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Port Macquarie pummelled by 'life-threatening' tennis ball-sized hailstones in Australia

Photo of a hail stone from Upper Rollands Plains taken by Phillip Wilson.

Photo of a hail stone from Upper Rollands Plains taken by Phillip Wilson.
Rollands Plains and Kundabung on the New South Wales mid-north coast were pummelled by "life-threatening" hailstones measuring up to 9 centimetres on Wednesday afternoon.

Mark Wilgar from the Bureau of Meteorology described the hailstones as "extraordinary".

"That's probably life-threatening at that size," Mr Wilgar said.

"With an impact that would be like, somebody standing on a cloud and throwing a cricket ball at your head.

"Unbelievable stuff, mother nature showing off again. It seems so outrageous."

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Streets of Kuwait city heavily flooded

The Jordanian Embassy in Kuwait warned Jordanian citizens of extreme rainy weather conditions on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The Embassy said in a warning through its Twitter account: "The Jordanian embassy wishes the Jordanian community to take precautions during the rainy weather and follow the instructions issued by official authorities in Kuwait, wishing all safety."

Heavy rain continued hammering across Kuwait since yesterday, accompanied by hail and occasional lightning and thunderstorms, which caused water to heavily flood the streets of Kuwait city.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: Winter is coming early - Grand Solar Minimum (don't be a frozen sheeple, PREPARE)

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Don't be a frozen sheeple, caught off guard by the Grand Solar Minimum. Record colds and snows across the northern hemisphere herald the arrival of an early, harsh winter. Welcome #GlobalCooling. CO2 has nothing to do with the natural cycles that threaten our way of life. Food prices are rising further soon. Signs are ubiquitous. Please share this information so that others can prepare.



Deadly storms move through southeastern United States

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Intense and damaging thunderstorms moved over the southern Plains and into the Southeast over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and producing strong winds and 17 reported tornadoes. At least 2 people have lost their lives, one in Texas and another in Mississippi.

The first storms and tornadoes formed near Dallas and Houston, TX before noon local time, Wednesday, October 31. By the end of the day, the storms extended all the way to extreme southeastern Oklahoma and northern Arkansas.

Large hail was reported in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and far-southeastern Oklahoma Wednesday evening, AccuWeather reports. Parts of Houston experienced heavy flooding.

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More than 30 killed & 14 million trees destroyed as extreme storms devastate Italy in 'one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years' - UPDATES

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The partially submerged home in Calsteldaccia on Sunday, November 4, where a family of nine died
Ten people, including a family of nine, have died in floods around Palermo on the southern island of Sicily. It comes one week into Italy's worst storms and flooding in decades, which have claimed the lives of at least 20 people.

The family, including children aged one, three and 15, were found in their villa in Casteldaccia after the Milicia river burst its banks and submerged their house, rescue services said on Sunday. Separately in Sicily, another person was found dead in his jeep after being hit by flood water, while two other people are still missing.


Update: Reuters reports death toll rises to 17, 14 million trees destroyed
Heavy rain and gales devastating parts of Italy have claimed two more lives, taking the overall death toll to at least 17, and laid waste to vast swathes of forest.

A German tourist died on Friday when hit by lightning on the island of Sardinia while another person struck by lightning several days ago died in hospital, Italy's Civil Protection Agency said on Saturday.

A spokeswoman said 17 deaths related to the severe weather had been reported to the Agency so far.
Italy flood trees destroyed
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Fallen trees are seen in the water of Piave River near Belluno, Italy, November 3, 2018
Many of the victims to date have been killed by falling trees. Coldiretti, the association of Italian agricultural companies, said in a statement that gales had destroyed around 14 million trees, many in the far north.

Areas from the far northeast to Sicily in the southwest have been affected by the storms, with the worst damage in the northern regions of Trentino and Veneto - the region around Venice - where villages and roads have been cut off by landslides.

In the Alps near Belluno, 100 km (60 miles) north of Venice, pine trees and red spruces were snapped wholesale like matchsticks.
italy flood trees destroyed
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Fallen trees are seen in the mountain near Belluno, Italy, November 3, 2018.
The surface of the Comelico Superiore dam, farther north near the Austrian border, was covered with the trunks of trees that had fallen into the Piave river.

"We'll need at least a century to return to normality," Coldiretti said.
Update: Nov 5th: Flooding and strong winds from Italy's deadly storms have claimed the lives of over 30 people, rescue services have said.

More footage has emerged showing the devastating storm damage.

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Woman killed by lightning in Italy

A German tourist has died during a storm in Italy, in the latest death after a week of terrible weather.

The woman was struck by lightning on the Italian island of San Pietro, near the larger island of Sardinia, a spokesman for the Civil Protection agency told dpa Saturday.

The woman was hiking with her husband and son, according to news agency Ansa, when bad weather moved in, causing the family to end the outing on Friday afternoon.

Before they returned to their car, the woman was hit by lightning and thrown several metres into the air.

Comment: See also: At least 11 dead as violent storms buffet Italy for two days

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Chile-bound Latam flight grounded after plane's window shattered by severe hailstorm

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A Latam Brasil Airbus A320-200 which was set for Santiago, Chile made an emergency landing in Argentina due to a severe hailstorm.

Only 80 minutes into its flight after took off from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, the plane flew through a severe hailstorm over the province of Misiones, Argentina.

Wind gusts of up to 200km/hr battered the plane and the aircraft was forced to descend 1,500 metres before it made an emergency landing at Ezeiza airport at Buenos Aires.

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Argentinian's Accident Investigation Board confirmed nobody was injured on the flight.

All the passengers were promptly transferred to other flights and made it to their final destination in Chile.

The damaged plane has been kept at the airport in Buenos Aires.

Comment: This type of event appears to be on the increase in recent years judging from the following reports: Passenger plane over China forced to make emergency landing after windscreen is badly damaged in hailstorm

Severe hailstorm smashes windshield, nose of American Airlines plane, forces emergency landing in Texas

Rome to Milan plane encounters violent hailstorm, destroys its nose cone and shatters cockpit window

What's up with the weather? Huge hail stones damage multiple commercial planes

Not surprisingly these types of extreme weather incidents are also impacting our avian friends: Hailstorm kills 9,000 migrating birds at Antelope Island, Utah

Hundreds of birds killed by hailstorm in Ballari, India

Hailstorm kills and injures over 200 birds across Ahmedabad, India

At least 5,000 birds killed by hailstorm in Bangladesh

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Lightning bolt kills three children in Bihar, India

Three minor children died when struck them while they were playing in the rain on Sunday.

The incident occurred at village under Teyai police outpost of Begusarai .

Police sources said Dataram Kumar, Shubham and Anand all aged below 12 years, were playing in an orchard beside a village temple when lightning struck them.

While Dataram, son of Tuntun Sah and Shubham, son of Dilip Choudhary were residents of Raghunandanpur village, Anand was a resident of Madhurapur village under Teghra police station of the district and had come to his maternal grandmother's house.

Bhagwanpur block development officer (BDO) Ajay Kumar later visited the family of the victims.

The district administration announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to kin of each of the deceased.

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Lightning bolt kills 108 goats, sheep in Rajouri, India

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An official said the nomadic families camping in Kund Karyote area were on way to their homes in Lamberi and Teryath areas of district last night when lightning struck, killing 108 goats and sheep.

Over 100 goats and sheep were killed by a lightning bolt in Kund Karyote village area of Thanamandi tehsil of Rajouri district, officials said on Friday.

An official said the nomadic families camping in Kund Karyote area were on way to their homes in Lamberi and Teryath areas of district last night when lightning struck, killing 108 goats and sheep.

There was no report of any human loss in the incident, he said.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Hurricane reveals 119 year old shipwrecks - Biofuel production stops in UK

Ships were wrecked on Dog island during a hurricane in 1899. Several were unearthed by Hurricane Michael last week.

Ships were wrecked on Dog island during a hurricane in 1899. Several were unearthed by Hurricane Michael last week.
Hurricane Michael uncovered a fleet of buried shipwrecks from 1899, could it be a century cycle that we are seeing in the climate?

Typhoon YuTu turns up the channel between China and Taiwan.

UK's largest bioethanol plant to close because of high wheat prices and a look at crop contamination as the US harvest is in full swing.