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Australia: 5000 lightning strikes during storms

 Five thousand lightning strikes danced across southeast Queensland skies overnight but the thunderstorms were not as severe or damaging as the weather bureau expected. The thunderstorms produced 5000 lightning strikes since 11pm (AEST) on Tuesday, with more

March 02, 2011

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Cyclone "Bingiza" destroyed Madagascar

Victims of Cyclone Bingiza in Madagascar were 34 people, injured more than 200 thousand, informs ITAR-TASS. Tropical Cyclone Bingiza "raged for over a week in Madagascar. During this time, 77 thousand people lost their homes and more than 200 thousand were injured.

March 02, 2011

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2010 - A year of extremes in Changing Climate

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Summary for 2010, released yesterday, confirms the year was one of extremes for many parts of the country.Key points include: *The year, which began with El Nino conditions in the Pacific before rapidly

March 01, 2011

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Strong winds to strike earthquake-ravaged New Zealand

A strong cold front will bring high winds to Christchurch Tuesday. With clean-up operations still in full swing, any weather will cause issues. Wind gusts past 50 mph are expected in the city. The winds will be strongest from the northeast, right ahead of the cold

February 28, 2011

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Cyclone Atu becomes Category 3

The outer bands of Tropical Cyclone Atu continuing to push high cloud over the upper North Island this morning reports WeatherWatch.The latest oceanic warning by the crown forecaster says that Atu remains a cyclone with the air pressure at 945hPa. The cyclone is as

February 23, 2011

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Electrical storms with 27 000 recorded lightning strikes have swept Queensland

Spectacular electrical storms have swept across large parts of southern Queensland, causing flash floods and leaving more than 20 000 properties without power. The Bureau of Meteorology had been warning of a severe storm all day, so flood-weary residents were not...

February 21, 2011

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New megacyclone forming! Danger for New Zeeland and Australia, Tsunami Alert! Watch for Quakes!

Significant new cyclone threat emergingLong range computer models, which accurately predicted Cyclone Yasi's exact path and strength up to to 10 days in advance, are now picking a new cyclone is forming directly north of New Zealand in the next 7 days reports

February 19, 2011

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Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend

February 18, 2011

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Six dead, 15 000 homeless in Madagascar cyclone

The Bingiza Cyclone which hit northern Madagascar earlier this week has claimed six lives and left one person missing, with more than 15 000 people homeless and 8 530 buildings ruined. The Indian Ocean island's emergency office said the dead included

February 17, 2011

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Cyclone Carlos lashes Australia

Torrential rain and high winds lashed Darwin on Wednesday as a new tropical cyclone bore down on Australia's north, just two weeks after a top-strength storm caused massive destruction. Schools and a major airport were closed as Tropical Cyclone Carlos

February 16, 2011

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Cyclone Bingiza hits Madgascar

The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that, as of about noon Madagascar time on Feb. 14, Bingiza had maximum sustained winds of 98 mph (155 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 120 mph (195 kph). Image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS

February 14, 2011