“About 1.12 million people in south-western Japan were urged to flee to safety on Wednesday (July 3) as heavy rain continued to lash the region, bringing waist-deep floods in many areas and threatening deadly landslides…
“Kagoshima bore the brunt of the torrential rain on Wednesday morning, when the entire cities of Kagoshima, Kirishima and Aira in the prefecture were ordered to evacuate, affecting nearly 800,000 residents…
“Another 1.44 million people have been told to “prepare” to evacuate, based on a new five-tier disaster warning system dedicated to heavy rain. It was launched by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) this year after deadly rains last year killed about 225 people…
“The deluge, which began last Friday and is forecast to continue until at least Thursday, has dumped in some areas more rain in a single day than the typical precipitation for the entire month of July…
“Record-breaking rainfall has also been observed in the cities of Kirishima and Hioki, with 241.5mm [nearly 10 inches] and 233mm respectively recorded in just six hours.”
“Extreme weather in China is becoming increasingly frequent, with temperatures in some regions hitting record highs this year…
“While average rainfall in Yunnan and Tibet has been the lowest since 1961, other regions have been facing “extreme precipitation events”, with rain in parts of Jiangxi, Hunan and Guizhou “breaching historical extremes”, Liao told reporters.”
“Eighteen people have died in severe floods in Russia’s East Siberian region of Irkutsk, regional Governor Sergei Levchenko wrote on his Instagram page on Tuesday….
“Floods in the Irkutsk region started after torrential rains at the end of June.
“A state of emergency was introduced in the flood-affected areas. The water level in the Iya River has raised seven meters above the critical mark.”
““Even if we look at the best case scenario, which means limiting global warming by 1.5C, we are looking at a 36% loss of glaciers,” said Mukherjee, whose fellow editors of this seminal study are Phillipus Wester, Arabinda Mishra and Arun Bhakta Shreshtha.
“The four work at the Integrated Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal.”
“As Mumbai braved a five-day downpour that led to 23 deaths, in Punjab, where the rains show no sign of arrival, the temperature is a searing 50C.
“Border Security Force jawans posted at the International Border in Punjab are reeling under the heat wave conditions, as the mercury skyrockets.”
“The EU’s satellite agency says global-average temperature recorded 0.1C higher than in June 2016. The report comes shortly after the weatherman warned Kenyans of low temperatures.
“Forecast by the weatherman has predicted the cold will be as low as 10C.”
“A recently documented long-term drying trend over the Congo Basin could have important implications on the future of the world’s second largest rainforest, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change…
“”…these changes could also accelerate global warming, as the Congo serves as a carbon sink, absorbing CO2 emissions from the atmosphere,” he added.”
“The month of June 2019 has been the hottest month of all times in Hungary, at least since the beginning of statistical record-keeping (1901), according to official sources here on Tuesday.
“According to OMSZ, June 2019 proved to be the hottest month ever since the beginning of official record-keeping.”
“People in Slovakia experienced two strong heatwaves during the month. Because of this, we recorded an extremely high number of tropical days this June,” SHMÚ climatologists Pavel Paško and Jozef Pecho said.”
“Heatwaves and ski resorts rarely make it into the same sentence, but with hot weather blasting parts of Europe last week, several destinations better known for snow have been baking in record temperatures.
“The French ski resort of Val d’Isère recorded an all-time high of 31C – almost unheard of at an altitude of 1,850m.”
“Man-made climate change probably made last month’s European heatwave, in which southern France experienced a national record 45.9 degrees, 4 degrees hotter than it would otherwise have been, scientists said on Tuesday.
““Climate change is no longer an abstract increase in global mean temperature, but a difference you can feel when you step outside in a heatwave,” said Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Senior Researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and one of the paper’s authors.”
“Temperatures in the first half of 2019 were the coldest in decades across parts of the Plains because of a stubbornly persistent jet stream pattern in winter and spring. The northern Plains region, which includes the Dakotas, had temperatures that were the farthest below average in 2019’s first six months. Some cities had an average temperature that was 4 to 6 degrees below average for the entire period spanning Jan. 1-June 30, according to data from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.”
“The most extreme drought event in hundreds of years caused a catastrophic die-off of the Sierra Nevada’s mature trees in 2015-2016…
“The researchers warn that matters are expected to get worse as global mean temperatures increase.”
“Record-breaking heat across Alaska is pushing tourists to beaches, and sending flames across the unseasonably hot, dry state.
“Anchorage experienced higher than average temperatures nearly every day of June, reaching a balmy 80 degrees Fahrenheit on days that once maxed out at a mild 67. The weather is forecasted to heat up further through and after the Fourth of July…”
Hawaii already set a multitude of heat records in June with a heatwave that was remarkable for both its duration and intensity…
“”The first record heat for July was recorded Monday at Kahului Airport, 92 degrees, which tied the mark set in 2015, the national weather service said.”
“Hurricane Barbara rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane in the eastern Pacific early Tuesday.
“Barbara became a major hurricane, Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, after strengthening from a tropical storm with 70-mph winds Monday morning to a hurricane with sustained winds of 140 mph Tuesday.”
“Shocking new photos have revealed the devastating aftermath of a cold-season tornado that ripped through a Victoria town on Saturday.
“The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the damage was brought on by a winter tornado, also known as a ‘coldie’, caused by cold fronts coming from the Southern Ocean.”
“Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the EU, showed that the global average temperature for June 2019 was the highest on record for the month.”