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Parts of UK see record low temperatures

Katesbridge has recorded its coldest ever May temperature
© Johnston Press Resell
Katesbridge has recorded its coldest ever May temperature
Parts of the UK saw some of their lowest May temperatures on record overnight, according to the Met Office.

Katesbridge and Castlederg in Northern Ireland plunged to -6.1C and -3.9C respectively overnight thanks to a combination of clear skies and Arctic air coming in from the north.

It followed a chilly Wednesday which saw a minimum temperature of -5C in Tulloch Bridge, Scotland, and a maximum temperature of 15C in Gosport, Hampshire, and Porthmadog, north Wales.

However forecasters predict that temperatures will begin to rise over coming days to reach around 25C by the middle of next week.


Florida wildfires burn 5,000 acres, evacuations ordered as Interstate 75 closed

At least 5,000 acres have been after wildfires spread across Southwest Florida on Wednesday.
© Naples Fire-Rescue Department
At least 5,000 acres have been after wildfires spread across Southwest Florida on Wednesday.
At least four brush fires merged into one blaze and scorched thousands of acres across Southwest Florida as of Thursday, spurring evacuations and shutting down a major interstate.

The Florida Forestry Service said that one of the fires near Naples threatened about 30 homes in the Collier County area of Golden Gate Estates. As of Wednesday night, the blaze grew to around 5,000 acres after four different brush fires combined,

"We don't have any reportable containment as of yet," Greater Naples Fire Rescue District Chief Kingman Schuldt told the Naples Daily News.

One of the fires caused a toll section of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley to close for about 20 miles, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The roadway was shut down as of Thursday morning.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm leaves streets of Delhi covered in icy white blanket

Severe hailstorm in Delhi, India - 14 May 2020.

Comment: The aftermath:


Video of funnel cloud near Vancouver

Funnel cloud spotted over Vancouver on May 12, 2020.
© @leonard_tang/Twitter
Funnel cloud spotted over Vancouver on May 12, 2020.
Tuesday evening's stormy skies over Metro Vancouver may have produced a funnel cloud.

Photos and a video posted onto social media show a funnel cloud hovering over the Fraser River delta near Vancouver International Airport. The distinctive weather formation was also seen from a distance in the southern horizon from downtown Vancouver.

A thunderstorm cell was reported in the area, but according to The Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton it is a tossup over whether this was a supercell, which is commonly associated with producing potent tornadoes.


Thousands of fish found dead at Humboldt Lake, Saskatchewan

Dead fish were found on the shores of Humboldt Lake after the 2020 spring thaw.
© Cindy O'Neil
Dead fish were found on the shores of Humboldt Lake after the 2020 spring thaw.
Piles of dead fish were trucked away or buried on the shores of Humboldt Lake this week, after what the area's reeve is calling a bad winter kill.

Posts on Facebook described thousands of fish being found over the weekend, as winds pushed the bodies to shore.

"In some places (they were) two deep, three deep along the shoreline," said Larry Ries, reeve of the R.M. of Humboldt.

He told 650 CKOM while a winter kill isn't unusual in the small lake south of Humboldt, the numbers this year seemed "severe."

Cloud Precipitation

MASSIVE hail pummels General Terán, Nuevo León State, Mexico

MASSIVE Hail Pummels General Terán, Nuevo León State, Mexico - May 13, 2020

Cloud Precipitation

Hailstones rain down in the dry season in the Philippines

Pellets of ice rained down in Nueva Ecija and Baguio City on Sunday amid the dry season, according to Lei Alviz's Tuesday report on 24 Oras.

In a video uploaded by Princess Kylie Dela Cruz on social media, the hailstorm in Jaen, Nueva Ecija was accompanied by strong thunderstorms.

Dela Cruz said it was hot during the day but that rain poured hard in the afternoon.


Waterspout filmed in Gautier, Mississippi

The moment a waterspout made landfall in Gautier, MS on Thursday May 14 2020 morning.

Incredible video sent to WLOX from viewer Rick Minkler.

Cloud Precipitation

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Desert jet streams signal global moisture shift

Shelf cloud near Saudi Arabia
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Dust storms pushing offshore into the Red Sea, 3.5 years worth of rain in a day Yemen, locusts in the trillions feasting on new plant growth in the original Cradles of Civilization. The food supply globally will be more expensive as the U.S. Federal Reserve prints to infinity with all other central banks. Times up, a new turning begins.


May snowstorm hits Murmansk, Russia

Snow and cold in May are not that rare for Russia's most northern region and local residents have long become accustomed to it and take it with a bit of humour.

A heavy snowstorm hit the Kola Peninsula in the far northwest of Russia on 14 May, causing traffic disruptions across the region.

Citizens of Murmansk took to Twitter to share photos of snowy streets.

One user wrote: "Murmansk on air. This is May the 14th and we've been covered with snow again."