Weather events

Mar

02
2016

Heat wave conditions continue to prevail in Hyderabad Karnataka – Today’s Paper – The Hindu

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Thehindu.com reports that...

Heat wave conditions continued in a few parts of Hyderabad Karnataka but were on the wane in parts of Bombay Karnataka region, as per observations recorded by India Meteorological Department at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday. These regions have been under a severe heat wave spell for the past one week.

Read more at www.thehindu.com


Mar

02
2016

Cue lightning!: Montrealers catch winter thunderstorm on camera | CTV Montreal News

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Montreal.ctvnews.ca reports that...

Montrealers Jolyane Limoges and Pierre-Marc Doucet caught video of a rare winter thunderstorm Monday night…

Read more at montreal.ctvnews.ca


Mar

02
2016

Great Barrier Reef under threat from high temperatures

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Bbc.com reports that...

El Nino and summer heat is taking a toll on the Great Barrier Reef with coral bleaching as temperatures soar.

Scientists say that the Great Barrier Reef needs a retreat of the El Nino conditions soon if some coral areas are to survive.

Campaign group WWF have warned that “Global warming, fuelled by burning fossil fuels, is increasing the water temperature and bleaching coral reefs,”

BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor reports

Read more at www.bbc.com


Mar

01
2016

Sydney heatwave: mercury hits 41.7C as city sets record for days above 26C | Weather | The Guardian

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Theguardian.com reports that...

Sweltering day 21st consecutive day over 26C as Bureau of Meteorology predicts temperatures above 26C for the next week

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Mar

01
2016

Heat wave conditions continue to prevail in Hyderabad Karnataka – Today’s Paper – The Hindu

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Thehindu.com reports that...

Heat wave conditions continued in a few parts of Hyderabad Karnataka but were on the wane in parts of Bombay Karnataka region, as per observations recorded by India Meteorological Department at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday. These regions have been under a severe heat wave spell for the past one week.

Read more at www.thehindu.com


Mar

01
2016

Vietnam hit by worst drought in 90 years

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Newsinfo.inquirer.net reports that...

Vietnam is suffering its worst drought in nearly a century with salinization hitting farmers especially hard in the crucial southern Mekong delta, experts said Monday. “The water level of the Mekong River has gone down to its lowest level since 1926, leading to the worst drought and salinisation there,” Nguyen Van Tinh, deputy head of the hydraulics department under the Ministry of Agriculture, told AFP.

Read more at newsinfo.inquirer.net


Mar

01
2016

California’s snowpack falls below average, sparking new drought fears

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Latimes.com reports that...

After a promising start to winter, California’s snowpack has shrunk to below-average levels, causing state water officials to redouble their calls for water conservation.

On Tuesday, the statewide snowpack stood at only 83% of average for the day, a result the California Department of Water Resources blamed on fall and winter seasons that have brought only “moderate precipitation” and “relatively warm temperatures.”

Read more at www.latimes.com


Feb

25
2016

Idaho County declares disaster after Elk City landslide | KTVB.COM

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Ktvb.com reports that...

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho Idaho County officials have signed a declaration of county disaster in connection to a landslide in Elk City that will cost an estimated $1.5 million to clean up.

Read more at www.ktvb.com


Feb

22
2016

Mystery wind drought that cut US wind power in 2015 is back

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Newscientist.com reports that...

There’s a still in the air – and it is bad news for North America’s wind turbines.

Last year saw the lowest average wind speeds in half a century across much of North America. There were long periods of motionless air across most of the Great Plains and the West, stretching through to Texas and Florida, and from Mexico to Canada.

Read more at www.newscientist.com


Feb

22
2016

20 dead from ‘monster’ Cyclone Winston in Fiji

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Cnn.com reports that...

Workers scrambled to reach hard-hit outer islands in Fiji on Monday to fully assess the scope of the devastating cyclone that struck the Pacific Island nation over the weekend, killing at least 20 people.

Tropical Cyclone Winston, which lashed Fiji on Saturday night, is the most powerful storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere, authorities said.

Read more at www.cnn.com