• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Last month was the warmest January on record globally, while in Europe temperatures were a balmy three degrees Celsius above the average January from 1981 to 2010, the European Union’s climate monitoring system reported Tuesday.

“Across a band of countries stretching from Norway to Russia, temperatures were an unprecedented 6C above the same 30-year benchmark, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported in a statement.”

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-january-warmest-eu-climate.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
The speed of sea level rise increased along United States coastlines in 2019, a sign that some locations could be headed for worst-case-scenario flooding and other impacts predicted by climate models

“…according to an annual report that uses data from more than 30 tide-gauge stations in 16 states.”

https://weather.com/news/news/2020-02-04-sea-level-rise-increasing-us-report-card


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
A recent spell of abnormally warm weather has led to a high-temperature record being broken in Mount Airy [North Carolina] for the second time in less than a month.

“That occurred Monday afternoon when the mercury hit 73 degrees at F.G. Doggett Water Plant, the city’s official weather-monitoring station. This broke the record for the Feb. 4 date which had been set in 1991.”

https://www.mtairynews.com/news/82913/high-of-73-melts-local-record


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
“Multiple weather-related crashes have already been reported in Denver — including one fatality, per the Denver Post.

The city’s temperature fell 58 degrees from a “daily-record-tying high of 74 at 2 p.m. Sunday to 16 degrees by 8 p.m. Monday,” the Washington Post notes.”

https://www.axios.com/winter-storm-snow-ice-rain-us-travel-b5403957-e9ff-4536-8c0b-c855e7575fd7.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
The wild weather Waterloo Region [Canada] experienced in January proved to record-breaking, according to University of Waterloo Weather Station co-ordinator Frank Seglenieks…

“…a new record for January that almost doubled the previous record, when 43 millimetres of rain fell on the area on Jan. 15, 1995. It was also the largest single-day downpour in Waterloo in nearly three decades…”

https://globalnews.ca/news/6504886/waterloo-record-rainfall/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
“The overwhelming heat wave was felt in San Juan [Argentina] this Monday and the maximum of the thermometer placed the province in second place in the ranking of the National Meteorological Service of the country.

“With 41.7 ° C that the SMN registered at 17, San Juan was in second place, below La Rioja, which marked 42 °.”

https://www.sanjuan8.com/san-juan/calor-san-juan-podio-provincias-hot-pais-03022020_Hkz6NbLMI


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Flooding fears have returned for some of the largest cities in Brazil as rounds of heavy rainfall persist.

“The same front that was stalled across south Brazil last week will continue to trigger showers and thunderstorms farther north this week.”

https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/amid-worlds-largest-carnival-brazil-braces-for-flooding-rainfall-through-late-week/674234


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Part of New Zealand’s South Island has become cut off after days of torrential rains washed away roads, forced the evacuation of 2,000 people and saw the country’s MetService issue its first ever red weather warning

“In the township of Mataura, the floodwaters are inching closer to a paper mill where a chemical called ouvea premix is stored, which could release toxic ammonia gas if it comes into contact with water…”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/05/new-zealand-floods-first-ever-red-weather-warning-issued-as-thousands-evacuated


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
“Capilano honey owner Hive + Wellness says important beekeeping areas [of Australia] suffered “devastating” impacts during the bushfire crisis, with the consequences “even worse than feared” and potentially requiring several years of recovery…

“…many family-owned businesses were under significant stress.”

https://www.9news.com.au/national/australian-beekeeping-industry-devastated-by-bushfires/6cf1cfde-7541-457c-88a1-b400313a908d


As of yesterday seven people are confirmed to have died in the Mul district of Western Highlands province [Papua New Guinea]. The bodies of four of them were retrieved miles from the [flooding] disaster area. Three are still missing.”

https://emtv.com.pg/flash-flooding-claims-seven/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Several areas across Tangerang in Banten [Java, Indonesia] have been inundated by floodwaters for four days and the levels keep rising

“Aceng, one of the affected residents, said that the floods reached a depth of 2.5 meter by Tuesday.”

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/02/05/floods-still-deluge-tangerang-four-days-after-heavy-rains.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
The number of confirmed deaths from torrential rains across the country [Rwanda] since Sunday has risen to 19 after authorities initially put the number at 13 on Sunday, February 2.

“The toll rose partly as a result of another downpour on Monday, February 4, after the Emergency Ministry announced the initial damages.”

https://allafrica.com/stories/202002050044.html


There will be no more food by the end of February in Zimbabwe due to drought, says the World Food Program.”

Video:

https://sports.yahoo.com/zimbabwe-suffers-severe-drought-170522912.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Gota Fría Storms Made 2019 The Wettest Year On Record In Parts Of Murcia, Spain.

“At Alicante-Elche airport the annual total of 667 mm was the highest on record, and in both Murcia and Alcantarilla 12th September 2019 was the wettest day on record with figures of 169 and 180 millimetres respectively…”

https://murciatoday.com/gota_fra_a_storms_made_2019_the_wettest_year_on_record_in_parts_of_murcia_1302397-a.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
“The Italian island of Sardinia experienced an unusual spell of summer weather on Monday, and a new record was set for the month of February when the temperature reached 27°C on the east coast of the island.

“The temperature was recorded at noon in Capo Bellavista…”

https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/93417/temperatures-reached-new-record-of-27c-in-italy/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Many ski resorts across south-east Europe have been forced to rely on artificial snow due to unusually warm temperatures that have prevented snowfall and threatened the winter tourist season…

“Artificial snow has kept ski resorts and other winter tourism businesses afloat in most Balkan countries…”

https://balkaninsight.com/2020/02/05/artificial-snow-rescues-balkan-ski-resorts-amid-warm-winter/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
Hurricane Petra has swept across Switzerland on Monday night and Tuesday morning, causing damage, electricity shortages and road closures…

“Winds of more than 170km/h were recorded by the Swiss meteorology service in the Napf and Bantiger mountains in Bern. This is the highest wind reading ever recorded in Switzerland since record keeping began in 1981.”

https://www.thelocal.ch/20200204/highest-winds-in-history-hurricane-sweeps-across-switzerland


Read the previous ‘Climate’ thread here and visit my Patreon page here.