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Severe weather warnings up as Storm Atiyah heads toward Ireland and the UK

Met Eireann issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings as Storm Atiyah is set to strike the country on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The Met Office has warned that massive waves, travel and power disruptions, flooding, and damages to properties are likely. Atiyah is the...

December 06, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Belna" heading toward Mayotte and Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Belna" formed December 5, 2019, as the second named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical season. The cyclone is intensifying and is expected to reach intense tropical cyclone status before making landfall over Madagascar. ...

December 06, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pawan" about to make landfall over Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" is slowly weakening on its way toward Somalia. Landfall is expected late November 6 into November 7, south of Eyl, an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province. Pawan is the 8 named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean...

December 06, 2019

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Impressive rapid intensification of Tropical Cyclone "Ambali" in South Indian Ocean

An impressive rapid intensification of Tropical Cyclone "Ambali" is currently in progress in the South Indian Ocean. This is the second named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season, forming just days after Belna, the first named storm...

December 05, 2019

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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019....

December 05, 2019

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At least 38 killed after series of landslides hit Cibitoke, NW Burundi

Officials in NW Burundi confirmed on Thursday, December 5, 2019, that at least 38 people died after heavy rains caused landslides in the country's Cibitoke province on December 4. Reports of deadly landslides are coming from three localities north of the...

December 05, 2019

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At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda

7 people are confirmed dead and more than 40 others are missing after a new wave of landslides hit Ugandaon December 3, 2019. Locals said at least 47 people were buried in Namasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika Sub-county, Naroko village in Bunabutiti sub-county,...

December 05, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" breaks coldest cloud-top temperature record

Typhoon "Kammuri" (Tisoy) -- the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year-- has produced the coldest cloud-top temperature on record and may have gained a distinctive place in the history of tropical cyclones, according to Scott Bachmeier of the...

December 05, 2019

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Huge boulders crash on houses in Les Mees, France

Huge blocks of rock fell on several houses in Les Mees village in the Alpes de Haute Province, France, on Monday, December 2, 2019. Firefighters were calling it a "miracle" that no one sustained serious injuries; instead, the event left an impressive view....

December 05, 2019

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Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead - U.S.

A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week,...

December 04, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" leaves a trail of destruction, kills at least 10 people in the Philippines

Typhoon "Kammuri", locally called Tisoy, unleashed its wrath across the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction as the strongest typhoon to hit the nation in 2019. As of December 3, four fatalities have been reported, over 225 000 have been evacuated...

December 03, 2019

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Forecast models suggest rare formation of twin tropical cyclones in western Indian Ocean

Numerical forecast models suggest two tropical cyclones are about to form in the western Indian Ocean this week, churning face-to-face on both sides of the equator. A deep depression formed over the southwest Arabian Sea on December 2, 0219, and concentrated into...

December 03, 2019

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Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,...

December 03, 2019

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Heavy rain batters southern France, causing new wave of deadly floods

Torrential rain has once again battered southern France on December 1, 2019, resulting in deadly floods that killed 5 people, including 3 emergency workers killed after their helicopter crashed near Marseille. The event occurred just a week after devastating floods...

December 02, 2019

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Kammuri rapidly intensified before hitting Philippines, more than 100 000 evacuated lahar-prone areas

Authorities are evacuating more than 100 000 people living in lahar-prone areas in the Bicol region, Philippines, ahead of the landfall of Typhoon "Kammuri", locally known as Tisoy. The storm has further intensified into Category 4 hurricane equivalent and...

December 02, 2019

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Jammu and Kashmir receives 171% excess rain in October, November - Kashmir's heaviest November snow in 40 years

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) received 188 mm (7 inches) of precipitation during October and November 2019, making it 171% above usual. On November 6 and 7 this year, Kashmir also saw its heaviest November snow in four decades. According to the MeT Department, summer...

December 02, 2019

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Major winter storm affecting the United States on a busy holiday weekend, ice storm warnings in effect

A major winter storm that hammered the western United States and northern Plains with heavy snow and strong winds over the past couple of days has now reached the Great Lakes region. In South Dakota, 9 people were killed after a plane crashed due to severe weather...

December 01, 2019