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At least 21 dead or missing after major floods and landslides hit Santa Catarina, Brazil

At least 12 people lost their lives while nine others remain missing after major floods and landslides hit the Vale do Itajai region in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Officials said up to 1 600 people have been affected by the critical...

December 18, 2020

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Military deployed after record snowfall strands more than 2 000 vehicles in Japan

The snow was falling at an unprecedented rate over parts of Japan this week, stranding more than 2 000 vehicles and forcing authorities to deploy the military to help trapped people. In addition, more than 10 000 homes were left without electricity. JMA said that...

December 18, 2020

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Powerful nor'easter brings historic snow to much of New England

A wide swath of New England was blanketed by record-breaking snow dumped by the season's first major winter storm. The remarkable snow made interstates impassable, resulting in road accidents and fatalities. In Pennsylvania, Williamsport Regional Airport...

December 18, 2020

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Category 5 Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" makes landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" made landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji's second-largest island just after 06:00 UTC (18:00 LT) on December 17, 2020, with wind speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph) and momentary gusts up to 345 km/h (215 mph), according to the RSMC...

December 17, 2020

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Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" to strike Fiji with destructive winds, storm surge and very heavy rain

Yasa has rapidly intensified into a Category 5 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale ​by 15:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and is expected to move over Fiji on December 17, bringing destructive winds, storm surge with waves as high as 16 m (52...

December 16, 2020

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Snow piling up at an unprecedented rate in Japan

The season's most powerful cold air mass is bringing remarkably heavy snow to wide swaths of Japan on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Meteorologists said the snow is falling at an unprecedented rate due to the combination of unseasonably cold Siberian air and...

December 16, 2020

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Exceptionally cold air expected after major winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with heavy wet snow and freezing rain, U.S.

A major winter storm is expected to significantly impact much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday into Thursday, December 16 into 17, 2020. A widespread swath of heavy wet snow is likely from the central Appalachians and interior Mid-Atlantic into...

December 16, 2020

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Severe Medistorm "Elaina" forms near Cyprus, landfall expected in Lebanon on December 17

A subtropical storm developed near Cyprus at around 13:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and was named Elaina by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center. Elaina is expected to make landfall in southern Lebanon on Thursday morning (LT), December 17 with winds of 50 km/h (31...

December 16, 2020

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Extratropical storm to bring severe winds, waves, and heavy precipitation to Southeast Alaska

An extratropical storm moving northeast across the North Pacific is forecast to bring major waves, strong winds, and heavy rains and snow to Southeast Alaska on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The system has already generated significant wave heights that are being...

December 15, 2020

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Yasa rapidly intensifies to Category 4 equivalent, set to approach Fiji at Category 5 strength

Tropical Cyclone "Yasa"-- the first named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season-- has rapidly intensified to Category 4 hurricane equivalent on December 15. The cyclone is forecast to hit Fiji with Category 5 force winds on Thursday...

December 15, 2020

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Severe storm brings massive rains to Queensland and NSW, Australia

An intense low-pressure trough off the coast of southeast Australia has brought torrential rains, floods, damaging winds, and dangerous waves to southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales over the weekend, with authorities describing the impacts as similar to...

December 14, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" expected to make landfall over Viti Levu, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" formed on December 12, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The current forecast track takes Yasa over Viti Levu, Fiji on December 17, with maximum sustained winds between 165 km/h (100...

December 14, 2020

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Major winter storm to impact portions of Mid-Atlantic and New England this week, U.S.

A major winter storm is expected to impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic and New England Wednesday into Thursday, December 16 into 17, 2020, as a nor'easter develops and lifts up the Mid-Atlantic Coast, NWS WPC warns. Heavy snow is expected near and north of the...

December 14, 2020

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A large storm to track across the United States, bringing severe thunderstorms, rain and snow

A storm over the Southwest will move northeastward to the Great Lakes through the coming weekend, bringing severe thunderstorms to the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley, showers to the Lower/Mid-Mississippi Valley, and snow from the central Plains to...

December 11, 2020

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More than 200 000 lightning strikes cause damage and outages across Mackay region, Australia

More than 200 000 lightning strikes were recorded across Queensland's Mackay region from Tuesday afternoon, December 8, 2020, to December 9, according to Ergon Energy, resulting in power outages and equipment damage. Ergon Energy spokeswoman Emma Oliveri said...

December 10, 2020

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Two months' worth of rain in few hours floods Iran, killing 7 people

Heavy rains from December 5 to 7, 2020, have triggered more flooding in Iran, further worsening the situation in eight provinces already affected by inundations in late November. Up to 160 mm (6 inches) of rain fell in just a few hours-- equivalent to two...

December 09, 2020

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At least 18 dead after heavy rains cause severe flooding in DRC

Heavy rainfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo during early December has caused deadly flooding in Mbanza-Ngungu, leaving at least 18 fatalities. On December 1, at least 13 deaths were reported after overnight heavy rains triggered floods. A day after, December...

December 09, 2020