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Temperature extremes: Severe fire danger for Australia as November high temperatures smash records

The forecast heat map for the first day of summer with a renewed heatwave across inland eastern Australia

The forecast heat map for the first day of summer with a renewed heatwave across inland eastern Australia
Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban.

Sydney CBD surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday while swathes of western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures nearing 45 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to cross 40 degrees for a second straight day on Sunday while the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a five or six-day heatwave for parts of northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland.


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods in Andhra Pradesh, India after heavy rain from Cyclone Nivar - at least 8 killed -100,000 hectares of crops damaged

Floods in Andhra Pradesh, India, November 2020.
© Government of Andhra Pradesh
Floods in Andhra Pradesh, India, November 2020.
The state government of Andhra Pradesh, India, report severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall following the passage of Cyclone Nivar.

Cyclone Nivar made landfall to the north of Puducherry on 26 November 2020, causing severe wind damage and some flooding in low-lying areas of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai.

Nivar also brought heavy rainfall to parts of Andhra Pradesh, where flooding has affected Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts. Six flood-related fatalities were reported in Chittoor district and 2 in Kadapa.


Comment: Cyclone Nivar claims 3 lives in Tamil Nadu, India - up to 9.6 inches of rain falls in 18 hours


Cloud Precipitation

Flooding of desert after heavy rain south of Al Quoz, UAE

FLOOD
The miracle of the desert! Flooding south of Al Quoz, UAE after heavy rains 28 November 2020.


Solar Flares

Biggest solar flare in more than 3 years detected

M4 solar flare
Yesterday (Nov. 29th at 1311UT), Earth-orbiting satellites detected the biggest solar flare in more than 3 years. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this extreme-ultraviolet movie of the M4.4 category blast.

X-rays and UV radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, producing a shortwave radio blackout over the South Atlantic: map. Ham radio operators and mariners may have noticed strange propagation effects at frequencies below 20 MHz, with some transmissions below 10 MHz completely extinquished.

Remarkably, this flare was even bigger than it seems. The blast site is located just behind the sun's southeastern limb. As a result, the explosion was partially eclipsed by the body of the sun. It might have been an X-class event.

The flare also hurled a significant coronal mass ejection (CME) into space, shown here in a coronagraph movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

Cloud Precipitation

Torrential rain in São Carlos, Brazil turns streets into rivers

Sao Carlos floods

The city of São Carlos, in the interior of São Paulo, was hit on Thursday (26) by a heavy rain that caused flooding and several damages. The storm was so intense that in just over 1 hour the accumulated volume reached 138 millimeters, according to information from the State Civil Defense. The central region suffered the most.

According to data from official agencies, due to the force of the water, several cars were dragged and, in some cases, even stacked. In addition, approximately 40 residences, at least 100 commercial establishments and even rooms in an Emergency Care Unit (UPA) ended up being flooded, which generated many losses and considerable apprehension to the population.


Nebula

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Equatorial eruptions, electric petroglyphs and blizzards

STEVE green cannonballs
Myth and legend come to the skies as plasma ropes follow Earths magnetic field lines and higher voltage interact with atoms and parts of Jacobs Ladder come to life. Equatorial eruption to 50,000 feet Indonesia and a blizzard in the USA.


Comment: See also: It looks like we are beginning to observe what the ancients recorded at times of global upheaval/climate shift. See: Symbols of Transition: Shifting sands unveil 'stick man' petroglyphs on Hawaii beach

petroglyphs plasma
© thunderbolts.info



Boat

Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains - highways transformed into flowing rivers

flood
Torrential downpours flooded streets across Lebanon on Saturday, with videos showing motorists struggling as highways transformed into flowing rivers.

Another video shared on social media pictured a delivery driver swept of his motorbike and carried down the road by the deluge.

Scenes of cars submerged under flood waters are not uncommon in Lebanon, where a combination heavy rains and poorly maintained infrastructure make floods a regular occurence in the winter.

The stormy weather also prompted an hours-long nationwide power outage. Most Lebanese already suffer hours of electricity cuts every day.


Umbrella

Kuwait streets, schools and hospitals flooded due to heavy rain

Al Sabriya, an area located in the North of Kuwait, witnessed the highest amount of rainfall, recording around 134 millimeters.

Al Sabriya, an area located in the North of Kuwait, witnessed the highest amount of rainfall, recording around 134 millimeters.
Over the last few days, Kuwait witnessed heavy rain which lead to flooding in streets, schools and hospitals throughout the country.

The heavy rains also caused some sewage networks to overflow and large quantities of water were calculated in mainly areas located in the North of Kuwait.

Al Sabriya, an area located in the North of Kuwait, witnessed the highest amount of rainfall, recording around 134 millimeters.

Many took to social media and blamed the over flooding on years of failed planning that lead to poor infrastructure.


Cloud Lightning

Rare winter lightning detected in Iceland

lightning
Several lightning strikes have been detected amongst the storms and bad weather that is currently all over the country. According to Vísir, thunder was heard in the Suðurnes yesterday afternoon.

Orange weather warnings are currently in effect in Breiðafjörður, Faxaflói, the Westfjords, Strandir and Northwest Iceland. Most of the rest of the country has yellow weather warnings - only East Iceland is without weather warnings, according to RÚV.

Páll Ágúst Þórarinsson, a meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, counted 20 lightning strikes around Skeiðarársandur between noon and midnight yesterday.

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New study reveals troubling trend with hurricanes making landfall in the US

Hurricane Michael is seen over the Florida Panhandle
© NOAA
Hurricane Michael is seen over the Florida Panhandle in mid-October 2018.
A new study says hurricanes in the North Atlantic are staying stronger after making landfall, which suggests these storms could cause greater destruction in areas farther from the coast in the future.

The research, which was published Nov. 11 in the journal Nature, examined the rate that these storms "decay," or weaken, by analyzing historical intensity data for storms that made landfall over North America from 1967 to 2018. The paper's authors cited a rise in ocean temperatures amid a warming climate as the key factor behind the trend.

The study was conducted by researchers Lin Li and Pinaki Chakraborty, both of whom work at Japan's Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. According to Nature, the study authors found "a significant long-term shift towards slower decay," which allows storms to maintain a higher intensity over land for a longer time period. This slower period of decay was said to align "with a long-term regional mean sea surface temperature over the Gulf of Mexico and the western Caribbean, which are adjacent to land and supply the moisture for the storms before landfall."

Comment: Weather is not produced from just moisture, temperature and air pressure. A possibility that has been studiously ignored is the Electric Universe model of weather. The Earth's atmosphere contains different electrical charges at different altitudes. The interaction of these layers, plus inputs from solar winds, have a great deal to do with weather.