“Taiwan is preparing for the impact of [Super] Typhoon Trami, which could be among the strongest storms of the year by the time it hits the island later this week.
“As of Monday morning, the storm was still building in strength in the western Pacific near the Philippines and due to reach super typhoon size before the end of the day.
“It’s expected to hit Taiwan Friday or Saturday at a strength equivalent to a Category 4 or 5 hurricane with winds of up to 270 kilometers per hour (168 mph).”
“The drought in NSW has dried up dams and streams and now it’s turning the rivers of liquid gold to dust as beekeepers struggle to keep their starving hives alive in the driest year in more than half a century…
“Vast swathes of farming land in the state’s west recorded their driest winter since records began in 1900, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.”
“There is a high probability of a new El Niño taking hold in the north Pacific later this year, according to US weather forecasters… record-breaking rainfall in the Marshall Islands suggests development of El Niño conditions. Rainfall for Majuro over the past 12 months set an all-time record high, while rain at Kwajalein from January to June was record-setting, according to Guam weather officials…. Majuro broke the 200-inch level for the first-time ever this past July.”
“For California, it was a superlative summer—and not in a good way. This year the state experienced its second hottest summer on record, including its hottest ever July. Even the rain was warm, peaking at a record 119°F (48.3°C)—roughly the temperature of the hottest water out of the tap.
“And the wildfires…”
“A record-setting 24 hours of rain in North Texas has left much of the state dealing with deadly flooding.
“In Arlington, a young man was swept off a bridge near the University of Texas at Arlington’s campus. The young man was 23 years old and was pushed off the bridge by the rising floodwaters around 11:00 p.m., according to a call placed to campus police.”
“Overnight rain in San Antonio has made September 2018 the wettest September for the city in recorded history, according to the National Weather Service. “From midnight to about 7 a.m. we received 1.86 inches of rain,” said Bob Fogarty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “That placed us at 16.82 for September.” The previous all-time rain total record for September was 15.78 inches set in 1946.”
“At least seven people have died due to flooding caused by torrential rain in the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua, authorities reported.
“Sinaloa Civil Protection chief Juan Francisco Vega Meza said that at least four people had died in that state following heavy rains brought on by tropical depression 19-E.”
“Emergency management officials around southwest Virginia are responding to calls about closed roads and property damage following flash flooding Saturday…
“In Roanoke County, people took videos of water streaming over Old Mill Road in Cave Spring area, making driving dangerous against the current.”
“Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.
“More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast.”
“The lights are on again in Puerto Rico… But despite spending as much as $3.2 billion, the federal effort over the past year to restore power to the island didn’t build a better and more resilient system.
“In fact, the grid is more fragile. A severe new storm would put Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million residents into deep trouble.”
“As forecasters warn of more dangerous flooding in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence’s torrential rainfall, they’re also keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Kirk in the Atlantic.
“Kirk reached tropical storm-strength Saturday and was cruising west at about 21 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday at 11 p.m.”
“This is the shocking moment a tornado rips through a city in Canada, sending debris flying everywhere. Dozens were injured during the freak weather in Ottawa on Friday, which damaged thousands of homes, flipped cars over and left 130,000 people without power.
“Meteorologists recorded gusts reaching 120 mph, with the city of Gatineau, about five miles north of Ottawa, taking the brunt.”
“Water companies, government bodies and environmental groups have warned that the extreme weather this summer could lead to a drought in spring next year. Heatwaves across the UK saw hosepipe bans come into force and put pressure on farmers, whose harvests were affected by the dry conditions… parts of the north of England are under particular strain as reservoirs around Manchester, Sheffield and Stoke-on-Trent are very low.”
“After a blazing summer, Sunday was the coldest September 23 on record…
“Sunday was the coldest September 23 in the Netherlands on record, with the temperature not rising about 10.9 degrees at the De Bilt weather station near Utrecht.”
But record heat in the Pyrenees:
“European grain trade organisation Coceral last week put out its September estimates, forecasting a European Union (EU) wheat crop below 130 million tonnes of wheat, well below the averages of the past five years. In particular, northern European states such as the UK, Germany, Denmark and Sweden will have markedly lower production this year compared with 2017.”
“Torrential rains and flooding in northeastern Tunisia have left at least four people dead, including two sisters, according to the country’s interior ministry…
“Severe thunderstorms have hit the North African country since the middle of last week, flooding roads and damaging property… Some areas on Saturday received as much as 197mm of rainfall, half the country’s annual precipitation…”
“Sindh government launched the emergency relief operation in the drought-hit Tharparker region [of Pakistan] on Monday to provide free of cost wheat to over two hundred thousand deserving families.
“According to the media reports, that each of the family would be provided with 50 bags weighing 50 kgs each.”
“Heavy rains in parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh [India] killed six people and blocked roads, said officials on Monday…
“According to data recorded at 8.30 am at the Shimla Met Centre, Dalhousie in Chamba district experienced 170 mm rain in the past 24 hours.”
“Heavy rain on Sunday flooded many roads in Bangkok, including the major arteries of Ratchadaphisek and Ramkhamhaeng.
“Pictures posted on Twitter showed flooding at Rajamangala National Stadium.”
“Grebmeier has been digging up animals in the waters between Alaska and Russia for more than 30 years. And she has noticed a trend: A retreat has begun here at the edge of the Arctic. With temperatures rising, creatures such as amphipods have been inching northward. Meanwhile, clams and fish and whales from balmier climes have begun to move in.
“”We’re starting to see changes that we’ve never seen in the decades we’ve been studying this area,” says Grebmeier, a biological oceanographer at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in Solomons.”