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Cyclones for Yemen, a year’s worth of rain in a day for Qatar, multiple fatalities from flash flooding in Jordan, Saudi and Israel; now a deluge for Kuwait:

“Kuwait received more than a third of its total average annual rainfall overnight Monday to Tuesday as a result of torrential rains. The Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced on Tuesday that rainwater from the thunderstorms reached 58 millimeters in Kuwait City. Kuwait’s annual rainfall averages 75 to 150 millimeters.”

http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/kuwait-receives-third-of-total-annual-rainfall-in-one-day/


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“In the floods that hit Saudi Arabia’s Qassim governorate, a man lost his life after his car flipped over. The incident took place in Boqaya Valley, according to a news report in Akhbaar 24. In the video that surfaced online, we can see the car in the midst of flood water and rescue officers helping the men out of the vehicle.”

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/video-man-dies-after-his-car-flips-over-in-floods


“Saudi Arabian weather officials warned that heavy rain and dust storms will hit the country’s western Al-Baha region, which they fear could lead to torrential flows similar to those witnessed last month in the Kingdom.”

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1399896/saudi-arabia


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“One person was killed and another injured in Daqahliya [Egypt] due to rain and bad weather that has been hitting the governorate since Sunday evening. Daqahliya was has been hit by torrential rains and winds since Sunday evening…”

https://egyptindependent.com/one-person-killed-another-injured-in-daqahliya-due-to-bad-weather/


“A recent NASA report has found that 17 of 18 warmest years in 136-year-record have occurred since 2001 and 2016 was ranked as the warmest on record.”

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/nov/06/climate-change-causing-ground-surface-warming-in-india-1894738.html


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“Flood and drought damage, particularly in the northeastern region of the country…

“…has led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise downward its forecast production of rice output in Thailand for the 2018-19 marketing year.”

https://www.world-grain.com/articles/11199-flood-drought-weigh-on-rice-output-in-thailand


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“Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013 and left more than 7,360 people dead or missing. It damaged or swept away more than 1.1m houses and injured more than 27,000 people.

“More than 4 million were displaced. Five years on, photographer Ted Aljibe has revisited the scenes of the disaster where it struck Tacloban City.”

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/nov/06/philippines-five-years-after-typhoon-haiyan


“Tropical cyclones over the western North Pacific underwent a “regime shift” in their destructive potential in 1998, according to researchers in China. In their study of the years 1979 to 2016, the destructiveness of the cyclones increased rapidly after 1998, rising 97% from the interval 1998–2003 to 2012–2016.”

https://physicsworld.com/a/pacific-cyclones-undergo-regime-shift/


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““Climate change – where mean temperatures rise – has already affected drought risk in the Caribbean. While our research focused on the role of human-causes for the strong 2013-16 drought there, our findings and climate-model projections show that drought in the region will likely to become more severe over time,” said lead author Dimitris Herrera, postdoctoral associate in earth and atmospheric sciences.”

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/11/severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity


“The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) says while some parts of the Caribbean have been receiving below-normal rainfall in the past few months, there are concerns for short-term drought situations only in St. Lucia and The Bahamas.”

https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/st-lucia-bahamas-warned-of-worsening-drought-situation/


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“Drenching rains flooded out D.C.-area roadways, including parts of the Beltway Monday, helping push the region one step closer to the wettest year on record. “It’s been quite the anomaly year in terms of precipitation,” said Brandon Fling, an NWS meteorologist. “Obviously, we’ve had quite a bit of flooding, which has definitely kept us busy here at the office.””

https://wtop.com/local/2018/11/drenching-rains-clogged-drains-lead-to-flooding-on-beltway-area-roads/


“While many will be heading to the polls for the 2018 Midterm Elections, severe thunderstorms are anticipated from southern Virginia to Philadelphia on Tuesday… This is the same storm system that produced several tornadoes and left a trail of damage in its wake across the south on Monday night.”

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/severe-thunderstorms-to-eye-eastern-us-on-election-day/70006545


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“The likelihood of super storms such as Storm Desmond happening again has increased by 25% because of climate change, research has indicated. Desmond hit Ireland and Britain in early December 2015, an extratropical cyclone that brought strong rainfall and enough rainfall to break the 24- and 48-hour British rainfall records, with a number of British and Irish rivers recording highest-ever peak discharges.”

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/super-storms-25-more-likely-research-claims-883345.html


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“The biggest dust storm ever seen over Greenland has been revealed in a series of stunning satellite images.

“The unusual event is caused by ‘glacial flour’, a fine-grained silt formed by glaciers grinding and pulverizing rock. Scientists have never been able to study the phenomenon in large storms until last month, when satellite images captured a storm.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6356123/glacier-flour-dust-clouds-spotted-ice-Greenland.html


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“It’s unseasonably warm on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Thirty years ago, September would have brought freezing temperatures and the first snow flurries. Today, tourists explore the bare, snowless, moon-like rockscape in T-shirts and shorts…

“As temperatures increase, the permafrost — a layer of sediment, rock or soil that remains frozen for more than two consecutive years and that stabilizes the mountain rock — is retreating too. That and increased rainfall, have caused the rocks to lose their stability, leading to more than a thousand rockfalls in the Alps in the past year.”

https://www.dw.com/en/landslides-and-less-snow-climate-change-is-altering-the-bavarian-alps/a-46108829


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“Flooding swamped roads in Verona, Italy, on November 5, causing at least one to close, according to local media. Days of heavy rain and flooding, some of the worst ever seen in the country, had left at least 30 people dead in Italy as of November 5. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said a state of emergency was to be declared at a November 5 cabinet meeting.”

https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/roads-swamped-in-verona-as-italys-flooding-woes-persist/video/84e98e9d3199a7b6e0c0e8574e97db63


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