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Number of days of rain in Iberian Peninsula has increased since 1903

A research team, led by the University of Extremadura, has for the first time analysed the frequency of rainfall over the whole of the Iberian Peninsula from 1903 to 2003. The results show that the number of rainy days increased over the 20th Century, except in the area

April 11, 2011

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Scientists have calculated - Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour

The figure, unveiled at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, is substantially lower than numbers that have been used for nearly a century. The new research uses a global network of monitoring stations that detect the electromagnetic pulses produced by

April 10, 2011

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Wave of tornadoes sweeps across Iowa, US

Strong thunderstorms kicked off a busy few days of severe weather on Saturday, spawning destructive tornadoes and dropping large hail across parts of the Plains and Southeast. At least 13 people were injured and numerous buildings and vehicles were damaged from the

April 10, 2011

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Sandstorm causes deadly accident in north-eastern Germany

The sudden sandstorm, which struck south of the eastern German coastal town of Rostock, reduced visibility on the A19 autobahn to zero in a matter of seconds.In both directions on the Berlin-Rostock motorway, cars and trucks crashed into each other. Police said that

April 08, 2011

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Strong wind gusts and heavy rains shower western Cuba

Storms associated with a weak cold front caused strong winds and heavy rains in the western region of Cuba, particularly on the north coast. Gusts higher than 100 km/h (62 mph) were reported in different sites, according to Jose Ramon Palacios, Shift Supervisor at...

April 07, 2011

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Wind and waves growing across the globe

The world has gotten stormier over the past two decades - and the reason is a mystery, a new study says. In the past 20 years, winds have picked up around 5 percent on average.Extremely strong winds caused by storms have increased even faster, jumping 10 percent over 20

April 04, 2011

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More storms, tropical depressions forecast for East Sea

This year the number of storms and tropical depressions that can directly hit Vietnam is forecast to number from 5 to 6, more than that of 2010. The stormy and rainy season will also start early, a senior weather expert said.There will have around 10-12 storms and

April 03, 2011

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2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be active, have more US landfalls

AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center meteorologists are predicting an active season for 2011 with more impact on the U.S. coastline than last year. The team is forecasting a total of 15 named tropical storms, 8 of which will attain hurricane status and 3 of which will

April 03, 2011

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Several tornadoes tore through Florida

Residents from Tampa to Lakeland are cleaning up after a rash of violent storms and tornadoes tore through the Sunshine State over the past two days. There were at least half a dozen reports of tornadoes along with numerous reports of damaging winds and hail on

April 01, 2011

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Deadly Rainfall Over Thailand

Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite was used to create a rainfall map of the severe rains that fell in Thailand recently. More than 20 people have been killed in southern Thailand over the past week due to flooding and mudslides

March 31, 2011

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Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 - 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images...

March 28, 2011

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Kuwait hit by Dust Storm tsunami

A menacing black dust storm hit the country at a speed of over 50 kms per hour Friday evening, plunging the country into complete darkness before sunset. The storm reduced visibility to almost zero in some areas of the country and disrupted mobile phone services for

March 26, 2011

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Southern Atlantic Subtropical storm Arani information

NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites are providing data to scientists about the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sub-tropical Storm Arani, a rare occurrence in the southern ocean. Rainfall data and cloud top temperatures revealed some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms exist in

March 22, 2011

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Strong tidal waves in Thailand

Strong tidal wave and powerful downpour struck the coast of city Pattaya, Thailand. On March 15th sea withdraw from the coast of Pattaya leaving the ships at the pier laying on the bottom. Squally winds brings stormy weather and strong tide to residents. Residents are

March 18, 2011

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Rare Southern Atlantic sub-tropical storm forms

NASA's Aqua satellite spotted some strong convection in a recently formed low pressure area that strengthened into Sub-Tropical Storm Arani in the South Atlantic. Arani formed near the coast of Brazil and is now moving away from it. Tropical cyclones in the Atlantic

March 16, 2011

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East Coast storm system seen from space

A storm system, pictured above, that swept across the Deep South, bringing more than a dozen reported tornadoes, is moving up the East Coast. The storm system will bring heavy rains to parts of the Northeast that are already at an above average flooding risk,

March 10, 2011

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Flash floods and several tornadoes hit Gulf coast

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at 9:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST). Earlier Wednesday, three suspected tornadoes hit the New Orleans area the morning after Mardi Gras. Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes reported, began Tuesday in

March 09, 2011