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29th October - Today's News: Many Dead in DR Congo Floods, Sri Lanka Landslide

Scores feared dead in DR Congo flood disaster
Sri Lanka landslide: ten dead and 300 missing
Devastating pictures show Sao Paulo's worst drought in 80 years
Delhi chokes on toxic smog after Diwali last week
Madden and Rao are at it again, make daft claims that Britain to face Arctic winter as mild autumn triggers polar gales and heavy snow - which is true in the same way that it's true I am a bowl of petunias.
There were yet more landslides and disruption as heavy rain hits Scotland yesterday, and lots of good photos in the Mail, showing the contrasting conditions across Britain (it reached 20.6c in my garden) as hottest Halloween approaches with temperatures set to reach 21C despite councils already preparing for winter.  

'Loud boom' as earthquake hits Nottinghamshire - nothing heard or felt here though, but it was interesting seeing the first reports come in on social media 'real time'.
Hawaiian village evacuates as Kilauea lava threatens
And ridiculous as it sou…

28th October - Today's News: More Record Heatwaves in Australia & Argentina

First'big heat event' melts Australian temperature records with several sites recording their highest ever October temperature.

Meanwhile, in Argentina, scorching city breaks October heat record, storm alert issued
Quite a contrast in weather here at the moment with heavy rain continuing across parts of Scotland - though it has finally dried up in the NW....   Landslip-hit A82 partially reopened south of Fort William yesterday, but overnight there have been more landslides as heavy rain batters west of Scotland - whilst in many places down south, there's a Halloween heatwave as temperatures soar to 21c for half-term.  
Denmark gets sunny end to near-record October - it could yet be their warmest ever
Gujarat on high alert after Cyclone Nilofar turns into very severe storm
Major cities in Hokkaido get first snowfall of season
Met Office to build new £97m supercomputer with 1.5km resolution - so still not enough to forecast whether it will rain at 3pm in your back garden next Su…

27th October - Today's News: Heavy Rain Causes Highland Landslides

24th October - Today's News: Why Karakorum Glaciers Aren't Retreating

22nd October - Today's News: One Dead as Gonzalo Remnants Cross Britain

21st October - Today's News: Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo Hit Britain

20th October - Today's News: Hurricane Gonzalo 'Bruises' Bermuda

17th October - Today's News: Cat 4 Hurricane Gonzalo to Hit Bermuda

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo roars towards Bermuda whilst Britain on alert for flooding and high winds from Hurricane Gonzalo - which is currently heading towards Bermuda ....    Latest prediction do have it heading towards northern Britain next week, although what form it may be in by then remains to be seen.   Tuesday does look a bit wet and windy though, albeit nothing untoward for October.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ana could graze Hawaii as a hurricane
Exeter flooding sees elderly people evacuated from home whilst flooding in parts of Belfast damages homes
And Danes warned to stay indoors after heavy rains
Heavy rains flood Toronto roads during evening commute
Nepal blizzards: rescue teams reach Thorung La pass to rescue 40 trekkers tapped there, but at least 29 are known to have died and the final toll in Nepal's worst such disaster could be higher.
Video showing kangaroos jump in the snow as Australia is hit by storms
Stunning new photos have emerged of bushfire scarring central Au…

16th October - Today's News: At Least 20 Dead in Himalaya Snowstorm

Blizzard and avalanche kill at least 20 trekkers in Himalaya - the death toll may however end higher after Cyclone Hudhud caused unexpected heavy snowfall in the Annapurna region, catching many trekking groups out.
Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo churns towards Bermuda - it's now the strongest Atlantic hurricane since 2012

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Ana weakens but still on track to hit Hawaii
Anger grows as torrential rain brings more misery to flood-soaked Italy
Monster waves batter coast as Sydney mops up after destructive storm
And are reports of a 'Monster Storm' hitting the UK true?  No more than reports that this will be the coldest winter on record or that a London double decker bus has been found on the Moon ....

15th October - Today's News: "Once in 100 Years" Storm Lashes Sydney, NSW

14th October - Today's News: Hurricane Gonzalo Moves Through Caribbean

Hurricane Gonzalo forms in Caribbean after battering Antigua as a tropical storm.   It now has the Virgin Islands in its sights before heading for Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, Fay becomes hurricane after brushing Bermuda with high winds, rain but soon reverted back to tropical storm status

And over in the Pacific, Hawaii on watch as Tropical Storm Ana could hit Big Island as a hurricane
A fair bit of rain here over the past 24 hours: 27.1mm in my garden (spread over 2 days) and much more elsewhere with some homes in Essex flooded amid heavy rain and at least one record tumbles as there's a month's worth of rain in little more than a day - Monday was Wattisham's wettest October day ever.
And in the south of France, yet more heavy rain strikes Gard and Herault over the weekend whilst in Switzerland, heavy rain triggers landslides in Ticino
2 killed as storms sweep across several states in the US
Soggy Sydney mops up after wild weather but commuters warned there'…

13th October - Today's News: Cyclone Hudhud and Typhoon Vongfong

11th October - Today's News: Drought Crisis Deepens in Sao Paulo & California

10th October - Today's News: India and Japan Brace for Tropical Storms

9th October - Today's News: Powerful Tornado Hits Alfreton

Another day of heavy thundery showers - we even had thunder in Evesham, followed by some impressive mammatus - with several tornado reports.  In Derbyshire, Alfreton tornado rips off roof and damages cars whilst a rare UK twister filmed on the Wirral and another mini-tornado reported in south Cumbria (looks full size to me though!).   And in the SE, parts of Strood flooded and a mini tornado was reported in Rochester during another storm.

Meanwhile, today's high tides prompt 11 coastal flood warnings
Atlantic hurricane season weakest since 1983

Japan and India braced for tropical cyclones

Antarctic sea ice reaches new record maximum
China earthquake leaves 300 injured, 1 dead

8th October - Today's News: Typhoon Vongfong Becomes Most Powerful Storm of 2014

Super Typhoon Vongfong becomes most intense storm of 2014 - but is expected to weaken before hitting Japan at the weekend
Here, stormy autumnal weather continues as Britain battered by torrential rain, thunderstorms and 50mph winds that are flooding seafronts with foam - although occasional light showers more the mark for Evesham so far!
UK Met Office to open 'solar storm' centre

7th October - Today's News: Floods Return Again to Southern France

6th October - Today's News: First Autumn Storm Hits Britain & Ireland

There are thousands with power after storm in NI as the British Isles get their first autumnal storm of the year - it's even wet & windy down in Evesham!
Also today, storms lash lower North Island in NZ, whilst in Australia, electricity being restored after 100kph winds lash SA

While in the Med on Sunday, flights diverted as sudden storm lashes Malta, some damage reported.  

Must be the time of year!
Deadly Typhoon Phanfone heads out of Tokyo
Different depths reveal ocean warming trends
And this weekend saw the first snowfalls of the season on Scotland's highest summits

4th October - Today's News: Japan Prepares for Typhoon Phanfone

3rd October - Today's News: If a Volcano Erupts and No-one Sees it, does it Release CO2?

1st October - Today's News: 6 Months Rain Fell in 3 Hours in Montpellier