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The death toll due to unprecedented snowfall and a rush of tourists in Pakistan’s popular hill station of Murree reached 23 on Sunday after a minor girl, suffering from severe cold and pneumonia, died

“Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said… that the situation can only be described as a “natural calamity” and that the area had witnessed “extreme snowfall”.”

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/snowstorm-death-toll-in-pakistans-murree-goes-up-to-23/articleshow/88789887.cms


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Hong Kong cooks after record-breaking hottest year since [records began in] 1884, Observatory says… with 11 months of 2021 being warmer than usual, according to an annual summary from the weather forecaster…

“Last year’s average maximum temperature of 27.5 degrees and minimum temperature of 22.6 degrees were the highest on record.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3162572/hong-kong-cooks-after-record-breaking-hottest


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Flooding in Jember District, East Java Province [Indonesia], on Sunday, claimed two lives and rendered one resident missing

“The flash floods swamped 440 houses, three places of worship, and two shops, thereby affecting 440 families comprising 1,668 people… The floodwaters began to recede, though leaving behind trash and mud in the affected areas.”

https://en.antaranews.com/news/208737/two-dead-in-flooding-in-jember-east-java


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Nine dead, hundreds ill with diarrhoea in typhoon-hit Philippines.

“Nine people have died and hundreds have fallen ill with diarrhoea in areas of the Philippines wrecked by a typhoon last month, with aid officials warning of a health crisis as millions struggle to secure clean water and food.”

https://politics.com.ph/nine-dead-hundreds-ill-with-diarrhoea-in-typhoon-hit-philippines/


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Entire town is ordered to evacuate as a man drowns and a teen girl goes missing amid wild weather and flooding across Australia’s east coast

Ex-cyclone Seth dumped a ‘surprise’ 673mm of rain in just 24 hours on Marodian, a community northwest of Gympie on the Fraser Coast. Meteorologists were shocked…”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10383191/Queensland-town-Maryborough-ordered-evacuate-CBD-storm-water-fails-amid-flooding.html


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Widespread flooding in parts of Ba, Tavua, Nadi and Rakiraki [Fiji]; The Ba river has burst its bank…

There is now a Tropical Cyclone Warning in force for the whole of Fiji. The Weather Office is also saying that major town centres in Nadi, Ba, Rakiraki and Tavua are at high risk of severe flooding.”

https://www.fijivillage.com/news/Widespread-flooding-in-parts-of-Ba-Tavua-Nadi-and-Rakiraki-f4r85x/


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On 7th January the highest temperature on records (1980-today) was set in the Argentine Antarctic Base of Belgrano II (77,5S) with +11.4C [52.5F]

“The minimum temperature of +0.9C was also its highest.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1479581108924784644


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Extreme heat Warning sign building in [central] South America is going to test infrastructure to the limit and threaten many all-time heat records [50C/122F possible!].

“Some areas are already under exceptional drought conditions. This incoming heatwave cannot be underestimated.”

https://twitter.com/ScottDuncanWX/status/1480295857979375618


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Water shortages as Chile’s record drought becomes ‘permanent’”… Chile’s government says a critical water shortage brought on by the longest drought in history is much worse than thought.

“Experts say the country is now facing an unprecedented climate emergency.” [Video]

https://theglobalherald.com/news/water-shortages-as-chiles-record-drought-becomes-permanent/


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Survivor reveals the horrifying moment Brazilian cliff collapsed as death toll rises to ten…

The region has been under heavy rainfall for two weeks, which officials suggest could have loosened the rock face. On Saturday, a dike overflowed at an iron ore mine about 180 miles to the east, cutting off a major federal highway.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10384243/Brazilian-cliff-collapse-survivor-recalls-seeing-pebbles-start-fall-rockface-fell.html


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Winter drought deepens in Waco region [Texas] after record heat in December.

“The regional drought, which the U.S. Drought Monitor classifies as “severe,” has stunted pastures and row crops, raised wildfire threats and lowered the levels of lakes and stock ponds. Little relief is in sight…”

https://wacotrib.com/news/local/winter-drought-deepens-in-waco-region-after-record-heat-in-december/article_0a1ef082-701a-11ec-b113-c3e8add8e7ef.html


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Hot December puts Georgia’s fruit growers on edge; Record-high winter temperatures put blueberry, peach crops at risk…

“Georgia’s most important fruit crops rely on a delicate balance of warm and cold temperatures delivered at just the right times. Too much warmth early in winter can cause problems…”

https://www.ajc.com/news/hot-december-puts-georgias-fruit-growers-on-edge/CFSHVWJKRBB5HJ47NSG22LPSSA/


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Snow and record rain fuel flooding threat in US Pacific north-west.

“At least one person was missing, presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific north-west on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/08/pacific-north-west-snow-rain-flooding-landslides-avalanche-washington-oregon


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B.C.’s record rainfall may be the new normal, experts warn…

““It’s very consistent with what climate projections describe [of] the reality coming for us,” said Armel Castellan, a warning preparedness meteorologist with the agency. “This was an example of what we can expect more of.””

https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/bcs-record-rainfall-may-be-the-new-normal-experts-warn-4935090


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An Arctic blast sets the Northeast and Upper Midwest in a deep freeze as a tornado strikes Alabama.

“As frigid, arctic air engulfs the Upper Midwest and Northeast, some Gulf Coast states are at risk for more tornadoes. About 10 million people are under wind chill advisories in parts of North Dakota, Minnesota…”

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/09/weather/us-weather-sunday/index.html


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Iceland’s third-largest glacier and the largest glacier mass in Europe is now dissolving at rates never before seen in human history. That’s because of human-caused climate change…

“Iceland has now lost so much ice that with less weight from the glaciers, the land is rising. That’s making some harbors shallower, making it harder for boats to navigate.”

https://www.insideedition.com/climate-change-is-causing-europes-largest-glacier-mass-to-rapidly-melt-72287


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Extreme risk of forest fires throughout the province [Valencia, Spain]…

At a time when the usual thing should be that the alerts are warnings for precipitation, both in the form of rain and snow, or for low temperatures, the meteorological anomaly leads to worry about a matter more typical of the hot months.”

https://www.elperiodicomediterraneo.com/castello-provincia/2022/01/09/riesgo-extremo-incendios-forestales-provincia-alerta-61404725.html


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Only 18 Hours of Sunshine in Ljubljana Last December, Despite Record Temperatures Around Slovenia…

“Some of the freakiest weather events [0f 2021] include a record high of 25 Celsius measured in the western Vipava Valley in February and 20.6 degrees below zero in the Bloke area in south central Slovenia in April.”

https://www.total-slovenia-news.com/lifestyle/9429-only-18-hours-of-sunshine-in-ljubljana-last-december-despite-record-temperatures-around-slovenia-feature


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Seven killed in Eastern Cape floods, hundreds affected… Hundreds more have now been left homeless…

“…the video footage of some of the rising water levels is nothing short of terrifying…

“Several bridges and roads were seen being completely engulfed by rapid water. Several houses and informal structures were also almost completely washed away.”

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/breaking-eastern-cape-floods-mdantsane/


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[Western] Cape heatwave: Residents urged to report fires as heatwave continues.

“Over 80 vegetation fires have been reported in the Cape Town metro going into the weekend. Firefighters have managed to contain a blaze on Signal Hill.

“That fire first broke out on Saturday morning.”

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/cape-heatwave-suspicious-fires/


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Lightning destroys building in Mandela’s birthplace.

“A fire ignited by a lightning strike has destroyed a tourism building in a South African village where anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was born, his family announced on Sunday… Mandela was elected as first president of democratic South Africa in May 1994 and held the role until June 1999. He died aged 95 in 2013.”

https://www.dawn.com/news/1668612/lightning-destroys-building-in-mandelas-birthplace


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Victoria Falls residents [Zimbabwe] are counting their losses after flash floods caused by incessant rains that pounded the city since Friday destroyed pre-cast walls, household property, gardens and washed away some roads.

“The rains started falling on Friday morning until late afternoon before resuming on Saturday morning until evening. It was also raining yesterday.”

https://allafrica.com/stories/202201100049.html


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South Sudan – Hundreds of Thousands Still Living in Precarious Conditions Months After Floods…

“Eight months since flooding began, [835,000] people in Unity State continue to suffer, stuck in poor living conditions and at risk of outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases. Spread across several makeshift camp sites, they face food insecurity, a loss of income, malnutrition, and a lack of safe drinking water.”

https://allafrica.com/stories/202201080115.html


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More than 400 weather stations around the world beat their all-time highest temperature records in 2021…

“Ten countries – Oman, UAE, Canada, the United States, Morocco, Turkey, Taiwan, Italy, Tunisia and Dominica – broke or tied their national highest record, 107 countries beat their monthly high temperature record, and five beat their monthly low temperature record.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/07/heat-records-broken-all-around-the-world-in-2021-says-climatologist


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Record levels of greenhouse gas methane are a ‘fire alarm moment’…

“According to data compiled by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), average atmospheric concentrations of methane reached a record 1900 parts per billion (ppb) in September 2021, the highest in nearly four decades of records. The figure stood at 1638 ppb in 1983.”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2303743-record-levels-of-greenhouse-gas-methane-are-a-fire-alarm-moment/


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