“According to the latest government data, nearly 8,000 people have been forced from their homes in Quebec – more than in 2017, during what was then the area’s worst flooding in half a century.
“The barrier protecting Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, just west of Montreal, gave way last Saturday night, causing a surge of water of up to 1.5m to crash through the area.
“We didn’t have time to do anything, the water rose while were chatting, I just had time to take my medication,” one resident told public broadcaster Radio-Canada.”
“With the calendar nearing May, north-central United States residents witnessed an unusual sight as more than 2 inches of snow fell in Chicago for the first time in more than a century…
“”The last time 2 inches of snow fell this late was back in 1910, so it is very uncommon for this late in the year,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert said.”
“The heat wave that extends throughout the national territory [of Mexico] has increased the temperatures in the eight regions of Oaxaca…
The Isthmus of Tehuantepec registered the highest temperature with up to 43.5 degrees Celsius [110f].”
“Heavy rain this Saturday, April 27, 2019 caused havoc in different parts of the city of Quito, Ecuador.
“In the north of the capital, the exteriors of the Financial Platform were flooded.”
“Thousands of people are without power as high winds slam the Canterbury region this evening [New Zealand. According to reports on the Orion Group website 4137 homes across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula were without power as of 5:30pm.
“The MetService reports a wind gust of 159km/h [99 mph] was recorded in Banks Peninsula this afternoon.”
“Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed nearly 40 in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.
“On Monday, Indonesia’s disaster agency confirmed 29 deaths and said at least 13 more people were missing in Sumatra island’s Bengkulu province.”
“A total of 210 flights were canceled as of 4 pm Saturday at the Baiyun International Airport in southern China’s Guangzhou after torrential rain hit the city… A rainstorm hit northern Guangdong province and the Pearl River Delta region at the weekend, according to the provincial meteorological observatory.
“The observatory said that severe convection weather is likely to occur over the next three days, calling on authorities to be well-prepared to cope with any emergencies caused by the rainstorm.”
“Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, recorded 42 degrees Celsius on Friday. According to records retrieved from archives held by the Deutscher Wetterdienst, this was a new record for the city.
“The previous April high temperature was listed as 41.1C. These records go back to 1881.”
“Even before it is May—considered the hottest month in the year for this region—day temperatures are soaring through the roof in Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Vidarbha in Maharashtra [India], setting world records.
“On Sunday, Khargone in southwestern part of MP recorded maximum day temperature of 47.5 degrees celsius [117.5f] – the hottest in entire world according to weather website…”
“…yesterday, the city of Pune [India] recorded 42.9°C [109f] yesterday which was the highest recorded temperature for the city in the last 36 years.
“The all-time record for Pune stands at 43.3°C recorded on April 30, 1897.
“Areas such as Malegaon and Jalgaon too are recording day temperatures at 45°C [133f] or more.”
“With many parts of India are reeling from a severe drought, women in rural villages are risking their lives to fetch water for their families.
“Water sources have virtually dried up in 25 villages of Trimbakeshwar Taluka in Nashik District of western India, so many women are forced to make the treacherous descent down the walls to draw water at the bottom.”
“Cyclone Fani, currently over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining East Equatorial Indian Ocean, is likely to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday…
“Under the impact of the cyclone, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are likely to receive heavy rains on April 30 and May 1.”
“The Sindh government and Karachi Municipal Corporation [Pakistan] on Monday issued heatwave alerts to all the concerned departments and emergency services.
“All the 13 health facilities under KMC management were put on high alert to address any untoward situation in the metropolis.”
““This is the worst damage from flooding in over 50 years in the country,” said Olivier Vandecasteele, Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) country director in Iran. “The floods have driven communities from their homes and entire villages have washed away.”
“The past days have seen flooding hit Sistan and Baluchistan province in the south-east and most areas in Khuzestan province in the south-west continue to be under water. Recent alerts for recurring floods in Golestan Province have brought concerns to the already impacted communities. It is estimated that 10 million people have been affected by the floods since they first hit in March, while up to 2 million may need aid, according to UN.”
“Mozambique’s government urged people in flood-hit areas to seek higher ground immediately to minimize the risk of drowning.
“The current storm is expected to drop more rain than Cyclone Idai, which tore through the region in late March — potentially twice as much.”
“This month, 39 temperature records have been broken in Latvia…
“Three of these are highest temperature records for the entire month of April. Monthly record highs were set last Saturday, April 27, in Rezekne, Ventspils and Liepaja, where air temperatures rose to 25.9 degrees, 26.1 degrees, and 27 degrees Celsius [80.6f] respectively.”
“Scotland has already been hit by more wildfires in the first four months of 2019 than the whole of last year as senior firefighters and scientists warned the number will only rise due to climate change…
“Experts fear a dry winter has left countryside more combustible… In Scotland, fire crews spent four days last week tackling a blaze in Moray – the UK’s biggest ever wildfire. Another fire in Skye spread across five square miles of forestry.”
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