Articles tagged "wx record"

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Over 1.75 million people affected by floods, 17 000 homes collapsed in north China's Shanxi Province

Continuous downpours affecting north China's Shanxi Province since the start of October have affected more than 1.75 million people and forced the evacuation of more than 120 000. In addition, floods damaged over 190 000 ha (469 500 acres) of crops and...

October 12, 2021

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Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

A severe storm stalled over NW Italy on October 4, 2021, dumping record-breaking rain and causing floods and landslides. In addition, the storm produced more than half a million lightning strikes within 48 hours. The day started with 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in...

October 06, 2021

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Flash floods hit Marseille after 2 months' worth of rain overnight, France

Flash floods hit parts of the city of Marseille in southern France on October 4, 2021, after 173 mm (6.8 inches) of rainfall fell overnight, with most of it in the space of 2 hours. The amount represents 2 months' worth of the city's average October...

October 05, 2021

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Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

A weather station in Cairo Montenotte, Province of Savona in the NW Italian region of Liguria, recorded 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in just 6 hours on October 4, 2021, breaking the country's 6-hour rainfall record of 472 mm (18.6 inches) set in 2011. While rain...

October 05, 2021

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South Pole registers coldest winter on record

A weather station at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station registered record cold winter temperatures this season (April - September), averaging at -61.1 °C (-77.9 °F) and breaking the previous record set in 1976 at -60.6 °C (-77 °F). Weather records...

October 05, 2021

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Extremely heavy rain hits capital Ljubljana, Slovenia

Extremely heavy rains hit parts of Slovenia on September 29, 2021, flooding more than 500 buildings in the capital Ljubljana alone. Meteorologists said this is the heaviest rainfall in the 160-year history of the country's meteorological measurements. According...

September 30, 2021

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Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by powerful wind gusts hit the Gard department in Southern France on the morning of Tuesday (LT), September 14, 2021. In just three hours, the equivalent of more than 2 months of rain fell on Gard's southern and western regions,...

September 15, 2021

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Severe floods hit Agen after two months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwest France was hit by record-breaking rainfall on September 8, 2021, inundating streets of the city of Agen with more than 2 m (6.6 feet) of water. According to Meteo France, La Garenne station in Agen recorded 128.8 mm (5.07...

September 09, 2021

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Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" bring record rains, historic flooding and destructive tornadoes to U.S. Northeast, leaving at least 71 people dead

Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" -- which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29 with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph)1 -- inundated parts of the U.S. Northeast and spawned large and extremely dangerous tornadoes on September 1 and 2, 2021....

September 02, 2021

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Catastrophic flooding hits Tennessee after record rainfall, leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens missing

Several waves of slow-moving storms dumped record-breaking rains over parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21, 2021, resulting in catastrophic flooding in which at least 22 people lost their lives and dozens remain missing. The worst impacted counties...

August 23, 2021

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Severe floods hit Gävle after two months' worth of rain overnight, Sweden

Record-breaking rain hit the Swedish city of Gävle in Gästrikland Region on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17 and 18, 2021, leaving hundreds of homes and vehicles flooded and prompting authorities to close schools and issue stay-at-home warnings. According...

August 20, 2021

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Record rainfall hits burn scar areas in Flagstaff, Arizona

Coconino County officials, Arizona are reporting a 200- to 500-year rainfall event hit Museum Fire Burn Scar in Flagstaff, Arizona on August 17, 2021. At approximately 12:15 MST on August 17 (19:15 UTC, August 16), rain began to fall over the Museum Fire Burn Scar,...

August 19, 2021

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Spain confirms new highest temperature record - 47.4 °C (117.3 °F) in the city of Montoro, Cordoba

Spain's State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) confirmed1 the country's highest temperature on record was set at 47.4 °C (117.3 °F) in the city of Montoro, Cordoba on Saturday, August 14, 2021. The record was set at 15:10 UTC (17:10 LT). The city's...

August 17, 2021

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Record-breaking rains hit Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Extremely heavy rains are falling across parts of western and southwestern Japan since Thursday, August 12, 2021, causing floods and landslides and prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders. At least 1 person was killed and two others are missing, as of early...

August 13, 2021

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Sicily registers 48.8 °C (119.8 °F), potentially setting new European record

Sicilian province of Siracusa, Italy registered a temperature of 48.8 °C (119.8 °F) at 11:14 UTC (13:14 LT) on August 11, 2021, potentially setting a new European record. The station is operated by Servizio Informativo Agrometeorologico Siciliano (SIAS)....

August 12, 2021

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Tunis registers record-breaking 49 °C (120.2 °F), Kairouan hits 50 °C (122 °F), Tunisia

Tunisia's Meteorological Institute registered 49 °C (120.2 °F) in capital Tunis on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, setting a new all-time highest temperature record for the city. The previous highest recorded temperature in Tunis was 46.8 °C (116.2...

August 11, 2021

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National Observatory of Athens registers highest temperature on record, Greece

Greek National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has registered its highest temperature on record with 46.3 °C (115.3 °F) registered in Makrakomi, Phthiotis on Monday, August 2, 2021. Other Greek mainland areas also recorded extremely high temperatures on Monday,...

August 03, 2021

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Record-breaking heatwave hits Hokkaido, Japan

An unprecedented heatwave is sweeping over Hokkaido, Japan, with numerous all-time records falling almost every day. Very high temperatures are expected to continue over the next 14 days. One of the most notable records on July 27 was registered in Asahikawa, holder...

July 28, 2021

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Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Incessant rain over the last 48 hours has led to devastating floods in parts of Maharashtra, with three districts flooded and two districts facing a flood-like situation. The rains intensified on July 21, making this July the wettest in 40 years. From July 1 to 22,...

July 23, 2021

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Catastrophic floods caused by extremely heavy rains claim lives of at least 63 people in Henan, China

At least 63 people have been killed after heavy rains affecting China's central province of Henan since July 16 intensified on July 20, 2021. Zhengzhou meteorologists said the level of rains the capital received in 3 days was 'once in a thousand...

July 21, 2021

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Massive flooding hits Zhengzhou after more than 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in just 1 hour, China

Extremely heavy rains hit the capital of China's Henan Province - Zhengzhou (population 10.3 million) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing massive floods. This was the third and the strongest day of heavy rainfall in the province. Zhengzhou received average...

July 20, 2021

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Extremely heavy rains hit Kyushu, JMA issues year's first Level 5 torrential rain alert, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued its highest level rain alert for parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan on Saturday, July 10, 2021, leading local authorities to instruct hundreds of thousands to take immediate safety measures. Reports of river flooding...

July 10, 2021

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Massive mudslide hits Atami after 2 days of record-breaking rain, Japan

At least 20 people are missing and two were found in a state of cardiac arrest after a large-scale mudslide hit Atami, a seaside resort town in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at around 10:30 LT on July 3, 2021. Atami is about 100 km (62 miles) SW of Tokyo. The slide...

July 03, 2021

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Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

The Canadian village of Lytton, which set an all-time national heat record this week, has been engulfed by fast-moving wildfires, officials said Thursday, July 1, 2021. Mayor Jan Polderman said the whole place is on fire, adding that two people were reported dead....

July 02, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" - Warnings issued for Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tropical Storm "Elsa" formed at 09:00 UTC on July 1, as the fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to pass near or over portions of the Windward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on Friday, July 2, move into...

July 01, 2021

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Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada from Friday, June 25 to Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021, amid a historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. The number is nearly double the expected amount and is predicted to further increase as...

June 30, 2021

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Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records were smashed in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and western Canada amid a historic heat wave described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented." Daytime temperatures were pushed into the...

June 28, 2021

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Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

A long-lasting heatwave continues to bring record-breaking across much of western U.S. Thursday, June 17, 2021, exacerbating the current drought situation. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that more than 40 million residents are under a heat advisory or...

June 18, 2021

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NIWA releases figures for historical 'one-in-200-year' event in Canterbury, New Zealand

Preliminary analysis by NIWA scientists has shown that the severe weather event in Canterbury, New Zealand, from May 29 to 31, 2021 was so extreme in some inland areas that it could be considered a "one-in-200-year" event. On May 29, extremely heavy...

June 14, 2021

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Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

A snowstorm has been pummeling Ushuaia City in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since May 24, 2021. According to the Civil Defense, the storm dumped more than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) of snow over the weekend alone, an amount not seen for more than two decades. "For more...

June 03, 2021

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Parts of southeast Australia shiver through coldest May mornings on record

Parts of southeast Australia saw record cold temperatures on Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31, 2021, with many inland areas plunging below freezing temperatures. Temperatures in Melbourne City, Victoria, plunged to 1.7 °C (35 °F)-- its coldest May morning...

June 01, 2021

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Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend

Numerous cold temperature records have been broken in parts of the eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend while a heat wave is forecast to reach dangerous levels for some locations in the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to the...

June 01, 2021

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Sydney records coldest run of May nights since 1967, Australia

A record-breaking cold snap is affecting eastern Australia this week, with Sydney, NSW recording its coldest run of May nights since 1967. The minimum temperatures in the city dropped to 8.6 °C (47 °F) on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021, marking the coldest...

May 20, 2021

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Moscow swelters through record May heat, Russia

Russian capital Moscow has smashed heat temperature records over 100 years old for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The city saw 29.2 C (84.6 °F), beating the previous record set in 1897. Tuesday's record temperature came one day after...

May 20, 2021

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UK records coldest April since 1922 and frostiest since 1960

The Met Office has confirmed that last month was the UK's coldest April since 1922. The chilly weather was accompanied by air and ground frosts, making the country record its frostiest April since 1960 when precise record-keeping began. Despite the cold and...

May 03, 2021

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UK hit by frostiest April on record, farmers and growers reporting considerable damage

Provisional records for April 2021 show the United Kingdom has experienced the most air frosts since records began in 1960, the UK Met Office reported Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This month has already seen an average of 13 days of air frosts for the country, with many...

April 28, 2021

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Unseasonal, record-shattering cold and snow engulf central and eastern U.S.

An unusually cold front swept through the central and eastern U.S. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, bringing chilly conditions and snow all the way to Mid-South. By Wednesday morning, April 21, scores of record cold temperatures were set. The cold is expected to settle in...

April 22, 2021

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Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) leaves 3 dead, 230 000 displaced in the Philippines

At least three fatalities have been reported and around 230 000 have been displaced due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Surigae"-- locally called Bising-- in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported...

April 21, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) forces more than 100 000 to evacuate, Philippines

Typhoon "Surigae" -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- brought more than 380 mm (15 inches) of rainfall across parts of Samar over the past 24 hours, causing floods and landslides and forcing more than 109 000 people to evacuate. While the rainfall...

April 19, 2021

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Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding in Singapore

Heavy downpour caused flash flooding in Singapore on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with up to 161.4 mm (6.3 inches) of rain recorded in the western region from 04:25 to 07:25 UTC (12:25 to 15:25 LT). The amount was equivalent to 91 percent of the country's average...

April 19, 2021