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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Extreme Weather

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# heatwaves
Planting more trees in cities could reduce deaths from intense summer heat, study finds
“This is becoming increasingly urgent as Europe experiences more extreme temperature fluctuations caused by climate change,” one researcher said.
Last year
2022
# USA
Americans dig out from 'blizzard of the century' as death toll passes 50
As temperatures plummeted, commuters and some residents fleeing their freezing homes became trapped on highways.
# USA
'Epic' winter storm wallops US, leaving a million people without power
Heavy snow, howling winds and biting cold air took hold of much of the nation, including normally temperate southern states.
# Venezuela
'All this is climate change': Fresh landslide in Venezuela kills at least three
More than 50 people died in similar circumstances last week.
# Extreme Weather
Hurricane Ian strengthens to Category 3 storm ahead of making landfall on Cuba and Florida
People in Florida are being urged to stock up on food, water, medicine and fuel and sandbags are being distributed.
# Extreme Weather
Deadly typhoon strikes Japan as hurricane leaves Puerto Rico without power
A man was found dead in his car in Japan early today.
# Italy
Death toll from Italy storms rises to 11
The storms hit on Thursday evening, with more than 400 millimetres of rain falling in some places in just a few hours.
# California
Los Angeles mudslides surge down mountain area scorched by wildfire
Firefighters went street by street to make sure no residents were trapped.
# South Korea
Eight dead in Seoul after torrential rain turns streets into rivers
Six others are missing after the heavy rain hit South Korea’s capital.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops
Fears are growing in Europe that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent’s breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields.
# Heatwave
Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May
However, the national forecaster has warned that the risk of fires remains high in many areas.
# Bangladesh flooding
Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast
At least 10 people have been killed this week.
# Australia
Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people
As much as eight inches of rain is forecast for Australia’s largest city.
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# Extreme Weather
Australia fighting bushfires in west and floods in east after high temperatures and heavy rain
Emergency warnings are in effect and some residents have been told to flee to safety or shelter in place.
# Dúnta
Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
The decision was taken this afternoon following a meeting of the NDFEM.
This includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.
The advice to close also applies to third-level facilities in the affected counties.
If an individual school in other areas is deemed by school boards to be affected by the storm they can decide to close.
ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
# Extreme Weather
More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.
# Hurricane Ida
Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods
The toll was highest in New Jersey, where 23 people died in heavy rains.
# United States
Hurricane Ida knocks out New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana
Forecasters warned of damaging winds, heavy rain that could cause flash floods, and life-threatening storm surges.
# Extreme Weather
Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.
# Heatwave
'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
Ireland’s heatwave has saw temperatures exceed 30 degrees this week.
John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
# Extreme Weather
In photos: Lives lost and homes destroyed as devastating floods sweep Europe
Thousands are homeless after days of heavy storms that caused flash floods in Germany and Belgium.
# Cyclone Tauktae
Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India
The storm made landfall in Gujarat state just after 8.30 pm local time.
# Extreme Weather
Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east
The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than 30 people.
# Australia
Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures
The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
# Extreme Weather
France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods
Floods destroyed roads, houses and bridges surrounding the city of Nice yesterday.
# Newcastle
37 rescued from floods as homes evacuated in Down
High winds and heavy rain swept across the North today.
# Cyclone Nisarga
Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years
Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall around 100km from Mumbai this afternoon.
# Extreme Weather
Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050
Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.
# Extreme Weather
At least 11 killed as tornadoes rip through Mississippi
Governor Tate Reeves tweeted that he had declared a state of emergency.
# Extreme Weather
Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Michigan.
# Extreme Weather
Trees down across Cork and Kerry as Storm Atiyah sweeps across Ireland
Several flights have been cancelled at Cork and Shannon airports as a result of the extreme weather.
# Extreme Weather
At least seven dead from heavy rain in France, Italy and Greece
People have been trapped in their cars and roads have been closed by the floods.
# Savona
Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall
Two people in France were also killed after historic levels of rain fell in the south of the country.
# Extreme Weather
34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides
It follows weeks of heavy rain in the east African country.
# blazes
Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes
Eleven bushfires along the country’s east coast have been declared as emergencies.
# Flooding
Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain
Two men were killed in their cars during heavy flooding.
# feel the heat
Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave
Hot air from north Africa will push temperatures up from this weekend.
# living hail
Storm injures several people as hail falls 'like gunshots' in southern Germany
The storm was one of several to strike Germany yesterday.
# Oklahoma
Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park
The tornado struck El Reno, near Oklahoma City, on Saturday night.
# Extreme Weather
'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama
A local sheriff said that children are among the dead.