15th August - Today's News: Record Rainfall in New York
Here, a day of thundery showers yesterday with funnel cloud spotted over Darlington and another funnel cloud hits Loughborough and surrounding area - several more were spotted across England - whilst flash floods bring chaos to south London and rain brings flash flooding to Cardiff area
Royal Navy rescue children and dog from Torridon floods - they were trapped at Craig bothy. An account of their experiences will feature in the next MBA Newsletter.
In NZ there has been winter chaos on roads, ferries
Rainfall of up to 100mm forecasts for next few days in some areas of Queensland which have seen little or no rain for months (or even years)
And whilst it may not be melting as fast this year, snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice