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Australian ski resorts hit with over 2 feet of spring snow during storm

While we begin to shift our focus in North America toward ski season, the winter in the Southern Hemisphere isn't quite over yet. Over the weekend, Australian ski resorts saw some major snow storms that grew their base depths.

Here are the recent snow totals from Australia's most famous ski resorts: Perisher Resort has received 65 c.m. (around 25.6 inches) of powder, Hotham Alpine Resort got 63 c.m. (nearly 25 inches) of snow, Thredbo received 53 c.m.(around 21 inches) of the white stuff, and Falls Creek got 52 c.m. (20.5 inches) of snow.

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Floods and landslides leave at least 9 dead, dozens displaced in Costa Rica

© Carlos Hernandez
Landslide closed the passage through the road between Bajo Rodríguez de San Ramón with Santa Rita and Santa Clara de Florencia de San Carlos.
Prolonged heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in Costa Rica, where at least 9 people have lost their lives and dozens have been displaced.

Heavy rain triggered a landslide along a road in the El Hundimiento mountain pass near Cambronero in Alajuela Province. A bus and two other vehicles crashed into landslide debris and into a ravine below, leaving at least 9 people dead.

The Costa Rica Red Cross said over 30 people were rescued with some injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Search teams with sniffer dogs have been working at the site looking for possible missing passengers.

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Death toll from ongoing floods in Pakistan rises to 1,545

37 more die in flood-related incidents, while property damage keeps increasing, official data shows

The death toll from Pakistan's ongoing floods has risen to 1,545 as 37 more people, including 18 children, died in flood-related incidents in the last three days, official statistics showed on Monday.

A total of 678 people have died in Sindh since June 14, followed by 306 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 299 in Balochistan, according to the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

It said 191 people have lost their lives in the northeastern Punjab province, 48 in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and 22 in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. There were 552 children and 315 women among the 1,545 fatalities, the NDMA data showed.


Heavy rain causes flooding in Mataro, Spain

The heavy rain coincided with strong winds and affected other towns in the region and the rest of Barcelona, ​​such as Parets del Vallès.

Heavy rains expected on the Catalan coast this Friday afternoon showed some of their heaviest parts in various parts of Barcelona, ​​such as Mataró.

As can be seen in the video, the spectacular storm flooded the streets of this town of Maresme and also coincided with strong winds. Other municipalities in the region have also been affected by similar events, such as Arenys.

The Generalitat Civil Protection called for caution, avoiding flood areas and limiting mobility as much as possible while heavy rains continue.

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From heat record to cold record - Arctic winds send temperatures in Europe plummeting

La Capanna Regina Margherita (Queen Margherita’s Hut) at Monte Rosa, which sleeps 70 and also houses a meteorological station,
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La Capanna Regina Margherita (Queen Margherita’s Hut) at Monte Rosa, which sleeps 70 and also houses a meteorological station.
Two new records were broken at the weekend as temperatures at the weather station at Capanna Margherita in Monte Rosa, Italy, dropped to -6.2°F (-21.2°C) at 6 am on September 17. This breaks the previous coldest temperature measured for the day in 2013, which was -3.5°F (-19.7°C) on September 17, 2013. It also is the earliest temperatures have dropped below -4°F (-20°C) degrees in a season. The previous marker for breaking the -4°F (-20°C) barrier was set on September 24, 2004, a week later.

The following night temperatures dropped even lower to a minimum of -7.6°F (-22°C), which did not break any records but matched the previous monthly record for September, which was set on September 26, 2020. The lowest temperature ever registered at the Margherita Hut weather station was -40.5°F (41°C) in the winter of 1928 - 1929.

Comment: Snow in September after temperatures drop to -2C in Scotland


Season's first snowfall in Uttarakhand, India - up to 14 inches

The mood of the weather changed in Uttarakhand on Saturday and the first snowfall of the season occurred. Apart from Badrinath Dham and Hemkunt Sahib, there has been snowfall on the peaks of Pithoragarh Dharchula. The Darma Valley of Pithoragarh, the last outpost of the China border, has received about 14 inches of snow and more than a foot of snowfall in the mountains.

In almost all the plains and hilly areas of the state, the rain continued intermittently and at some places it was cloudy. On the other hand, the Kedarnath Yatra was done smoothly on Saturday. By 8 o'clock in the morning, 5780 devotees left for the Dham from Sonprayag. Intermittent rain continues in the surrounding areas including the capital Dehradun.

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Snow in September after temperatures drop to -2C in Scotland

First snow in the Cairngorms.

First snow in the Cairngorms.
Britain has seen its first snow of the season as temperatures fell across the country.

A dusting was said to have settled on the High Cairngorms mountain range on Friday morning with patches reported on the mountains of Ben Macdui and Braeriach in the eastern highlands.

After a summer of heatwaves many snow patches in Scotland have melted away. In previous years long lying snow patches can persist all summer and sometimes have even lasted through to the next winter.

Snowy weather is historically unlikely in Cairngorm in the middle of September but on average there are three days during this week each year when it rains. It was a jet stream of cool air ran over


Typhoon Nanmadol hits southwest Japan, two dead

Typhoon Nanmadol has hit southwestern Japan, killing at least two people.
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Typhoon Nanmadol has hit southwestern Japan, killing at least two people.
Typhoon Nanmadol has brought ferocious winds and record rainfall to western Japan as one of the biggest storms to hit the country in years killed at least two people, disrupted transport and forced manufacturers to suspend operations.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delayed his departure to New York, where he is due to deliver a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

"I postponed my scheduled departure from today to take stock of the damage caused by the typhoon and to take all possible measures for recovery," Kishida told reporters on Monday evening.

"Circumstances permitting, I will leave tomorrow morning."

Japan's 14th typhoon of the season made landfall near Kagoshima city late on Sunday before battering the western island of Kyushu and roaring onto the main island of Honshu on Monday morning.

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Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Dominican Republic - over a million people in Puerto Rico without power

Fiona's forecast track across the Atlantic.

Fiona's forecast track across the Atlantic.
Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic early Monday after slamming Puerto Rico with heavy rain, life-threatening flooding and an islandwide power outage.

The Category 1 storm came ashore near Boca de Yuma at 3:30 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

As the storm is moving slowly to the northwest, it is still dropping flooding rain on Puerto Rico, where more than 1.4 million people are without power.

So far, at least one death has been reported in the heavily-damaged city of Basse-Terre, the capitol of the French territory of Guadeloupe, the vice president of the territory's environmental agency said Sunday.


Mercedes-Benz swallowed by sinkhole in Perth, Australia

Mercedes sinkhole
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Work crew repair a burst water main pipe that created a sink hole in Centro Avenue in the suburb of Subiaco in Perth, Australia on Sep. 19, 2022. West Australian authorities have apologised over a burst water pipe which left a luxury car submerged in a sinkhole in the Perth suburb of Subiaco.
A Mercedes-Benz was swallowed by a sinkhole and submerged in water in Perth, Australia, around the evening on Sept. 18.

The luxury car was parked in the affluent suburb of Subiaco near a water main, which burst around 10 p.m. and began eroding the earth underneath the road.

Once the ground collapsed, the car and a park bench fell into the gaping hole and were fully submerged.