“Temperatures that high are typically not recorded September and October, said Kaisa Solin, a meteorologist at FMI.”
“Norway sets records with warmest Oslo November day since 1800s…
“In Oslo, a temperature of 15.9 degrees Celsius was the highest measured in the capital in November since records began in the late 1800s.”
“October 2020 has turned out to be the warmest in Kyiv, Ukraine since 1881, the Central Geophysical Observatory named after Borys Sreznevskyi has reported on its Facebook page…
“The observatory noted that this year meteorological summer for the first time lasted so long in Kyiv city, until October 14. Four temperature records were set in Kyiv in October 2020.”
“Since the start of the weather measurements in 1901, it has not been so hot in the Netherlands on a November day. A temperature of 19.1 degrees was measured in De Bilt just before noon.
“This is the umpteenth heat record that has been broken this year. “By comparison: not a single cold record has been broken this year”, Wilfred Janssen of Weerplaza reports.”
“‘Record’ level seen on Dales river [Yorkshire, UK] after ‘biblical’ rainfall.
“Fire crews have been responding to “multiple” reports of flooding in the Yorkshire Dales including from drivers trapped in floodwater, following intense rain at the weekend.”
“Last month was a particularly mucky and murky one amongst the “dreaming spires” of Oxford [UK], as the city experienced its wettest October in 145 years. Data collected at the Radcliffe Observatory recorded 185.3mm of rain.
“Not only was that the highest monthly total observed on the site since 1875, it was also the fourth wettest of all months since records began in 1767.”
“October saw unusually high temperatures registered all over Cyprus, with record peaks of over 40 degrees in certain areas of the island.
“The Athalassa weather station recorded 40.4 degrees on October 7, the maximum temperature ever registered in October since its installation.”
“The cedar forests of Lebanon were mythologised in the poem Epic of Gilgamesh, used to build King Solomon’s temple and coveted for centuries by the ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians and Romans.
“Now the famed trees that grace the country’s flag are being threatened by wildfires for the first time, owing to a combination of man-made activity and long, dry summers linked to climate change.”
“Food Crisis Looms In North East As Floods Destroy 19,690 Acres Of Farmlands [Ghana]:
“… about 55,235 persons have been affected…
“The report indicated that 9,736.68 tons of yields made up of maize, rice, millet, soya, cowpea among others, were lost due to the floods.”
“Thousands of homes and buildings are feared damaged or destroyed following a devastating typhoon [Goni] that slammed into the Philippines on Sunday, causing mudslides and flooding.
“In Virac, on Catanduanes island, home to more than 70,000 people, the Red Cross estimates that as many as nine in 10 homes have been either damaged or destroyed.”
“Now another storm, Atsani, with gusts of up to 80 kmph (49 mph), is gaining strength over the Pacific Ocean and is expected to make landfall in The Philippines later this week.
““It’s not as powerful as [Goni] but it would cause damage in its path, on the roads and bridges,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised cabinet meeting.”
“Severe heatwave could break record temperatures in Australia’s Top End:
“…there appears to be no relief in sight and no concrete signs of any big wet season storms. Senior meteorologist Billy Lynch said the heat and sunny skies were “unusual” for this time of the year.”
. Signs of the drought began to appear in satellite gravimetry observations of southeastern Brazil in mid-2018, and had spread into parts of Paraguay, Bolivia, and northern Argentina by 2020… “Large parts of South America are in the grip of a serious drought
“Many of the affected areas have faced unusually intense and widespread outbreaks of fire. Winter corn crops have suffered low yields, and the late arrival of spring rain has delayed new plantings of soy.”
“Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged in October and the number of blazes is up 25 percent in the first 10 months of 2020, compared with a year ago, data from government space research agency INPE showed.
“The agency recorded 17,326 hot spots in the world’s largest rainforest in October, more than double the number of fires detected in the same month last year.”
“The City of Sanharó [Brazil] decreed a state of emergency due to the heavy rains that fell in the city on Monday night and caused flooding in several streets of the city…
“The floods were caused by a volume of rain much more than normal. In just six hours, 288 mm of rain were recorded, a volume never seen in the history of the municipality [around half a year’s worth of rain!].
“Hurricane Eta, an unusually powerful storm, has slammed into Nicaragua, bringing potentially disastrous flooding to one of the country’s poorest regions.
“The heart of the storm begin to move inland on Tuesday, wrenching roofs off houses and causing rivers to overflow. In Puerto Cabezas on the Atlantic coast,trees were torn down and power lines were severed, plunging much of the city into darkness.”
“A chilling reminder of the 1930s dust bowl years may come back to haunt the US. Across the Great Plains, dust levels in the atmosphere are steadily increasing each year.
“Much of this is driven by farmers expanding their soya bean and maize production… And with the growing threat of drought from the climate crisis, the ingredients are in place for another dust bowl.”
“From record cold to record warmth – Alberta [Canada] has seen it all within the last two weeks.
“On Monday, Calgary broke a November temperature record, but this time for warmth. It reached 23.1°C, topping the previous record that dated all the way back to 1881. The daytime high is now the city’s warmest November temperature in history.”
“Polar bear numbers are rising in a once too-frigid Arctic basin:
“Thick Arctic ice is melting into conditions better suited to life. But the region’s warming is trending towards trouble… Unlike most polar bear populations, which were showing a drastic decline, the Kane Basin bear population was actually increasing.”
“Global warming of 2°C would lead to about 230 billion tonnes of carbon being released from the world’s soil, new research suggests…
“…this [study] doesn’t even include losses of deeper permafrost carbon,” said co-author Dr Sarah Chadburn, of the University of Exeter.”
“A massive Antarctic iceberg the size of a small country is heading for the island of South Georgia with concerns it could disrupt the British territory’s economy and its wildlife.
“Iceberg A-68A broke off the Larsen C ice shelf on the east of Antarctica’s peninsula in July 2017 and is about the same size as South Georgia, where it’s feared it could be heading.”
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