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Homeless scramble to survive rare cold snap, Brazil

An intense polar blast affecting southern Brazil this week made headlines after more frosts hit the country's agricultural regions and dozens of cities received rare snow and freezing rain. The situation also made authorities, activists, and religious leaders...

August 01, 2021

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Powerful EF-3 tornado hits Bensalem, Pennsylvania

At least 6 people were injured when a tornado ripped through Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a severe weather outbreak across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, July 29, 2021. At least 18 tornadoes were reported during the outbreak, large hail,...

July 31, 2021

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More than 300 000 people stranded after severe floods hit Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Heavy rains falling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border region since Monday, July 26, 2021, caused severe flooding in which at least 20 people have died and more than 300 000 were stranded. This is the region where nearly one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar...

July 30, 2021

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Flood flow at Buller River the largest in New Zealand since 1926

Flood flows on the Buller River in July 2021 were the largest of any river in New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show. Mike O'Driscoll, NIWA Environmental Monitoring Technician, used radar to measure the speed at the surface of Buller River from...

July 29, 2021

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Extreme rainfall in Henan claimed 71 lives, affected 1.3 million people and damaged 972 000 ha (2.4 million acres) of crops, China

Extremely heavy rains affecting China's Henan province over the past 10 days caused massive damage and claimed the lives of 71 people, as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The storm dropped a year's worth of rain over the province's capital Zhengzhou in just 3...

July 28, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

A very bright fireball entered Earth's atmosphere over southern Norway at around 23:09 UTC on July 24, 2021 (01:09 LT, July 25). The event lasted for about 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. ​A spokesperson for the Norwegian...

July 26, 2021

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Newly discovered undersea volcano near Christmas Island looks like the Eye of Sauron

An ancient undersea volcano was discovered 280 km (175 miles) southeast of the Christmas Islands. The volcano was discovered by CSIRO’s dedicated ocean research vessel, the RV Investigator. "Previously unknown and unimagined, this volcano emerged from our...

July 22, 2021

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Massive flooding hits Zhengzhou after more than 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in just 1 hour, China

Extremely heavy rains hit the capital of China's Henan Province - Zhengzhou (population 10.3 million) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing massive floods. This was the third and the strongest day of heavy rainfall in the province. Zhengzhou received average...

July 20, 2021

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The Sun sends us a wake-up call

Two powerful solar events erupted from the Sun over the past couple of days. While they both missed Earth, 'we are very lucky they did,' Ben Davidson of the Suspicious Observers said in the video. The solar maximum is building now, and Earth's magnetic...

July 19, 2021

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West Pacific: The tropics are blowing up right now - Tropical storms Cempaka and In-Fa (Fabian)

The tropics are absolutely blowing up right now. A new tropical storm has just formed south of Hong Kong while In-fa is spinning southeast of Okinawa. Both have their own influences on the local international weather in the region. In this update, meteorologist...

July 19, 2021

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Unseasonal rains hit Oman, causing severe floods

Heavy rains and thunderstorms affecting Oman since Thursday, July 15, 2021, caused severe floods that disrupted traffic and electricity supply, swept away crops, particularly in the Al Dakjhaliya governorate, and left 4 people dead and 3 missing. Oman meteorologists...

July 18, 2021

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Rare Red Warning for heavy rain issued for New Zealand's West Coast

An active front over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards across New Zealand on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17, 2021. The front will bring heavy rain to the country's western areas, and northerly gales to much of central and northern New Zealand. In...

July 15, 2021

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Cosmic rays decreasing as Solar Cycle 25 gains strength

New data provided by the students of Earth to Sky Calculus and Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com show that cosmic radiation levels in the Earth's atmosphere are decreasing as the new solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 25 -- gains strength. The plot below shows...

July 14, 2021

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67 large wildfires burning across the United States

More than 14 000 firefighters and support personnel are battling 67 large wildfires raging across the United States. An undermined number of homes have been lost and thousands more are threatened. 67 large fires have so far burned more than 371 000 ha (917 000...

July 14, 2021

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The U.S. experienced 8 billion-dollar disasters in the first six months of 2021

The first six months of 2021 brought a total of 8 billion-dollar disasters to the United States, according to data provided by the NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Disasters. The 1980 - 2020 annual average is 7.1 events (CPI-adjusted), while the annual...

July 12, 2021

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EF-2 tornado hits Dexter, leaving at least 150 homes damaged, Missouri

An EF-2 tornado touched down on the west side of Dexter, Missouri on July 10, 2021, and moved through the city. This is the first EF-2 or stronger tornado in the month of July since 1971 across all 58 Paducah NWS forecast areas. At least 150 homes were damaged,...

July 12, 2021

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Massive red tide fish kill cleanup in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida

Several beaches around St. Petersburg and Tampa are closed due to harmful algal bloom (red tide) after the passage of Hurricane "Elsa," Live Storms Media noted in their latest video report. The National Weather Service has issued a special beach hazards...

July 11, 2021