G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

A G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for February 2, 2022, after a long-duration M1.1 solar flare produced an asymmetric, full-halo coronal mass ejection (CME) at 23:32 UTC on January 29. The CME is expected to reach Earth late February 1 or early…

Temperature in China’s Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

Temperature in China’s Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

Severe cold wave sweeping through northern China dropped the temperature in the city of Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia autonomous region to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F) on December 23, 2021. The cold snap continued over the Christmas weekend and into the new week. While…

Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in Greece

Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in Greece

Two annual records, for rainfall and snowfall, were already broken this month in Greece, the National Observatory of Athens announced. The annual rainfall reading at Theodoriana meteorological station, in the northwestern regional unit of Arta, reached 3 425 mm…

Parts of northern Saudi Arabia covered in a layer of hail and snow

Parts of northern Saudi Arabia covered in a layer of hail and snow

Parts of northern Saudi Arabia were covered in a fine layer of hail and snow on Sunday, November 21, 2021, as temperatures plummeted to approximately 7 °C (44.6 °F). One of the affected cities was Qurayyat, Al Jawf Province, located about 30 km (18 miles)…

Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

A severe hailstorm classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a superstorm, hit the town of Lydenburg in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga highveld during the afternoon hours of Sunday, November 14, 2021. Some of the hailstones were larger…