“Fourteen people have been killed in the extreme weather conditions in Saudi Arabia over the last two weeks.
“The Kingdom has been hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms and officials said this year has seen some the most extreme weather conditions in decades.
“The Directorate General of Civil Defense said one of the deaths occurred in Riyadh, four cases were recorded in Makkah, two in the Eastern Province, one in Asir, one in Tabuk, three in Al-Baha, one in Jazan and one in Hail.
“Since Oct. 19, the Command and Guidance Center in Riyadh has received 423 requests for help from the civil defense, as the heavy rain affected 13 areas of the Kingdom, SPA reported.”
“It was freezing cold in Mysuru on Tuesday, with the city recording the lowest temperature in October for 125 years… According to the India Meteorological Department, Mysuru recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 11.2°C on Tuesday.
“The temperature recorded for the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday was almost 8°C below normal for the period.”
“At least seven people are dead and dozens are trapped as powerful Typhoon Yutu struck the northern Philippines on Tuesday, Reuters said Wednesday.
“Regional police chief superintendent Rolando Nana said authorities were verifying whether a landslide triggered by heavy rains had trapped more than 20 people inside a government building in the mountain province on Nantonin…”
“A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5.30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.
“The warning is the latest in a chorus of concern about how extreme heat could affect several sporting events at the Olympic games, particularly after Tokyo sweltered through a record heatwave this year.”
“Australians are being warned of a dangerous bushfire season ahead and an unusually dry winter and spring.
“The Bureau of Meteorology and state fire authorities today issued warnings for increased danger levels coming in the warmer months while a building heatwave sweeps across the country.”
“”These huge marine heat waves, which are being exacerbated by global warming, are equivalent to an atomic bomb in terms of impact on coral reefs—they kill millions of corals across huge areas of ocean in a very short time” says WHOI scientist Anne Cohen, who was principal investigator on the work.
“”We’ve seen this play out now globally for the past 30-40 years, and bleaching events have become more frequent and more severe.””
“A 50-year-old woman was killed on Tuesday night after being swept away when she was trying to cross the River Seco in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga in Málaga province, according to sources from the fire service.
“The area had seen 71.6 millimeters of rainfall, the highest amount registered in all of Spain on Tuesday, according to early data from the AEMET state meteorology department.”
“The Civil Guard finds a submerged car half a kilometer from the coast in the area affected by the floods of Mallorca… It is the third car found in that area in recent days… It should be recalled that the catastrophe experienced in Mallorca three weeks ago left a tragic record of 13 fatalities, as well as significant material damage in the affected areas, covering some 100 hectares in total.”
“The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 11, civil protection authorities said on Tuesday, as wild weather caused schools to close and trapped dozens of tourists in the north of the country.
“With ferocious storms lashing the country, winds reached up to 110 mph in some areas, toppling trees and causing flooding.”
“In the capital of Ukraine Kiev was the warmest October in 137 years!”
80 meters, Nesje said.”“The Nigard Glacier in Norway’s western county of Sogn og Fjordane retreated 80 meters this summer, Norwegian media reported Tuesday. “Some of these glacier arms are quite dangerous. When they melt back and burst, they become potentially even more dangerous to those who come too close,” he said. It was both “dramatic and surprising” to find out that the glacier retreated as much as
“An iceberg about five times the size of Manhattan has broken off the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica over the past 24 hours, an ominous sign of the continued retreat of this fast-flowing mass of ice.
“Like many other marine terminating glaciers in Antarctica, this glacier is retreating over time, and increasing the movement of ice into the sea.”
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