Weather events

Jan

23
2015

Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts

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Theguardian.com reports that...

The taps have run dry and the lights have gone out across swathes of Brazil this week as the worst drought in history spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Jan

23
2015

Heatwave brings record-smashing 50C temperatures to Australia

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M.tvnz.co.nz reports that...

Northern Western Australia and parts of the Northern Territory are expecting temperatures nudging 50C as a heatwave drags into the Australia Day long weekend.

Read more at m.tvnz.co.nz


Jan

22
2015

Snow Drought: Seasonal snowfall running below average

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Myfoxtwincities.com reports that...

Our dreams of a White Christmas did not come true this season, and if you took out the snowmobile, you would most likely throw out more sparks than powder. There is no doubt that we are in a “Snow Drought”, and we have the numbers to prove it.

Read more at www.myfoxtwincities.com


Jan

21
2015

Lingering Drought Affects Cross-Country Skiing Near Tahoe

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Kolotv.com reports that...

A popular cross-country ski area near Lake Tahoe has temporarily closed due to a lack of snow, and forecasters say the lingering drought should persist or get worse in the months ahead across most of California and Nevada.

Read more at www.kolotv.com


Jan

21
2015

Southeast Alaska rainfall breaks records, prompts landslide, flood advisories

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Adn.com reports that...

Communities across Southeast Alaska saw rainfall and temperature records set and the region remains under flood watch, with the rain expected to continue falling “steadily” through the rest of the week, said forecasters with the National Weather Service in Juneau.

Read more at www.adn.com


Jan

20
2015

New Zealand farmers, economy brace for 2nd bad drought in three years

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News.xinhuanet.com reports that...

New Zealand farmers, already feeling the squeeze from falling international dairy prices, were warned on Tuesday that the second severe drought in three summers could already have begun.

The government’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA warned in its weekly report on Friday that large parts of the South Island were seeing “severely to extremely drier than normal soil moisture levels for this time of year,” while North Island regions ranged from drier to severely drier.

Read more at news.xinhuanet.com


Jan

20
2015

Drought Threatens Sugar Crop in South Africa’€™s KwaZulu-Natal

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Mobile.bloomberg.com reports that...

South Africa’s drought-stricken KwaZulu-Natal province, where more than 80 percent of the country’s sugar is grown, has six weeks to get sufficient rain for this year’s crop, the region’s agricultural body said.

Read more at mobile.bloomberg.com


Jan

20
2015

Brazil’s Record Drought Still Crippling Sao Paulo’s Main Reservoir Well Into Wet Season

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Weather.com reports that...

Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, is still reeling from its worst drought in more than 80 years halfway through the wet season, with below average rainfall totals doing little to ease the dire state of the city’s reservoirs.

Read more at www.weather.com


Jan

19
2015

Sao Paulo’s water supply in ‘critical’ condition as drought bites | World news | The Guardian

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Theguardian.com reports that...

The system of reservoirs and rivers that provide water to millions in the Brazilian metropolis have received less rainfall than hoped during the first weeks of the wet season, raising fears they will not be replenished as hoped. Rainfall during the first two weeks of January totalled just 7.1 centimetres, well below the historic average for the month of 27.1cm.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Jan

19
2015

Extreme heat: near-50 degree tops forecast for remote regions of Western Australia

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M.smh.com.au reports that...

An intense heat trough over the country’s north-west may bring Australia’s first observation of 50-degree temperatures in 17 years, forecasters say.

Read more at m.smh.com.au