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Below zero temperatures claim 21 lives, Poland

7 января 2016 No comments

A strong spell of cold weather gripped Poland on the weekend of January 2, 2016. Temperatures dropped to — 17.8 ºC (0 ºF) causing 21 people to freeze to death. After unseasonably mild Christmas weather in the period between December 18 and 28, 2015,... Read more...

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Heavy flooding affects drought-stricken California

7 января 2016 No comments

Heavy flooding affects drought-stricken California Strong thunderstorms battered southern California since January 5, 2016. Heavy rainfalls, thought to be fueled by the El Niño phenomena, inundated streets and caused streams to overflow, disrupting traffic across the affected areas. Another strong storm is on... Read more...

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Slow-moving low pressure system floods New South Wales, Australia

6 января 2016 No comments

Slow-moving low pressure system floods New South Wales, Australia A slow-moving low pressure system near Port Stephens (Hunter Region), New South Wales, Australia produced very heavy rain between January 5 and 6, 2016, causing both riverine and flash flooding from the Central Coast to the Mid North Coast. The severe weather has... Read more...

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Major eruption of Soputan volcano, Indonesia

5 января 2016 No comments

Major eruption of Soputan volcano, Indonesia Volcanic activity at Indonesian Mount Soputan is rapidly increasing with a new series of moderate to strong eruptions. On January 4, authorities raised the volcanic alert level from 2 to 3 (out of 4) and prohibited all activities within a radius of 4 km (2.5 miles)... Read more...

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BOM: 2015-16 El Niño has peaked

5 января 2016 No comments

BOM: 2015-16 El Niño has peaked Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports that a number of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) indicators suggest the 2015-16 El Niño has peaked in recent weeks."Tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures suggest this event is one of the top three stron... Read more...

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Dengue fever outbreak in Yemen

5 января 2016 No comments

Dengue fever outbreak in Yemen The consequences of a rare hurricane hit in Yemen on November 3, 2015 are still felt today. Tropical Cyclone «Chapala» caused flash floods across the port of Mukalla, and regions of the Hadramout province, which damaged roads, houses and sewer systems. Recent... Read more...

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UK’s December 2015 breaks records for both rainfall and temperature

5 января 2016 No comments

UK's December 2015 breaks records for both rainfall and temperature The UK Met Office has confirmed today that December 2015 has broken records for both rainfall and temperature.«The month was not only the wettest December on record, but also the wettest calendar month overall since the records began in 1910,» Met Office said. Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region

4 января 2016 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits India-Myanmar border region A strong and shallow earthquake registered by India's Meteorological Department as M6.7 at a depth of 17 km (10.6 miles) hit very populated India-Myanmar border region at 23:05 UTC on January 3, 2016. The agency said the epicenter was in Tamenglong region of Manipur... Read more...

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Fuego volcano erupts thick plume of ash 7.3 km into the air, Guatemala

4 января 2016 No comments

Fuego volcano erupts thick plume of ash 7.3 km into the air, Guatemala Fuego volcano, Guatemala, erupted on January 3, 2016 sending a plume of thick ash 7 315 m (24 000 feet) into the air, INSIVUMEH reported. On December 31, 2015 the volcano activity was increasing, possibly building up toward a new paroxysm.Volcano's eruption has caus... Read more...

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Strong eruption burns vegetation on the flanks of Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua

3 января 2016 No comments

Strong eruption burns vegetation on the flanks of Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua A strong eruption of Nicaraguan Momotombo volcano was recorded at 04:22 local time on January 3, 2016 (22:22 UTC on January 2) and covered much of the summit cone with incandescent ejecta.After 110 years of sleep, Momotombo volcano awakened on the morning of December 1,... Read more...

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