Posts in category: red

Jul

02
2015

Record breaking heat across the globe

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

Unprecedented June heat has scorched parts of four continents over the past week, with temperature records broken in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Pakistan’s June heat wave has already claimed over 1000 lives, whilst record breaking temperatures have sparked huge wildfires that have ravaged homes in Washington State. Further south, parts of Colombia have sizzled in temperatures of up to 42C. Meanwhile, in Europe, temperatures have reached record highs in Spain and the UK.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jul

01
2015

Tropical Cyclone Raquel forms making history

Natalie     Data, green, Predictions, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

M.themorningbulletin.com.au reports that...

TROPICAL Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

Read more at m.themorningbulletin.com.au


Jun

24
2015

Pakistan heatwave to ease as India prepares for floods

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

The extreme heat in Pakistan has now claimed over 800 lives, with many hospitals struggling to cope with the influx of people affected by the temperature. Meanwhile, heavy rain is expected to affect India over the coming days, which could potentially cause flooding.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

22
2015

Pakistan heat wave claims at least 140 lives

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Cnn.com reports that...

A record-breaking heat wave baked Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, over the weekend, killing as many as 140 people.

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Jun

09
2015

China battered by heavy rain

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

BBC Weather’s Philip Avery talks to BBC World about the torrential rain that has ravaged central and southwest China.

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Jun

07
2015

The Sad Reality Of Starving, Dying Sea Lions On Venice Beach

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Yovenice.com reports that...

Unseasonably warmer patches of water in the Pacific Ocean have driven fish deeper and further offshore as they search for cooler, more nutrient dense water.

This means adult sea lions need to travel further to find food and as a result they leave pups behind. 
In many cases the pups are abandoned even before they have been weaned and long before they are strong enough to fend for themselves. Weak and exhausted the sea lion pups come to shore to rest. Many never return to the sea.

Read more at www.yovenice.com


Jun

05
2015

Crews get first full look at crippled cruise ship as they raise it from the Yangtze in the search for 340 missing | National Post

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News.nationalpost.com reports that...

JIANLI, China — The banged-up, white-and-blue Eastern Star emerged from grey waters of the Yangtze River on Friday as Chinese disaster teams raised the capsized ship with cranes to better search for nearly 340 people still missing. So far, 103 bodies have been found.

Read more at news.nationalpost.com


Jun

05
2015

Water on fire in Ghana: Massive explosion kills 73 after flood waters mixed with fuel at gas station | National Post

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News.nationalpost.com reports that...

ACCRA, Ghana — Massive flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighbouring buildings, authorities said Thursday.

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Jun

01
2015

India’s heat wave drags on, with sprinkles of relief

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Cnn.com reports that...

As of Monday, the death toll had risen to 2,330. At least 1,719 people have died in the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, along with 26 in Odisha.

The highest maximum temperature recorded on Wednesday was 47 C or 116.6 F, at Daltonganj in eastern state of Jharkhand and Titlagarh in Odisha.

Daytime temperatures were up to 7 C higher than average in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh State, said meteorological chief B.P. Yadav. However, in coming days, temperatures in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were expected to fall up to 2 C, he said.

Earlier this week, it got so hot in Delhi that roads started showing signs of melting.

Read more at www.cnn.com


May

28
2015

India’s Heat Wave Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Wsj.com reports that...

A severe heat wave hanging over India has claimed more than 1,400 lives so far, and forecasters expect the high temperatures to continue several more days.

Read more at www.wsj.com