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Freak Brisbane storm dumps half a year's worth of rain in ONE HOUR

Brisbane flash floods
© Nine
Some Brisbane streets turned into rivers as almost 135mm of rain was dumped in the city's east
Brisbane has copped a badly needed drenching from a a wild storm that triggered flash flooding and left thousands of homes without power.

More than 100mm of rain in just over an hour was dumped on the Queensland capital on Wednesday night.

Brisbane recorded one of its highest 24-hour rainfall total in two decades, the amount equivalent to what Brisbane had seen in the previous six months.

The Bureau of Meteorology described the wild weather as a very dangerous storm with extremely intense rainfall.

Up to 3,000 lightning strikes recorded in the state's south-east.

East Brisbane recorded 135mm while the CBD weather station received 130.4mm.

Almost 2,000 homes lost power during the freak storm, with 400 still in a blackout on Wednesday morning, according to Energex.


Cloud Precipitation

Cyclone Belna hits Madagascar killing 9 and making 1,400 homeless

Tropical Cyclone Belna over Madagascar, December 2019.
© MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC
Tropical Cyclone Belna over Madagascar, December 2019.
Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, with nine dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials.

Belna blew into the western town of Soalala, where more than 1,400 residents were made homeless because their houses were destroyed, damaged or flooded, Col Elack Olivier Andriakaja of the national catastrophe management office, said Tuesday.

Those displaced have found temporary shelter in primary schools, mosques and district offices but they need food, Andriakaja said.

Many government administrative buildings and roads have also been damaged, he said.

Emergency food rations will be delivered to Soalala by sea, said officials.


Fish

Anomalous cold weather kills hundreds of fish in Samut Prakan, Thailand

Thailand fish deaths
© The Pattaya News
The cold weather in Thailand is beginning to have an effect on local wildlife and fish as hundreds of fish were found dead floating in a lake in Prueksa Village this morning.

Aquatic experts stated that the temperatures which have been around 18C in the area are highly unusual for the fish and have caused a mass die-off.

Local fisherman stated to the media that if the cold weather continues for an extended period of time it could have serious effects on their livelihoods.

For now, the current cold snap is expected to last at least through Tuesday.

Snowflake

Cyclone in Iceland: Heavy snowfall, power outages and avalanche warnings

Incredible snow amounts in Akureyri, Iceland this morning 11th December!
© Stella Árnadóttir
Incredible snow amounts in Akureyri, Iceland this morning 11th December!
The cyclone that has been merciful to southwest Iceland is still wreaking havoc elsewhere in the country, and has left extensive damage where the storm has passed.

As reported, roads virtually all over the country are still closed. Despite repeated warnings yesterday that travel should be avoided entirely, some people apparently could not help themselves. RÚV reports that a moving truck was amongst the vehicles that had to be unstuck from blizzard conditions on the road in North Iceland. In fact, there is an avalanche warning for the Westfjords—a region that already is susceptible to them during any given winter.



Bacon

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Meat prices spike across the globe are you ready for a financial reset?

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Brazil meat prices spiking as China buys so much from the nation as China itself sets a new record for pork hyperinflation while also seeing spikes in vegetable pricing. US sending 1/2 hogs to China,so its only a matter of time before the US experiences the same as Brazil. Vyper Smart Contracts for global grain deliveries just around the corner.


Sources

Arrow Down

Giant sinkhole swallows cars in Brasilia, Brazil

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A giant sinkhole swallowed up at least four cars in the capital of Brazil, Tuesday, December 10.

It happened when a road next to a building site in Brasilia partially collapsed. The cars that fell into the sinkhole had been parked on the street, and there were no injuries, officials said.

Authorities are investigating the cause.


Source: AP

Question

Mystery on as up to 300 dead starlings found along road in Anglesey, Wales

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Hundreds of dead starlings are scattered along a road in Bodedern

Hundreds of birds have been found dead in the road in Anglesey .

The starlings were spotted near Llyn Llywenan, Bodedern, by Hannah Stevens on her way home on Tuesday.

Miss Stevens said she had initially seen the "massive flock" flying overhead before landing and appearing to eat something in the road.


Fire

Australia's raging bushfires intensify: Sydney engulfed in 'extremely' hazardous smoke

sydney opera house bushfires smoke
© AP Photo / Rick Rycroft
Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season.
The air quality in Sydney, Australia, continued to deteriorate severely Tuesday as about 100 bushfires burned in New South Wales and strong, north winds sent more smoke into the city.

According to a report by AP, the air pollution in some parts of the city was 11 times worse than a 200 reading on the Air Quality Index, the threshold considered "hazardous," due to fine particulate matter being released by the burning fires. Fine particulate matter consists of microscopic solids and liquid droplets in the air that can be inhaled and even absorbed by the bloodstream.

Comment: Australia bushfires merge to form 'mega fire' north of Sydney


Snowflake

Heavy snowfall hits the Alps yet again - 27 inches of new snow in 24 hours

Chatel in the Portes du Soleil region

Chatel, Portes du Soleil
After two weeks of generally dry weather it has been snowing hard again over large parts of the Alps.

Ski areas in Switzerland have reported up to 70cm of new snow in 24 hours to start the week. In Austria the biggest dump was in the Arlberg region where Lech (pictured below today) reported a 50cm accumulation and in France up to 30cm (a foot) of snow was reported in the same period in the Chamonix Valley.


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Rare tornado forms at 13,200 feet in Bolivia - Possibly one of the highest-altitude tornadoes ever observed

El Alto International Airport, Bolivia
© Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP
El Alto International Airport is the highest international airport in the world and serves the Bolivian city of La Paz.
A rare tornado touched down near the El Alto International Airport in Bolivia on Sunday, tossing debris into the air and possibly swirling its way into record books as one of the highest-altitude tornadoes ever observed.

The tornado descended Sunday afternoon, causing minor damage as it passed along the northern periphery of the airport and into nearby neighborhoods. El Alto International Airport is the highest international airport in the world at 13,313 feet, serving the city of La Paz.

The whirlwind reportedly came without warning from El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología, Bolivia's equivalent to the National Weather Service. The main weather hazard highlighted before the tornado had been river flooding well to the east amid recent heavy rainfall.


Comment: Some other rare, unseasonal and very large tornadoes to have formed around the planet this year include: Mainstream science does not consider the importance of atmospheric dust loading and the winning Electric Universe model in their research.

Such information and much more, are explained in the book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.
The accumulation of cometary dust in the Earth's atmosphere plays an important role in the increase of tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes and their associated rainfalls, snowfalls and lightning. To understand this mechanism we must first take into account the electric nature of hurricanes, tornadoes and cyclones, which are actually manifestations of the same electric phenomenon at different scales or levels of power.
See also: Thunderbolts Space News: Tornadoes - The Electric Model