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Continuous heavy rainfall and floods hit the city of Qingdao, China

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On August 31, Qingdao, Shandong was hit by continuous heavy rain.

Many places in the city were filled with deep water and cars were almost flooded to the windows.

At 11:20 am, the Qingdao Municipal Meteorological Observatory upgraded the rainstorm yellow warning to rainstorm orange warning.


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Lightning strike kills 5 family members in northern Uganda

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At least five family members were killed by lightning in the northern Ugandan district of Alebtong, a police spokesperson said.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, police spokesperson for North Kyoga region, said in a statement that the incident happened on Wednesday.

"Lightning struck a house in which six people were sleeping, killing four people instantly, and another died later," Okema said.

He added that the deceased included three children aged between two and six.

In August last year, nine children were killed by lightning in the northwestern district of Arua.

Source: XINHUA

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Third cloudiest month on record for Southern England, prolonged wet weather causing problems with crops and harvesting

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© Clouds loom over Brighton in East Sussex
This region received only 129 hours of sunshine this month compared to its usual average of 192.5 hours, figures from the Met Office show.
August is set to go down as the third cloudiest month on record for Southern England as forecasters predict heavy wind and rain will continue to lash parts of the nation into September.

Figures from the Met Office show Southern England experienced its third dullest August since records began, beaten only by 2008 and 1950, with the region receiving only 129 hours of sunshine this month compared to its usual average of 192.5 hours.

Meanwhile East Anglia also experienced the third cloudiest August on record with the area seeing just 127.2 hours of daylight compared to the average 195.7 hours usually seen during the month.

For the UK overall - August was the 12th dullest on record with 127.4 hours of sunshine - the figure is 78 per cent of the 163 hours of sun usually seen.

Comment: Increased cometary and meteoritic dust loading in the atmosphere, volcanic eruptions belching out particulates, and surging cosmic rays due to Earth's weakening magnetic field, are just some of the probable causes behind what are increasingly dark days on our planet: See also: And check out SOTT radio's:


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Devastating floods hit Tlalnepantla, Mexico due to Hurricane Nora

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Hurricane Nora flooded Mexico! A devastating flood has hit Tlalnepantla!

After moving over the western coast of central Mexico, Tropical Cyclone NORA has weakened to a Tropical Depression and on 30 August at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located about 60 km north-west of Culiacan City (central Sinaloa State) 50 km south-west of Guamuchil State (north Sinaloa), with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h.

Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge were reported across Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco States, triggering floods and landslides. According to the Government of Jalisco, one person died and another one is missing near Puerto Vallarta City, after the overflow of the Cuale River. In Cihuatlan City, up to 500 houses were damaged and several people were displaced.

NÓRA is forecast to move northwards over the coast of northern Sinaloa and southern Sonora and is expected to dissipate on late 30 August. Heavy rain and high waves are forecast along the west coast of Mexico, from Nayarit to the southern Sonora Štates on 30-31 August.


Cloud Precipitation

Huge hailstorm hits Regina, Saskatchewan

Grand Coulee resident Ali Pike's yard was covered in one to two inches of hail after an evening storm on Aug. 31, 2021.
© Ali Pike
Grand Coulee resident Ali Pike's yard was covered in one to two inches of hail after an evening storm on Aug. 31, 2021.
Regina was hit by a huge downpour of hail on Tuesday night.


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Golf ball-sized hail pummels Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

Assiniboia resident Dianne Bamford holds up pieces of hail next to a golf ball, following a storm on Tuesday morning.
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Assiniboia resident Dianne Bamford holds up pieces of hail next to a golf ball, following a storm on Tuesday morning.
Assiniboia, Sask., residents are experiencing a bit of déjà vu after a hail storm pummeled the southern Saskatchewan town Tuesday morning.

Pea-sized to golf ball-sized hail dropped down around 8:30 a.m., trapping the town's mayor, Sharon Schauenberg, in her car for about 20 minutes.

"It just all of a sudden came upon us; this dark, dark cloud and boom — it opened up," she said, adding the storm seemed to be localized to just the town.

The hail shredded trees, covering the town's streets with branches and leaves, according to Schauenberg.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes leave 3 people dead in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Three people were killed and seven others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Uttar Pradesh, officials said here on Wednesday.

While 21-year-old Preeti died after lightning struck her in Makarbai village on Tuesday afternoon, two farmers identified as Narendra and Bhagwan Das died in similar incidents in Gyodi and Bijrari villages respectively, they said.

In Kamlapura village, seven women working in a field were injured when lightning struck them, they said.

Source: PTI

Comment: On the same day a lightning strike killed 2 in the state of Rajasthan.


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Hurricane Ida leaves trail of destruction in Louisiana and Mississippi as road collapse raises death toll to 4

A barge damages a bridge that divides Lafitte, Louisiana and Jean Lafitte, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, on Monday.
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A barge damages a bridge that divides Lafitte, Louisiana and Jean Lafitte, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, on Monday.
Two people died and at least 10 were injured when their vehicles plunged into a deep hole where a highway collapsed after Hurricane Ida blew through Mississippi. Torrential rain may have caused the Monday night collapse.

The deaths in Mississippi took the toll from Ida to four. In Louisiana, one person died in floodwaters and one was killed by a falling tree.

In Slidell, Louisiana, crews were searching for a 71-year-old man whose wife said he was attacked by an alligator in the floodwaters. She pulled him to the steps of the home and paddled away to get help, she said, but when she returned, he was gone.


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1 person missing, 20 homes destroyed after remnants of Hurricane Ida cause floods in Virginia

Flood damages in Hurley, VA, USA August 2021.
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Flood damages in Hurley, VA, USA August 2021.
Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on 31 August after rain brought by the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused devastating floods and mudslides with more severe weather forecast.

Raging flash floods and mudslides swept through parts of Buchanan County, Virginia, on 31 August 2021. More than 20 homes were destroyed in the small community of Hurley situated in a valley along Knox Creek. Around 60 people were evacuated with some taking shelter in a local church. Four people were initially reported unaccounted for but 3 have since been located. Buchanan County Sheriff's Office said as of 31 August that one person was still missing.

"This afternoon, several inches of rainfall led to flooding and landslides that caused extensive damage and restricted access to homes in the Hurley Area," Buchanan County Sheriff's Office said.


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Early snowfall recorded in high mountains of Uttarakhand, India - a fortnight earlier than normal

This season's first snowfall has occurred on the hills of Badrinath. There has been a lot of snowfall here on Neelkanth and Nar Narayan mountain.

This season's first snowfall has occurred on the hills of Badrinath. There has been a lot of snowfall here on Neelkanth and Nar Narayan mountain.
Due to the rain in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand for the last few days, the cold has gradually started increasing in the mountains.

Along with this, snowfall has also started in the higher Himalayan regions.

The first snowfall of the season occurred on the peaks of Badrinath on Tuesday morning.

Until now, Nandashtami (September 13) was considered to be the beginning of winter.

But this year snowfall has started in the high Himalayan regions already a fortnight earlier.