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Major bushfire destroys at least 71 homes in Perth Hills, threatening 2 more suburbs, Australia

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 71 homes on the outskirts of the city of Perth, Western Australia, on February 2 and 3, 2021, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes as hot and windy conditions continue hindering efforts to contain it. The fire is...

February 03, 2021

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Major winter storm slams Northeast U.S. with heavy snow and freezing rain

A powerful winter storm blasted the U.S. Northeast on Monday, February 1, 2021, bringing heavy snow and high winds that led to power outages for more than 22 000 customers throughout the region. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the heaviest snow over...

February 02, 2021

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Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" formed over the Coral Sea on February 1, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The storm moved into the basin from the Australian region as a Category 2 tropical cyclone, to the northwest...

February 02, 2021

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Severe storms hit Chile with hail and record rainfall

Severe weather affecting south-central Chile since January 29, 2021, left more than 170 000 people without power and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. Severe weather, including strong winds, hail, and heavy rains impacted parts of southern-central Chile over the...

February 01, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Ana" hits Fiji, leaving at least 1 person dead and 5 missing

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Ana" made landfall near Rakiraki, Fiji at 06:00 LT on January 31, 2021, and continued tracking SSE over the Central Division towards the Suva area. By 12:00 LT (00:00 UTC), Ana's center was located over the coast of Viti...

February 01, 2021

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Major nor'easter impacts the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through early next week

A major nor'easter will impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through early next week. Widespread heavy snow accumulating to 200 mm (8 inches) is expected, with isolated totals of more than 460 mm (18 inches) possible. Freezing rain is also likely in North...

January 31, 2021

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Complex, long-duration winter storm for the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic/Northeast, U.S.

A complex winter storm will start today, January 30, 2021, in the Midwest with heavy snow from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, including the Chicago metro area. On Sunday, January 31, the snow and wintry mix will spread into the Mid-Atlantic region...

January 30, 2021

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Warnings in place ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Ana" landfall, Fiji

Tropical Storm "Ana" formed late January 29, 2021 west of Fiji as the third named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific cyclone season. The system is expected to make landfall over Ra Province on Sunday morning (LT), January 31, and slow down as it moves over...

January 30, 2021

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Major winter storm brings damaging mudslides to California, may become a potential Nor'easter

A major winter storm fueled by an atmospheric river unleashed damaging mudslides in Northern California on Thursday, January 28, 2021, after dumping heavy snow and downpours to the region over the past days. The threat of flash flooding continues into Friday...

January 29, 2021

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Victoria drenched by a month's worth of rain in 12 hours while historic rains hit NSW, Australia

Parts of Victoria, Australia, have seen a month's worth of rain in 12 hours into Friday, January 29, 2021, while New South Wales was hit by historic rainfall, and is set for further heavy downpours and damaging winds, with severe thunderstorm warning in place....

January 29, 2021

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Tropical depression near Fiji to intensify into a tropical cyclone

Tropical depression 05F developed near Fiji on January 28, 2021, and is forecast to slowly track towards Fiji over the next 24 hours and develop into a tropical cyclone Category 1 on January 30, affecting the Fiji Group. At 06:00 UTC on January 29, the center of...

January 29, 2021

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Strong winter storm brings heavy snow and flooding rain to Northern California, U.S.

A potent winter storm is impacting Northern California, bringing flooding rains and heavy mountain snow. Up to 36 cm (14 inches) of snow was recorded in the Tahoe region overnight Thursday, January 28, 2021. More significant snow is forecast through Friday, January...

January 28, 2021

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Researchers investigate what happens if 'perfect solar storm' hits Earth

In a new study published in Space Weather journal, researchers investigated what might happen if a 'perfect' coronal mass ejection (CME) hit the Earth. Using state‐of‐the‐art computer models to simulate the worst-case solar storm, the team found that...

January 28, 2021

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More than 330 000 customers without power as major winter storm hits California

A strong frontal system -- Category 3 atmospheric river -- impacting California and parts of Nevada through Thursday, January 28, 2021, will bring gusty winds, very heavy rain, and mountain snow, in some parts extreme. Whiteout/blizzard conditions and heavy snow in...

January 27, 2021

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Significant eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano at 06:40 UTC on January 27, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Due to the meteorological cloud, ash estimate to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level was based on the IR temperature....

January 27, 2021

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Major winter storm to strike California with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow

A major winter storm is forecast to strike California, U.S. with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow later today, January 26 through Thursday, January 28, 2021. While this will be beneficial rain and snow given the ongoing drought conditions, in some instances it...

January 26, 2021

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Rare snow blankets Southern California, potent winter storms to bring more this week

Southern California residents woke up to a surprising sight on Saturday, January 23, 2021, as rare snow dusted parts of the region, including Malibu, where significant snow has not fallen for years. Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash...

January 26, 2021