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Monsoon causes heavy rainfall, flooding in Darwin, Australia - 6.4 inches of rain in 24 hours

Water across the road at the intersection of Trower and Rapid Creek Rd, February 12, 2024.
© Pema Pakhrin TamangWater across the road at the intersection of Trower and Rapid Creek Rd, February 12, 2024.
A monsoonal trough has brought heavy rainfall to Darwin at levels not experienced since 2017, causing flooding in some suburbs.

As the weather system moves east, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted there is a 30 per cent chance it could develop into a cyclone over the Gulf of Carpentaria at the end of the week.

BOM senior meteorologist Rebecca Patrick said the monsoon had redeveloped over the Northern Territory's north on Monday, with some areas in Darwin receiving more than 150 millimetres of rainfall over the past 24 hours.

"Rainfall in the Darwin area is the highest that we've seen in terms of those daily rainfall amounts since about 2017," she said.

She said Darwin Airport had received 165mm over 24 hours.

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Heaving flooding and extreme hailstorm hits Dubai and other areas of the United Arab Emirates

The Emirati National Centre of Meteorology issued a weather warning for many cities in the UAE.

Heavy rains caused flooding and blocked streets in some areas of Dubai on Monday.

Cars were trapped in standing water as drainage systems were unable to cope with the downpour.

The Emirati National Centre of Meteorology issued a weather warning for many cities in the UAE, valid until noon on Tuesday.

Dubai Police used mobile phones to send safety alerts, urging residents to stay away from beaches and valleys and to exercise caution while driving.

In response to the weather, government ministries implemented safety measures, including encouraging schools and businesses to switch to remote learning and work.

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63,000 affected by flooding in Demak Regency, Indonesia

Demak Regency Flood
© AntaraDemak Regency Flood
The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Demak Regency, Central Java noted that the number of residents of Demak Regency who fled due to flooding reached 8,170 people. Where the victims came from various areas affected by the flood.

"The number of displaced residents is the result of data collection as of Thursday (9/2) at 22.00 WIB," said Acting Head of BPBD Demak Regency M Agus Nugroho Luhur quoting Antara.

Of course, he said, the number of refugees also included the impact of flooding experienced by residents in Karanganyar District, following the breakdown of the Wulan River and Jratun River embankments.

Thousands of refugees, some occupy places of worship, village halls, and schools. While the most refugees in Kedungwaru Village, Lor reached 4,500 people, followed by Undaan Kidul Village reaching 2,569 people. While in other places the number of refugees varies.

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Superstorm Karlotta causes flash flooding in Seville, Spain



Woman killed by dog pack in Mexico

dog attack
A native of Minnesota has died in Mexico after being attacked by a pack of dogs.

Mina Bast (48f) was walking on the beach near her home in San Felipe earlier this month when she saw a dog being attacked by a pack of other dogs and tried to intervene.

The pack attacked the St. Paul native, killing her.

Her family is planning to bring Bast's remains home to Minnesota and is planning a memorial service for her this summer.

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Lightning kills football player during match in Indonesia

Lightning Kills Football Player During Match
Lightning Kills Football Player During Match
In a shocking incident, lightning suddenly fell on the player during the football match and he lost his life on the spot.

On Sunday, January 11, a shocking tragic incident happened during a football match in Indonesia. While playing a match, a footballer got hit by the lightning and died on the spot. The video is going viral on social media.

In the video, now going viral on social media, the footballer can be seen waiting for the ball to come to him, when suddenly lightning struck him and the player fell on the field. The other players on the field were in a state of complete shock.

The victim has been identified as a 34-year-old man from Subang and was playing in a friendly match between FC Bandung and FBI Subang, when he collapsed in the middle of the field at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java.

According to local media reports, the player was immediately taken to the hospital but, he was not alive and was declared brought dead.


Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Volcano Islands, Japan region

A very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred under the sea 278 km (173 mi) from The Northern Mariana Islands in the evening of Monday, Feb 12, 2024 at 9.19 pm local time (GMT +10). The quake had a moderate depth of 250 km (155 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Date & time Feb 12, 2024 11:19:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 09:19 pm (GMT +10)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.1

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Atmospheric river drops snow, floods roads in Death Valley National Park, California

Snow at Death Valley National Park’s CA-190 west entrance on February 8.
© Elyscia LettermanSnow at Death Valley National Park’s CA-190 west entrance on February 8.
The driest place in North America became flooded this week when an atmospheric river storm drenched Death Valley National Park in California.

The storm dropped 1.5 inches of rainfall in just the four days between Sunday and Wednesday, rivaling the park's annual average rainfall amount of nearly 2 inches, according to the National Park Service.

This downpour prompted the closure of several park roads after flash flooding on Tuesday night. Debris had to be removed from some roads to reopen them, but some side roads remain closed due to storm damage.

Park visitors are encouraged to check the Death Valley National Park website for the most up-to-date road closures and conditions information.


Two rare tornadoes hit Wisconsin in February, leaving extensive damage in rural Evansville

Tornado touches down in Wisconsin, first recorded for the state in the month of February
Tornado touches down in Wisconsin, first recorded for the state in the month of February
From a road just south of U.S. Highway 14 in rural Rock County, Justin Schott's home and the home of his father-in-law next door appeared untouched by one of Wisconsin's first February tornadoes.

But just behind those homes — the site of their family crop farm established in the 1960s — the destruction the tornado had wrought was on display.

It had leveled a concrete silo, leaving rubble in its wake. It had torn a roof off another building. Some trees were ripped out of the ground, and branches from countless others lay scattered.

Thursday evening, as the clouds over the farm grew ominous, Schott sent his wife and two children into the basement. He stayed upstairs for a minute more, where the sky was so dark he couldn't make out a funnel cloud. As he headed downstairs, his ears popped and a whooshing sound began.


Lone king penguin discovered thousands of kilometres from Antarctica on Australian beach

Phone photos were taken of the King Penguin
© Steve JenkinsPhone photos were taken of the King Penguin
A king penguin has been filmed on a South Australia coastline, raising questions about why the bird is thousands of kilometres away from its usual sub-Antarctic habitat.

Jeff Campbell, the chair of Friends of Shorebirds South East, was part of a group of eight people doing a bird survey along the Coorong beach when they spotted the penguin. 'It came right up to us ... It put its head back and made a braying call, quite loud, then bowed to us,' he said.

There are about 120,000 king penguin pairs on Macquarie Island, which is about halfway between Tasmania and the Antarctic. Experts say the penguin may have got off track looking for somewhere to moult.