Severe weather

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71.2 million under winter weather alerts, hard freeze continues in portions of the Deep South, US

The fourth winter storm to impact the US South this season - named Inga by The Weather Channel - moved into the region on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, causing major travel problems and forcing officials to declare states of emergency in North Carolina and Alabama....

January 17, 2018

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4 months' worth of rain in just 24 hours hit Perth, Western Australia

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" brought record-breaking rain to parts of SW Western Australia on Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The storm produced wind gusts up to 90 km/h (56 mph) and dumped more than 4 months' worth of rain in...

January 16, 2018

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Mauritius and La Reunion in direct path of Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta"

Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta," the third named storm of the 2017-18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, is on its way toward Mauritius and La Reunion. Although this system is now slowly weakening, it's expected to maintain its tropical cyclone winds...

January 16, 2018

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Thunderstorms, hail and summer snow in parts of Tasmania and the Australian Alps

A series of thunderstorms moved through the eastern half of Tasmania on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13, 2018, producing notable amounts of hail on its southeastern coast. At the same time, Tasmania's highest peaks and parts of the Australian Alps...

January 15, 2018

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Severe Tropical Storm "Berguitta" threatens Mauritius and La Reunion

A new tropical cyclone has formed in the South-West Indian Ocean on January 13, 2018 and was named Berguitta. This is currently a quasi-stationary system located north of Rodrigues. Residents of Mauritius and La Reunion are advised to prepare for heavy rain and...

January 14, 2018

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Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

A sharp arctic frontal boundary continues moving eastward towards the eastern U.S. into this weekend impacting travel. Significant freezing rain, accumulating snow, and gusty winds producing wind chills can be expected. Ice jams have been reported from Ohio to...

January 12, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" makes landfall near Wallal Downs, Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" made landfall near Eighty Mile Beach, west of Wallal Downs in Western Australia just before 10:00 UTC on January 12, 2018 as Category 1 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. The system is expected to continue...

January 12, 2018

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47 homes destroyed, 20 injured after violent hailstorm rips through Zimbabwe

A violent hailstorm swept through central Zimbabwe Monday night, January 8, 2018, injuring at least 20 people. The storm hit ripped through Silobela, Kwekwe District of the Midlands Province in central Zimbabwe. The worst affected were Wards 1, 2, 21 and 32,...

January 11, 2018

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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Strong cold front affecting US, followed by another blast of very cold Arctic air

A new winter storm, named Hunter by The Weather Channel, will bring heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet from the West to the Plains, Midwest and Northeast through Saturday, January 13, 2018. The storm is followed by another blast of very cold Arctic air, expected to...

January 11, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" forms near Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" formed late January 10, 2018 (UTC), near the west Kimberly coast, Western Australia. The system is expected to intensify while moving in a S to SW direction. There is a risk of a severe tropical cyclone impacting the Pilbara or far...

January 11, 2018

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Bangladesh hit by coldest temperatures ever

Severe cold wave engulfed Bangladesh this week with record-breaking low temperatures, the coldest the country has seen since record-keeping started in 1948. At least 12 people, including 6 children, died of cold-related ailments in just 4 days. Temperatures in parts...

January 10, 2018

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'Avalanche of exceptional magnitude' cuts off Bonneval-sur-Arc with 7 m (23 ft) deep snow, France

Following record snowfall over the last few days, the village of Bonneval-sur-Arc (population 251), located in the Savoie department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France was cut off from the rest of the world after a massive avalanche on...

January 10, 2018

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Homes wiped out after heavy rainfall, deadly floods and mudslides hit California

A powerful winter storm hit much of California overnight Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Heavy rain caused deadly flash floods and mudslides, triggering multiple water rescues. More than 20 000 people have been evacuated from areas below hillsides scorched by Thomas Fire,...

January 09, 2018

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Chaos in the Alps: Red avalanche alerts as several meters of snow cause lockdowns

At least 6 people have been killed over the past couple of days after huge amounts of heavy wet snow covered the Alps, causing numerous avalanches. Heavy snow continues falling across the mountain region, particularly in many western and southwestern parts where...

January 09, 2018

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At least 79 dead as cold wave grips northern India and Nepal

More than 70 people have died in India and Nepal over the weekend as intense cold wave descended upon the region. According to local media reports, lack of night shelters and amenities have already led to the death of over 70 homeless and poor people in India's...

January 08, 2018

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Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes, China

Two rounds of very heavy snowfall hit China's eastern and central regions since January 2, 2018, with freezing rain in Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi. 21 people were killed and millions affected, as of January 8, 2018. Heavy snowfall affecting the provinces of...

January 08, 2018