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#Extreme Weather

# extreme-weather - Monday 23 May, 2022

Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May

May 23rd 2022, 6:41 PM 23,492 Views 9 Comments

However, the national forecaster has warned that the risk of fires remains high in many areas.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast
# Bangladesh Flooding
# Bangladesh Flooding

Two million stranded as worst floods in decades hit Bangladesh's northeast

May 21st 2022, 2:33 PM 10,531 Views 1 Comment

At least 10 people have been killed this week.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people

Mar 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 19,637 Views 7 Comments

As much as eight inches of rain is forecast for Australia’s largest city.

# extreme-weather - Friday 10 December, 2021

Australia fighting bushfires in west and floods in east after high temperatures and heavy rain
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Australia fighting bushfires in west and floods in east after high temperatures and heavy rain

Dec 10th 2021, 9:56 AM 11,099 Views 6 Comments

Emergency warnings are in effect and some residents have been told to flee to safety or shelter in place.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed
# Dúnta
# Dúnta

Storm Barra: Schools in Dublin and 11 other counties advised to remain closed

Dec 7th 2021, 10:10 PM 259,596 Views 97 Comments
  • 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.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal

Oct 20th 2021, 8:04 AM 6,929 Views 3 Comments

In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.

# extreme-weather - Friday 3 September, 2021

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods
# Hurricane Ida
# Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 1:29 PM 23,681 Views 10 Comments

The toll was highest in New Jersey, where 23 people died in heavy rains.

# extreme-weather - Monday 30 August, 2021

Hurricane Ida knocks out New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana
# United States
# United States

Hurricane Ida knocks out New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 9:59 AM 35,116 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters warned of damaging winds, heavy rain that could cause flash floods, and life-threatening storm surges.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say

Aug 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 7,107 Views 4 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 24 July, 2021

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'

Jul 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 57,605 Views 85 Comments

# extreme-weather - Friday 16 July, 2021

In photos: Lives lost and homes destroyed as devastating floods sweep Europe
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

In photos: Lives lost and homes destroyed as devastating floods sweep Europe

Jul 16th 2021, 12:31 PM 23,671 Views 5 Comments

Thousands are homeless after days of heavy storms that caused flash floods in Germany and Belgium.

# extreme-weather - Monday 17 May, 2021

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India
# Cyclone Tauktae
# Cyclone Tauktae

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India

May 17th 2021, 9:20 PM 17,733 Views 6 Comments

The storm made landfall in Gujarat state just after 8.30 pm local time.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east

Feb 18th 2021, 3:02 PM 15,499 Views 5 Comments

The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than 30 people.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures

Nov 29th 2020, 11:31 AM 50,127 Views 31 Comments

The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 4 October, 2020

France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

Updated Oct 4th 2020, 4:07 PM 43,638 Views 4 Comments

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
# Newcastle
# Newcastle

37 rescued from floods as homes evacuated in Down

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 9:09 PM 31,161 Views 1 Comment

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
# Cyclone Nisarga

Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years

Jun 3rd 2020, 9:26 AM 15,620 Views 4 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050

May 21st 2020, 9:37 AM 17,975 Views 70 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather

At least 11 killed as tornadoes rip through Mississippi

Updated Apr 13th 2020, 1:54 PM 29,880 Views 19 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US

Jan 12th 2020, 11:30 AM 19,938 Views 5 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Trees down across Cork and Kerry as Storm Atiyah sweeps across Ireland

Dec 8th 2019, 10:43 PM 104,128 Views 32 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

At least seven dead from heavy rain in France, Italy and Greece

Nov 25th 2019, 7:25 PM 23,229 Views 12 Comments

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
# Savona
# Savona

Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall

Updated Nov 24th 2019, 6:42 PM 48,446 Views 21 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides

Nov 23rd 2019, 4:04 PM 8,785 Views 4 Comments

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
# Blazes
# Blazes

Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes

Nov 12th 2019, 7:26 AM 26,886 Views 27 Comments

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
# Flooding
# Flooding

Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain

Aug 28th 2019, 8:18 AM 18,338 Views 13 Comments

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
# Feel The Heat
# Feel The Heat

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 248,026 Views 124 Comments

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
# Living Hail
# Living Hail

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

Jun 11th 2019, 12:50 PM 41,660 Views 18 Comments

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
# Oklahoma
# Oklahoma

Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park

May 26th 2019, 7:20 PM 13,093 Views 2 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

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

Mar 4th 2019, 7:29 AM 14,563 Views 10 Comments

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
# New Guidance
# New Guidance

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

Feb 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 31,333 Views 61 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:30 AM 8,626 Views 10 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

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

Updated Jan 13th 2019, 1:38 PM 18,969 Views 8 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

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

Jan 12th 2019, 12:38 PM 34,941 Views 4 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

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

Jan 8th 2019, 8:24 PM 62,554 Views 49 Comments

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
# Photography
# Photography

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

Dec 30th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,568 Views 18 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

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

Dec 28th 2018, 11:45 AM 32,864 Views 24 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Nov 29th 2018, 9:25 AM 31,646 Views 128 Comments

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
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

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

Oct 19th 2018, 6:20 AM 92,988 Views 70 Comments

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
# Superstorm
# Superstorm

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

Updated Sep 16th 2018, 12:35 PM 25,106 Views 8 Comments

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

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