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In Southwest Finland, all observation stations showed the warmest readings on Sunday afternoon compared to the time of measurement history [autumn].

““With the exception of Northern Ostrobothnia, Kainuu and Lapland, temperatures are rare, exceptional or the highest in all observation history,” says the meteorologist.”

“The exceptionally warm air flows to Finland from the Black Sea, and is moved by the large low-pressure area of ​​Central Europe and the solid high pressure that prevails in Russia.”

https://pledgetimes.com/weather-heat-records-were-broken-throughout-southern-finland-unusual-heat-continues-even-if-there-is-a-little-water-in-the-south/


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But record cold for parts of the UK:

“Saturday night was the coldest September night on record for Northern Ireland, the Met Office has confirmed.

Katesbridge, in County Down, fell to a chilly -3.7C.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54316485


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And unstable weather in between:

“As expected, storm Odette made landfall yesterday at the Belgian coast and caused widespread damage there and inland in West Flanders province.”

https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/132920/storm-odette-ravages-belgian-coast-and-theres-more-to-come/


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“Parts of Austria and Switzerland were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures…

“The Swiss meteorological agency said Saturday that the town of Montana, in the southern canton (state) of Valais, experienced 25 centimeters (almost 10 inches) of snowfall — a new record for this time of year.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/alps-surprised-early-snowfall-swiss-town-sees-new-record-snowfall-record-austria-ap-berlin-b619995.html?fbclid=IwAR0xHUZQoxVUouGk2ZXeMhVL25DCd3p1pQnKiqgjc8lT4If4u-ZnwXYiyC4


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More Orca attacks off Spain – “A Scottish yacht owner was enjoying a nice morning on the water with his wife and friend when three killer whales targeted their boat in an attack that lasted 45 minutes.”

Video:

https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/pod-of-killer-whales-attack-couples-yacht-for-45-minutes-off-coast-of-spain/


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“A tale of contrasting temperatures will dominate the weather pattern this week in the Lower 48 states. The Western US will see warmer-than-average temperatures all week with nearly 30 record highs possible. In the East, the arrival of autumnal air will mean a temperature tumble for many big cities.

The jet stream… will take a more extreme shape…”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/27/weather/big-temperature-change-coming-for-us/index.html


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Researchers studied data covering the period between 1896 and 2017 and found that concurrent extreme heat waves and extreme droughts—called “dry-hot extremes”—are on the rise across the United States. It used to be relatively rare for these two high-impact events to overlap…

“The western half of the country saw a significant rise in dry-hot extremes during the 122-year period…”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/09/26/extreme-heat-and-extreme-drought-are-occurring-together-with-terrifying-frequency/


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Hot and dry conditions fueled growth of the Cameron Peak fire — now the third-largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history — to 120,251 acres Saturday… choking Denver and the northern Front Range with smoke. [Last month’s Pine Gulch fire was the largest in Colorado’s history].

“The wildfire… now sits at about 188 square miles in size…”

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/09/26/cameron-peak-fire-update-september-26/


2020 posts ‘driest monsoon on record’ in Prescott area [Arizona]. Summer rainfall is more than 5 inches below normal.”

https://www.dcourier.com/news/2020/sep/26/2020-posts-driest-monsoon-record-prescott-area/


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A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California’s Napa Valley wine country to spread across nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares), forcing the evacuation of a hospital and hundreds of homes, authorities said.

“Fire crews were out in force, scrambling to fend off flames threatening neighborhoods and vineyards…”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires-idUSKBN26I10V


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Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage.

“Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this year’s blazes has been especially bad…”

https://prescottenews.com/index.php/2020/09/27/wildfires-taint-west-coast-vineyards-with-taste-of-smoke/


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The National Weather Service office in Anchorage issued a rare Hurricane Force Wind Warning for the Northern Gulf of Alaska on Saturday.

“Parts of the Gulf could experience hurricane force winds and waves as high as a three-story building on Sunday into early Monday, the NWS said.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/26/weather/hurricane-force-wind-warning-alaska-saturday-trnd/index.html


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You may recall that there were 272 record high temperatures and ties logged in Hawaii in 2019.

“Another day, another heat record. On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:39pm we hit a temperature of 92 degrees at the Kahului airport. This ties the record set in 1985…”

https://www.kitv.com/story/42687396/record-heat-for-kahului-sunday-morning-forecast


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A spring weather bomb has battered New Zealand, closing roads, dumping snow on beaches and causing dozens of flight cancellations

“The system was “very unusual in how widespread the severe weather is” and was a significant weather event, a release from the NZ met service said.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/spring-storm-brings-snow-to-new-zealands-beaches-and-travel-chaos


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Korea’s Retailers are suffering from a tomato supply shortage, after farmland was damaged by the record-long summer monsoon season and a number of typhoons that hit the country this summer, according to the food industry on Monday.

“Local burger chain Lotteria recently posted an announcement on its website and in stores informing customers that it may temporarily stop selling or change ingredients used for burgers that use tomatoes…”

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200928000727


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Floods triggered by heavy rains in the past few days have wreaked havoc in various parts of the country [Nepal].

“At least four people died, 17 houses were swept away and dozens of houses were waterlogged in separate incidents of monsoon-induced disasters in Rupandehi and Makwanpur districts on Friday night and Saturday.”

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2020/09/27/floods-wreak-havoc-in-rupandehi?fbclid=IwAR1JE96TZ8v13zepC41WpJ6-RFZnPEHQUdecFElI7Es2Q5euhvI6UoF9vBs


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“Nonstop rain, over the last 12 hours, has caused unprecedented waterlogging in most areas of Rangpur district [Bangladesh]… 50,000 people of the district are finding themselves stranded…

The Met office in Rangpur recorded 433mm of rainfall in the district in 12 hours till 10:00am today which broke all the records of the last 100 years of the district.”

https://www.thedailystar.net/flood-in-bangladesh-most-areas-in-rangpur-inundated-after-record-rainfall-1968397


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Meghalaya [India] is famous for its rains, but this week there has been rain that has broken the record of the last 60 years in the state.

“The continuous rains from September 22 are expected to continue till Monday. So far, 13 people have died in rain and landslide incidents.”

https://pledgetimes.com/meghalaya-5-day-severe-rain-breaks-60-year-record-13-killed-fear-of-further-destruction/


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Over 300 Siberian migratory birds found dead in Vizianagaram District [Andhra Pradesh, India].

“Locals say use of pesticides in and around Chellamnaiduvalasa has been increasing for the past few years and as the migratory birds eat snail and other insects in the farm fields, it could be a reason behind the mysterious deaths.”

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/visakhapatnam/over-300-siberian-migratory-birds-found-dead-in-vizianagaram-district/articleshow/78327362.cms?fbclid=IwAR0HSw4-AFgbLJPY8h_i6tVVV5DMPdL-K8NjT3XqucH_IQ5JLtIom3vF2Xk


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Paraguay burns: fires do not give truce and the heat wave intensifies. Paraguay is facing one of the harshest drought seasons in recent years, a situation that becomes even more tragic with the spread of fire outbreaks in different parts of the country.

“Firefighters can’t keep up with the flames.”

http://www.digitalmisiones.com.py/arde-paraguay-incendios-no-dan-tregua-y-se-recrudece-la-ola-de-calor/


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Hundreds of firefighters battled to put out forest fires throughout the country this week, with the worst outbreaks recorded in Córdoba Province [Argentina].

“As of Friday morning, several outbreaks were raging in as many as nine provinces nationwide.”

https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/forest-fires-rip-through-cordoba-and-nine-other-provinces.phtml


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Volunteer fire fighters are battling so-called “zombie fires” in Siberia, a phenomenon which one environmentalist described as a “climate bomb”.

“A large peat fire in the Suzunsky pine forest, part of a wildlife reserve in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia, has been burning for months, Greenpeace told The Independent, and perhaps since last year.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-zombie-fires-siberia-arctic-emissions-global-warming-b603080.html


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Vladimir Potanin, the co-owner of Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel, said in an interview with state television aired on Saturday that thawing permafrost was one reason behind a major fuel spill in the Arctic earlier this year.

[Plenty more such incidents to come, one imagines].

“The spill occurred on May 29 after a fuel tank lost pressure and released 21,000 tonnes of diesel into rivers and subsoil near the city of Norilsk in Siberia.”

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-russia-pollution-nornickel-idINKBN26H0OD?fbclid=IwAR1yEgimzDglUlCSPXNVHXIvIB5qp4rIOzDpkzN9tvSBPMbpG8Fha98FZ9Q


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