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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 19 August, 2019

#Extreme Weather

From TheJournal.ie Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave Feel The Heat

Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave

Hot air from north Africa will push temperatures up from this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Storm injures several people as hail falls 'like gunshots' in southern Germany Living Hail

Storm injures several people as hail falls 'like gunshots' in southern Germany

The storm was one of several to strike Germany yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park Oklahoma

Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park

The tornado struck El Reno, near Oklahoma City, on Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie 'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama Extreme Weather

'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

A local sheriff said that children are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language New Guidance

Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language

An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done.

From TheJournal.ie Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns Study

Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns

The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.

From TheJournal.ie Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises Extreme Weather

Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises

At least 26 people have been killed due to cold weather in parts of Europe this month.

From TheJournal.ie Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe Extreme Weather

Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe

The snowboarders were killed in an avalanche in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall Extreme Weather

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall

The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.

From TheJournal.ie The Beast from the East to the heatwave: 18 reader photos of 2018's weather Photography

The Beast from the East to the heatwave: 18 reader photos of 2018's weather

Snow, heat, wind, rain – we’ve had it all this year.

From TheJournal.ie Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave Extreme Weather

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events?

A Cold Weather Payment is in place in the North

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change Global Warming

Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change

The advice in a guidance document for staff says linking extreme weather to global warming was a problem.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines Superstorm

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

From TheJournal.ie Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms Climate Change

Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms

A new study has noted a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling in significant storms.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded Extreme Weather

Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded

Airports, schools and roads were closed as Europe was hit hard by the adverse weather.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant' Red Warning

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100' Disasters

Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'

Two in three people living in Europe may be affected by disasters, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie 12 flights diverted from Dublin Airport last night due to severe fog Extreme Weather

12 flights diverted from Dublin Airport last night due to severe fog

Runway maintenance also contributed to the diversions to Shannon and Liverpool.

From TheJournal.ie Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties Extreme Weather

Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties

Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless people and migrants most at risk as freezing conditions cause at least 65 deaths in Europe Extreme Weather

Homeless people and migrants most at risk as freezing conditions cause at least 65 deaths in Europe

The Greek government sent a navy transport ship to the island of Lesbos yesterday to house around 500 migrants still sleeping in tents.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't believe I'm alive': Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98 Extreme Weather

'I can't believe I'm alive': Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98

Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour struck around Yancheng city.

From TheJournal.ie The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected Hurricane Patricia

The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected

Emergency services are still on standby as the storm weakens.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened Katrina10

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales Extreme Weather

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales

Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast Crikey

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region That Was Unexpected

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region

“How could the desert flood?” Here’s how…

From TheJournal.ie Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach Los Angeles

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike

Took the words right out of our mouths.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park

The tornado reached speeds of 120mph.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States Extreme Weather This post contains images

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States

More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.

From TheJournal.ie Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead Extreme Weather

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead

A “freak wave” claimed the life of an 85-year-old man on a cruise liner, operators said.

From TheJournal.ie What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form? United States

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?

The weather system is sweeping across the States right now causing temperatures to drop to dozens of degrees below 0.

From TheJournal.ie US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius Extreme Weather

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius

Exposed skin could suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes in such conditions as the US National Weather Service described the weather as “life-threatening.”

From TheJournal.ie Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay Rescue

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.

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