Weather events

Nov

20
2015

Sydney swelters through hottest November temperatures in more than three decades

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9news.com.au reports that...

Sydney is sweltering through its hottest November day in 33 years, with temperatures still hot this evening, heightening the risk of bushfires.

Temperatures in the city increased by seven degrees in 10 minutes this afternoon, hitting 40.9 degrees at 3.05pm, close to the all-time November record of 41.8 degrees set in 1982.

Sydney Airport reached 42.8 degrees at 3.09pm, making it the hottest November day since 1982 when it reached 43.4 degrees.

Read more at www.9news.com.au


Nov

19
2015

Pacific Ocean temperature data shows El Niño  is gathering record strength

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Theguardian.com reports that...

A key indicator for the strength of El Niño has reached a record high, the US weather agency said, adding to signs that a weather pattern known for causing extreme droughts, storms and floods could become one of the strongest ever.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Nov

18
2015

Wind, waves and climate change blamed for Stanley Park seawall collapse

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Vancouversun.com reports that...

A vigorous cold front swept across southern British Columbia and Washington state on Tuesday, bringing gale-force winds that downed trees and wires, cutting power to tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers.

Read more at www.vancouversun.com


Nov

18
2015

Four killed by wildfires in Western Australia as heatwave heads east – Yahoo News

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News.yahoo.com reports that...

Western Australia police said the deaths occurred in the North Cascade fire near Esperance, in the state’s southwest, where some 300,000 hectares have been burned. The blaze is one of three major fires burning in the state since Sunday.

Read more at news.yahoo.com


Nov

18
2015

Severe flooding in Tamil Nadu kills 71

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Straitstimes.com reports that...

India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.

Media reports said military helicopters were being used to drop food and drinking water to the worst-hit areas, while schools and businesses in state capital Chennai had been forced to close.

Caused by a depression formed in the Bay of Bengal, the heavy rains have also affected the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, as well as neighbouring Sri Lanka.

Read more at www.straitstimes.com


Nov

18
2015

Australia heatwave on east coast will push temperatures to the hottest in 150 years

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Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

It was a sizzling start to the east coast’s three-day heatwave, with Sydney set to record one of its 10 hottest November days in more than 150 years.

Originally the Bureau of Meteorology had predicted temperatures to soar to 34 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, but they amended the forecast to 36.

The bureau’s current three-day outlook, Friday’s maximum of 39 degrees would push that day into the 10 hottest days felt in the month of November, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Nov

13
2015

Perth set for record hot spring

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Au.news.yahoo.com reports that...

Perth is approaching its hottest spring on record, as temperatures soar into the high 30s.

Cricket fans sweltered in 36C today while hundreds of people sought relief from the heat by heading to the beach.

Perth today recorded its 15th spring day of 30C or above – one short of the previous record. That is almost certain to be equalled tomorrow, with the Weather Bureau forecasting a scorching top of 38C, and is likely to be passed on Sunday when the mercury is expected to hit 30C.

Read more at au.news.yahoo.com


Nov

12
2015

Abigail hits UK

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Bbc.com reports that...

The first storm to be officially named by the Met Office has hit the UK. It’s set to bring winds of up to 90 mph across the far north of UK through Thursday night.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Nov

12
2015

Botswana: Heat Wave Kills 40 Goats – allAfrica.com

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Allafrica.com reports that...

Masunga — Agriculture plays a critical part in employment creation. A heat wave that hit the country recently impacted on various sectors of agriculture.

Read more at allafrica.com


Nov

12
2015

Landslide paralyses Karak Highway

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PETALING JAYA: A landslide paralysed Karak Highway, a vital link to the east coast states, giving out an ominous sign of more ferocious rainy days ahead.

It buried at least four vehicles – one MPV, a trailer and two cars – causing a traffic standstill on both directions last night.

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