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Melbourne records wettest April since 1960, Australia

Melbourne recorded 138 mm (5.4 inches) of rain in April 2020, making it the city's wettest April since 1960 when 195 mm (7.8 inches) was recorded. Unseasonably low temperatures were also recorded and almost 50 cm (19.7 inches) of snow across Victoria's ski...

May 01, 2020

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Severe hailstorms wreak havoc across India, destroy homes and crops

Bouts of hailstorms since the past weeks have wreaked havoc in various parts of India. In Mizoram, hail lashed about 795 houses as confirmed by disaster management and rehabilitation minister Lalchamliana on April 29, 2020. In Haryana, more than 250 000 ha (618 000...

May 01, 2020

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Ongoing floods claim 116 lives, displace 100 000 families in Kenya

Ongoing floods in Kenya have claimed at least 116 lives and displaced 100 000 families, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa reported Wednesday, April 28, 2020, as he addressed the media. Some 29 counties have been affected by the severe weather, and...

April 30, 2020

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Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) rapidly brightening, now visible to naked eye

Approaching Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) has become bright enough that it is already visible to the naked eye. As of 14:30 UTC on April 30, 2020, the comet is 115 million km (71 million miles) away from Earth, with a magnitude of 6.0. The comet appears like a bright fuzz...

April 30, 2020

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Torrential rains aggravate situation in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone "Harold" in Fiji

Torrential rains affecting Fiji since April 27, 2020, triggered widespread flooding and landslides in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone "Harold." The country's disaster management office (NDMO) issued warnings on April 29, urging residents to...

April 29, 2020

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Intense rains trigger deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia, 83 000 displaced

Seasonal rains continued to strengthen in most parts of East Africa during the fourth week of April 2020, leading to a significant increase in rainfall which triggered deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia. Around 83 000 people have been displaced.​ Since...

April 28, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 HS7 to flyby Earth at 0.11 LD on April 28

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 HS7 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.11 LD / 0.00029 AU (43 383 km / 26 957 miles) at 18:51 UTC on April 28, 2020. This is the 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

April 28, 2020

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Cold blast to sweep across parts of Australia, Melbourne expects coldest April day since 1960

A deep, polar low is forecast to sweep across parts of southeastern Australia over the next couple of days, bringing cold, wet, and windy conditions. Heavy rains are expected in some areas, while Melbourne could experience its coldest April day in 60 years. A cold...

April 27, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 HP6 to flyby Earth at 0.33 LD on April 27

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2020 HP6 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD / 0.00084 AU (125 662 km / 78 082 miles) at 14:40 UTC on April 27, 2020. This is the 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

April 27, 2020

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ONE-E forms as the earliest East Pacific tropical depression on record

A tropical depression -- designated ONE-E --formed far off the coast of Baja California, East Pacific Ocean on Saturday, April 25, 2020, as the earliest East Pacific Ocean tropical depression on record. The season officially runs from May 15 to November 30. The...

April 26, 2020

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Ecuadorian Space Agency rules out meteorite impact in El Empalme, Ecuador

Although the Government of Ecuador initially confirmed that a meteorite hit the Guayas parish in El Empalme early Wednesday, April 22, 2020, causing panic among residents and power outages, experts from the Ecuadorian Space Agency ruled it out on April 23, saying...

April 25, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms hit northern Vietnam, damaging nearly 6 000 homes and killing 3

Intense thunderstorms battered provinces in northern Vietnam from April 22 to 24, 2020, resulting in at least three fatalities, 13 people injured, ravaged crops, and almost 6 000 damaged homes. The storms began Wednesday, affecting the provinces of Ha Giang, Vinh...

April 24, 2020

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Destructive tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, claiming lives of 7 people and injuring dozens

7 people have been killed and dozens injured after a series of tornadoes ripped through Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana on April 22, 2020, destroying homes, businesses, and cars. More than 150 000 customers lost power. Two people were killed and one was critically...

April 23, 2020

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Aden declared a disaster area after catastrophic flooding kills 10, Yemen

The government of Yemen has declared the port city of Aden a disaster area on April 22, 2020, following devastating flash floods caused by up to 125 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, the city receives just about 5 mm (0.19 inches) of rain in April...

April 22, 2020

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Mississippi tornado rated as EF-4 -- the fourth EF-4 in 2020, the most fatal tornado year since 2012

The National Weather Service (NWS) has rated the tornado that struck Mississippi over the weekend as EF-4. This is the third violent tornado in the area within just a week, and the fourth EF-4 tornado in 2020, making this year one with the most EF-4 tornadoes since...

April 22, 2020

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Historic drought in Chile enters 10th year -- the country's longest dry spell on record

A severe drought in Chile's central region is entering its 10th year, setting a record for the country's longest dry-spell ever. Records since 1915, when the nation started data-keeping, showed that no droughts have lasted longer and that the previous...

April 22, 2020

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Severe weather outbreak with tornadoes, strong winds, and hail hit wide portions of the Deep South, U.S.

An outbreak of severe weather with tornadoes, strong winds, and hail hit wide portions of the Deep South over the weekend. Damages and power outages were reported in several states, including Florida, while at least three fatalities-- one each in Georgia,...

April 21, 2020