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31st October - Today's News: Record Cold in Parts of USA

29th October - Today's News: More Power Cuts as California Fires Rage

28th October - Today's News: Floods Hit England and Wales

Saturday was the wettest day in Evesham since February 2016 with 33.0mm of rain.  A weekend of heavy downpours leaves roads flooded as rivers burst their banks in Wales and York with the Wye at record levels as people rescued by boat in Hereford whilst the Welsh north-south rail line closed by flood damage between Hereford and Abergavenny
Kincade fire: Emergency declared across California as fires rage
Tropical Cyclone Kyarr strengthens in the Arabian Sea
In NSW the Ramsar-protected Macquarie Marshes wetland on fire with 90pc of crucial reed bed razed
And Hurricane Pablo forms in a weird Atlantic Ocean location, much closer to Britain than America.  It's the most easterly, and second most northerly, location on record.  It's quickly weakening though.

26th October - Today's News: Hail survives for 2 Weeks in Aussie Outback

25th October - Today's News: More Heavy Rain in Typhoon-hit Japan

24th October 2019 - Deadly Floods Hit Southern Europe

After a heavy rain and a spate of flash floods in Southern Europe: Dead and missing in Spain and Italy and there is also more on the recent storm damage across the Balearic Islands
 How sudden stratospheric warming is the unusual climate variation affecting ozone, heat and wind in Australia - it doesn't just mean cold weather in winter!
 And people 'more likely to feel pain on humid days' - hot, humid days, maybe.  For me, cold and wet is good - as I found out in Scotland last month!

23rd October - Today's News: Tornado in Ibiza

21st October - Today's News: Tornado Strikes Dallas

19th october - Today's News: Tornado Hits South of France

16th October - Today's News: Switzerland's Shrinking Glaciers

15th October - Today's News: Japan Flooding From The Air

14th October - Today's News: At Least 35 Dead After Typhoon Hagibis Strikes Japan

12th October - Today's News: Japan Braces for Biggest Typhoon in Decades

10th October - Today's News: Super Typhoon Hagibis Nears Japan

9th October - Today's News: Hundreds of Record Temperatures During N Hemisphere Summer

Across the northern hemisphere there were hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
Meanwhile, a new study funded by NOAA suggests that heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century
'Explosive' Typhoon Hagibis has Tokyo area in its sights after rapidly gathering strength in Pacific
Australia bushfires: Dozens of houses destroyed or damaged in NSW
Northern California braced for mega power cut aimed at preventing a repeat of last year's tragic wildfires
And UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires' - one hopes all Extinction Rebellion supporters boycott MacDonalds forthwith!

8th october - Today's News: Rapid Intensification of Typhoon Hagibis

7th October - Today's News: Flash Floods Hit Norfolk

The wettest day of the year yesterday in parts of East Anglia as the fire service 'inundated' with flooding call outs across Norfolk including school
Meanwhile, in Suffolk last week, Orfordness Lighthouse bungalow destroyed by storms
Why Hurricane Dorian was worthy of a category 6 rating
And climate change means geoengineering under pressure to keep our CO2 budgets under control - though much more research and modelling is needed before any attempts are made.  Interesting though to note that "The concept of using reflective particles to reduce warming was floated as early as 1965, when scientific advisors to US President Lyndon Johnson recognised that increased CO2 in the atmosphere could bring about climatic change"

5th October - Today's News: September Joint Warmest in Record

4th October - Today's News: 9 Dead as Typhoon Mitag Hits Korea

2nd October - Today's News: Over 1,600 Dead in India's Monsoon This Year

Latest figures show that, in total, over 1,600 killed in India's heaviest monsoon in 25 years - the most deadly natural disaster this year by some way.

An update on yesterday's story as Isle of Man flooding leaves residents trapped with more rain forecast after flash floods across Britain
Parts of the USA have experienced their hottest October day ever: Record breaking temperatures soar from Midwest to the South
In Australia, Perth notches hottest September on record, driest in 42 years as weather warms up
The recent extent of fire damage in Gold Coast rainforest revealed - rain forests like this aren't supposed to burn ...
It's suggested that 'flight shame' could halve growth in air traffic.  I have my doubts. And, in any case, the number of flights is still expected to increase.
NASA's new black hole visualisation shows how gravity warps our view of them - and perhaps helps end the myth that they are holes.  They are not.  They are (very very dense) sphere…

1st October - Today's News: Major Flood Incident on Man