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Flood situation deteriorates in Bihar, India - 36 killed in 24 hours, 3 million affected

Flood situation in North Bihar region may deteriorate further as the meteorological department has forecast moderate to heavy rains in Nepal and the catchment areas of different rivers.
Flood situation in North Bihar region may deteriorate further as the meteorological department has forecast moderate to heavy rains in Nepal and the catchment areas of different rivers.
In Bihar, flood situation has further deteriorated following heavy rains in catchment areas of Nepal. 36 people lost their lives in flood related incidents during the past 24 hours.

Water level of Gandak, Kosi and Bagmati is rising all along their course and are flowing above danger marks. Adhwara group of rivers are also flowing above danger mark.

Met department has forecast widespread rain across the state in the next 48 hours. Floods have affected 30 lakh people in 12 districts. Over 11 lakh people of Darbhanga are reeling under the impact of flood.

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Summer storms and flooding in Najran, Saudi Arabia


Lightning storms and floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia. July 27, 2020.

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Heavy rainfall floods homes, roads in central, southern areas of South Korea - up to 2.6 inches of rain per hour

A parking lot is submerged by an overflowing
© Yonhap
A parking lot is submerged by an overflowing stream in the southwestern city of Jeonju on July 29, 2020.
Heavy rains pounded the central and southern areas of South Korea on Wednesday, flooding many homes, roads and farmlands.

The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) issued heavy rain alerts for parts of Chungcheong, Jeolla and North Gyeonsang provinces.

The heaviest rainfall was recorded in the southwestern county of Hwasun, with 210.5 millimeters as of 1 p.m. Precipitation for other areas ranged from 80 mm to 190 mm.

In Yeonggwang in the southwest, some roads and homes were inundated as downpours measuring 66.4 mm per hour lashed the county in the morning.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Controlling water in Africa, a Grand Solar Minimum cycle

Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
With eyes on China's once in a 400 year flood event ruining the years grain production, we should be looking at Ethiopia's new Renaissance Dam and the implications for food production up the Nile River.

Historically Ethiopia was home to great kingdoms that flourished, controlled trade routes and had the premium weight and measure for gold and silver coinage in the Axum era 300 A.D. China and the western powers are in a match to control that Red Sea access point for new grain growing areas in N. Africa coming on line.

Who controls the water controls food production in N.E Africa for the next 100 years.


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Evacuations after floods in Yamagata, Japan - 8 inches of rain in 24 hours

Housing in the village of Okura, Yamagata
© Mainichi/Yuki Miyatake
Housing in the village of Okura, Yamagata Prefecture, that was flooded after the Mogami River overflowed is seen on July 29, 2020, in this image taken from a Mainichi Shimbun aircraft.
More torrential rain has caused flooding and mudslides in Japan following the disaster in southern prefectures that left over 50 dead or missing earlier this month.

Heavy rain has been falling in northern area of the country since 27 July. Several locations in Yamagata recorded more than 200mm of rain in 24 hours on 28 July, including Tsuruoka, Nishimura, Oguni and Nagai, according to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Okura village in Yamagata recorded 95.5 mm of rain in 3 hours on 28 July, triggering landslides and rivers to overflow. As many as 540 people were left isolated due to landslides in the area, according to a government spokesman.


Great white shark kills woman in Maine - first fatal attack on record for the state

Great white shark
Julie Dimperio Holowach was laughing as she and her daughter paddled into the water Monday off the coast of Maine's Bailey Island.

Suddenly Holowach, who was wearing a black wetsuit, started flailing, witness Tom Whyte told The Boston Globe. Her daughter swam back to shore, dropped to her knees and screamed for help, he said.

Nearby kayakers brought Holowach's badly injured body to shore. By the time paramedics arrived, the 63-year-old seasonal resident from New York City was already dead, killed in the first fatal shark attack in Maine's history.

Some researchers say the waters around Maine have more white sharks than they used to, as the predators go in search of seal meat.

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Rare red noctilucent clouds photographed over Sweden

red noctilucent cloud sweden
© P-M Hedén
Screenshot: Red NLCs over Vallentuna, Sweden. July 25, 2020.
Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) are supposed to be electric blue. This past weekend in Sweden, photographer P-M Hedén saw a different color: Dark Red. "My 17 year-old son was out with friends and he texted me the message 'Noctilucent!' I looked out and didn't really understand what I saw. The tops of the clouds were red."

Hedén hopped in his car and drove to a clear site for a better look. The movie he made, above, shows the dynamics of the clouds and the development of their amber crown. "This all happened around local midnight," he says.

NLCs are Earth's highest clouds. Seeded by meteoroids, they float at the edge of space 83 km above the ground. Hedén's video shows ordinary clouds scudding dark and low across the Swedish landscape. NLCs float high overhead, catching the rays of the sun, which is still "up" at their extremely high altitude.

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A year of extremes: Bushfire-ravaged towns in Australia now hit by severe floods

Sussex Inlet floods
© Samual White Photography / BACKGRID
A massive low pressure system off Australia's east coast brought 120km/h winds overnight and dumped more than 180mm of rain across several areas (pictured, Sussex Inlet on Monday)
Coastal towns ravaged by unrelenting bushfires just six months ago are now suffering severe floods after days of wild weather.

A low pressure system off Australia's east coast brought 120km/h winds overnight and dumped more than 180mm of rain across several areas of New South Wales.

Dramatic pictures captured the extent of severe flooding, which forced some residents to evacuate and left about 14,500 homes and businesses without power.

The towns in Shoalhaven, on the NSW south coast, had only just began recovering from the bushfires, which left hundreds homeless.

'It's been a shocker. It's terrible we have to go through this all over again,' Shoalhaven City Mayor Amanda Findley told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.

'This is actually our second flood since the bushfires.

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Continuing storms and flooding in Taif, Saudi Arabia

Continued heavy rain causes flooding in Taif, Saudi Arabia. July 27, 2020.

Comment: Just 3 days prior: Summer storm and flooding in Taif, Saudi Arabia


Snow hung on at Mount Rainier, Washington about 10 days later than a usual summer

The snow is now gone from Paradise Ranger Station
© Mt. Rainier National Park
The snow is now gone from Paradise Ranger Station
The last remnants of winter are finally gone from Paradise Ranger Station with the official "snow melt out" being declared last week on July 21.

The snowpack is considered gone when less than 2 inches of water equivalent snow are observed at the weather station, which sits at 5,400 feet along Mt. Rainier National Park.

The July 21 meltout is later than the typical date of July 11th, though the past 40 years the average meltout date was around July 13th, according to research meteorologist Mark Albright.

The snow has melted out as early as May 24th in 1941 (and it was May 27 in the ultra mild winter of 2015) and as late as August 25th in 1974.

Long range forecasts are trending toward a possible La Nina winter which would give high odds of an above-normal snowpack and that the snow will hang out at Paradise next summer beyond its usual meltout date as well.