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21st June - Today's News: Mars Encompassed by Planet-wide Dust Storm

Martian dust storm grows global: Curiosity captures photos of thickening haze
A flash flood emergency in parts of coastal Texas from over a foot of rain
Here, it's been a warm and dry June so far and some parts of Britain look set to record their driest June on record.   I have recorded just 4.1mm this month - 8% of average - with no more rain forecast until at least July ....  And unlike some parts, we didn't have a wet winter or spring.  And drought haunts farmers in Poland, Baltic states too
Arnhem Land beaches reaching crisis point as Indonesian waste floats ashore
And a warning that New Zealand’s Mount Taranaki ‘almost certain’ to erupt ..... one day .....

20th June - Today's News: Deadly Floods Hit Ivory Coast

18th June - Today's News: Deadly Earthquake Strikes Japan

16th June - Today's News: Sea Creatures Rains Down on China

15th June - Today's News: Lebanese Flash Floods

Lebanon scrambles to cope with Baalbek floods that left one dead this week
Roads blocked and scaffolding collapsed as Storm Hector batters North Wales and lots of pictures from across the UK in the Daily Mails as Storm Hector batters Britain with 70mph winds
Delhi residents choke as dust blankets capital and India facing the 'worst water crisis in its history' - mainly due to lack of infrastructure and growing demand in the world's second most populated country.  Changes in monsoon rainfall, and diminishing glaciers will not help matters.
How ocean waves following sea ice loss trigger Antarctic ice shelf collapse
And NASA’s Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm

14th June - Today's News: Storm hector Hits Northern Britain & Ireland

After a long spell of mostly benign weather, northern parts of Britain and Ireland hit by strongs winds (and even some rain!) with travel disruption as Storm Hector sweeps across Scotland whilst in Ireland 35,000 homes remain without power after 'severe and potentially damaging gusts' and more travel disruption as Storm Hector leaves debris trail in Northern Ireland
At least 14 killed as landslides sweep away Rohingya shelters in Bangladesh
In SW India, 3 children among 5 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Kerala; death toll rises to 28
Gemstones are reportedly raining down from the sky right now in Hawaii - unfortunately not emeralds or diamonds though, just olivine.  And the reports have not been officially confirmed by geologists.
Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years
And to forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer (that's the SW USA)