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Unseasonal storm hits Myanmar's Kalegauk Island, damaging 300 of 500 homes

A powerful unseasonal storm swept through Kalegauk Island in Ye Township, Mon State Myanmar on January 8, 2019, causing damage to more than 300 of 500 homes. Members of the state who traveled to the island to inspect the damage said the storm hit around 07:40 local...

January 10, 2019

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Northern Greece records all-time low temperature, Athens blanketed in snow

Cold Arctic air and snowstorms affecting Greece over the past couple of days claimed lives of at least 3 people and caused record low temperature in the country's north. Heavy snow disrupted both land and air traffic, with the worst of it affecting East...

January 10, 2019

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'Unprecedented' sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

A severe storm hit Scotland on January 7, 2019, producing what Thurso locals described as 'unprecedented' sandstorm. According to residents, until a few months ago, the sand never made its way into the town, not even during the worst storms. However, a...

January 09, 2019

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Massive dust storm hits New South Wales, turns sky dark red

A massive dust storm swept over parts of New South Wales, Australia on January 8, 2019, turning the sky dark red and causing thousands of homes to lose power. BOM spokeswoman said the cause of the Mars-like conditions were strong winds produced by a thunderstorm....

January 09, 2019

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Rare January tornado hits Ohio's Trumbull County

An EF-1 tornado touched down just northeast of Champion Township, Ohio on January 8, 2019. While there were no injuries or fatalities, tornadoes in this part of the country during the month of January are very rare. According to data provided by the NWS, the...

January 09, 2019

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Heavy rain, snow and cold grips North India, temperatures up to 10 °C (18 °F) below normal

Heavy rain, snow and cold conditions have gripped all three hilly states on North India on January 5 and 6, 2019, with temperatures settling 8 - 10 °C (15 - 18 °F) degrees below normal. Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh as well as...

January 08, 2019

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Level 4 avalanche warning in Alps after blizzards claim 21 lives, more heavy snow in the forecast

At least 10 people have died in Europe as snowstorms swept through much of the continent over the weekend. At least 7 deaths have been reported in the Alps and 3 in Greece. Several people remain missing, including 4 in Norway. Avalanche risk in the northern Alps...

January 07, 2019

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Strong West Coast winter storm leaves 350 000 homes without power, traps cars in mudslides

A strong winter storm brought strong winds and high elevation snow to West Coast over the weekend, leaving more than 350 000 homes and causing flash floods and mudslides. Several more waves of heavy rain, gusty winds and high elevation snow are expected before the...

January 07, 2019

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Blizzards leave 14 people dead as cold snap hits Greece, other parts of Europe and Middle East

At least 14 people have been killed and several others remain missing after below freezing temperatures and blizzards hit Europe this week. Severe weather is expected to continue into the new week. Act accordingly. Temperatures in central and northern Greece have...

January 06, 2019

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Series of storms aim West Coast, days after 6 people die in storm-related crashes, snow on Arizona and New Mexico desert

A series of storms will take aim at the West Coast this weekend, supporting widespread rain, heavy mountain snows and gusty winds across California, the Pacific Northwest and into the interior West and Four Corners. The event comes just several days after Winter...

January 05, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pabuk" hits southern Thailand, possibly the worst in decades to hit during peak holiday season

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" made landfall in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand at 05:45 UTC on January 4, 2019 (12:45 LT), with maximum sustained winds of 70 km/h (42 mph). Pabuk brought heavy rain and fears it could end up as the worst...

January 04, 2019

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TC Mona becomes category 2 storm near Fiji, damaging swells, storm surge and flooding expected

Tropical Cyclone "Mona" strengthened into a category 2 storm at 10:00 local time on January 4, 2019. The system is heading toward Fiji, forcing authorities to issue numerous warning. With rivers being at medium to high flows, soil already saturated and...

January 04, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pabuk" to hit Thailand with heavy rain, strong winds

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" is expected to make landfall over southern Vietnam around 12:00 UTC on January 4, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. It will then continue toward Andaman and Nicobar Islands where landfall is possible sometime around 12:00...

January 03, 2019

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Arctic outbreak descends on SE Europe, lots of snow and strong Bura winds expected

Frigid Arctic air is descending down from Scandinavia to southeastern Europe this week. Large amounts of snow are expected as well as strong Bura winds along the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, a persistent stau-effect snowfall is expected across the northern Alps, with...

January 02, 2019

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Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) underway, significant winter weather likely across large parts of Europe

A major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event is currently underway in the stratosphere above the Arctic. While not every SSW event is the same and it takes some time for it to show its effects in the troposphere, meteorologists say we can expect colder air move...

January 02, 2019

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Tornado kills 1, damages 165 homes in West Java, Indonesia

A strong tornado swept through West Java, Indonesia on December 30, 2018, killing one person and damaging 165 homes. The tornado touched down in Panguragan Kulon village in Panguragan, Cirebon around 15:30 local time, Sunday. According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,...

January 01, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Penny" forms, crosses Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Penny" formed at 21:00 UTC, December 31, 2018 (08:00 AEST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019) over the warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia and made landfall around 05:00 UTC, January 1 (16:00 LT) just south of Weipa. It is...

January 01, 2019