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Tropical Storm Kirogi to become an extra-tropical one as it heads toward the Japan and Kuril Islands

On August 9, 2012 at 15:00 UTC, Tropical Storm Kirogi had maximum sustained winds near 35 knots (40 mph/64.8 km/h). It was located about 550 nautical miles (633 miles/1,019 km) east-southeast of Misawa, Japan, near 38.5 N and 151.9 E. Kirogi was moving to the northwest

August 09, 2012

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Ernesto about to cross the coast of Mexico near Coatzalcos

Ernesto brought strong winds and heavy rains to the southern portion of the Yucatan as it moved inland during the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 8th. Later on Wednesday Ernesto was downgraded to a tropical storm. Cancun, a major tourist destination, about

August 09, 2012

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Dust blows between Africa and Arabian peninsula

Dust blows between Africa and the Middle East, over the Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden. It is difficult to ascertain whether the dust originates from the Arabian Peninsula’s Rub al’Khali Desert or the Sahara Desert, or from both. However, several

August 09, 2012

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Tropical Storm Gilma is nearing hurricane strength

On August 7, Tropical Depression 7E had become more organized and has developed into Tropical Storm Gilma; moving through the eastern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Gilma is being steered by a huge elongated area of high pressure that extends from the southwestern

August 08, 2012

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Tropical Storm Haikui impacting China

Typhoon Haikui is expected to make landfall overnight August 7–8, 2012. Authorities closed schools, grounded flights, and halted passenger train travel in coastal regions of China’s Zhejiang Province. Haikui approached the coast of China in the wake of Damrey

August 08, 2012

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Hurricane Ernesto to make landfall at easthern Yucatan

Hurricane Ernesto is intensifying as it moves toward the eastern Yucatan Peninsula  as Category 1 hurricane. Warm water, lower wind shear and less interaction with the continent of South America, has allowed Ernesto to become a hurricane. Ernesto is expected to

August 08, 2012

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Typhoon Haikui reached China's eastern coast

Few days after Damrey and Saola made landfall in eastern China, another severe storm headed for the same coast. Typhoon Haikui, the 11th tropical storm of the year, is approaching Zhejiang Province and expected to land from Zhejiang's mid-north coast on Tuesday

August 06, 2012

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Ernesto to become hurricane; major threat to Honduras, Belize and Mexico

Tropical Storm Ernesto started to gain strength and it is expected to become hurricane tonight. Additional strengthening is possible prior to landfall. Heavy showers and thunderstorms will soak the Cayman Islands through tonight before intensifying and approaching the

August 06, 2012

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North Koreans in desperate need of food after floods - more than 63 000 people left homeless

The downpours have been rolling over the impoverished country for more than a week, sweeping away crops and destroying buildings, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in reports over the weekend.Heavy rain across large swathes of North Korea has

August 05, 2012

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Jamaica and Honduras on Tropical Storm Watch as Ernesto comes closer

Tropical Storm Ernesto came across open waters on Saturday, August 4, 2012 on a projected path that would skirt Jamaica and hit Mexico after dumping heavy rain on islands in the eastern Caribbean.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ernesto is expected to roll

August 05, 2012

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Serious sandstorm hits Kuwait - weather to stabilize by end of the week

Another serious sandstorm hit the entire Kuwait on Friday, August 3, 2012 with the wind speed measuring about 90km/hr and visibility falling below 500m.Mohammed Karam, director of Weather Forecast , said this is the outcome of winds blowing from the East and high

August 04, 2012

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Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012

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Tropical Storm Ernesto on the path for the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Ernesto continues to move westward, impacting the Windward Islands and aims the Caribbean over the weekend.Radar from Guadeloupe and data from a reconnaissance plane indicate that the center of Ernesto will move away from the windward islands and

August 03, 2012

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Formation of a new tropical cyclone in west Pacific ocean

Formation of significant tropical cyclone is possible within 165 nm either side of a line from 23.3N 145.9E to 24.2N 140.8E within the next 12 to 24 hours according to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). Winds in the area are estimated to be 18 to 23

August 02, 2012

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Typhoon Saola slams eastern Taiwan, leaves 14 dead on Philippines

A slow-moving Tropical Cyclone/Typhoon Saola spawning torrential rains slammed into eastern Taiwan early Thursday, August 2, 2012. According to GDACS Saola can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and

August 02, 2012

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Dust storm blew from Argentina's Laguna Mar Chiquita

Dry conditions plagued the region of Argentina’s Laguna Mar Chiquita in June and July, 2012. Laguna Mar Chiquita straddles the border between the states of Santiago del Estero in the north, and Cordoba in the south. Cordoba was one of the states contending with

August 01, 2012

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Powerful storms Saola and Damrey on course to strike China's eastern coast

Typhoon Saola and Tropical Storm Damrey are on path  to China's eastern coast.Typhoon Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, has strengthened and is approaching coastal regions in southeastern Fujian, which has started to prepare for possible disasters. Right now

July 31, 2012