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165 mph Mangkhut slams Philippines (strongest since Haiyan) Followed by Hong Kong’s worst hit since 1983

Written by on September 19, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
165 mph Mangkhut slams Philippines (strongest since Haiyan) Followed by Hong Kong’s worst hit since 1983

Super Typhoon Mangkhut was the West Pacific’s 31st depression, 22nd storm and 9th typhoon of 2018 and was the globe’s strongest tropical cyclone of the year packing sustained winds of 180 mph at it’s peak. The highest storm warning (signal 4) was raised for the northern provinces of Luzon in anticipation of the Cat 5 […]

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A Summer of Extremes For Japan: Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years Hits In Wake of 2 Record Rain Events And Heatwave

Written by on September 6, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
A Summer of Extremes For Japan: Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years Hits In Wake of 2 Record Rain Events And Heatwave

First it was a record breaking rain and flood event, then record breaking heatwave which saw highs reach 41.1C setting a new national record followed by another record rain event. Now Japan is reeling from it’s strongest Typhoon to hit the country in 25 years. Japan is no stranger to typhoons. In fact they hit […]

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50.7C: Hottest city on earth set’s new Iraq benchmark for September

Written by on September 4, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
50.7C: Hottest city on earth set’s new Iraq benchmark for September

The southern Iraqi city of Basra, located 68 miles from the Persian Gulf and sandwiched narrowly between Kuwait and Iran hit 50.7C on the 1st September. This surpasses Iraq’s previous September record of 49.6C set at Nasiriyah set exactly two years ago to the day on 1 September, 2016. Info credit to Etienne Kapikian‏. Interestingly that same […]

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All-time record heat sweeps the Northern Hemisphere, this time it’s the Koreas

Written by on August 2, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
All-time record heat sweeps the Northern Hemisphere, this time it’s the Koreas

It’s been nothing short of a remarkable summer for heat globally with all-time records being set across parts of North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The latest area is the Korean Peninsula. With a high of 40.7C in Hongcheon, South Korea sets a new all-time national heat record surpassing the previous record was 40.0C (104.0 […]

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WU: Japan Sets its All-Time Heat Record: 41.1°C (106°F)

Written by on July 26, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
WU: Japan Sets its All-Time Heat Record: 41.1°C (106°F)

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  July 23, 2018, 1:06 PM EDT A scorching heat wave that has cooked Japan since the second week of July brought the country its hottest temperature ever recorded on Monday, July 23: 41.1°C (106°F) at Kumagaya. Kumagaya is located in the Saitama prefecture, about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Tokyo. […]

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WU: Heat Records Falling Around the World in 2018

Written by on July 14, 2018 in Africa, Asia, Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
WU: Heat Records Falling Around the World in 2018

Christopher C. Burt  ·  July 13, 2018, 12:40 PM EDT The first five months of 2018 were the fourth warmest in global records going back to 1880, according to NOAA. Along the way, a number of extreme heat events have occurred already this year. In recent weeks across the Northern Hemisphere, these records have included […]

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Cyclone Mekunu: 5 YEARS of rain within 3 days, 2 years in 24 hours for Salalah, Oman

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Cyclone Mekunu: 5 YEARS of rain within 3 days, 2 years in 24 hours for Salalah, Oman

The city of Salalah on Oman’s south coast is a deceiving and interesting place. Salalah is Oman’s 2nd largest city after Muscat and sits on southeast edge of the Arabian peninsula with Indian Ocean to it’s south and steep mountains to it’s immediate north and this is why it’s not as hot as it’s northern […]

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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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