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Iberian Peninsula sets new all-time record low, Storm Filomena to drop historic snow over capital Madrid

Spain registered its coldest temperature on record on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with the mercury in Catalan Pyrenees station dropping to -34.1 °C (-29.4 °F), breaking the previous record set on February 2, 1956. Historic snow is also expected in the...

January 07, 2021

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Powerful winter storms bring severe winds and snow to Alaska, Pacific Northwest and Canada

A powerful winter storm is set to blast Southeast Alaska with hurricane-force winds on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. New storms are expected to form in the days ahead, bringing severe winds, snow, and major waves to the region. An ongoing La Niña is resulting...

January 06, 2021

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Heavy snow engulfs Jammu and Kashmir, cuts it off from the rest of the country, India

Heavy snow closed the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal Road on January 2, 2021, stranding nearly 4 500 vehicles. Though the road was cleared of landslides, snow on the north portal of Jawahar Tunnel in Lower Munda hampered the movement of traffic....

January 05, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brings floods and disruptions to Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brought heavy rains, flooding, and disruptions to Queensland, Australia, after making landfall over Karumba around 13:00 UTC (23:00 LT) on Sunday night, January 3, 2021. It generated 105 km/h (65 mph) winds, dumped more than 200...

January 05, 2021

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Historic low temperatures sweep North India, a month's worth of rain in a day hits Delhi

Heavy rains, snow, and persisting cold wave have been creating difficult conditions for people in northwestern India-- in Delhi, heavy rains surpassed its monthly average for January of 21.7 mm (0.8 inches) when Safdarjung observatory recorded more than 25.1 mm (0.9...

January 04, 2021

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No evacuation orders issued for residents living near Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advised all citizens and residents of St. Vincent and The Grenadines that no evacuation order has been issued to any section of the population. False information about evacuation...

January 04, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" to hit Queensland with strong winds, dangerous storm tide and heavy rain, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia at 06:00 UTC on January 3, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. The forecast track takes Imogen ESE and over the southeast Gulf coast near...

January 03, 2021

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2020 M6.4 Croatia earthquake aftershocks migrating north toward capital Zagreb, liquefaction, sinkholes reported

Aftershocks related to the M6.4 earthquake that struck the city of Petrinja, Croatia at 11:19 UTC on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, are migrating north toward the capital Zagreb, Croatia. This is the strongest earthquake to hit Croatia since records began in 1880 --...

January 02, 2021

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Severe weather conditions, up to 2 m (6.5 feet) of fresh snow through New Year's Day, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued warnings for blizzards, high waves, and freezing temperatures as a potent winter storm pressure system continues affecting the country, mainly areas along the Sea of Japan through New Year's Day. The storm could...

December 31, 2020

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Large clay landslide leaves 26 people missing, 10 injured in Gjerdrum, Norway

A large clay landslide struck Gjerdrum, Norway, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, leaving 26 people missing and at least 10 others injured. Some 500 residents have been evacuated amid fears of further mudslides. The landslide occurred on Wednesday morning in a...

December 30, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" to make landfall over Beira, Mozambique

After moving over Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" has entered the Mozambique Channel and is forecast to intensify before it makes landfall over Beira, Mozambique on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Residents in the city, who are still suffering from...

December 29, 2020

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Destructive M6.4 earthquake hits central Croatia, the strongest on record

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.4 hit central Croatia at 11:19 UTC (12:19 LT) on December 29, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Croatia is...

December 29, 2020

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Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500...

December 28, 2020

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Strong eruption at Suwanosejima volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Suwanosejima's Mt. Otake crater at 17:51 UTC on December 27, 2020 (02:51 JST, December 28). As a result, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Alert Level from 2 to 3 -- Near-crater warning, do not approach...

December 28, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile at 21:39 UTC on December 27, 2020 (18:39 LT). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. CSN Chile is...

December 27, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Chalane" to make landfall over Madagascar, head toward Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Chalane" formed east of Madagascar on December 24, 2020, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean Cyclone Season. Chalane is forecast to make landfall over Madagascar on December 27, exit into the Mozambique Channel late...

December 25, 2020

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Storm Bella to bring severe winds and flooding to parts of UK on Boxing Day

Storm Bella is set to slam parts of the UK with severe gales and flooding rain on Boxing Day through Sunday morning, December 26 to 27. The Met Office has issued several yellow warnings for much of the country, while amber warnings are in place for parts of England...

December 25, 2020