 38C, never seen before in May. Incredibly, the city of Lishui (Zhejiang), surpassed both it’s May and June record with 40.1C. The previous May record was […]

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Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Mapping Earth’s 9 Billion Lightning Strikes In The Last 5 Years

Check out this amazing map below displaying the nearly 9 billion lightning strikes which have hit earth in the last 5 years. The map clearly shows where our lightning hot spots are around the world and where there’s least. Vaisala, a Finland-based maker of weather- and environmental-monitoring equipment, detected 8.76 billion lightning strikes from 2013 […]

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Pakistan Sets New Monthly Heat Records On Two Consecutive Months & April’s

Written by on May 6, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Pakistan Sets New Monthly Heat Records On Two Consecutive Months & April’s

For the last 8 years, April and May’s have been dominated by extreme, off-the-scale heat waves over the sub-continent region of Asia in particular. On the 19th April last year, Larkana, Pakistan soared to 50C (122F) which was a new Asia heat record for April. It was also Asia’s first 50C in April. This April […]

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Irkutsk, Siberia Soars To 28C Despite A Still Frozen Lake Baikal Nearby

Written by on April 27, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Irkutsk, Siberia Soars To 28C Despite A Still Frozen Lake Baikal Nearby

On April 24th, the city of Irkutsk, located in the heart of Siberia just west of a still part frozen Lake Baikal (contains 20% of world’s fresh water) soared to 27.9C in a sudden swing from winter to summer. While the April 24th reading is 15C above normal for late April and warmest for this […]

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Eurasian Landmass: Tale Of Two Extremes In March 2018, Severe Cold Russia v Severe Heat Pakistan

Written by on April 9, 2018 in Asia, Rest of Europe, Rest of World, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Eurasian Landmass: Tale Of Two Extremes In March 2018, Severe Cold Russia v Severe Heat Pakistan

The vast landmass of Eurasia endured an extreme March 2018 on both ends of the temperature ledger. Northern Europe shivered in one of coldest March’s while down in Middle East and sub-continental Asia it was warmest. The below information is credit to Etienne Kapikian and Maximiliano Herrera. March was a month of mixed global weather. Cold and […]

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Pakistan, Qatar, Iraq, Turkmenistan, UAE Set New March Heat Benchmarks

Written by on April 1, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Pakistan, Qatar, Iraq, Turkmenistan, UAE Set New March Heat Benchmarks

While northern Europe shivered through March, much of central, Middle East and sub-continental Asia sweltered in truly remarkable mid summer level heat. The contrast between NW and SE Eurasia couldn’t be more striking. March 2018 temp anomaly for Asia. Between March 27-30, the Asian heat peaked, Nawabshah soared to 45.5C setting a new heat benchmark […]

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March Heat Records Melt In Parts of Mongolia, China, Early 40s For India, Pakistan

Written by on March 28, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
March Heat Records Melt In Parts of Mongolia, China, Early 40s For India, Pakistan

Heat continues to rule many parts of Asia this March 2018 with record early 40s in India but even mid 30s into north China. The below stats are courtesy of Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo) At an elevation of 1300m, the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar set a new March heat benchmark on Sunday, March 25 with a high of […]

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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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