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Highly Active Atlantic Shuts, Quiet West Pacific Presents Record Heat to Taiwan

Written by on October 2, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Highly Active Atlantic Shuts, Quiet West Pacific Presents Record Heat to Taiwan

When it comes to writing about Taiwan weather, it’s usually regarding typhoons and or rainfall. This time it’s about heat and it appears the capital set a new national heat record for the month of September on Wednesday with a high of 38.5C. This surpasses the Taiwan September record of 37.8C set back in 2014. […]

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Shanghai breaks 2013 record setting new all-time record high of 40.9C (105F)

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Shanghai breaks 2013 record setting new all-time record high of 40.9C (105F)

Article from Channel NewsAsia July 22, 2017 SHANGHAI: Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9°C (105°F) on Friday (Jul 21), authorities said as they issued a weather “red alert” over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country. Hospitals in the city have reported increased numbers of patients suffering from […]

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Baghdad, Iraq nears all-time record with high of 50.2C

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Baghdad, Iraq nears all-time record with high of 50.2C

Hot times in Iraq with Baghdad touching a record 50.2C (122F), close to the all-time record of 51C (123F) set last year. Even in the foothills of Iraq’s far North, records or even all-time record highs were record on July 22.  

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Unprecidented, historic rainfall swamps Japan

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Unprecidented, historic rainfall swamps Japan

It wasn’t tropical storm Nanmadol to blame for the 15 inches of rain which fell in just 4 hours across southern Japan but convergence along the semi permanent baiu frontal. This front dropped south out of China bringing warm, moist air from the SW and cool, dry from NW in the wake of the TS. A record 542mm of rain fell within 24 hours and […]

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CWG: Iranian city soars to record 129 degrees: Near hottest on Earth in modern measurements

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
CWG: Iranian city soars to record 129 degrees: Near hottest on Earth in modern measurements

By Jason Samenow June 29 (This post, originally posted on June 29, was updated on July 3.) A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and came very close to the world record for the most extreme high temperature. Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French meteorological agency MeteoFrance, posted to Twitter […]

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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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