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An unprecedented heat wave has the Arctic in its grips, resulting in temperatures hitting 86 degrees Fahrenheit this week.

“Warm air traveled up from Siberia that would have typically been consumed by melting snow, but the area had a record warm winter this year.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8348823/Unprecedented-heat-wave-hits-Arctic-raising-temperatures-86-degrees-week.html


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““I’m Siberian-born and lived here for 60 years, I don’t remember a single spring like this,” The Siberian Times quoted journalist Sergei Zubchuk as saying.

““There was no spring, no weeks-long gentle rise of temperature. Somebody just clicked a ‘hot air’ switch on at the end of April, and summer began,” Zubchuk said.”

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/25/siberia-in-midst-of-freak-heat-wave-a70369


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Delhi’s residents sweltered in a heatwave on Sunday, with the maximum temperature hitting five degrees above normal for the second consecutive day, and no respite forecast for the plains until at least May 28, prompting a red alert in the capital as well as Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/red-alert-issued-as-heatwave-intensifies-in-northern-india/story-mN7acE4BahtYIwnyzxSsLM.html


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The flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday as three more districts were hit by the deluge following heavy rainfall…

“Incessant rain washed away a state highway at Singri which connects Agia to Lakhipur road inundating several villages under Lakhipur revenue circle in Goalpara district.”

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/north-east/flood-situation-worsens-in-assam/cid/1775518


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More than 90 people have been killed and tens of thousands left homeless after Cyclone Amphan slammed into coastal towns and cities in India and Bangladesh.

“Authorities are now working to help communities already stricken by the coronavirus, but are hampered by damaged power and communication lines.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/bangladesh-struggles-aid-cyclone-stricken-communities-200523184111824.html


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After a record-high sea surface temperature observed in some pockets of Bay of Bengal triggered a change in the atmosphere and gave strength to cyclone Amphan that wreaked havoc in coastal Orissa and West Bengal, it is now posing a threat to coral reefs.”

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/record-hot-sea-surface-bleaches-corals-along-tn-coast/articleshow/75927201.cms


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Agricultural losses caused by the torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan over the past few days had risen to NT$19.80 million (US$657,552) around the country as of Sunday

“In terms of produce category, rice accounted for the hardest-hit at 455 hectares, followed by corn, bellfruit, bitter melons, peanuts and bananas, the COA said.”

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3939796


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Australia has been lashed by a ‘once-in-a-decade’ storm with extreme weather on both sides of the country wrecking homes and leaving thousands without power…

“The combined weather system lashed a 745-mile stretch of the west coast including Perth… Wind speeds reached 82mph at Cape Leeuwin, the fastest for the month of May since 2005.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8352485/Cars-lifted-roads-buildings-reduced-rubble-Australia-hit-rare-weather-event.html


The Australia Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has reported the coldest May day on record for Blackall and Windorah in central west Queensland.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/temperature-records-broken-australia-queensland-200523104653370.html


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The fire season in parts of eastern Australia has lengthened by almost four months since the 1950s, with climate change a prominent driver in the trend, the Bureau of Meteorology says…

“…the South Coast of NSW and eastern Victoria now see fire weather arriving three months earlier, occurring towards the end of winter rather than the end of spring.”

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/fire-season-extends-by-almost-four-months-in-parts-of-australia-20200525-p54w28.html


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Firefighters with air support were suppressing a lightning-sparked wildfire Sunday in southeastern Colorado that had burned more than 11,818 acres over the past four days…

“A separate fire of unknown origin was burning nearby about 120 acres northeast of the Cherry Canyon fire. Neither fire was controlled Sunday night.”

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/05/24/colorado-wildfires-2020-las-animas-county-update/


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On Sunday, crews continued to fight a 50 hectare forest fire in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia.

“Since the fire began on Saturday afternoon, around 150 homes were evacuated – affecting over 1,000 residents.”

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/forest-fire-forces-evacuation-of-1-000-people-closes-highway-in-n-s-1.4951761


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Following the record breaking temperatures for May, the Kitas Weather portal [Cyprus] reported on Sunday lunchtime that snowflakes had fallen on Saturday night in Troodos

“The storms in Troodos were accompanied by hail, which caused damage to crops in several areas…”

https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/05/24/snowflakes-recorded-in-troodos-on-saturday-night-video/


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With strong winds, Sunday was a disastrous day for the island [of Cyprus] in terms of fires with firemen called to 26 fires from 6am until 6pm, while seven fires also caused much damage in the north.

““It was one of the worst days so far,” spokesman for the forestry department Andreas Christou said.”

https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/05/25/one-of-the-worst-days-ever-as-26-fires-fought-on-sunday/


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The heat wave that baked Israel all of last week may yet be declared the longest on record, with scorching temperatures lasting six days…

“…a leading expert on climatology and climate change says it is probable that sizzlers like this will become more common in the future.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/long-intense-and-dangerous-heat-waves-likely-to-become-more-common-expert-says/


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New analysis has revealed that the Gulf region has the most hot and humid weather anywhere on Earth – and it is set to get warmer still.

“More than half of the most extreme temperature and humidity readings recorded on land have occurred on the Arabian Peninsula, the study revealed.”

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/the-gulf-is-the-world-s-hot-spot-for-extreme-temperatures-study-reveals-1.1023884


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Dubai was lashed by rain, hail and dust storms on Sunday as unseasonal weather swept through the country.

“Downpours were recorded across the emirate as residents picked up their camera phones to capture the UAE’s latest bout of wet weather.”

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/uae-weather-dubai-hit-by-hail-thunder-and-heavy-rain-1.1024088


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On May 20 there was heated debate about what should be done about thousands of people displaced or drowned and businesses and livelihoods destroyed by flooding around Lake Victoria

“Heavy rains have left many areas around the lake basin, including the Ugandan capital Kampala, flooded. The lake itself has risen to its highest ever level since 1964.”

https://www.independent.co.ug/cover-story-lake-victoria-floods/


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Re the magnetic shift outlined in the article below, Geoscience Update is reporting that:

For the last few weeks, vast sections of the Thermohaline current between Africa and South America have been going silent, yielding no indication of a magnetic field whatsoever.

“This has been elevating the temperatures of the ocean dramatically. Some of the indirect currents have pushed some of this heat southward into Antarctica.”

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/scientists-worried-over-earths-weakening-magnetic-field-swarm-satellites-to-investigate-8400551.html


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