Trends and Policies

Jan

03
2018

What Makes This New Year’s Eve Cold Snap So Unusual

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Https reports that...

 

Freezing conditions are blanketing parts of the U.S., but other spots are warmer than usual.

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Mar

23
2017

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

UNITED NATIONS: Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic “heatwaves”, have continued into 2017, after global temperatures set record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice and unabated ocean heat, the UNweather agency said.

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


May

06
2016

‘Air tankers won’€™t stop Alberta fire’€™: Massive Canadian blaze spreads to 85,000 hectares

Natalie     Damage over $1B, Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Rt.com reports that...

Canadian fire officials battling wildfires in Alberta warned the only thing that could stop the blaze was a lot of rain. The latest damage estimates indicate that the Fort McMurray fire could cost insurance companies around C$9 billion ($7 billion).
On Thursday, the enormous fire that had already destroyed hundreds of homes and encircled a city and several communities was picked up by 70 kilometer-per-hour (44mph) winds and spread to 85,000 hectares.
The most severe part of the roaring front moved south of Fort McMurray, with no signs of stopping.

Read more at www.rt.com


May

05
2016

UK sees hottest day of 2016 as temperatures hit 21C

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

Home.bt.com reports that...

The UK saw the hottest day of the year on Thursday as temperatures soared to 21C (70F) in London.

But the mercury looks set to keep on rising over the weekend, with parts of the country predicted to be hotter than Spain and Los Angeles.

Read more at home.bt.com


Mar

22
2016

Temperature hits 40 degrees in parts of Tamil Nadu

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

Thehindu.com reports that...

In many interior parts of the State, including Vellore, Salem and Tiruchi, the day temperature scaled to 40 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day on Monday.

The mercury climbed four or five degrees above normal in many places, including Coimbatore, Tiruttani and Madurai.

The presence of westerlies, which bring hot, dry winds from the land — something unusual for this time of the year — has contributed to the blazing heat, Met officials say.

Read more at www.thehindu.com


Mar

21
2016

Unusual cold spell chills Treasure Coast on Monday

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Tcpalm.com reports that...

Monday’s cold was uncharacteristic for the date, according to National Weather Service records.

The temperature reached 66 degrees early Monday morning in Vero Beach, but the cold spell moved in at daybreak, lowering the temperature from 61 at 6 a.m. to 55 at sunrise. Meteorologists said the temperature topped out at 62 degrees in the afternoon. Strong winds, gusting to 25 mph, kept blowing in cold air from the north.

Read more at www.tcpalm.com


Mar

03
2016

The Arctic is missing a chunk of sea ice the size of Texas, Arizona and Utah

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events     0

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Arctic sea ice is limping toward its seasonal peak, hitting a record low for the month of February on the heels of another record set just the month before.

The region — which acts as the northern hemisphere’s refrigerator — was missing a chunk of ice measuring about 448,000 square miles, compared to the 1981-2010 long-term average, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Read more at mashable.com


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

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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

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