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1.3 million lightning strikes detected in Australia overnight, record rainfall in Northern Territory

One million lightning strikes have been detected across Australia in the past 24 hours.

One million lightning strikes have been detected across Australia in the past 24 hours.
More than one million lightning strikes erupted across Australia in the past 24 hours as thunderstorms swept the country.

Weatherzone detected 1.37 million lightning pulses across central and eastern Australia overnight.

These included both cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

Comment: Record heavy rain leaves Alice Springs flooded with Australia's eastern states on weather alert

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy overnight rainfall causes flooding on Malta

© Francelle Azzopardi.
Heavy rainfall throughout the night caused several streets to flood early on Thursday morning.

Gozo appeared to be the worst hit, with flooding reported in Għajnsielem. In Marsalforn valley, the streets turned into rivers.

Maltese Islands Weather website said Għajnsielem saw the heaviest rain, with a whopping 115.3 mm of rainfall being recorded there.

Cloud Precipitation

Floods hits the city of Tonekabon, Iran

Terrible floods sweep the city of Tonekabon, Mazandaran.

Cloud Precipitation

Record heavy rain leaves Alice Springs flooded with Australia's eastern states on weather alert

Usually Dry River Overflows During Record Rainfall in Alice Springs

Usually dry river overflows during record rainfall in Alice Springs
Record rainfalls have hit Alice Springs in central Australia as wild weather warnings cover large parts of the country.

More than 100mm of rain was recorded in Alice Springs, turning the usual trickle of the Todd River into a torrent.

Large areas of Australia's eastern states are on floodwatch, with heavy falls already hitting southern Queensland.

Cloud Precipitation

Sicily floods: Agrigento residents urged to stay indoors

Emergency situation in Agrigento province of Sicily.

The Agrigento area of Sicily has been hammered by heavy rains leading to widespread flooding and landslides on the southwest coast of the Italian island.

The prefect of Agrigento, Maria Rita Cocciufa, has issued a "heartfelt appeal" to residents in the area, urging them: "do not get in the car and do not leave the house, the condition is of great, very great, risk due to the wave of severe weather that is affecting the northern area of the province of Agrigento."

Better Earth

US' deadliest year of extreme weather for a decade, record-breaking 7th consecutive year for 10 or more billion-dollar disasters

hurricane Ida
Satellite image of Hurricane Ida, 28th August 2021
Weather-related events have resulted in the deaths of 538 Americans in 2021, making it the deadliest year for major weather disasters in the USA since 2017, when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing more than 3,000 people, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported.

For the 50 U.S. states, 2021 is the deadliest weather year since 2011, when 764 died primarily because of several violent tornado outbreaks across the South.

"These deaths in 2021 are mostly the result of extreme summer heat in the Pacific Northwest, extreme cold across the South during the February freeze and Hurricane Ida across many states," Adam Smith, a climatologist with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, told USA TODAY.

Comment: There's increasing evidence supporting the theory of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, as described by Pierre Lescaudron in his book of the same name. With the anniversary quakes in Mexico this year being just one recent example. And, if this year's uptick in extreme weather phenomena is anything to go by, when we consider the suffering much of the world's population has endured over the past year, particularly with the addition of the violations to their person with the coercive, experimental Covid injection and passport roll out, 2022 could be a doozy.

It may be that we're already seeing signs of what's up ahead this winter with deadly blizzards, record breaking snowfall, and winter appearing in some regions up to a month earlier than usual: Also check out SOTT radio's: And SOTT's monthly documentary Earth Changes Summary - October 2021 - Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:


Strong shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake off Aru Islands, Indonesia

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: Nov 10, 2021 17:46:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 2:46 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.29°S / 134.22°E↗ (Aru Sea, Indonesia)


Newborn killed in dog attack in Kenly, North Carolina

A newborn baby was killed in a dog attack in Kenly on Wednesday.

According to the Kenly chief of police, the attack happened around 5 a.m. It is being investigated as an accident.

The 8-day-old baby boy was reportedly attacked by a female pit bull at a home on North Church Street.

The pit bull was seized by animal control and officials said it will be euthanized.

"First and foremost, we offer our sincere condolences to the family and their friends during this difficult time," Chief Josh Gibson said.

Comment: This is the 12th fatality due to a dog attack reported from across the world in the last 38 days, the others being:


Shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Japan's Ryukyu Islands, USGS says

A preliminary-magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck near Japan's Ryukyu Islands on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, and whether the quake would trigger a tsunami warning was unclear.

The earthquake's epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean, about 115 miles southeast of city of Hirara on Japan's island of Miyako, the USGS said. It occurred at 11:45 p.m. local time and its depth was measured at just over 6 miles.

Snowflake Cold

Parts of northeast China hit by record snowfall as cold wave passes

Men clear snow from a roof following heavy snowfall in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021.
© China Daily
Men clear snow from a roof following heavy snowfall in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 9, 2021.
Snowstorms have wreaked havoc in northeast China in recent days, with record snowfall in some parts snarling traffic, disrupting train services and raising concerns about power supply as temperatures plunged, state media reported on Wednesday.

Traffic in Liaoning province has been severely disrupted, with the majority of expressway toll stations shut as of Tuesday. Passenger stations were also closed, except those in the cities of Dalian and Dandong.

Since the arrival of a cold wave on Sunday, temperatures in northeastern China had plunged by as much as 14 degrees Celsius in certain areas by Tuesday.

Meteorological departments in Liaoning and the province of Jilin have issued red alerts for snowstorms, the most severe in a four-tier colour-coded weather warning system.