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Wild weather strands 1 000 tourists, spawns over 857 000 lightning strikes over New Zealand

More than 857 000 lightning strikes have been recorded over New Zealand in 72 hours starting midnight local time Friday, December 6, 2019. Severe storms, landslides, slips, and flooding in the South Island cut off towns and trapped roughly 1 000 foreign tourists....

December 09, 2019

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Widespread damage as Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" makes landfall in Puntland, Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" made landfall in the Puntland State of Somalia on December 7, 2019, with wind gusts reaching 80 km/h (50 mph). It hit the coastal city of Eyl in Nugal Region, according to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster...

December 09, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Belna" forecast to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Belna" is expected to make landfall between Mahajanga and Cape Saint-Andre, Madagascar just before 18:00 UTC on December 9, 2019, with maximum sustained winds up to 170 km/h (105 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (130 mph). Depending on the...

December 08, 2019

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Calgary sees snowiest November in 50 years, Canada

Calgary has broken a weather record dating back 50 years as the city marked the snowiest November since 1966, according to YYC Weather Records' report on December 6, 2019. A snowfall total of 47.4 cm (18.7 inches) was registered between November 1 and 30, 2019....

December 08, 2019

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100 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours over South Island, New Zealand

MetService recorded nearly 100 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours over South Island, New Zealand, leading up to Saturday morning, December 7, 2019. Some of the strikes were associated with severe storms over Westland, the agency said. The West Coast has also been...

December 07, 2019

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Severe weather warnings up as Storm Atiyah heads toward Ireland and the UK

Met Eireann issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings as Storm Atiyah is set to strike the country on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The Met Office has warned that massive waves, travel and power disruptions, flooding, and damages to properties are likely. Atiyah is the...

December 06, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Belna" heading toward Mayotte and Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Belna" formed December 5, 2019, as the second named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical season. The cyclone is intensifying and is expected to reach intense tropical cyclone status before making landfall over Madagascar. ...

December 06, 2019

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Very cold temperatures expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, U.S.

Very cold temperatures are expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest during the beginning of next week, with the coldest temperatures forecast to occur on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. High temperatures below zero and low temperatures around -20...

December 06, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pawan" about to make landfall over Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Pawan" is slowly weakening on its way toward Somalia. Landfall is expected late November 6 into November 7, south of Eyl, an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province. Pawan is the 8 named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean...

December 06, 2019

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Impressive rapid intensification of Tropical Cyclone "Ambali" in South Indian Ocean

An impressive rapid intensification of Tropical Cyclone "Ambali" is currently in progress in the South Indian Ocean. This is the second named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season, forming just days after Belna, the first named storm...

December 05, 2019

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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019....

December 05, 2019

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At least 38 killed after series of landslides hit Cibitoke, NW Burundi

Officials in NW Burundi confirmed on Thursday, December 5, 2019, that at least 38 people died after heavy rains caused landslides in the country's Cibitoke province on December 4. Reports of deadly landslides are coming from three localities north of the...

December 05, 2019

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At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda

7 people are confirmed dead and more than 40 others are missing after a new wave of landslides hit Ugandaon December 3, 2019. Locals said at least 47 people were buried in Namasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika Sub-county, Naroko village in Bunabutiti sub-county,...

December 05, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" breaks coldest cloud-top temperature record

Typhoon "Kammuri" (Tisoy) -- the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year-- has produced the coldest cloud-top temperature on record and may have gained a distinctive place in the history of tropical cyclones, according to Scott Bachmeier of the...

December 05, 2019

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Powerful storms rage across Spanish Mediterranean coastline

Powerful storms battered areas across the Spanish Mediterranean Coastline on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, with strong winds and heavy rain. Torrential rain caused transport disruption in Mallorca due to floods while the Balearic Islands experienced record rainfall...

December 04, 2019

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Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead - U.S.

A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week,...

December 04, 2019

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Over 16 000 displaced in Terengganu and Kelantan as flood situation worsens, Malaysia

More than 16 000 people have been displaced by severe flooding in Malaysia's eastern states, Terengganu and Kelantan, according to the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare on Tuesday, December 3. The states have been facing torrential rain since the beginning...

December 03, 2019