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Drought ravages California reservoirs, record low levels expected this summer

Severe drought has caused California's reservoirs to run low, with Lake Oroville expected to reach a record low later this summer. Nearly three-quarters of the state is suffering from the extreme dry spell, with other areas facing a dire water supply situation...

June 04, 2021

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Historic storm brings up to 5 m (16 feet) of snow to the summit of Mt. Hutt -- Canterbury, New Zealand

A severe storm has brought rain and heavy unseasonal snow to parts of Canterbury's ski fields this week. As much as 5 m (16.4 feet) of snow fell at the summit of Mt. Hutt between Monday and Tuesday, May 31 and June 1, 2021. The same weather system brought 2 to 3...

June 03, 2021

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Delhi sees coldest June day amid streak of record-breaking weather since August 2020, India

India's capital Delhi has seen its coldest June day on record on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, with temperatures plummeting to 17.9 °C (64.2 °F). The city has been on a streak of breaking weather records since August 2020, with at least one major record busted...

June 03, 2021

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Powerful tornado hits Shangzhi, damaging 168 homes and wreaking havoc on farmlands, China's Heilongjiang Province

A powerful tornado ripped through Shangzhi, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Harbin, the capital of China's northeast province of Heilongjiang on June 1, 2021. The twister was accompanied by damaging hail. According to Chinese state media, the...

June 03, 2021

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Massive sinkhole opens in southeastern Mexico

A giant sinkhole measuring 80 m (262 feet) in diameter has opened up on a field in southern Mexico on Saturday, May 29, 2021. No damage or injuries were reported, but a nearby home is at risk of being swallowed as the gaping hole continues to expand rapidly each...

June 02, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Choi-wan" (Dante) to make landfall over Batangas Province, Philippines

Tropical Cyclone "Choi-wan" will make landfall over Batangas Province, Philippines at around 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on June 2, 2021, and traverse western and central Luzon over the next 2 days. Prolonged heavy rains have already flooded parts of Mindanao,...

June 02, 2021

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Rare Level 5 warning for disruptive snow issued for parts of South Africa

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a rare Orange Level 5 warning for disruptive snow over the Drakensberg regions for June 2, 2021, with mountain passes expected to be closed. A Yellow level 2 warning for disruptive rain is expected over extreme...

June 01, 2021

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Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend

Numerous cold temperature records have been broken in parts of the eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend while a heat wave is forecast to reach dangerous levels for some locations in the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to the...

June 01, 2021

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Large mud volcano eruption in Colombia injures 1 person and forces 150 to evacuate

A large mud volcano eruption took place in the municipality of Necocli, Antioquia Department, Colombia, on May 30, 2021, injuring 1 person and forcing 150 to evacuate. This is the strongest eruption of this mud volcano since 2005. According to the municipal risk...

May 31, 2021

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Historic rainfall hits New Zealand, causing severe flooding

Hundreds of residents in north Canterbury in New Zealand have been evacuated amid severe flooding fuelled by a one-in-100-year heavy rain over the weekend. According to NIWA, the rainfall was 200 to 400 percent of normal for the month of May, causing rivers to rise...

May 31, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" forms near the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" formed between Palau and the Philippines on May 30, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. On the current forecast track, Choi-wan will likely remain over the Philippine Sea over the next 5 days....

May 31, 2021

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Alaska, U.S.

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Alaska at 06:59 UTC on May 31, 2021, at a depth of 58.2 km (36 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 76.2 km (47.3 miles) N of Chickaloon (population 272), 128.3 km...

May 31, 2021

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97 rivers across China exceed warning levels as country prepares for another heavy flood season

Rainy season came early to China this year and 97 rivers across the country are already exceeding warning levels as of Thursday, May 27, 2021. This represents a rise of about 10% compared to 2020, a record-breaking year when it comes to rainfall and floods. With...

May 28, 2021

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Extreme rainfall event - Rare Red Warning for Heavy Rain issued for Canterbury region of South Island, New Zealand

The New Zealand MetService has issued a rare Red Warning for Heavy Rain for the Canterbury region of South Island for the weekend. Meteorologists warn this could be the most significant rainfall for the region in 10 years. Heavy rain is also expected over other...

May 28, 2021

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Seismicity and soil deformation indicate the presence of magma under Goma and Lake Kivu - Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered a precautionary evacuation of part of the city of Goma on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in response to frequent earthquakes in the region after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22. Local military governor...

May 27, 2021

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Yaas" makes landfall over Odisha, India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Yaas" crossed the north Odisha coast, India about 20 km (12.4 miles) south of Balasore from 05:00 to 06:00 UTC (10:30 to 11:30 IST) on May 26, 2021, with an estimated wind speed of 130 - 140 km/h (80 - 87 mph) gusting to 155...

May 26, 2021

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Significant damage after M5.3 earthquake near Nyiragongo volcano

Significant building damage was reported after a shallow M5.3 earthquake (RMB) hit Rubavu, Rwanda at 09:03 UTC (11:03 LT) on May 25, 2021. The USGS is reporting it as M4.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the strongest of numerous earthquakes recorded in the...

May 25, 2021