Articles tagged "europe"

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Record low temperature set in the Netherlands, July noticeably colder across Europe

The temperature at the former Twente airbase in the eastern Netherlands dropped to -1.6 °C (29.1 °F) overnight July 4, 2019, setting a new low-temperature record for the month of July and greeting residents with fresh summer frost. The previous record for...

July 04, 2019

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Record-breaking June heatwave affecting most of Europe

A severe heatwave for the time of year is currently affecting western, central and northeastern Europe, with the most affected countries Spain, France, northern Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. On June 27, new June temperature records were...

June 27, 2019

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How rare is giant hail in Europe

2019 storm season brought unusually strong thunderstorms, out-of-season windstorms and very large/violent/destructive hailstorms to much of Europe. Very rare giant hail was reported on several occasions, inflicting heavy damage. On June 11, multiple severe storms...

June 19, 2019

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Massive hailstorms hit Slovenia, other parts of Europe, causing major damage

Intense hailstorm with hail the size of grapefruits hit parts of Slovenia on June 11, 2019, damaging hundreds of homes and cars. Parts of Germany (Bavaria), Italy, Poland, Romania and Croatia also experienced intense thunderstorms with very large hail and massive...

June 13, 2019

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Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Residents of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica woke up this week to unusually heavy snow and record low temperatures. Up to 30 cm (11.81 inches) of snow was reported up in the mountain stations on May 15, 2019 and up to 25 cm (9.84 inches) on the Vizzavona...

May 18, 2019

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Another intense Arctic cold outbreak pushing into Europe

Just a couple of days after record-breaking cold hit much of Europe, bringing heavy rain, a lot of snow and below average temperatures, another shot of cold Arctic air will push toward continental Europe from May 11 through 14. Temperatures across Europe are still...

May 10, 2019

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Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France

A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 - 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years. While the...

May 08, 2019

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Surprise snowstorm leaves 30 people with hypothermia, France

At least 30 people were treated for hypothermia in France over the weekend after they were caught in what media described as 'surprising' and 'unexpected' snowstorm. As reported by the AFP, around 10 000 people were attending unauthorized Teknival...

May 07, 2019

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Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and...

May 06, 2019

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Significant cold blast expected across Europe at the beginning of May

Forecast models indicate a significant cold blast for this time of year will affect entire Europe and northern Africa at the beginning of May. After unusually warm March and April, Europe will get to experience some of the weird weather America is already...

April 29, 2019

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Exceptionally large dust event for western Europe and Mediterranean

Huge amounts of dust are advecting toward western Europe and the western Mediterranean this weekend, with parts of France, Spain and Italy expected to be the most impacted. The event is caused by a broad cold core upper low pushing from Morocco into the Iberian...

April 20, 2019

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Arctic outbreak descends on SE Europe, lots of snow and strong Bura winds expected

Frigid Arctic air is descending down from Scandinavia to southeastern Europe this week. Large amounts of snow are expected as well as strong Bura winds along the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, a persistent stau-effect snowfall is expected across the northern Alps, with...

January 02, 2019

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Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) underway, significant winter weather likely across large parts of Europe

A major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event is currently underway in the stratosphere above the Arctic. While not every SSW event is the same and it takes some time for it to show its effects in the troposphere, meteorologists say we can expect colder air move...

January 02, 2019

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of...

October 31, 2018

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4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230...

October 14, 2018

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European vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978

The European vegetable processing sector raised concerns last month about potential losses to crop quantity and quality as a result of the very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions in all leading European production regions. Today, these regions have been...

August 08, 2018

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Violent thunderstorms produce more than 400 000 lightning strikes in 48 hours, Europe

Severe thunderstorms swept through most of Europe on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing more than 400 000 lightning strikes. One person was killed in Britain and another seriously injured in Germany. A violent electrical storm swept over the UK late...

May 28, 2018

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Severe Arctic blast affecting Europe at its peak

At least 11 people have been found frozen to death across Europe over the past couple of days as very cold Arctic air engulfed the continent. This event is its peak today and is currently producing below freezing daytime temperatures across entire Europe except for...

February 27, 2018

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Rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone forms, heading toward Greece

A rare tropical cyclone-like storm dubbed 'medicane' formed in the Ionian sea on November 17, 2017, and is affecting the region with heavy rain and strong winds. This strengthening storm is expected to hit the western coast of Greece on Saturday, November 18...

November 17, 2017

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Massive storm sweeps through Central Europe, leaving at least 6 dead

A powerful storm swept through several Central European countries on Sunday, October 29, 2017, killing at least 6 people and injuring several others. The storm dumped flooding rain and produced hurricane-force winds that knocked down trees and power lines, leaving...

October 29, 2017

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First significant cold blast expected in Europe late this weekend

A sharp patter change is expected to affect Europe starting late this weekend with much colder temperatures than average. "Various models are in good agreement for a sharp pattern change starting late this weekend from northern Europe spreading into...

October 25, 2017

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2017 EU wine harvest at historic low due to extreme weather

New estimates show that 2017 EU wine harvest is at historic low due to extreme weather events ranging from frost to drought. According to figures released by Copa and Cogeca in Brussels on October 10, 2017, the European Union suffered one of the lowest wine harvests...

October 12, 2017

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Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

As expected, winter has returned to Europe in the middle of spring, bringing huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and devastating widespread frost. While this first cold wave will be over soon, another one is already on its way toward central Europe and Balkan...

April 21, 2017

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Heavy April snowfall brings Sarajevo to a standstill

Bosnian capital Sarajevo was hit by a heavy overnight snowfall today as cold outbreak spread through the Balkans. More heavy snowfall is expected throughout the region in the days ahead. Local media is reporting massive traffic jams, trees bent under the weight of...

April 19, 2017

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Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which...

April 18, 2017

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Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

Current forecast models suggest a very cold air mass will descend from the Arctic down to the Mediterranean Sea over the next 10 days, reaching possibly as far south as northern Africa. If the models play out, central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, and Italy will see a...

April 13, 2017

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LEON - microchips designed by ESA for future space missions

In an attempt to become self-reliant, ESA designed LEON series microprocessor chips for their future space missions. Engineered to operate within spacecraft computers, withstand extreme conditions during launch and in space, manufacturing was done Atmel in France

January 10, 2013

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Europe in anti-austerity protests - 1st Pan-European General Strike - November 14, 2012

Today, November 14, 2012 is billed as the “1st Pan-European General Strike”, with around 40 unions taking part in anti-austerity protests across 23 European countries. For the time being only Spain and Portugal are actually holding full-blown ‘general

November 14, 2012