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A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013

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First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013

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Supermoon followed by king tides

On June 23, 2013 the full moon will not only be the closest to Earth for the year, but it will also appear the biggest full moon for 2013. It will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013. It is also known as a supermoon and it will be

June 22, 2013

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Devastating floods struck Alberta, Canada forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate

Since Wednesday June 19, 2013 almost 200 millimeters of rain have fallen in some areas in Alberta, Canada devastating communities, creating mudslides and washing out many roads. On Thursday June 20, 2013 river banks have burst throughout southern Alberta, because

June 22, 2013

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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Historic floods continue to devastate Europe

Persistent heavy rains brought devastating floods to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary at the start  of June 2013. While the water levels dropped in some areas, other locals are still under threat as flood waves

June 08, 2013

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Record breaking flooding paralyzes central Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Austria...

Continuous rain is paralyzing central European countries and bringing heavy flooding to Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and Austria. Meteorologist warn there is still no end in sight as more countries are declaring state of emergency. This is the worst

June 04, 2013

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Deadly earthquake and flash floods hit northern Afghanistan

A deadly earthquake magnitude 5.6 (USGS) struck Hindu Kush, northeastern Afghanistan, on April 24, 2013 at 09:25 UTC (13:55 local time). Epicenter was located in Nangarhar province, 11 km (6 miles) S of Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan and 25 km (15 miles)

April 24, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Rusty left flooded rivers and lakes in north-western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Rusty made landfall in northwestern Australia in late February 2013, coming ashore east of Port Hedland and bringing strong winds to the community of Pardoo. Rusty's heavy rainfall forced Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a flood warning for

March 05, 2013

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Deadly landslides and floods across Indonesia

Seasonal rains and high tides in recent days have caused widespread flooding across much of Indonesia. North Sulawesi province's capital city, Manado in Indonesia, was hit by heavy rains that triggered floods and landslides on February 17, 2013 responsible for

February 20, 2013

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Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald caused raging floodwaters in northern Australia

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald impacted Australia. Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on January 27, 2013 , forcing more than 1,000 to flee their

January 28, 2013

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January "king tides" threaten coastal areas worldwide

High tides will be extra high everywhere around the world this week because the Earth is at perihelion - the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the Sun. Occurring several times a year, king tides happen when the Earth, moon and sun align in a way that

January 11, 2013

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Devastating floods in Nigeria displaced more than 2 million people

Since July, devastating floods affected 30 of the Nigeria's 36 states, displacing more than 2 million people.  The Nigerian Red Cross said there’s no telling when families will be able to return, and when they do, they will need help

November 06, 2012

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UK experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say

In an article named "UK experiences 'weirdest' weather" environment analyst Roger Harrabin (BBC) states that the driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in a dramatic turnaround never documented before. The scientists said

October 20, 2012

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Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

September 25, 2012

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Flooding in Pakistan - Heavy monsoon rains overwhelmed country's irrigation infrastructure

Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh regions in southern Pakistan are experiencing flood conditions similar to summer 2010. Nearly 100,000 residents had been displaced in Balochistan Province alone. Heavy monsoon rains managed to overwhelm the country's irrigation

September 24, 2012

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Pakistan hit by devastating floods again

Pakistan has been hit with second season of devastating floods as fast flowing water swept away hundreds of villages, bringing miseries to the locals in already poor living environments. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains caused widespread destruction across vast

September 14, 2012