“Météo France has placed 24 departments on continued orange alert for rain and flooding, mainly across the north and south west, as June becomes a record-breaking month for rainfall.

“In the past 12 hours, Météo France recorded 60-80mm of rain in the south Parisian region, and 30-50mm across the rest of the departments on alert.

“In Nantes, 56mm of rain was reported in just six hours, with 80mm expected in some nearby areas by today.

“One Parisian forecaster, François Jobard, said that 78mm of rain had fallen in 24 hours near the Paris-Montsouris station, and some Métro stations were experiencing flooding.”

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Meteo-France-warns-of-more-rain-in-record-breaker-June


“Lausanne and other parts of the Lake Geneva region were battered by heavy thunderstorms and a record downpour on Monday evening, causing flash flooding and disrupting several railway lines… The public broadcaster SFR Meteo said a record 41.1mm of rain fell in Lausanne in a ten-minute period at around 11pm. The previous ten-minute record was 36.1mm in Eschenz, canton Thurgau, in 2017.”

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/weather-chaos_severe-storm-and-floods-wreak-havoc-in-switzerland-/44184764


“After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.”

https://europeansting.com/2018/06/12/from-drought-to-floods-in-somalia-displacement-and-hunger-worsen-says-un/


“Large parts of China are expected to face torrential rain and thunderstorms until Thursday, with some regions at risk of flooding and landslides… China’s National Meteorological Center said the rain would hit regions like Yunnan and Tibet in the far west and then move east. Yunnan and Guangdong on the southeast coast were facing rainfall of 100-160 millimetres.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-weather/china-facing-flood-landslide-risks-amid-heavy-rain-weather-bureau-idUKKBN1J803F


“A record rainfall has caused unprecedented inundation in Chittagong [Bangladesh] city, causing immense suffering to the citizens and disrupting normal city life along with vehicular movement. According to the Patenga Met Office, 229.4 mm rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours, till 3pm Monday.”

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2018/06/12/record-rainfall-severely-disrupts-city-life-in-chittagong


“”It’s the wettest first five months of the year [Lake Ohia, NZ] I’ve seen in the 26 years that I’ve been keeping records. It’s 181mm more than the previous record for those five months in 2003, and there’s still a lot of winter and spring to go yet.””

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=12069013


“Last night’s heavy rain fell on an already rain-soaked district [Gisborne, NZ]. Strong winds left city streets scattered with debris and multiple trees were down around town. This follows flooding over Queen’s Birthday weekend which impacted severely on Tolaga Bay after a million tonnes of forestry slash was washed into the waterways.”

http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/3410926-135/rain-soaked-district-hit-again


“Bud is the second Category 4 hurricane in four days in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.”

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-06-12-hurricane-bud-eastern-pacific-forecast


“A strong storm struck Guadalajara, Jalisco [Mexico], yesterday producing flash flooding that affected several parts of the city, including the light rail system from which scores of people had to be rescued.”

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/flash-flooding-traps-passengers-in-guadalajara/


“After a tunnel collapsed last month at Colombia’s largest hydroelectric dam project, heavy floods displaced hundreds and led authorities to evacuate thousands more. Since then, torrential downpours and a spate of landslides have caused water levels along the river to rise, putting up to 120,000 more people at risk should the Hidroituango dam breach.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/12/colombia-river-cauca-breach-flooding-farc


“A wildfire in Colorado that has burned over 22,000 acres is forcing San Juan National Forest to close its doors to visitors and employees.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/11/us/colorado-wildfire/index.html


““This past month was the wettest May on record and has resulted in a significant increase in levels within the water conservation areas south of Lake Okeechobee,” said South Florida Water Management District Chief Engineer John Mi

http://naplesherald.com/2018/06/11/record-may-rainfall-leading-to-current-lake-o-releasestnik.”/


“Dating back to May 1st, a “bullseye” of total rainfall sits over northern and eastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, far northern Indiana, and southern Lower Michigan. Totals of at least 7.5″ have been seen in all of those areas since May 1st. There are isolated locations within that geographical area that have seen well over 10″ of rain! Parts of southwest Michigan, the Chicago metro area and southeast Wisconsin have seen roughly two times as much rain since May 1st as normal.”

https://www.abc57.com/news/copious-rainfall-totals-centered-around-michiana


“The Yellowknife airport [North West Territories, Canada] reported 15 millimetres of rain by noon on Monday. That’s nearly half the rainfall expected for the city for the entire month of June and broke a rainfall record for June 11.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-rain-monday-1.4701775


“A Glasgow hospital unit was left under water after flash flooding struck on Saturday evening – while patients underwent treatment. Staff in the Renal Dialysis Unit at Stobhill hospital had to contend with six inches of water that brought down ceiling tiles after collecting on the roof.”

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16282959.Glasgow_hospital_unit_left_under_six_inches_of_flood_water_while_patients_received_dialysis_treatment/


“Global average yields of common crops such as soy beans and lentils are set to decrease as a result of increased temperatures and water shortages, it is claimed. This could in turn have a knock-on effect on public health as key ingredients of a healthy diet become scarcer, warn researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vegetable-shortage-supply-food-production-climate-change-a8394336.html


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