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#Extreme Weather

# extreme-weather - Sunday 4 October, 2020

France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

Floods destroyed roads, houses and bridges surrounding the city of Nice yesterday.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

37 rescued from floods as homes evacuated in Down

High winds and heavy rain swept across the North today.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

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 - Thursday 21 May, 2020

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 - Monday 13 April, 2020

At least 11 killed as tornadoes rip through Mississippi Extreme Weather This post contains videos

At least 11 killed as tornadoes rip through Mississippi

Governor Tate Reeves tweeted that he had declared a state of emergency.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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 - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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 - Monday 25 November, 2019

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.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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 - Saturday 23 November, 2019

34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides

It follows weeks of heavy rain in the east African country.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave

Hot air from north Africa will push temperatures up from this weekend.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Storm injures several people as hail falls 'like gunshots' in southern Germany

The storm was one of several to strike Germany yesterday.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 26 May, 2019

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 - Monday 4 March, 2019

'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

A local sheriff said that children are among the dead.

# extreme-weather - Monday 25 February, 2019

Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language

An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns

The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises

At least 26 people have been killed due to cold weather in parts of Europe this month.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe

The snowboarders were killed in an avalanche in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains yesterday.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall

The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The Beast from the East to the heatwave: 18 reader photos of 2018's weather

Snow, heat, wind, rain – we’ve had it all this year.

# extreme-weather - Friday 28 December, 2018

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events?

A Cold Weather Payment is in place in the North

# extreme-weather - Friday 19 October, 2018

Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change

The advice in a guidance document for staff says linking extreme weather to global warming was a problem.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms

A new study has noted a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling in significant storms.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded

Airports, schools and roads were closed as Europe was hit hard by the adverse weather.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'

Two in three people living in Europe may be affected by disasters, according to a new study.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

12 flights diverted from Dublin Airport last night due to severe fog

Runway maintenance also contributed to the diversions to Shannon and Liverpool.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties

Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Homeless people and migrants most at risk as freezing conditions cause at least 65 deaths in Europe

The Greek government sent a navy transport ship to the island of Lesbos yesterday to house around 500 migrants still sleeping in tents.

# extreme-weather - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I can't believe I'm alive': Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98

Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour struck around Yancheng city.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 24 October, 2015

The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected

Emergency services are still on standby as the storm weakens.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales

Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.

# extreme-weather - Friday 20 February, 2015

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

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