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Lightning strikes leave 3 people dead in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Three people were killed and seven others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Uttar Pradesh, officials said here on Wednesday.

While 21-year-old Preeti died after lightning struck her in Makarbai village on Tuesday afternoon, two farmers identified as Narendra and Bhagwan Das died in similar incidents in Gyodi and Bijrari villages respectively, they said.

In Kamlapura village, seven women working in a field were injured when lightning struck them, they said.

Source: PTI

Comment: On the same day a lightning strike killed 2 in the state of Rajasthan.


Cloud Precipitation

Hurricane Ida leaves trail of destruction in Louisiana and Mississippi as road collapse raises death toll to 4

A barge damages a bridge that divides Lafitte, Louisiana and Jean Lafitte, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, on Monday.
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A barge damages a bridge that divides Lafitte, Louisiana and Jean Lafitte, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, on Monday.
Two people died and at least 10 were injured when their vehicles plunged into a deep hole where a highway collapsed after Hurricane Ida blew through Mississippi. Torrential rain may have caused the Monday night collapse.

The deaths in Mississippi took the toll from Ida to four. In Louisiana, one person died in floodwaters and one was killed by a falling tree.

In Slidell, Louisiana, crews were searching for a 71-year-old man whose wife said he was attacked by an alligator in the floodwaters. She pulled him to the steps of the home and paddled away to get help, she said, but when she returned, he was gone.


Cloud Precipitation

1 person missing, 20 homes destroyed after remnants of Hurricane Ida cause floods in Virginia

Flood damages in Hurley, VA, USA August 2021.
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Flood damages in Hurley, VA, USA August 2021.
Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on 31 August after rain brought by the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused devastating floods and mudslides with more severe weather forecast.

Raging flash floods and mudslides swept through parts of Buchanan County, Virginia, on 31 August 2021. More than 20 homes were destroyed in the small community of Hurley situated in a valley along Knox Creek. Around 60 people were evacuated with some taking shelter in a local church. Four people were initially reported unaccounted for but 3 have since been located. Buchanan County Sheriff's Office said as of 31 August that one person was still missing.

"This afternoon, several inches of rainfall led to flooding and landslides that caused extensive damage and restricted access to homes in the Hurley Area," Buchanan County Sheriff's Office said.


Snowflake

Early snowfall recorded in high mountains of Uttarakhand, India - a fortnight earlier than normal

This season's first snowfall has occurred on the hills of Badrinath. There has been a lot of snowfall here on Neelkanth and Nar Narayan mountain.

This season's first snowfall has occurred on the hills of Badrinath. There has been a lot of snowfall here on Neelkanth and Nar Narayan mountain.
Due to the rain in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand for the last few days, the cold has gradually started increasing in the mountains.

Along with this, snowfall has also started in the higher Himalayan regions.

The first snowfall of the season occurred on the peaks of Badrinath on Tuesday morning.

Until now, Nandashtami (September 13) was considered to be the beginning of winter.

But this year snowfall has started in the high Himalayan regions already a fortnight earlier.


Snowflake

Ski areas open in September after August snowfall in the Alps

Zugspitze

Zugspitze
Only four glacier ski areas are currently open as we enter September, but there should be nearer a dozen operating by the end of the month.

Last year the autumn openings of glaciers happened ass usual after the first wave of the pandemic, and there were actually huge early snowfalls up high. However already-open ski resorts in Austria, France and Italy were forced to close from late October due to the second wave of the virus and although Austria re-opened in January, and Swiss and Scandinavian ski centres stayed open throughout, travel bans meant few people made it on to the slopes. Those who skied or boarded in September and October 2020 were therefore among the lucky few.

So far there have been several August snow dustings on glaciers in the Alps, the good news is the snowfall has been getting heavier in recent days.

Pictured top is snowfall at the Zugspitze Glacier, Germany's highest ski area, last weekend. It is hoping to open for its 21-22 season on November 18th after missing last season entirely.


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Tornado rips through the Chinese city of Huludao - uprooting trees, damaging over 50 homes

The tornado damaged 50 homes in Huludao city in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, as well as ripping out trees. One person was taken to hospital for treatment following the storm

The tornado damaged 50 homes in Huludao city in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, as well as ripping out trees. One person was taken to hospital for treatment following the storm
Dramatic footage has captured the moment a powerful tornado ripped through a Chinese city, uprooting trees, flattening streetlights and destroying cars.

At least 50 homes were damaged when the terrifying twister collided with buildings in Huludao city, in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, on August 25.

Footage filmed by a resident from inside their flat shows the air column rapidly gaining strength as it spiralled closer, sweeping debris up into the air.

The tornado lasted for about a minute but damaged more than 50 houses, uprooted trees, and knocked over street lights.

One person was injured and was sent to the hospital for treatment.


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Stunning waterspout filmed in Madhya Pradesh, India

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Visuals of a water spout at a dam in Madhya Pradesh, shot by villagers, have gone viral on social media.

The water spout was sighted on Monday at Devri dam in Sidhi district, around 500 km from state capital Bhopal.

A column of water from the dam almost appeared to touch the sky in mobile phone videos that have been shared on social media.

According to reports, the water spout formed after a storm around 4 pm and lasted for about 15 minutes before falling back into the dam. It was likened to a "water tornado" by many.

The spectacular sight drew scores of people from local villages.


Fire

Resorts burn and fire tornadoes rage in blaze-ravaged California, as entire CITY ordered to evacuate

The Caldor Fire burns at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in Eldorado National Forest, California, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021
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The Caldor Fire burns at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in Eldorado National Forest, California, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021
Fresh evacuation orders have been issued in the resort city of South Lake Tahoe, California, as a devastating wildfire closes in. Meanwhile, fires to the south of Los Angeles have whipped up intense tornadoes of flame.

Residents of South Lake Tahoe, a resort town on the Californian side of the lake straddling the state's border with Nevada, were ordered on Monday to head east, as law enforcement officers went door to door to make sure everyone complied.

The order was given as the Caldor Fire - one of 20 large wildfires currently burning in the Golden State - closed in. Photos from South Lake Tahoe showed smoky air, and pictures from the Sierra-at-Tahoe resort 12 miles (19km) to the south showed firefighters, aided by the resort's snow cannons, desperately trying to hold back the inferno.


Cloud Precipitation

Floods after heavy rainfall hit the island of Majorca, Spain

Magalluf flooding

Magalluf flooding
Heavy rains fell across the island this morning and the north of Mallorca remains on bad weather alert.

Magalluf´s famous Punta Ballena street was hit hard with shops and bars reporting flood damage.

Eyewitnesses said that the rain-water was ankle high in some areas of Magalluf.

There was flooding in other parts of the island also with the fire brigade having to do with hundreds of calls.


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Floodwater at industrial estate up to a meter deep near Bangkok, Thailand

Workers wade through floodwater on Sunday after Saturday night downpours submerged the Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Muang district of Samut Prakan.
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Workers wade through floodwater on Sunday after Saturday night downpours submerged the Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Muang district of Samut Prakan.
Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Muang district of this coastal province south of Bangkok was heavily flooded, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) governor Veeris Ammarapala said on Sunday.

Mr Veeris said the inundation began at about 2am after a long and heavy downpour. Many roads around the estate were flooded, including Sukhumvit, Srinakarin, Puttharaksa and Theparak.

The estate is located on a large area of about 5,400 rai at Moo 4 in tambon Phraeksa of Muang district.

The entire estate was about 1 metre under water, with numerous cars and motorcycles submerged.