Egypt sets hottest June day in African history; historic heatwave hits Cyprus

Egypt sets hottest June day in African history; historic heatwave hits Cyprus

Aswan in Egypt recorded 50.9 °C (123.6 °F) on June 7, 2024, setting the highest reliable temperature ever recorded in Egypt and the hottest June day in African history. On the same day, Cyprus experienced its hottest June day ever with temperatures hitting 44 °C (111 °F), breaking its record for the second time this month.

Strong solar radiation storm in progress after M9.7 solar flare produced large CME

Strong solar radiation storm in progress after M9.7 solar flare produced large CME

A strong, long-duration solar flare measuring M9.7 erupted from Active Region 3697 at 01:49 UTC on June 8, 2024. The event started at 01:23 and ended at 02:19 UTC, producing a strong CME. Shortly after, solar radiation storming began on Earth, reaching the S3 – Strong threshold at 08:00 UTC.

Greenfield, Iowa tornado rated EF-4 — strongest U.S. tornado of 2024

Greenfield, Iowa tornado rated EF-4 — strongest U.S. tornado of 2024

On May 21, 2024, a powerful EF-4 tornado with winds reaching up to 298 km/h (185 mph) devastated Greenfield, Iowa, resulting in at least five fatalities and significant property damage, marking it as the strongest tornado in the U.S. this year.

G5 – Extreme geomagnetic storm following strong CME impact

G5 – Extreme geomagnetic storm following strong CME impact

The first of several incoming coronal mass ejections (CMEs) impacted Earth at around 16:56 UTC on May 10, 2024, rapidly increasing geomagnetic field levels from unsettled to G4 – Severe by 17:44 and to G5 – Extreme by 23:34 UTC — something we haven’t seen since 2003.

Rare snowfall blankets Santiago, causing power outages for over 200 000, Chile

Rare snowfall blankets Santiago, causing power outages for over 200 000, Chile

A rare snowfall blanketed several parts of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, causing widespread power outages and prompting local authorities to issue safety guidelines. The last time it snowed in Santiago was in 2020, although much later in the season.