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Massive North Atlantic cyclone challenging all-time intensity records, Iceland issues red weather alerts

A powerful North Atlantic cyclone forced the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) to issue a red weather alert for southern Iceland, in effect through the first half on February 14, 2020. Violent and dangerous wind gusts may exceed 200 km/h (124 mph) in some areas. Residents...

February 14, 2020

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Powerful Storm Dennis set to batter northern Europe just days after Ciara

A new powerful storm named Dennis by the U.K. Met Office is set to hit northern Europe over the weekend-- just a couple of days after Storm Ciara slammed several countries in the northwest, claiming lives of 8 people and leaving nearly 1 million homes without power....

February 13, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" hits New Caledonia, on track to bring strong winds and heavy rain to Lord Howe Island and Australian east coast

Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" has dumped heavy rains to northern New Caledonia as the storm passed west of the islands on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The storm is on course to bring severe storms to Australia's east coast in the following days, while New...

February 12, 2020

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Meteorite crashes into Alwar factory compound in Rajasthan, leaves 6 m (20 feet) deep crater, India

A meteorite crashed into a factory compound in Rajasthan's Alwar village, India early Tuesday local time, February 11, 2020, leaving a 6 m (20 feet) deep crater in the compound. The event was captured on videos, showing the sky lit up as the meteor pummels into...

February 12, 2020

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Rare snowfall blankets Baghdad for the second time in more than 100 years, Iraq

Residents of Baghdad, Iraq woke up to the city blanketed in rare snow on Tuesday, February 11, 2020-- a sight last seen in 2008 and the second time in more than a century. According to the Iraqi Meteorological Organization, the country is exposed to a cold polar air...

February 11, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" strengthening near New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" formed on February 9, 2020, about 340 km (210 miles) west of Sanma, Vanuatu as the 4th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue strengthening as it moves close to New Caledonia...

February 10, 2020

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Very heavy rains hit NSW, extinguish 'mega-fire' and trigger widespread flooding, Australia

Very heavy rains hit New South Wales over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and cutting power to about 100 000 homes but also extinguishing more than 30 fires, including one dubbed 'mega-fire.' Thousands of residents were ordered to...

February 10, 2020

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Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding

A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and...

February 10, 2020

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 06:40 UTC on February 10, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in October 2019. First signs of awakening were detected at 06:27 UTC today with the start of the strong seismic...

February 10, 2020

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Deadly winter storm spawns 19 tornadoes, causes major flooding and power outages, affecting 300 000 across Eastern U.S.

Powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across parts of Eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, produced 19 tornadoes, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The storm sparked flooding and caused power outages that affected...

February 10, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Damien" dissipates after making landfall near Karratha, Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Damien" made landfall near Karratha on February 8, 2020, with wind gusts exceeding 205 km/h (125 mph) near the landfall point. More than 230 mm (9.1 inches) of rain was recorded in Karratha and Roebourne from February 8 to 9. The storm...

February 10, 2020

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Atlantic Canada: Winter storm dumping heavy snow and freezing rain, postpone travel until conditions improve

A winter storm is forecast to continue engulfing and impacting much of Atlantic Canada as it intensifies by Friday evening, February 7, 2020. Schools and flights were canceled as a precaution, while Environment Canada warned residents to postpone travel until...

February 07, 2020

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Powerful storm kills 5 across the Southeast, heavy snow and freezing rain continues across the Northeast, U.S.

A powerful winter storm hit the Southeast U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, killing at least 5 people and wreaking havoc across the region. The storm will continue to bring heavy and snow and freezing rain for the interior Northeast on Friday, February 7, before...

February 07, 2020

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Strong cold wave grips South Korea after warmest January on record

The strongest cold snap of the season has gripped South Korea this week, following their warmest January on record. On February 6, 2020, the capital city of Seoul recorded -11 °C (12.2 °F). The temperature was registered at 06:34 LT (February 5 at 21:34...

February 07, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Damien" forms near Western Australia, severe impact expected on February 8

Tropical Cyclone "Damien" formed near Kimberley coast, Western Australia on Thursday, February 6, 2020. It is forecast to hit the Pilbara coast, WA as Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone scale on February 8. Very destructive wind gusts...

February 06, 2020

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Earthquake swarm at Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico

An earthquake swarm is in progress at the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico. At this time, it's unclear whether the quakes are volcanic or tectonic in origin. The zone contains over 1 400 vents and covers an area of approximately 200 x 250 km (125 x...

February 05, 2020

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South Island under state of emergency as floods displace thousands, New Zealand

Thousands of residents in South Island, New Zealand, were forced to evacuate their homes on Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020, after severe flooding hit the region, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. The severe weather also left hundreds of...

February 05, 2020