“The Russian Arctic is increasingly hot. The vast area that covers an overwhelming part of the country is undergoing unprecedented warming. At record speed…
“And in parts of the region, the heat is gaining breath-taking force. In the Kara Sea, average air temperatures in the period 1998-2018 were as much as 4,77 degrees above normal…
“According to Roshydromet, wintertime air temperatures along the Northern Sea Route have never been as high as in 2018. Since the late 1990s, the winter temperatures in the area has increased with as much as 5 degrees and summer temperatures with 1 percent.”
“”Startling” is a word you don’t often hear from an Alaskan meteorologist with over three decades of experience, especially in a place used to wild swings in weather.
“But this month’s warmth in the state is out of bounds, even for Rick Thoman…
“On Saturday, villages along the northern coast of Alaska, right on the Arctic Ocean, are expected to spike to 40 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.”
“The paper indicates that once the Younger Dryas settled in, air temperatures in Greenland dropped by about six degrees.
“”These results suggest that changes in ocean circulation precede major global climate events,” he said. “So we should therefore take seriously the evidence that suggests the AMOC has been slowing down over the past century or more.””
“Record-breaking flooding has forced dozens of people on a South Dakota reservation to evacuate and ranchers were working Thursday to get their livestock to higher ground while waiting for a river to crest…
““Everybody is afraid that their livelihoods are going to be swept up by the water, obviously,” Bald Eagle said. “It is really a critical time for the livestock folks because right now their cattle are all calving.””
“Due to weather conditions, the threat of wildfires is growing in Alabama. The Alabama Forestry Commission was called out to a fire in the Mount Olive community Thursday afternoon. It was contained, but it has been a busy week for the firefighters.
““Between Friday morning and Sunday night, we had 134 fires statewide. Burned about 1,900 acres,” Coleen Vansant with the Alabama Forestry Commission said.”
“According to the Antena 3 television images , it is possible to observe two children in cubes paddling with their own hands until they reach the school. Weather forecasts continue to point to worsening weather, and heavy rains will continue until next week.
“The government has already decreed a state of emergency in 650 districts in the Iquitos region of Peru.”
“With the official start of hurricane season more than two months away, you may have missed an anomaly earlier this week. What started as a depression Saturday became a rare tropical storm Sunday off the southeast coast of Brazil Sunday, according to NOAA… Short-lived Iba was the first named tropical storm in the South Atlantic in nearly 10 years.”
“The cyclone [Idia], which the UN has called the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, has directly claimed nearly 900 lives in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, according to official estimates. Aid workers reckon the figure is very much higher. An exact count may never be known: many bodies have been washed out to sea.
“Yet the aftermath of the storm may prove even more deadly…”
“Following deadly flooding, more heavy rain is forecast by the end of the week across the Middle East.
“A storm moving through the eastern Mediterranean Sea into Friday night will bring periods of rain and some mountain snow with it to southern Turkey, northern Syria and far-northern Iraq.”
“From Gujarat and Maharashtra, through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh [India], the dismal South-West and North-East monsoons of 2018 have triggered yet another drought across the country.
“The water crisis, coupled with rising summer temperatures, is hurting rural livelihoods and triggering migration from the affected States.”
“Two people were killed by summer storms that wreaked havoc in several northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand on Thursday, and the weather office warns of more harsh weather to come.
“The forecast is for storms to bring heavy rain, gusting winds and sometimes hail, to many upper provinces on Saturday, Sunday and into next week.”
“The temperature dipped below 39 degrees at Rabbit Flat in the Tanami Desert on Tuesday. It was the first time the heat had dipped below 39 since November 30 last year. The official measurement of 38.4 degrees on Tuesday brought to an end the longest run of days over 39 degrees in Australian history…
“Rabbit Flat recorded 115 days over 39 degrees to smash the old record of 106 days at the more famous Marble Bar in Western Australia, which recorded the dubious feat between November 1921 and March 1922.”
“The world is seeing record sea level rises and devastating floods, storms, heatwaves and wildfires as climate change impacts grow, a United Nations (UN) report has said.
“The organisation’s secretary general Antonio Guterres said “there is no longer any time for delay” on tackling climate change as the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) state of the climate 2018 report was published.”
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