22nd July - Today's News: New Zealand Floods: Troops Mobilised

New Zealand storms spark flooding and evacuations, mobilisation of troops


The world’s most-populated city, Shanghai, just had its hottest day in recorded history

Brazil registers coldest period in last four years, says National Meteorological Institute
 

More rain here yesterday evening means we're now almost up to average rainfall for the month to date - still some way off 2007 totals though!    More from the BBC remembering the wettest summer on record - 10 years on from the 2007 floods

And incredible footage shows bone dry Yorkshire Dales stream filling up to become a fast-flowing torrent in just two minutes after heavy rainfall - it's the Kingsdale Beck which most of the time is a dry stream bed.


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