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Unseasonal snow and exceptional cold hit parts of UK following frostiest April

Parts of the UK saw unseasonal snow and exceptional cold beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2021. The wintry weather conditions came following the frostiest April on record, in which the country also saw the lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922. Snow began falling...

May 07, 2021

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At least 10 people killed after severe flash floods hit Iran

Severe flash floods claimed at least 10 lives in parts of Iran since the start of May. The worst affected provinces are Yazd, Kerman, and South Khorasan. According to the IRC, their teams located the bodies of 10 people, recovered 37 vehicles from flooded roads and...

May 06, 2021

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'Snow chaos' - Finland braces for severe snowstorm, up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow expected

A severe snowstorm is forecast to hit Finland from Thursday to Friday, May 6 to 7, 2021, with up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow accumulation possible. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has warned of poor driving conditions due to sleet, with experts saying...

May 06, 2021

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Locust swarms from Middle East may reach Turkey, expert warns

Swarms of locusts that invaded the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, may reach Turkey next if the country does not take action, an expert warned on April 30, 2021. As of May 3, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

May 05, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Afghanistan, leaving 22 people dead, 10 missing

At least 22 people have lost their lives as widespread flooding hit Afghanistan over the past couple of days, the country's disaster management authority (ANDMA) reported Tuesday, May 4, 2021. More than 200 homes have been damaged or destroyed, as well as wide...

May 04, 2021

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Multiple lahars observed at St. Vincent, public advised to be vigilant and exercise caution

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is advising the public to be vigilant and exercise caution in areas close to valleys, rivers, streams, low-lying areas, and areas prone to flooding and landslides. Multiple...

May 04, 2021

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Huge lava fountains at Fagradalsfjall, biggest since the eruption start, Iceland

New fissure openings have formed several times since the eruption at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland began on March 19, 2021. On May 2, the activity at the volcano changed, producing huge lava fountains -- the biggest since the eruption started. The video was captured by...

May 03, 2021

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Tornado outbreak: Destructive tornadoes sweep through Mississippi, U.S.

Several destructive tornadoes swept through Mississippi late Sunday night (LT), May 2, 2021, damaging buildings and downing trees and power lines. A tornado emergency was declared for Tupelo and surrounding areas, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

May 03, 2021

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Tornado west of Jena, Louisiana to begin tornado outbreak in U.S.

A tornado was intercepted by Reed Timmer's Dominator Drone just west of Jena, Louisiana at 17:50 LT on May 2, 2021. A tornado outbreak unfolded after this across Mississippi including a tornado that just passed through the Tupelo, Mississippi area with a tornado...

May 03, 2021

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Violent storm hits China's Jiangsu Province, claiming lives of 11 people and leaving 102 injured

A violent storm swept through east China's Jiangsu Province late Friday, April 30, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 11 people and leaving more than 100 injured. 9 people were missing as of Saturday, May 1. The worst affected were the cities of Nantong...

May 02, 2021

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Heavy rain triggers destructive lahars, landslides and flash floods, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is advising the public of flooding and landslides in several areas on mainland St. Vincent as a result of heavy rainfall. The area has seen powerful volcanic eruptions and...

April 30, 2021

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Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage

Severe hailstorms and tornadoes pounded the southern U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29, 2021, leaving a trail of destruction. As a result, more than 28 000 customers were without power in Texas alone, and damages across the region amounted to a billion...

April 30, 2021

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Renewed activity, new lava flow at Pacaya volcano threatens nearby communities, Guatemala

The activity at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano switched from explosive to predominantly effusive on April 29, 2021, with two active lava flows -- one on the Southeast flank and the other on the Northwest. The new phase of increased activity comes less than a week after...

April 30, 2021

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Baseball-sized hail hits Norman, causing damage worth millions of dollars, Oklahoma

A severe storm moved through Norman City in Oklahoma at around 01:00 UTC on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (20:00 LT on Wednesday, April 28), bringing winds of up to 115 km/h (70 mph) and hail the size of a baseball. According to local media, the storm will likely result...

April 29, 2021

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UK hit by frostiest April on record, farmers and growers reporting considerable damage

Provisional records for April 2021 show the United Kingdom has experienced the most air frosts since records began in 1960, the UK Met Office reported Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This month has already seen an average of 13 days of air frosts for the country, with many...

April 28, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Assam, India

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by India's National Center for Seismology as M6.4 hit Assam, India at 02:21 UTC (07:56 LT) on April 28, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 34 km (21...

April 28, 2021

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Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia

The Omsk region in Western Siberia has reported a record-high number of wildfires, with one day last week registering nearly a thousand new cases per day. Meanwhile, in Novosibirsk, a thick cloud of smoke resulted in zero visibility and poor air quality due to...

April 27, 2021