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20th October - Today's News: More Floods Hit Majorca

More devastating Majorca floods see cops forced to rescue 60 people including tourists from cars and roofs of buildings
Water woes as drought leaves Germany's Rhine shallow
Man killed by lightning near Dubbo, as electrical storms lash Sydney
And is it coincidence? Blackpool hit by four earthquakes just days after fracking started again in the area   In fact the latest BSG list shows five - but all very, very, small and with zero impact.
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18th October - Today's News: Cherry Blossoms in Autumn

Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan with the loss of leaves from recent typhoons suggested as a possible reason
Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches
US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains
New research on wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation
Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff
How Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current with the possibility being that further Arctic warming could means colder water spilling into the North Atlantic, with implications for, at least, NW European weather.

An end to night?  China plans to launch artificial moon bright enough to replace city's streetlights by 2020.  Serious implications for health and wildlife, I think!  If it works ....

And the Pando aspen clone or 'trembling giant', the world's largest organism, is collapsing - probably due to an increase in the deer population

17th October - Today's News: Hundreds Still Missing in Florida After Hurricane Michael

16th October - Today's News: French Flood Toll Rises

15th October - Today's News: Deadly Floods Hit Southern France

13th October - Today's News: Evacuations and Rescues as Storm Calum Floods Wales

12th October - Today's News: Storm Callum Brings Widespread Travel Disruption to Britain and Ireland

11th October - Today's News: Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida & Georgia

Hurricane Michael wrecks Florida Panhandle, blitzes every home in its path and kills at least two - officially becoming worst ever to hit the region - and, indeed, at Cat 4 as it reached land, the third strongest to ever make landfall in the US.  Today, Michael now accelerating through central Georgia; deadly storm surge, damaging winds continue following Florida Panhandle landfall.  And incredible NASA footage shows hurricane's swirling vortex from space
Meanwhile, in the British Isles, we await Storm Calum tomorrow after yesterday was the warmest October day for several years, hitting 24.3c in my garden, 24.2c at Pershore and 24.6c in Northolt.   Having seen a widespread ground frost a few days ago, and an air frost in places, the current warm spell might for once be correctly described as an "Indian Summer".   Even the Highlands had a chance to dry out.   We could, however, do with a bit of rain in the Vale, as we've so far had just over 50% of the average annual …

10th October - Today's News: Deadly Cat 4 Hurricane Michael Approaches Florida

9th October - Today's News: Flash Floods and Landslides in Argyll

8th October - Today's News: IPCC Issue New Report on Keeping Warming Down to 1.5c

6th October - Today's News: Deadly Floods in Southern Italy

In Italy, Calabria flooding claims mother and son with another young child missing
Heavy rain on Costa Rica's Pacific coast forces evacuations
In Japan today it hit 35.5 C - Niigata Pref sees record high temperature for October. That's a national month record, unlike the US local day records. 
Oman on alert as tropical cyclone begins to form in Arabian Sea
Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change
Earth's climate monsters could be unleashed as temperatures rise
And the gathering storm over how hurricanes are measured - the Saffir-Simpson scale is based on windspeed, but often it's the rain and tidal surge that is most devastating to life and property,

5th October - Today's News: Farmers Celebrate as Rain Falls in NSW

3rd October - Today's News: Ex-Rosa Drenches SW USA

1st Octoner - Today's News: Indonesian Tsunami Toll Rises

29th September - Today's News: Hundreds Dead in Indonesian Tsnuami

28th September - Today's News: Death Toll from Niger Floods Rises

27th September - Today's News: Earliest South Pacific Cyclone on Record Forms

26th September - Today's News: Flash Floods Hit New York

25th September - Today's News: Trami Becomes Latest Super Typhoon

24th September = Today's News: Deadly Storm Fabienne Hits Germany

22nd September - Today's News: Canadian Captures Video From "Inside" Tornado

A big tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, injuring several people and how about this? From the inside of a tornado, a Gatineau man shot video on the third floor of his building
Sparks fly from Canvey Island power lines in high winds
How extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones
Something for bothiers to consider? Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death And the annual Rao/Madden fantasy winter forecast has been issued in the Express.   It's almost the same as last year, the year before, the year before that, and so on.  Except only the coldest winter for 10 years.  Not 100 .....   How disappointing!     I am sure it'll be upgraded before long though.

21st September - Today's News: Storm Bronagh Brings More Disruption, Floods

20th September - Today's News: Traffic Disruption After Storm Ali Kills 2; Bronagh Looms ...

19th September - Today's News: Deadly Storm Ali Hits British Isles

17th September - Today's News: Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut Hits China

15th September - Today's News: Deaths, Widespread Flooding as Florence and Mangkhut Make Landfall

14th September - Today's News: Florence and Mangkhut Begin to Impact on US and Philippines

13th September - Today's News: Hurricane Florence Weakens but Slows; Catastrophic Flooding Forecast

12th September - Today's News: Typhoon Mangkhut May be Strongest Ever to Hit Hong Kong

11th September - Today's News: Evacuations as Hurricane Florence Approaches US East Coast

10th September - Today's News: African Giraffes in the Snow

Spent Friday and Saturday walking with the amazing Martyn Wells - he completes his 211+ mile journey - with no stomach! - today.   And has raised at least £30,000 for Macmillan nurses.   Way to go!

Hurricane Florence on track to hit East Coast as a major storm later this week Wisconsin's floods are catastrophic—and only getting worse
Aeolus: Space laser starts chasing the wind
How large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'
And spot the snow giraffe - snow is not unusual in South Africa, but still strange seeing elephants and giraffes walking in it.

6th September - Today's News: Deadly Earthquake Hits Japan in Wake of Typhoon

5th September - Today's News: Typhoon Jebi Floods Kansai Airport

4th September - Today's News: Typhoon Jebi Strikes Japan

1st September - Today's News: Dust Storm Shrouds Brisbane

Brisbane wakes to rare dust storm shrouding city, first in 'several years'
So, was it a record breaking summer?  Possibly.  It may end up the warmest for England, and third warmest in the CET record.
Tornado-like funnel clouds spotted in locations across Cornwall
Tropical disturbance could pose storm danger for western Europe.  Or it might not.  At present it's a bunch of thunderstorms off the African coast that may develop into a tropical depression that may or may not then develop into a hurricane that may or may not peter out into nothing before it may or may not start to track north towards the British Isles where it may or may not give us some weather that may or may not include a bit of wind and rain.  
Super Typhoon Jebi, Earth's strongest storm of 2018, a threat to Japan early next week
An ocean ‘heat wave’ just drove temperatures off Maine to near-record highs
In Canada, state of emergency extended as B.C. deals with worst wildfire season ever
Samoan PM calls clim…

30th August - Today's News: Ex-Lane Brings Second Highest Rainfall in US History

25th August - Today's News: Hurricane Lane Downgraded as it Pounds Hawaii

24th August - Today's News: Typhoons Hit Japan and South Korea

23rd August - Today's News: Hawaii Prepares for Cat 4 Hurricane Lane

21st August - Today's News: At Least 11 Hikers Killed in Italian Flash Flood

20th August - Today's News: Over 350 Dead, Thousands Rescue in Kerala Floods