Severe rainstorms inundate central Vietnam, killing at least 24

Severe rainstorms inundate central Vietnam, killing at least 24

Heavy rainfalls that have been affecting central Vietnam since December 12, 2016, have now killed at least 24 people and left numerous others missing. The highest number of fatal incidents was reported in the Binh Dinh province, where 16 people have been reported…

Unseasonal cold wraps Tasmania, summer snow reported

Unseasonal cold wraps Tasmania, summer snow reported

An outbreak of unseasonably cold weather gripped Tasmania on December 17, 2016. Higher regions even reported summer snowfall while meteorologists predict the colder than usual weather in the state is set to continue. The snow blanketed tops of the Cradle Mountain…

Intense winter storm hitting US, dramatic traffic accidents reported

Intense winter storm hitting US, dramatic traffic accidents reported

An intense winter storm is currently affecting the east and southeast US with snow and ice. The system already caused widespread traffic disruptions and deadly crashes in the country throughout the weekend of December 17, 2016. According to latest reports, at least…

Solar storms trigger Earth’s natural thermostat

Solar storms trigger Earth’s natural thermostat

Scientists discovered what triggers the natural thermostat of our planet's upper atmosphere, responsible for cooling the air previously heated by the intense solar activity. The solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) can cause damage to satellites…

Severe rainfall inundates San Francisco

Severe rainfall inundates San Francisco

A severe storm hit San Francisco Bay Area on December 15, 2016. Heavy rainfalls caused flooding in some areas. Widespread traffic disruptions and delays have been reported. Over 25.4 mm (1 inch) of rainfall was recorded in San Francisco in a 24 hour period. Northern…

Florida and Cuba at risk for tsunami, new research reveales

Florida and Cuba at risk for tsunami, new research reveales

Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science discovered the large submarine landslides on the slopes of the Great Bahama Bank hold the capability of generating tsunamis and have already done so in the past. The…

Polar Stratospheric Clouds form over Sweden

Polar Stratospheric Clouds form over Sweden

Polar stratospheric clouds, reported on December 9, 2016, over the skies of Kiruna, Sweden, indicate the stratosphere above the Arctic Circle is getting very cold. Polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) form from the icy particles in the lower stratosphere, in extremely…

Heat wave hits Chile, one-hundred-year-old temperature record toppled

Heat wave hits Chile, one-hundred-year-old temperature record toppled

An intense heat wave is currently sweeping Chile. Extremely hot temperatures broke a hundred-year-old record in Santiago, as the mercuries reached 37.3 °C (99 °F) on December 14, 2016. An extreme heat alert for central Chile was issued on December 14 by the…

Deep cyclone packing strong winds approaching Iceland

Deep cyclone packing strong winds approaching Iceland

A deep cyclone is currently on the way to Iceland and is expected to impact the country with intense winds by late evening, December 15, 2016 (local time). Satellite images reveal a deep cyclone with central pressure estimated at 964 hPa, currently situated over…

Record-breaking ocean wave height registered in North Atlantic

Record-breaking ocean wave height registered in North Atlantic

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) committee has announced a new record-breaking ocean wave height was established. A buoy stationed in the North Atlantic has measured its height of 19 m height (62.3 feet). An automated buoy situated between Iceland and the…