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Severe Tropical Storm "Bailu" (Ineng) heading toward Taiwan, eastern China

Tropical Storm "Bailu," known as Ineng in the Philippines, formed August 21, 2019, as the 11th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Bailu is expected to pass extremely close to the southern tip of Taiwan or make landfall somewhere near Hengchun...

August 23, 2019

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Rare weather phenomenon amassing in southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

A rare weather phenomenon for the southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) - is amassing in the polar stratosphere. This may lead to unusual or extreme weather in parts of the southern hemisphere (potentially New Zealand) during September and October...

August 22, 2019

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Chantal forms as the third named storm of the unusually slow 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm "Chantal" formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of the Newfoundland at 03:00 UTC on August 21, 2019, as the third named storm of the unusually slow 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic went from July 15 - August 19 with zero...

August 21, 2019

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1 058 killed, 1.8 million displaced since the start of the monsoon season, India

The number of people killed in floods, landslides and other weather-related incidents since the start of this year's monsoon season in India has reached 1 058. According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll...

August 20, 2019

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Thousands evacuated as major wildfire rages on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

More than 8 000 people were evacuated from dozens of towns on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain after wildfire which broke on Saturday, August 17, 2019, near the town of Tejeda spread in two directions and scorched more than 1 700 (4 200 acres) of land by Sunday...

August 19, 2019

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Underwater eruption near Fonualei Island, Tonga

A new underwater eruption took place near Fonualei island in the Tonga archipelago on August 7, 2019. The eruption was first reported on August 7 when large clouds were observed 'on the horizon at the location of Fonualei volcano.' "The plume continued...

August 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Istanbul after 4 months' worth of rain in 90 minutes, Turkey

Extremely heavy rain hit Istanbul and other cities in NW Turkey on August 17, 2019, causing severe flooding in which one person lost its life. Streets and basements were flooded, drivers stranded and public transport disrupted after heavy rain hit Turkish city of...

August 18, 2019

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Severe floods leave at least 50 dead, thousands of homes destroyed, Sudan

Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 50 people have been killed in severe floods affecting Sudan over the past 10 days. Flooding has affected 25 localities in 16 of Sudan's 18 states. Catastrophic health conditions are expected if authorities do not...

August 16, 2019

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Extreme monsoon rains in western India and Myanmar, more than 250 people killed

Extreme monsoon rains hit western India and Myanmar in early August 2019, causing dramatic flooding and landslides and leaving at least 258 people dead. The animation below depicts satellite-based measurements of rainfall from August 1 - 12, 2019. The darkest reds...

August 15, 2019

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Large Tropical Storm "Krosa" to make landfall over southern Japan

A large and dangerous Tropical Storm "Krosa" is heading toward Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Landfall is expected in southern Shikoku around midnight UTC, August 15. This will be the third tropical cyclone to hit mainland Japan after Nari on...

August 14, 2019

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1 million evacuated, more than 190 killed after exceptionally heavy rains hit parts of India

At least 193 people have been killed across parts of India in floods and landslides caused by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains since August 1, 2019. Dozens of people are still missing and the death toll is expected to continue rising in the days ahead. In addition,...

August 12, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" hits China, leaving 3 million homes without power, at least 18 dead and 16 missing

Typhoon "Lekima" - the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, China at about 01:45 LT on August 9, 2019, with winds of 187 km/h (116 mph). It then turned north toward Shanghai, bringing...

August 10, 2019

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Major floods and landslides hit Kerala, over 64 000 people evacuated

Heavy monsoon rains are falling over Kerala since August 7, increasing river levels and causing deadly floods and landslides. At least 28 people have been killed and 27 others are still missing. More than 64 000 people have been evacuated. In 24 hours period to...

August 09, 2019

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Very large landslide hits Myanmar's Mon State

A large landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains hit southern Myanmar on August 9, 2019, burying 10 houses and leaving at least 15 people dead. At least 30 others are missing. According to Myanmar Fire Services Department, the landslide took place as the mountainside...

August 09, 2019

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Red alert issued ahead of Typhoon "Lekima" landfall in China's Zhejiang Province

Typhoon "Lekima" strengthened into a Category 4 Super Typhoon late August 7, 2019, before moving over over Japan's southern Ryukyu Islands. It's now weakening on its way toward eastern China. Landfall is expected in the coastal areas of Zhejiang...

August 09, 2019

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Eruption at Asamayama volcano, alert level raised to 3 of 5, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the volcanic alert level for Asamayama volcano from 2 to 3 of 5 following an eruption at 13:08 UTC (22:08 JST) on August 7, 2019. The volcano is located about 140 km (87 miles) NW of capital Tokyo. This volcano has...

August 07, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" strengthening, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Shanghai, China

Typhoon "Lekima," the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season is strengthening on its way toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, northern Taiwan and Shanghai, China. Although Lekima passed well north of Philippines and it didn't...

August 07, 2019