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Man and hundreds of livestock killed by heavy rain, hailstorm in Balochistan, Pakistan

Hundreds head of cattle were killed, power supply was suspended and a large number of people were rendered homeless as their makeshift houses were destroyed due to heavy rain and thunderstorm that hit a vast area of Kachhi district, officials said on Friday.

One person was killed and over 20 were injured in rain and thunderstorm-related incidents in Dhadar and Mushkaaf areas, according to reports.

Official sources said the heavy rain with thunderstorm started lashing Dhadar, the headquarters of Kachhi district, and other areas on Thursday night, followed by a hailstorm which continued for two hours.

"Over 500 cattle head, including goats and sheep, were killed only in the Mushkaaf area of Kachhi district," Tehsildar of Dhadar Naimatullah Tareen claimed. He said that according to reports the numbers of killed cattle head was very high as a vast area was battered by heavy rain and thunderstorm.


Rare waterspout filmed off beach in Goa, India

A day after a rare and spectacular waterspout emerged off the popular Baga beach in Goa, the state government lifeguard agency on Tuesday issued a public warning against rushing towards the phenomenon in curiosity.

The videos of the waterspout went viral on social media. "As in the case of Baga today, they can move to or from land. To stay safe, move at a 90 degree angle to its movement and do not go closer to explore," the statement also said.

The incident occurred in North Goa late on Monday and was recorded by lifeguards posted at the site.


Woman dies after being attacked by 3 pit bull terriers in Maryborough, Australia

A woman has died after being attacked by three pit bull terriers in Maryborough on Queensland's Fraser Coast this morning.

Emergency services were called to a Milton Road property just after 9:00am following reports of dogs attacking a person.

Acting Inspector Wade Lee said the woman sustained serious injuries to her head, chest and left arm.

The 41-year-old woman was visiting the house when she was mauled by the pit bulls.

She died at the scene.


Tornado touches down in Weld County, Colorado

Colorado tornado
© Twitter / Bree Sunshine Smith @NC5_BreeSmith
A huge tornado was spotted as it passed through northern Colorado, with bystanders capturing the funnel in dramatic footage circulating online. The inclement weather caught local meteorologists by surprise, but caused no deaths.

The twister touched down near the towns of Platteville and Firestone, both located in Weld County, on Monday evening, moving northeast for several miles before dissipating some 25 minutes later, meteorologist David Barjenbruch told the Denver Post.

Videos of the tornado have made the rounds on social media, showing a dark-brown funnel making its way along the landscape from menacing storm clouds above.


Mountains in British Columbia hit with June snow

The village at Silver Star. (Web Cams)

The village at Silver Star. (Web Cams)
It might be June but that didn't stop snow from falling in the North Okanagan

Snow is falling across the Okanagan despite the fact it's June and last week the region was hit with a heatwave.

SilverStar Mountain Resort is currently receiving a dusting of the white stuff, across the village and at the top of the Comet. Drivers travelling along Silver Star Road are warning of slushy conditions as snow continues to fall.

Temperatures on the mountain are sitting at 0 C, with snow turning to rain this afternoon. While downtown Vernon, it's 13 C with a 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon.

Comment: Snow has also fallen on Anarchist Summit in the same province:
Snow in the mountains

Environment Canada is calling for cooler temperatures and rain this week but that rain is falling as snow at higher elevations.

DriveBC tweeted that there was snow atop Anarchist Summit on Highway 3 Monday morning before 8 a.m.

"A good reminder to be prepared for anything when travelling, particularly through higher elevations."

Liz Say lives at Big White and she can attest to snow at higher elevations.

She took several pictures Monday morning as the snow was falling, "there's about a centimetre of snow, it's wet, it's melting off the road."

© Liz Say
© Liz Say
© Liz Say
There was enough snow on the ground to cover part of her deck and yard in the white stuff. Environment Canada forecasts snow above 1,600 metres rising to 2,300 metres Monday afternoon.

"The positivity of snowpack or nice clumps of snow, it just holds the moisture that little bit longer so it'll just feed down to the valley eventually. Everyone's a winner. Just pick the elevation you like," Say said.

Snow was also reported on Silver Star Mountain near Vernon, with the road up the resort looking more like a scene from January rather than June.

Gary Gellert posted a photo in the Vernon and Area Community Forum Facebook group, showing several centimetres of snow on the road.

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 percent chance of showers late Monday afternoon.


Mini 'tornado' filmed over Bristol and South Gloucestershire, UK

The funnel cloud was seen across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The funnel cloud was seen across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
A funnel cloud which looked like a 'tornado' was spotted across the Bristol and South Gloucestershire skyline at the weekend.

The cloud was spotted at around 7pm on Sunday 6 June.

A funnel cloud starts in the same was as a tornado but it never touches the ground. It is only when it reaches the earth's surface that it officially becomes a tornado.

According to the Met Office, the UK sees about 30 tornadoes per year but it is extremely rare they are strong enough to cause any significant damage.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 4 in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

At least four people were killed by lightning strike at Chakkapashia village under Katakhali Thana of Rajshahi on Monday (June 7).

The deceased were known as Mukta Begum, 35, wife of Azam Ali, Aleya Khatun Babli, 60, wife of Kabil Hossain, Parash, 8, son of Joni, and Sohan, son of Mahbub.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) additional deputy commissioner Golam Ruhul Kuddus said lightning struck the victims while they were harvesting mangoes in the village, leaving them dead on the spot.

The bodies were kept in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. An unnatural death (UD) case has been filed in this regard, he added.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills at least 27, injures several in West Bengal, India

At least 27 people died in different districts of West Bengal due to lighting on Monday evening.

Eleven people died in Hooghly, nine people in Murshidabad, two people each in East and West Midnapore and Bankura each and one in Nadia died and several people left injured.

Weatherman Sujib Kar said, "There is a low pressure over Bay of Bengal and there will be incidents of more lighting and thunderstorms in entire June in West Bengal due to humid weather."

Comment: The day prior lightning killed at least 17 in 8 districts of Bangladesh.


Turkey plagued by largest outbreak of 'sea snot' on record as mucus hits Sea of Marmara coastline

The 'snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara

The 'snot' is affecting Turkey's Sea of Marmara
An outbreak of algae in the sea of Marmara in Turkey is alarming scientists. The slime has grown so much that it is threatening wildlife, local businesses, and the environment. Al Jazeera's Leah Harding reports.

Comment: All over the planet unusual algae blooms are occurring with an increasing frequency, and, historically, this tends to correlate with times of great shifts in climate and general upheaval:

Arrow Down

Giant sinkhole swallows cars in Jerusalem hospital parking lot

A large sinkhole opened in the parking lot of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, swallowing a number of cars and prompting emergency services to scramble units to the area.

Seven fire trucks rushed to the scene. There were no injures in the incident.

The sinkhole is believed to have been formed as a result of nearby construction work for a new route at the entrance of Jerusalem. A tunnel under construction, which also runs underneath the hospital and parking lot, appeared to have partially collapsed, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Police said they received a report of "a collapse" in the parking lot of the hospital.

Video shared on social media showed cars tumbling into a pit that grew in size as its walls collapsed.