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peru flood jan 22 2020

Flash floods and landslides wreak havoc in Peru

Heavy rains triggered several floods and landslides in Peru on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, particularly affecting the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco. As a result, houses were left damaged and many roads had to be closed. Authorities said damage assessments...

January 24, 2020

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Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

Residents of Sapporo city in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, woke up to the largest amount of snowfall this winter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 39 cm (15 inches) by 02:00 UTC (11:00 LT). The snow came as parts of the nation, including the island, were experiencing a...

January 23, 2020

mozambique flood jan 22 2020

Widespread floods hit Mozambique, leaving at least 28 dead and more than 58 000 affected

Heavy rains affecting Mozambique since December 2019 caused widespread floods, killing at least 28 people, injuring 66 and affecting more than 58 000. The number of affected people has reached 17 432 in Zambezia, 13 169 in Cabo Delgado, and 6 328 in Sofala-- the top...

January 23, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave at least 6 dead, widespread damage in Madagascar

Persistent heavy rains since the start of January 2020 has triggered floods and landslides in several areas of Madagascar, leading to at least six fatalities and widespread damage. The severe weather is forecast to continue agonizing parts of the country as more...

January 23, 2020

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Spain storm produces record high wave in Mediterranean, storm surge up to 3 km (1.8 mi) inland

Authorities on January 23, 2020, confirmed five more fatalities from storm Gloria, bringing the death toll to nine. The fierce storm-- which lashed parts of Spain beginning Sunday, January 19-- has generated the biggest wave ever recorded in the Mediterranean at...

January 23, 2020

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Two interconnected deep cyclones form over the North Pacific Ocean

Two deep cyclones were spotted forming over the North Pacific Ocean on January 20, 2020-- simultaneously occurring between Asian and North American continents. The twins are expected to head towards the northwestern US and southwest Canada, bringing severe winds and...

January 22, 2020

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Dengue cases rise in Sri Lanka due to previously latent serotype 3 and changing weather patterns

The Sri Lanka National Dengue Control Unit's (NDCU) released a report on January 19, 2020, stating that the rise of dengue cases in the country-- especially during the last two months of 2019-- is due to the previously latent serotype 3 (DENV3) being active, as...

January 22, 2020

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Widespread flooding continues in Southern Africa, significantly affecting crops and livestock

Incessant rains have been battering parts of Southern Africa particularly Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, resulting in widespread flooding that has significantly affected crops and livestock. In Mozambique, 19 people have lost their lives in seven districts due to...

January 22, 2020

csiro research facility destroyed by hailstorm january 2020

'Catastrophic' Canberra hailstorm destroys decades of CSIRO research, Australia

The catastrophic hailstorm that hit Australia's capital city Canberra on Monday, January 20, 2020, has caused widespread damage, including decades of glasshouse drought research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the...

January 21, 2020

ottawa snow record jan 18 2020

Record daily snowfall in capital Ottawa, Canada

Heavy in capital Ottawa, Canada, on January 18, 2020, set a new snowfall record for the date, beating the previous one set four decades ago. A total of 21 cm (8.2 inches) fell at the Ottawa Airport between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday afternoon, January 18 to...

January 21, 2020

spain storm jan 19 20 2020

4 dead as powerful storm triggers strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record waves in Spain

At least four people died as powerful Storm Gloria wreaked havoc across parts of Spain, producing strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record-breaking waves on Sunday and Monday, January 19 and 20, 2020. The Spanish meteorological agency placed 33 of its 55 provinces...

January 21, 2020

sydney storm jan 20 2020

Intense storm hits parts of Sydney, downing power lines and causing major traffic chaos

An intense storm smashed parts of Sydney, Australia on Monday afternoon (LT), January 20, 2020, downing trees and power lines, and causing major traffic chaos across the city. The storms started hitting the south and southwest portions, with three drivers left stuck...

January 21, 2020

nsw dust storm jan 19 2020

Massive dust storm smothers Central West NSW, Australia

A massive dust storm has engulfed parts of New South Wales' Central West, with wind gusts of over 100 km/h (62 mph) on Sunday night, January 19, 2020. After hitting Dubbo, the storm moved towards Parkes before heading to the Central Ranges, affecting several...

January 20, 2020

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9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the...

January 20, 2020

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Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020. The snowfall...

January 20, 2020

brazil flood espirito santo january 2020

At least 6 dead as a month's worth of rain hits Espirito Santo in just one day, Brazil

Extremely heavy rains hit southern Brazil on January 17 and 18, 2020, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving at least 6 people dead in Espirito Santo. Several others are feared missing. Nearly 250 mm (9.8 inches) fell in Alfredo Chaves town in 24 hours to...

January 20, 2020

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Historic blizzard sets new all-time daily snowfall record -- Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

A powerful blizzard brought intense winds and record-breaking snowfall to parts of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, 2020. "It’s snow and a hurricane, and snow and a hurricane shuts down a...

January 20, 2020