• Facebook
  • Twitter
Hottest day ever for Northern Ireland… [Saturday] was the hottest day on record with Ballywatticock, near Newtownards in County Down, recording a temperature of 31.2C / 88.2F.

“The previous high was 30.8C set in the summers of 1976 and 1983.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57875732


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Flooded German villages are left without drinking water, power or gas

“It looks like the infrastructure is destroyed so badly that some places won’t have drinking water for weeks or months,” the mayor of the town of Altenahr, Cornelia Weigand, told the newspaper Bild.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/19/german-villages-could-be-left-with-no-drinking-water-after-floods


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Record rainfalls and flooding reaches Austria

“After Western Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands were hit by hit by unprecedented flash floods on Thursday, record rainfalls also triggered severe floods in Austria during the weekend. Multiple regions were hit by heavy rainfall…”

https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/record-rainfalls-and-flooding-reaches-austria/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
High weekend temperatures ignite raging forest fires across Spain.

“The high temperatures registered this weekend in practically all of Spain have facilitated the spread of several forest fires that struck several areas of Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Galicia, La Rioja and Castilla-La Mancha.”

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/07/19/high-weekend-temperatures-ignite-raging-forest-fires-across-spain/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
49.9°C [121.8F] in Adrar [Algeria] today [July 18th], new all-time record for the location and highest temperature in Africa in 2021.

“49.5°C in In Salah.”

https://twitter.com/ThierryGooseBC/status/1416831317795217408


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Kenya: Millions in Need of Relief Food Amid Searing Drought.

“More than 10 counties in Kenya’s north are affected by the prolonged drought, and, according to the government, at least 2 million people are in need of clean water and food. Worsening by the day… with desperate families trekking long distances in search of food, water and pasture…”

https://allafrica.com/stories/202107190873.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Severe drought culprit of fish deaths in Turkey’s longest river.

“Rising in the steep mountains of Eastern Anatolia and reaching the Black Sea by collecting water from many streams as it passes several provinces, Kızılırmak, Turkey’s longest river, has been on the agenda with mass fish deaths seen in recent weeks.”

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/severe-drought-culprit-of-fish-deaths-in-turkeys-longest-river-166430


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
A strong heat wave in affecting Eastern Turkey, The Caucasus and Western Middle East. Cizre in Turkey recorded 46.7C and it’s expected to attack the Turkish national record of 48.6C [119.5F] on 20 July.

“In Georgia 40.5C at Muhrani. Very hot in Jordan and Syria as well.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1417197101184950276


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Kazakhstan to restrict animal feed exports amid drought.

“Kazakhstan plans to limit exports of barley and wheat used for animal feeds and completely ban exports of rye for six months amid feed shortages caused by drought across Central Asia, a Kazakh government source told Reuters”

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/kazakhstan-to-restrict-animal-feed-exports-amid-drought-source-2021-07-19


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Unseasonal rains hit Oman, causing severe floods.

“…severe floods disrupted traffic and electricity supply, swept away crops, particularly in the Al Dakjhaliya governorate, and left 4 people dead and 3 missing. Oman meteorologists said such heavy rains are unusual in July.”

https://watchers.news/2021/07/18/unseasonal-rain-oman-july-2021/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Flood hits 10 Iranian provinces, leaving 6 dead, 2 missing.

“Some 30 cities in 10 provinces of East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Alborz, Kerman, Fars, Sistan and Baluchestan, Semnan, Mazandaran, Hormozgan and Kurdistan were affected by floods and inundations in the last four days.”

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/463239/Flood-hits-10-provinces-leaving-6-dead-2-missing


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
At least 34 killed in landslide, wall collapse in India monsoon rains

Rainwater also inundated a water purification complex, disrupting supply “in most of the parts of Mumbai”, a megacity of 20 million people, civic authorities said.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/3141600/least-34-killed-landslide-wall-collapse-india-monsoon-rains


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Two dams in Inner Mongolia collapse after heavy rain

“On July 18, the dams on the open spillway of Yong’an Reservoir and Xinfa Reservoir in the Daur Autonomous Banner of Morin Dawa, were breached and collapsed as the water level of the Nuomin River continued to rise because of heavy rain, according to People’s Daily.”

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1229047.shtml


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Two major storms form in East Asia, threatening China, Japan and Taiwan.

“Two big storms have formed in the waters of East Asia, both of which are expected to lash the region with strong winds and heavy rains in the coming days.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/19/weather/cempaka-typhoon-china/index.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Update on the Japanese Heat Wave:

19th July more all time records of highest temperatures fell in Hokkaido. All time record also tied at Esashi, in Iwate Prefecture with 37.3C [99.1F]. See charts and tables courtesy of JMA.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1417137768946356233


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Marlborough and Buller Floods [NZ]: Thousands wait to return home.

“Yesterday parts of the West Coast and top of the South Island had been cut off due to flooding, while states of emergency were declared in Marlborough and Buller districts. The Wairau River overflowed its banks…”

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/447112/marlborough-and-buller-floods-thousands-wait-to-return-home


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Brazil power operator asks for maintenance delays amid drought

“Brazil’s national power grid operator has asked electricity generators to postpone maintenance and technical work for as long as possible to help avoid worsening the energy crisis stemming from the country’s worst drought in almost a century.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-power-grid-operator-asks-hydro-dams-postpone-works-amid-drought-2021-07-17/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Drought puts Amazon at risk of ‘large-scale dieback’, researchers warn.

“Increasingly severe climate conditions threaten to accelerate a “large scale dieback” of the Amazon rainforest, according to the authors of a new study finding that 2.5bn trees perished in the biome following a drought several years ago.”

https://www.ft.com/content/02071ae7-dcf5-4c61-9c3c-b55f5aef8b0e


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
They stimulate rains in seven states of Mexico to combat the drought.

“The scheme, which consists of releasing silver iodide molecules in the clouds to precipitate rain, is currently being carried out through three polygons that include the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Durango, the federal agency reported.”

https://www.alcaldesdemexico.com/notas-principales/estimulan-lluvias-en-siete-estados-de-mexico-para-combatir-la-sequia/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
US megadrought could trigger arsenic ‘death cloud’ and unleash catastrophe on West Coast.

“Great Salt Lake water level, Utah According to the company, it is at a record low… Vast lakes usually do not reach their lows until October. Kevin Perry, president of the University of Utah’s School of Atmospheric Sciences, warned that arsenic could be picked up by the wind when the soil dries.”

https://californianewstimes.com/us-megadrought-could-trigger-arsenic-death-cloud-and-unleash-catastrophe-on-west-coast/445510/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Stifling temperatures hit Northern Rockies and parts of Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming; heat is expected to last into the week

“…dry air made matters worse for firefighters working to control dozens of wildfires burning across the parched West.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/western-states-bake-in-another-weekend-of-intense-heat-as-wildfires-spread-11626560700


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
In the US state of Oregon, the nation’s largest active wildfire has burned through more than 300,000 acres, prompting thousands of evacuations.

“Over 2,000 firefighters are tackling the so-called Bootleg Fire – one of the largest blazes in Oregon’s history. It is one of more than 80 major fires raging across 13 US states…”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57890935


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Heavy Smoke From Western Wildfires Leads To Flight Delays And Cancellations At Denver International Airport.

“More than 300 flights were delayed and eight flights were cancelled at Denver International Airport Monday as heavy smoke and haze from major western fires in California, Oregon and Idaho obscured runways making it difficult for planes to land.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberleespeakman/2021/07/19/heavy-smoke-from-western-wildfires-leads-to-flight-delays-and-cancellations-at-denver-international-airport/?sh=6e3bb9d73dde


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
In summer of record-breaking rain, these New Orleans neighborhoods reported most street flooding.

“A summer that has brought unprecedented heat waves to the Pacific Northwest, flooding to Germany and rainfall to Louisiana is also bringing a surge in street flooding issues in New Orleans.”

https://www.nola.com/news/weather/article_b187c4c2-e8cd-11eb-9fa0-7791ff0637bc.html


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Record July for rainfall in Worcester as Boston [Massachusetts] approaches historic mark.

“The National Weather Service said 1.74 inches of rain fell in Worcester on Sunday, bringing the total to 12.67 inches for July, shattering the previous 11.24-inch mark set in 1938. The new record could climb higher…”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/18/metro/record-july-rainfall-worcester-boston-approaches-historic-mark/


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
“The heatwave in Finland has ended, at least for now. Kouvola Anjala saw 31 consecutive hot days with daily maximum temperature over 25°C [77F].

“This is now the longest streak of hot days recorded at any station in Finland.”

https://twitter.com/mikarantane/status/1417065424215232518


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
‘We can’t see each other’: Fires rage across Siberia amid driest summer in 150 years… Russian emergency officials are continuing to battle a series of wildfires in the country’s Far East region.

“Heavy smoke from wildfires covered the city of Yakutsk and fifty other Siberian towns on Sunday, temporarily halting operations at the city’s airport.”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/07/19/we-can-t-see-each-other-fires-rage-across-siberia-amid-dryest-summer-in-150-years


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
As temperatures rise and pollution increases, wildfires, floods and extreme winds have battered many parts of the world in the last six months.

50 photos of extreme weather:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/jul/19/climate-crisis-weather-around-world-in-pictures-wildfires-floods-winds


You can read the previous ‘Climate’ thread here. I’ll be back tomorrow with an ‘Economic’ thread.

If you found value in this content, please help me continue this work by becoming a patron of my work via patreon.com.

Share This

Share this post with your friends!