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Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

A long-lasting heatwave continues to bring record-breaking across much of western U.S. Thursday, June 17, 2021, exacerbating the current drought situation. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that more than 40 million residents are under a heat advisory or...

June 18, 2021

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Snow falls in Cordoba for only 7th time in 100 years, Argentina

Residents in parts of Argentina, particularly in the city of Cordoba, woke up to the surprising sight of snow on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. It was the first time the city was covered in white in 14 years. Snow in the city is believed to have occurred on very few...

June 17, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides wreak havoc across Nepal's Gandaki Province

Incessant heavy rainfall battering Nepal's Gandaki Province since Tuesday, June 15, 2021, resulted in damaging floods and landslides in which at least 7 people lost their lives. At least 19 others are still missing as of Thursday, June 17. Heavy monsoon rains...

June 17, 2021

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Rare waterspouts spotted in the Strait of Georgia for 2 days in a row, Canada

Several waterspouts were seen in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and British Columbia, Canada, for two days in a row on Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the occurrence of up to five waterspouts in two days...

June 16, 2021

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Slow-moving meteor from large asteroid 2004 HW puts on spectacular display over Andalucía, Spain

A slow-moving fireball lit up the night sky over Andalucí​a, Spain, at 21:33 UTC (23:33 LT) on Monday, June 14, 2021. The spectacular event was mostly witnessed in the provinces of Sevilla, Malaga, and Cadiz. According to an analysis, the meteor entered the...

June 16, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Seram Island, Indonesia - tsunami warning issued

A shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian BMKG as M6.1 hit Seram Island, Moluccas, Indonesia at 04:43 UTC (11.43 LT) on June 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC and USGS are reporting M5.8 at a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles)....

June 16, 2021

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Severe storms and flooding continue to batter northern Spain

Severe storms, including intense rain and hail, have been affecting northern Spain over the past 10 days, causing widespread flooding that led to hundreds of incident reports. On Monday, June 14, 2021, emergency services reported 54 weather-related incidents in a...

June 15, 2021

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Unseasonal snowstorm and cold hit Iceland, prompt rescue operations

Heavy, unseasonal snow and sleet covered the northern and eastern parts of Iceland on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The snow was so heavy in some areas that tourists had to be rescued after getting trapped. Temperatures also plummeted to freezing levels and are expected to...

June 15, 2021

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Major summer storm hits Greece with a month's worth of rain in just 40 minutes

A major summer storm hit Greece, particularly the municipality of Attica, on Friday, June 11, 2021, bringing extremely heavy rain, lightning, and hail. A month's worth of rain fell in 40 minutes, causing traffic disruption across Athens and power outages to wide...

June 14, 2021

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Significant heatwave developing over Europe after unusually cold spring

Forecast models suggest the first significant heat wave of the season is developing over Europe after an unusually cold spring affecting much of the continent. The heat is forecast to persist through the end of June, reaching 35 °C (95 °F) and more in some...

June 14, 2021

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Northern California under water shortage emergency, farmers warn water is unnecessarily let out to sea

Nearly two million people in Northern California have been placed under a water shortage emergency on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, as a severe drought continues to worsen in much of the western U.S. Mandatory water restrictions have been issued for Santa Clara County,...

June 12, 2021

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Southwest monsoon advances, tropical low expected to bring heavy rain to areas recently hit by Tropical Cyclone "Yaas"

A Low Pressure Area over the NW Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal is expected to become more marked today and move WNW across Odisha, Jharkhand and north Chhattisgarh over the next 3 to 4 days, bringing widespread rainfall activity with...

June 12, 2021

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Heavy rains trigger landslides and worst river flooding since record-keeping began, Brazil

Several tributaries of the Amazon River in Brazil are registering the biggest floods ever recorded as heavy rains continued lashing parts of the country. On June 5, 2021, the Negro River in Manaus reached 30 m (98 feet), becoming the city's largest flood since...

June 11, 2021

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Large cloud of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

A large cloud of Saharan dust moving across the Atlantic Ocean over the past week has reached the Caribbean and South America. The dust will remain over the region for the next couple of days, limiting visibility and lowering air quality. After that, it's...

June 11, 2021

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Severe storm hits Victoria leaving a trail of destruction, 2 people dead and more than 200 000 homes without power, Australia

At least two people died after a deep low started affecting the state of Victoria, Australia, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Severe weather, including torrential rain, snow, and strong winds of over 120 km/h (74 mph), prompted evacuations and rescues across the state...

June 11, 2021

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Heavy monsoon rains leave 11 people dead in Mumbai, India

At least 11 people have died while seven others were injured as heavy monsoon rains hit Mumbai, India on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, authorities reported on Thursday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for the city for the next four...

June 10, 2021

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Massive sinkhole in Puebla continues to expand, now at 110 m (360 feet), Mexico

The enormous sinkhole in Puebla State, southeastern Mexico, has grown to 110 m (360 feet) in diameter as of Monday, June 7, 2021, prompting authorities to widen the security perimeter. The hole has already destroyed a nearby house's bedroom and part of a wall...

June 09, 2021