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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 34,954 Views 4 Comments

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

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 62,573 Views 49 Comments

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

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 30,581 Views 19 Comments

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

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 32,880 Views 24 Comments

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

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 31,657 Views 128 Comments

A Cold Weather Payment is in place in the North

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 92,994 Views 70 Comments

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

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 25,117 Views 8 Comments

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

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

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

Mar 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 135,459 Views 67 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,325 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2017, 8:04 AM 40,879 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 67,615 Views 140 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 5th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,521 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 4th 2017, 9:41 AM 19,792 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 4th 2017, 9:31 AM 28,014 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,758 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 24th 2016, 6:00 PM 15,352 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2015, 9:22 AM 17,515 Views 6 Comments

Emergency services are still on standby as the storm weakens.

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened
# Katrina10
# Katrina10

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

Aug 29th 2015, 10:50 PM 18,215 Views 6 Comments

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

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

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

Apr 21st 2015, 7:50 AM 13,188 Views 6 Comments

Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast
# Crikey
# Crikey

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Feb 20th 2015, 7:44 AM 14,016 Views 13 Comments

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road
# Snowed In
From The Daily Edge
# Snowed In

The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road

Feb 20th 2015, 7:38 AM 4,740 Views 0 Comments

Er, how did that get there…

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region
# That Was Unexpected
# That Was Unexpected

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region

Aug 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 15,044 Views 15 Comments

“How could the desert flood?” Here’s how…

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

Jul 28th 2014, 8:02 AM 22,992 Views 12 Comments

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike
# F**k Me Backwards
From The Daily Edge
# F**k Me Backwards

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:42 PM 3,528 Views 0 Comments

Took the words right out of our mouths.

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 82 Views 235 Comments

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park
# Twister
From The Daily Edge
# Twister

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park

May 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 22,051 Views 32 Comments

The tornado reached speeds of 120mph.

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States

Apr 29th 2014, 11:01 AM 6,802 Views 12 Comments

More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead

Feb 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 17,440 Views 48 Comments

A “freak wave” claimed the life of an 85-year-old man on a cruise liner, operators said.

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy)
# Housebound
From The Daily Edge
# Housebound

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy)

Feb 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 67,969 Views 41 Comments

Storm’s a comin’.

Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden
# Multi-coloured Dream Fort
From The Daily Edge
# Multi-coloured Dream Fort

Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,945 Views 3 Comments

We want one!

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?
# United States
# United States

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?

Jan 6th 2014, 8:00 PM 29,414 Views 57 Comments

The weather system is sweeping across the States right now causing temperatures to drop to dozens of degrees below 0.

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius

Jan 6th 2014, 7:45 AM 37,430 Views 71 Comments

Exposed skin could suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes in such conditions as the US National Weather Service described the weather as “life-threatening.”

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay
# Rescue
# Rescue

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

Jan 1st 2014, 8:45 PM 33,199 Views 103 Comments

In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'
# Cownado
From The Daily Edge
# Cownado

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'

Aug 2nd 2013, 12:07 PM 4,746 Views 2 Comments

Well, sort of.

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province
# Tornado
# Tornado

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province

Jul 31st 2013, 6:07 PM 11,313 Views 14 Comments

The dramatic footage shows the tornado whipping debris around outside a building, causing millions of euros worth of damage.

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt
# Blizzard
# Blizzard

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt

Feb 9th 2013, 3:35 PM 10,450 Views 16 Comments

The storm dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on New York state and Connecticut, severing power and transport links for tens of millions of people.

Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods
# Australia
# Australia

Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods

Jan 28th 2013, 1:17 PM 6,415 Views 2 Comments

Some Queensland residents are experiencing their third flood in two years.

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East
# Jordan
# Jordan

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East

Jan 8th 2013, 7:25 PM 9,408 Views 10 Comments

In northern Jordan, relief workers distributing aid to Syrian refugees were injured in a “stampede” in a camp where hundreds of tents have been destroyed by the rains.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea
# Remember
# Remember

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea

Dec 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,763 Views 5 Comments

The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way
# Weather
# Weather

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:45 AM 12,883 Views 21 Comments

There will also be frost, heavy showers and the occasional sunny spell.