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Strong winds picking up dust and sand across Arabia and northern Africa

Moderately rough winds reduced visibility across Arabia and northern Africa. The conditions also kept on changing as strong winds kicked up sand and dust. Visibility dropped in many areas. Winds are expected to be moderately rough and will likely strengthen at times,

April 20, 2012


Dust plumes off the Libya coast

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows over the Gulf of Sidra (Khalij Surt), a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea on the northern coast of Libya. The gulf measures 439 kilometres (273 mi) from the promontory of Boreum (now Ras Teyonas) on the East side to the

April 17, 2012

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Extreme weather in US: tennis ball sized hail in Nebraska and stunning multi-vortex tornado near Woodward, western Oklahoma

A devastating string of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes was tracked through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on Saturday, April 14, 2012.This severe weather outbreak was remarkable in its duration as supercell thunderstorms began to pop up in western Kansas

April 15, 2012

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US: Severe weather outbreak expected this weekend

A tornado that cut through the heart of Norman on Friday, April 13, 2012 could be the first taste of a major outbreak expected Saturday and Sunday.A large upper-air cold pocket will exit out of the Four Corners and meet up with a humid and very warm air mass still

April 14, 2012

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Severe dust and thunder/hail storms in India

14 people were killed and more than 200 were injured due to severe dust and thunder/hail storms at different places in India during the past 24 hours.The worst affected was Jalaun where nine persons died during hailstorm which lashed the districts during wee hours.

April 13, 2012

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Extreme weather US: One meter of hail in Panhandle, Texas

Extreme weather, including heavy hail and flooding, has paralyzed parts of the Panhandle, Texas shutting down highways on Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 2012.According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Highway 136 at Fritch was closed in Hutchinson

April 12, 2012

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Hailstones the size of golf balls pelted several rural areas in east China's Jiangxi province

The giant pieces of ice pelted several rural areas in east China's Jiangxi province overnight and on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012, resulting in the deaths of three people, the Xinhua news agency said.The hailstones were said to be as large as 3.5cm in diameter

April 12, 2012


Typhoon winds battering Japan

Winds of typhoon strength have swept over parts of Japan, making for travel chaos, reports said on Tuesday. Winds were clocked to 150 km/h (93 mp) in western Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) indicated. Winds at the Tokyo Haneda International Airport

April 04, 2012

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Dozen tornadoes tear through Dallas-Fort Worth area, US

Large, destructive tornadoes touched down in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Wave after wave of storms battered North Texas on Tuesday afternoon, smashing homes and apartment complexes, toppling trees, tossing vehicles. Cleanup efforts

April 04, 2012


Tropical storm Pakhar whips southern Vietnam

The first typhoon of the northern hemisphere 2012 typhoon season, Tropical cyclone Pakhar weakened to a tropical storm before making landfall in southern Vietnam on Sunday on the coast near Vung Tau and Ham Tan, less than 100 km (60 miles) east of Ho Chi Minh

April 03, 2012

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State of emergency declared on Fiji after Tropical Storm Daphne caused severe flooding

Flood-ravaged Fiji declared a state of emergency on Sunday and warned tourists to stay away for the time being, as heavy rain and high winds continued to pound the South Pacific nation.Officials said they could not guarantee visitors' safety in the wake of flash

April 02, 2012


Tropical cyclone Pakhar to make landfall in Vietnam

An unusual late-March tropical cyclone will send torrential rain and strong winds ashore in Vietnam. The first Typhoon of the northern hemisphere in the 2012 season is predicted to make landfall today, on April 1 just north of Ho Chi Minh City, affecting approximately

April 01, 2012

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Typhoon Pakhar headed for landfall in Vietnam

Typhoon-force winds, heavy rainfall, and very rough coastal conditions are expected as Pakhar nears the coast of Vietnam later today, Saturday and Sunday (March 31/April 1 UTC). After landfall, Pakhar is forecasted to move inland and dissipate quickly.According to

March 31, 2012

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Flash floods caused havoc in Fiji

A tropical low pressure caused flash flooding which cut highways and forced evacuations in Fiji with residents sheltering from rising waters on rooftops today, on March 30. Heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks in the west of the main island Viti Levu. The

March 30, 2012


Last week's super dust storm over the Arabian Sea

On March 20, 2012, a giant dust plume stretched across the Arabian Sea from the coast of Oman to India. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture bellow the same day. This extensive plume followed days of

March 27, 2012


Dozens tornadoes spinning up in southern Illinois and Kentucky and in the Deep South, US

Several rope tornadoes have been spinning up from serve storms in southern Illinois and Kentucky with a lot of twisting motion in the atmosphere in place. Meanwhile, storms have also produced tornadoes in the Deep South.A line of nasty thunderstorms are stretching

March 24, 2012


"Super sandstorm" over the Arabian peninsula

Super sandstorm is whipping up winds and dust across the Arabian Peninsula. On March 20, 2012, a giant dust plume stretched across the Arabian Sea, from the coast of Oman in the west to the coast of India in the east.  This extensive plume followed days of dust-storm

March 21, 2012