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Tropical Storm "Gamma" to make landfall in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Gamma" formed at 00:00 UTC on October 3, 2020, as the 24th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Gamma is the earliest forming 24th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set on October 27, 2005. The biggest threat...

October 03, 2020

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At least 40 dead and 2 million tons of rice destroyed as Jigawa sees worst flood in 32 years, Nigeria

At least 40 people have lost their lives and more than 2 million tons of rice crops - a quarter of the country's projected harvest - have been lost as northwestern Nigerian state Jigawa reels from its worst flood in 32 years, according to the Jigawa State...

October 01, 2020

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Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

The fast-moving area of low pressure that will develop in the Atlantic Ocean through Thursday, October 1 has been named Alex by the French National Met Service - Meteo France. This is the first named storm of the 2020/21 European windstorm season (September 1, 2020...

October 01, 2020

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Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, California

An intense earthquake swarm started near Salton Sea, California on September 30, 2020, with 421 earthquakes detected by 07:00 UTC on October 1. The swarm is centered just southeast of Salton Sea, near Westmorland in Imperial Valley, in an area with a history of...

October 01, 2020

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3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California

At least 3 people lost their lives while almost 100 000 have fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires continue to rage in Northern California. As of Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the Glass Fire has consumed more than 18 000 ha (45 000 acres) of land and,...

September 30, 2020

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Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Heavy rains accompanied by large hail lashed Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, resulting in paralyzing flash floods and damage. Severe weather conditions hit several districts in Istanbul around 08:00 UTC (11:00 LT), including Silivri, Buyukcekmece,...

September 30, 2020

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100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh

Extremely heavy rainfall hit the city of Rangpur, Bangladesh over the weekend, paralyzing normal life across the city and stranding more than 100 000 people. In just 12 hours, the city registered more rainfall than in the entire month of September (433 mm/17 inches...

September 30, 2020

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Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

Severe weather affecting southeastern Europe over the past couple of days resulted in a significant drop in temperatures, strong winds, hail and high elevation snow, very heavy rain, floods, landslides, and dozens of waterspouts, of which some turned into damaging...

September 28, 2020

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Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia

A strong Antarctic blast swept through parts of South Australia and Victoria on Friday, September 25, 2020, bringing significant snowfall and the coldest September day since 1969 to the city of Ballarat. The snow was reported at elevations as low as 200 m (660 feet)...

September 26, 2020

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Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California, spawning 2 rare fire tornadoes

The Creek Fire in California has become the state's largest single blaze record, scorching up to 117 935 ha (291 426 acres) of land as of Thursday, September 24, 2020, and is only 34 percent contained. The blazes spawned two rare tornadoes rated EF-1 and EF-2 a...

September 25, 2020

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At least 2 killed, 20 injured as more floods and landslides hit Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia

More floods and landslides struck Indonesia's capital Jakarta and nearby areas, including West Java, claiming at least two lives and leaving 20 others injured, officials reported Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Since January this year, at least 283 people have died...

September 24, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Dolphin" nears Japan, very strong winds, heavy rain and rough seas expected

Tropical Storm "Dolphin" formed well south of mainland Japan on September 22, 2020, as the 12th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Dolphin is expected to travel close to the areas from...

September 23, 2020

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Post-tropical cyclone Teddy forecast to produce destructive waves, heavy rain and strong winds across Nova Scotia, Canada

Hurricane "Teddy" has transitioned into a strong post-tropical cyclone and is now approaching Nova Scotia, Canada, producing destructive waves, heavy rain, and strong winds. Landfall is expected over eastern Nova Scotia today. Teddy's center will...

September 23, 2020

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Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia

More than 240 000 people have been affected and 144 000 displaced as widespread floods hit Afar, Ethiopia, the government stated in a press release on September 21, 2020. More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the...

September 22, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" makes landfall, expected to stall inland over Texas

Tropical Storm "Beta" made landfall near the southern end of Matagorda Peninsula, Texas -- about 10 km (6 miles) N of Port O'Connor -- at 04:00 UTC on September 22, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (45 mph) and minimum central pressure of...

September 22, 2020

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At least 10 dead as Tropical Storm "Noul" wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

At least 10 people lost their lives, properties were damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands were affected as Tropical Storm "Noul" ripped through parts of Southeast Asia -- from Vietnam, where it caused the most damage (amounting to 10 million...

September 22, 2020

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Scores of temperature records smashed as cold blast sweeps through Eastern U.S.

Dozens of temperature records were smashed or tied across the Eastern U.S. over the weekend as a shot of cold air swept through the region, weeks ahead of the average for much of the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued frost advisories and freeze...

September 21, 2020