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Sheets of rain: Austrian photographer creates stunning time-lapse of cloud dumping 'tsunami' over lake

austria sheet rain
© Peter Maier / YouTube
Mother Nature's beautiful and mysterious ways have been caught on camera by a professional photographer who has captured time-lapse footage of a powerful rainstorm over a lake in Austria.

The video, titled 'Tsunami from Heaven' shows blue skies turning grey as rain clouds swoop in over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. It doesn't take long to see why photographer Peter Maier gave the video its title, as the downpour of the rainstorm does indeed look like a tsunami coming from the heavens.

Comment: Epic looding around the world is on the rise and according to one study atmospheric are expected to rivers to double in size:
"However, because the findings project that the atmospheric rivers will be, on average, about 25 percent wider and longer, the global frequency of atmospheric river conditions - like heavy rain and strong winds - will actually increase by about 50 percent." Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow jets of air that carry huge amounts of water vapor from the tropics to Earth's continents and polar regions.

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These "rivers in the sky" typically range from 250 to 375 miles (400 to 600 kilometers) wide and carry as much water - in the form of water vapor - as about 25 Mississippi Rivers. When an atmospheric river makes landfall, particularly against mountainous terrain (such as the Sierra Nevada and the Andes), it releases much of that water vapor in the form of rain or snow.
See also: Also check out SOTT's monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


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At least 13 killed by landslides as monsoon storms batter Bangladesh

A landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 12 people in Bangladesh's border district of Cox's Bazar

A landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 12 people in Bangladesh's border district of Cox's Bazar
The victims of Tuesday's incident were buried under mud when surrounding hills gave way under a deluge of rain, Al-Jazeera reported.

Eleven people died in Naniarchar including a family of four, while several people remained missing, district administrator Mamunur Rashid told the AFP news agency.

Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for a humanitarian catastrophe over the coming months as heavy rains lash an area home to the world's largest refugee camp.

Landslides have so far killed at least 13 people this week, including a Rohingya boy who was crushed to death by a collapsing mud wall at the Kutupalong refugee camp on Monday.


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods and landslides in 4 states of India after torrential rain - At least 25 killed

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Torrential monsoon rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in four states in India over the last few days.

As of 14 June, at least 3 people had died and around 36,000 displaced in Assam. Severe flooding has also affected the north eastern states of Manipur, where 6 people have died, and Tripura, where at least 3 people have died and 15,000 displaced.

Meanwhile monsoon rain, strong winds and high waves continue to batter the south western state of Kerala, where 13 people have died in the last few days.



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3 killed by flood, landslide in Assam, India - 370 villages under water

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At least three people were killed — two in landslide and one in flood — and over 1.5 lakh people were affected by the first wave of floods that have hit Assam this year even as 370 villages in seven districts continued to be under water for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

Assam State Disaster Management officials said that flood waters have affected 370 villages in seven districts including Hojai, Cachar, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong (East) and West Karbi Anglong districts. The flood waters have also affected large tracks of agricultural in different flood affected districts — some with standing crops.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: June 2018 showing signs of Grand Solar Minimum intensification

Staff at Igloo Lake Lodge stand amid six-foot-tall snowbanks that encompass the Labrador fishing camp on June 13.
© Jim Burton
Staff at Igloo Lake Lodge stand amid six-foot-tall snowbanks that encompass the Labrador fishing camp on June 13.
First week of June 2018 had blizzards in Canada, devastating frosts in Canada killing crops, volcanic eruptions making international headlines.Yet somehow the media still doesn't put the dots together.


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Five perish as house collapses due to landslide after heavy rain in Myanmar (Burma)

Aerial view of a section of Mogok taken in February 2018.
© Zaw Zaw / The Irrawaddy
Aerial view of a section of Mogok taken in February 2018.
Five family members were killed when their house was destroyed by a landslide in Mogok, Mandalay Region, early Thursday morning.

The incident happened in the ward of Aung Thit Lwin in Kathae village tract in Mogok, said Mogok Township lawmaker U Saw Thaung Tin in the Mandalay regional parliament.

"Three houses on the hillside in Aung Thit Lwin collapsed at around 4 a.m. on Thursday, as it had been raining heavily the whole week," he said.

Family members from two of the houses had been taking shelter at a temporary camp opened at a Chinese temple in the ward when the landslide happened.

Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm brings flooding to Užice, Serbia

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A strong hailstorm hit the town of Uzice in western Serbia on Wednesday afternoon.

The ensuing flash flood produced incredible scenes, with waist-deep rivers of ice mixed with water flowing through the streets, and cars struggling to make their way through.

Scroll down for more images and videos of the aftermath of the storm posted on social media:


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Floods inundate southern Israel as freak rains batter country

Flooding in Sderot, Israel
© screen capture: Twitter/Hadashot/Robby Pereg
Flooding in Sderot on June 13, 2018.

Record-breaking precipitation recorded in western Negev, overwhelming storm drains in some towns


Residents of Sderot and Ashkelon on Wednesday morning found their vehicles submerged in over a meter of water, after storm drains in the southern cities apparently overflowed during a rare June downpour.

Israel was hit with heavy rains this week, causing power outages and severe flooding throughout the country, a highly unusual occurrence for mid-June.

Kibbutz Dorot in the south of the country recorded an all-time high rainfall for the month of June. The meteorological service measured 64 millimeters of rainfall in the Western Negev on Tuesday morning, topping the previous record in Israel of 50 millimeters of rainfall in a day during the month of June.

Sderot resident Danny Hazan told the Ynet news site that the overnight deluge overwhelmed the city's water infrastructure, having taken local residents by surprise.

"The drainage system has totally collapsed. It's been raining all morning and hasn't stopped," he said. "People weren't ready for it, lots of people had already set up pools in their yards for the summer - and all of the sudden it starts raining."

Comment: Check out our floods topic for more unseasonable, intense and record-breaking flooding events from around the world. See also our Earth Changes Summaries. The latest video: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Cloud Precipitation

Météo orange alert remains amid flood chaos in France

Flooding has already reached critical levels across much of France, including Pau, shown here
© Météo Pyrénées
Flooding has already reached critical levels across much of France, including Pau, shown here
Thirteen departments across France are still on orange alert for flooding and rain, Météo France has warned, even as existing floods cause chaos across the country.

In a warning issued this morning (Wednesday June 13), flood risks still exist for Ille-et-Vilaine, Calvados, Eure, Eure-et-Loire, Orne, and Sarthe in the north west; and in the Landes, Gers, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, and the Haute-Garonne in the south west.

The already-stricken Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées are also on alert for flooding, but with up to 60mm of rain still expected in some areas.

The orange alert level is the second-most severe, and warns people to be very vigilant.


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Flash flooding hits Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 3 INCHES of rain falls in less than an hour

Flooding on North Boulevard
© WAFB
Flooding on North Boulevard
A flash flood warning was issued around 6pm local time (12.00am GMT), and many areas in Downtown Baton Rouge and in the north of the city have experienced severe disruption.

One social media user named Carey Darcey said: "Baton Rouge is flooding again. Get the boats ready!"

Rebekah Allen added: "Cars are turning around on Government Street by the Garden District because of flooding."

Weather radars estimated the region would witness three inches of rain in some areas in less than an hour.