“The recent winter was the warmest on record across many of Met Éireann’s weather stations, Ireland’s national forecaster has said.
“The 2018/2019 winter season was also drier than average, a summary published by Met Éireann on Tuesday said.
The Phoenix Park weather station in Dublin city had its warmest winter, since records began in 1855. Valentia island off the south west coast of Kerry had its hottest winter since the station opened in 1893. Similarly the weather station in Mullingar, Co Westmeath clocked its warmest winter since records started there in 1950.”
“The adder, Britain’s only venomous snake, has for the first time been confirmed as being active in every month of the year.
“Adders normally hibernate underground from October to March, a strategy designed to enable them to survive a cold winter, but with warmer weather have now been seen throughout the year.”
“An arctic air mass invading from Canada has blasted the United States, affecting some 220 million people on Tuesday morning, according to weather reports… bitter, record-setting lows felt all the way from Washington state to Texas…
“An all-time record low for March was set in Montana as Elk Park hit 46 degrees Celsius below zero Monday morning, the National Weather Service in Great Falls said.”
“Lee County authorities on Tuesday released the names of the victims of a monstrous tornado that killed at least 23 people, including seven in one family
“…meteorologists warned that another blast of severe weather could roar through the region in coming days.”
“Residents have been evacuated in the Thomas Fire burn scar area and roads are closed as another storm hit California on Wednesday. The night before, residents in Southern California were treated to a rare lightning display.”
“The big fear in the world of water management is that this big gulp of wet weather will lead some Californians to think that the drought is dead.”
“Our new research, published today in Nature Climate Change, makes abundantly clear the destructive force of marine heatwaves…
“All evidence suggests that marine heatwaves are linked to human mediated climate change and will continue to intensify with ongoing global warming.”
“Bay of Plenty temperatures were among the highest in the country this summer, according to Niwa’s summer climate summary.
“Tauranga’s temperature was the second-warmest on record for the city, with records beginning in 1913. Above average sea temperatures around New Zealand’s coastline was the main contributor to the warmer than average summer, the report said.”
“The heatwave in Malaysia is causing fish to die, causing financial loss for nearly 100 grouper and barramundi farmers with net pens in Laguno Tujoh, Kelantan.
““We have been camping out to keep an eye on the fish after they started dying. Nearly 80 per cent of the fish are still small and sensitive to change,” said one of the farmers, 33-year-old Zailani Ariffin, on Tuesday, March 5th.”
“The Central Weather Bureau’s Southern Region Weather Center [Taiwan] recorded only 1.5 mm of rainfall in Tainan’s mid-west area from last December to February, the lowest winter rainfall since records began in the southern Taiwan city in 1898.
“The reason for the record low rainfall remains unknown.”
“North Korea’s food production fell to its lowest level in more than a decade last year as natural disasters hit the country that was already under crippling international sanctions over its weapons programme, according to the United Nations…
“According to the UN, a prolonged heat wave, along with typhoons and floods, took its toll on food harvest, resulting in a nine percent drop from 2017 to the lowest level in more than a decade.”
“Flash floods, heavy rains and snowfall have killed at least 59 people across Afghanistan during the past two weeks and left thousands homeless, with the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar the worst-hit, an Afghan official said on Wednesday.
“Some 5,000 people were displaced in Kandahar alone, the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said…”
“Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.
“Researchers harnessed datasets spanning two decades to examine how two species of Arctic wildlife—beluga whales, also known as white whales, and ringed seals—are adapting to their changing homes.”
“Climate change is already triggering devastating weather events across the planet, including prolonged droughts, flash floods and wildfires. Parts of Africa and the Middle East are experiencing erratic harvests, heavy storms and the worst drought in the past 900 years. Experts say that people here who are struggling to provide for their families are vulnerable to the influence of extremist recruits who offer them work and food.”
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