“Wales has experienced the warmest February day on record. [Scotland broke its February temperature record last Thursday].
“Gogerddan near Aberystwyth topped the charts with temperatures hitting 19.1 degrees celsius (66 fahrenheit). It beat the previous record of 18.6 degrees celsius set in in Powys in 1990.
“Temperatures are more than double the average for the time of year.”
“Monday could be the warmest February day ever in Ireland breaking a record that stretches back almost 130 years.
“The highest February temperature recorded in Ireland was 18.1 degrees on February 23rd, 1891 at what is now Casement Aerodrome outside Dublin.”
Temperatures briefly over 28c (82.5f) in Murcia in Spain:
“Strong winds whipping through central Italy killed four people on Saturday, including a teenager who died when his father fell off the roof and crushed him, media reports said…
“A Turkish cargo vessel which had sought shelter near the coast was driven aground by gale force winds in the southern port of Bari, the Italian coast guard said.”
“A massive storm in Malta has locals picking dinner up off the streets. Gale-force winds sent seawater spraying across coastal roads on the Mediterranean island, along with helpless fish…
“The storm has been labelled a “high threat to life and property” by Malta’s Civil Protection Department.”
“Flooding in parts of Tennessee has left one person dead and sparked a state of emergency this weekend.
“One person died in Knoxville after driving his car into water on a flooded road early Sunday morning, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office… Nashville broke a rainfall record on Saturday making this the city’s wettest February in over 100 years.”
“Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving two dead and more injured as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat.
“A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi on Saturday and a man died when he drove into floodwaters in Tennessee.”
“Alberta is set to get another blast of winter this weekend… Environment Canada says another “extreme cold” event will descend over the province Sunday, bringing with it wind chill values near -40. The freeze is expected to start in the morning.”
“The emergency agencies indicated that at least five thousand inhabitants of the municipalities of Condoto, Tadó, Cértegui, Medio San Juan, Rio Iró and Istmina in Chocó , were affected after heavy rains and the overflow of the San Juan River.
“Affected families are waiting for help, because after having lost everything they need clothes, blankets and dry mattresses.” [Colombia]
“Wutip, the strongest ever typhoon to churn in the western Pacific Ocean during February, is impacting Guam with flooding rain, strong winds and pounding seas. Wutip strengthened into a super typhoon on Saturday night, local time.
“It again became a typhoon on Sunday. Wutip surpassed Higos from 2015 as the strongest super typhoon on record during the month of February in the western Pacific Ocean.”
“Beaches along Queensland’s south coast have seen the worst erosion in 40 years after strong winds and king tides smashed against the shore over the weekend.
“Huge swells battered beaches along the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast beginning on Friday as ex-Cyclone Oma travelled offshore. Main Beach at Noosa and Marcoola Beach both experienced extreme erosion, with councils along the coast now inspecting the aftermath.”
“Numbers of unique Australian moths that migrate in their billions to alpine areas have crashed, ecologists say, putting extra pressure on the endangered mountain pygmy possum.
“Scientists believe the “astonishing” drop in bogong moth numbers is linked to climate change and recent droughts in areas where the moths breed.”
“Summer may be coming to a close but some areas of Australia are expected to sizzle through yet another unrelenting heatwave. Southern states and Victoria will get scorching weather in the coming days, while the northern part of the country sweats through ‘oppressive humidity’. Both Adelaide and Melbourne are forecast to hit up to 40C by the end of the week, and the weather bureau said the heat would stay for ‘day after day’.”
“The Australian dairy industry was already in crisis when drought struck key production regions in Victoria and New South Wales in 2018. Now farmers like Hickey say they are barely hanging on…
“It’s a situation repeated across the country. You can’t run a dairy farm without water — it takes 1,000 litres of water to make one litre of milk — and there is little to be had.”
“South Korea’s household electricity use hit an all-time high in 2018 as the country experienced record high temperatures that caused people to turn on their air conditioners for longer periods of time, official data showed Sunday.”
“Shanghai basked in only one-third of the normal amount of sunshine this winter on average, with 19 more gray, rainy days than general, the local weather bureau announced Monday.
“According to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, by Sunday, the city had recorded 46 rainy days since December.”
“Aid agencies have warned that a severe lack of rainfall in parts of Somalia has worsened the drought situation, affecting close to a million people mainly in northern Somalia.
“Climate change has been attributed as the main cause of harsh weather patterns in the Horn of Africa nation that has suffered from repeated droughts, floods and devastating cyclones in recent years.”
“This may be the largest iceberg to break from the Brunt Ice Shelf since observations began in 1915, and researchers are closely monitoring it find out whether such a loss, which is proportionate to two New York Cities in terms of area, will result in the shelf becoming unstable.
“NASA released a new image of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf this week as they are thoroughly monitoring a series of cracks in it and preparing for the break-off of an iceberg approximately 30 times the size of Manhattan – the area is estimated to be 1,700 sq. km.”