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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Kyushu, Japan to Level 2 at 05:10 JST on November 18, 2019 (20:10 UTC, November 17). JMA is urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the...

November 18, 2019

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Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand

A tornado hit Christchurch in New Zealand on November 18, 2019, leaving a trail of damage from central suburbs to coastal areas, according to the nation's Fire and Emergency. The twister injured two people, scattered debris through the air, and disrupted power...

November 18, 2019

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Third record tide hits Venice as Italy faces heavy rain, snow and strong winds

A third exceptional tide hit Venice, Italy on Sunday, November 17, 2019, during the same week wherein other parts of the country suffered from a series of extreme weather events -- from heavy rain and snow, strong winds, and swollen rivers to out-of-season...

November 18, 2019

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Widespread disruption as heavy snow, floods, and mudslides kill 1, injure 2 others in Austria

A man died while two other people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with heavy snow, avalanche threats, and flooding by swollen rivers on Monday, November 18, 2019. The snow started on November 13 and increased significantly over the weekend. The victim was...

November 18, 2019

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Further increase in activity at White Island, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 2, Aviation Color Code to Yellow, New Zealand

Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show further increases in activity. Hazards on the island are now greater than during the past few weeks, forcing authorities to raise the Volcanic Alert Level to 2 and Aviation Color...

November 18, 2019

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Early season cold wave, snowfall hit Morocco

Residents woke up to snow-covered surroundings in Morocco on November 16, 2019, as heavy snowfall came earlier than usual. The country's weather office issued an announcement regarding a cold wave in several cities, including Ifrane. Ifrane usually sees heavy...

November 18, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit just 2 km (1.2 miles) north of Kadingilan, Mindanao, Philippines at 13:22 UTC (21:22 LT) on November 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.1 km (8.1 miles). This earthquake can have a...

November 18, 2019

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Rare autumn snowfall blankets Tehran, Iran

Heavy snowfall blanketed Iran's capital city, Tehran, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The rare autumn snow started with a few flakes that quickly intensified into a full-blown snowstorm, dumping almost 30 cm (1 foot) and blocking several roads. Snow rapidly...

November 18, 2019

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Powerful tornado hits Grosseto, causing significant damage, Italy

A powerful tornado hit the town of Polverosa di Orbetello, Grosseto province in Italy on November 17, 2019. The twister caused major damage as shown on images and footages uploaded on social media. Severe Weather Europe reported that the tornado is likely at least...

November 18, 2019

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Amateur astronomer who detected an interstellar object discovers another comet

Crimean amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov​ discovered another comet in early November 2019, just months after tracking an interstellar comet in August which may be carrying alien water. The newly found stellar object is his ninth discovery. This object was...

November 18, 2019

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Floods and landslides kill one, displace dozens in Espirito Santo, Brazil

Days of heavy rain has resulted in flooding and landslides in Espirito State in southeastern Brazil, killing at least one and displacing dozens of residents. Around 208 mm (8 inches) of rain fell on a 24-hour period to November 14, 2019, in the municipality....

November 17, 2019

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Istanbul's water dam levels fall critically low

Water levels at dams providing water to Istanbul (population 15 million) have reached critically low levels after long periods of inadequate rainfall, according to new data by the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (ISKI) on November 15, 2019. This puts the...

November 17, 2019

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Maritime Continent weakens Asian tropical monsoon rain through Australian cross-equatorial flows

A new study reveals how the Maritime Continent weakens tropical monsoon rainfall in Asia through cross-equatorial flows (CEF) in Australia. The CEFs in the lower atmosphere has a significant role in the transport between mass, moisture, and energy between the...

November 17, 2019

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Future rainfall in UK uplands heavier than present climate predictions, study suggests

Uplands in the UK could see significantly more annual rainfall in the future than what is currently being predicted in national climate models, according to a new study conducted by University of Plymouth research student, Thomas Murphy, along with academics from...

November 17, 2019

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Over 10 000 homes destroyed, 57 000 affected as catastrophic floods hit Central African Republic

Severe floods destroyed more than 10 000 homes and displaced at least 57 000 people since heavy rains started in the Central African Republic on October 21, 2019. Red Cross said this has been the state's worst flooding in two decades. Neighborhoods that are...

November 17, 2019

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Record-setting wave measured in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia

A powerful Mediterranean storm named Victoria affected the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, this week. The storm produced many notable events, including the largest wave ever recorded in Croatia...

November 17, 2019

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Huge hailstones batter Queensland, causing significant damage to cars and homes, Australia

Hailstones up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter hit north of Brisbane as dangerous thunderstorms moved across southeast Queensland on November 17, 2019, causing severe damage to cars and homes. The hail came shortly after an emergency warning was issued for bushfires...

November 17, 2019