Extreme Weather Quick Read

Millions of people and animals in danger as parts of India expect mercury to rise above 45 degree Celsius around 115 deg F
A resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance next week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivalled.
According to the forecast released by Met Office, heat wave may continue for another two days and mercury may rise to above 45 degree Celsius around 115 deg F.
In certain parts of the State, there will be a thunderstorm.
In its bulletin, Met Office predicted that heat wave may continue in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Nirmal, Kumarambheem Asifabad, Jagtiyal, Mancherial, Peddapally, Kareem Nagar and Warangal. According to the warning issued by Regional Met Center, Chennai, mercury may go past 45 degree Celsius in the northern districts of Telangana.

A powerful spring storm is pummeling the U.S.Midwest and Plains as summer is put on hold with a late season storm causing chaos
While most of Europe is enjoying an onset of an early summer spare a thought for our American friends living in the mid-west.
A massive, late-season blizzard is causing chaos as more than a foot of snow will fall across the north-central United States into Sunday night.
While some of the snow will melt at times on area roads, the heavy rate of snow and gusty winds will cause extensive blowing and drifting snow and difficult, if not impossible, travel conditions for an extended period of time this weekend.
According to AccuWeather.com, Interstate 90 across southwestern Minnesota and into South Dakota is among the highways closed due to the blizzard.
Airline passengers should anticipate major flight delays and a high number of flight cancellations centred on the major hub of Minneapolis.

March madness begins in India: Temperatures of 42 deg C (108 deg F) resulting in people fainting and birds falling out of the sky
Every year thousands of people die from the heat in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh with the heatwaves beginning in March.
Surat became the second hottest city of Gujarat on March 26 when the mercury soared to 41.8 degrees Celsius.
The prevailing heatwave conditions led mercury to rise by 6.8 degrees Celsius from March 24 to 25. Meanwhile, the Surat Municipal Corporation has issued heatwave warning for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Constant 40 degrees Celsius temperature along with 21 percent humidity in the city has forced people to stay indoors in the past couple of days.

Four'easter slams into the northeast shattering snow records and affecting millions for the fourth time in March on the second day of Spring
The U.S. East’s fourth major snowstorm this month brought heavy snow on Wednesday, snarling flights and commuter travel, closing schools and triggering emergency declarations in several states. Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for New York City and is urging residents to prepare for intense winter weather to continue through Wednesday night.
The storm will have passed over the Northeast by dawn Thursday.
By then, it will have dumped 8 inches of snow on Philadelphia, 12 inches in New York City, and 17 inches over northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, said Weather Prediction Center meteorologist Marc Chenard according to Reuters.

The 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks pummelled New England this week, Europe and the UK wait for the next "Beast From The East" the second in 2 weeks
As the 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks pummelled New England this week, Europe and the UK wait for the next "Beast From The East" the second in 2 weeks, which is set to bring crippling cold.
Winter is refusing to ease on both sides of the Atlantic.
A spell of unseasonable warmth in parts of the UK and Europe will be replaced by arctic cold this weekend as the “Beast from the East” returns bringing big changes as arctic air will make it feel more like the middle of winter by Saturday.
High pressure sitting over Scandinavia will pull very cold air from Siberia westward across Europe in an event coined the “Beast from the East.”
A similar event occurred at the end of February and early March this year and caused temperatures 5-10 degrees Celsius (9-18 degrees Fahrenheit) below normal for five to seven days.

Bombogenesis! 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks to pummel New England! When will winter release its grip on the northeastern United States?
As we head toward April many are asking when will winter release its grip on the northeastern United States?
It's the 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks to pummel New England with heavy snow.
Heavy snow and powerful winds will turn to blizzard conditions pounding the area as the winter storm moves up the East Coast Tuesday.
The rapidly strengthening storm could undergo bombogenesis into Tuesday.
Conditions continue to deteriorate as the storm strengthens, with the heaviest snow and strongest winds expected along the Interstate 95 corridor from Boston through Bangor, Maine.

The second Nor'easter in a week dumps more than 2ft of snow in many places with temperatures set to plunge as the storm moves away
The second Nor'easter in a week has dumped more than 2ft of snow in some places as it continues to dump wet, heavy snow on New England on Thursday.
The late-winter storm left more than 800,000 customers without power in the Northeast — counting some who have been without electricity since last Friday's destructive nor'easter.
Montville, New Jersey, got more than 26 inches from Wednesday's nor'easter. North Adams, Massachusetts, registered 24 inches, and Sloatsburg, New York, got 26 inches.
Thousands of flights across the region were cancelled according to the Boston Herald.
A foot (30 cm) of snow and fierce wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour (88 km/h) were expected from eastern New York through northern Maine on Thursday after the storm slammed the region on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said in several watches and warnings.

200 million battered by 2 deadly storms on both sides of Atlantic: A bomb cyclone smashes the US northeast while storm Emma slams northern Europe
Almost 200 million battered by 2 storms on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, a weather bomb smashed 70 million Americans along the northeast yesterday while more than 100 million people in Ireland, the UK and parts of Europe were battered by Storm Emma.
Wild weather is causing chaos on both sides of "the pond" as Atlantic storms smash into the US and Europe.
A bomb cyclone blasted the northeastern US with hurricane-force winds and severe coastal flooding while Storm Emma caused coastal flooding and buried entire communities in snow, causing travel chaos across UK and Ireland.

Tens of thousands of Californians ordered to evacuate from areas scorched by Thomas Fire as massive storm approaches threatening flash floods
Tens of thousands of Californians have been ordered to evacuate as an approaching storm brings the risks of "dangerous flash flooding, mud and debris flow," Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Thursday.
Mandatory evacuations of more than 20,000 people in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Summerland and Carpinteria were effective immediately, Brown said.
The order also includes Montecito, the community where at least 21 people were killed and two people were never found after mudflows in January.
The evacuations were taking place in areas scorched by December's massive Thomas Fire and two other blazes. Mark Olson was outside his home Thursday filling up bags with dirt from January's mudflows.

Polar Vortex Update UPDATE! The Beast From The East" and Storm Emma continue to cause havoc across Europe thousands stranded 55 DEAD
As The Polar Vortex, "The Beast From The East" and Storm Emma continue to cause havoc across Europe leaving thousands stranded.
The UK Ireland and large parts of Europe have endured another night of dangerously cold conditions as the Siberian "Beast From The East" continues to bring chaos.Hundreds of flights, rail services, schools and businesses have all been affected by the heavy snowfall and brutal cold.
The unusually cold spell is being felt as far south as the Mediterranean.
According to the BBC, the number of weather-related deaths rose to as many as 55 with 21 victims in Poland, most of them rough sleepers.
It triggered a warning from the World Health Organization that the poor, the homeless and migrants would be hardest hit by the big freeze.

UK ON RED ALERT! 8th named storm of the year "Emma" to bring galeforce winds and another 50cm of snow as "gas deficit warning" issued
The first day of meteorological spring is kicking off with gale-force winds and whiteouts, causing further misery for travellers as storm Emma is set to bring more misery later on in the day.
With windchill temperatures of -20 deg C (-4 deg F) from "The Beast Of The East," heavy snowfall and the eighth named storm of the year "Emma" bringing galeforce winds and another 50cm of snow, parts of the UK have been put on a red 'danger to life' weather warning for South-West England South Wales and Scotland.
Hundreds of people were reported stranded on motorways overnight.
The Met office has issued a red 'danger to life' weather warning for South-West England South Wales and Scotland as the bitter cold and snow will combine with Storm Emma, closing schools and businesses and causing travel chaos with many airports closed or expected to close.

The Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" saw temperatures across much of Europe fall Monday to their lowest level this winter and even brought a rare snowstorm to Rome, paralyzing the city and giving its residents the chance to ski, sled and build snowmen in its famous parks and piazzas. Rome's schools were ordered closed, while train, plane and bus services were crippled. Italy's civil protection agency even mobilized the army to help clear slush-covered streets as a city used to mild winters was covered by a thick blanket of snow.

Almost 100,000 homeless eight dead thousands of homes destroyed sparked by the La Nina weather phenomenon in La Paz Bolivia
The Bolivian government is mulling whether to declare a 'national disaster' due to severe flooding that has driven 85,000 people from their homes across the country.
"We have not dismissed the possibility of declaring a national disaster, although we still have the capacity to attend the national emergency declared by the executive branch through the three levels of government," Defense Minister Javier Zabaleta said on Saturday.
After touring flood-ravaged areas in Guanay, a town in north of La Paz department, Zabaleta told reporters in the capital that the heavy rains sparked by the La Nina weather phenomenon have claimed eight lives, washed away thousands of homes, and damaged cropland, bridges and roadways.

Global Warming, Cooling, Climat Change? We have it all! Six month sunless North Pole warmer than many parts of the Northern Hemisphere
Wheather or not you are sitting in the global warming camp or the global cooling camp there is something for everyone around the Northern Hemisphere in the coming days.
As Europe is witnessing it's coldest spell in years, Asia plunged into Arctic weather and Frigid weather returning to North America after once-in-100-year warmth along the Northeast of Canada and the US, the North Pole will be warmer than most of the above mentioned in the coming days despite the fact the Arctic circle has seen no Sun for the best part of six months.

UK and Europe to be plunged into it's coldest period for years as a dominant high-pressure system brings in frigid Arctic air from Syberia
A dominant high-pressure system is developing over northwestern Europe and is set to plunge the area into Arctic type conditions for the next ten days at least.
Western Europe and the UK will suffer their coldest period of the winter with many countries having to endure their coldest spell in years.
According to the Met Office, cold air will spread from Syberia carried from the jet stream towards the UK and western Europe.
Normally the jet stream this time of the year meanders across the Atlantic bringing cloudy, rain and mild weather, however later in the week the jet stream will take on an unusual path coming in from the northeast bringing in Arctic temperatures

'The first real winter we’ve had in several years'! Nearly 15 inches of snow, 35cm dumped on Chicago killing two with temps below 0 deg F (-18 C)
'The first real winter we’ve had in several years'
Nearly 15 inches of snow, 35cm and killing at least two people hit the US Midwest on Friday bringing chaos and snarling hundreds of flights as it rolled east to threaten New York state and New England.
The Chicago area had its heaviest snowfall since 2016 as the storm put an icy grip on much of Wisconsin, northern Illinois and Michigan.
According to Reuters, Weather forecasters in Detroit warned that snowfall there could surpass one inch (2.5 cm) an hour as the system headed east.
”This is the first real winter we’ve had in several years.” claimed a Chicago resident.

Jan 2018 Alaska highest temperature ever at 67 deg F Minnesota minus 40 deg F deemed colder than Mars NOAA January warmer than Average
An incredible statistic just released by NOAA shows whilst record snow and cold hit most of the US in January including Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, in fact, all 50 states were covered in snow at one stage during January, Alaska experienced the warmest January temperature on record: On January 14, the temperature at an NOAA tide gauge at Ketchikan reached 67 degrees F, the highest January daily temperature ever measured in Alaska, besting the previous record of 62 degrees set in January 2014.

Thousands of Indonesian residents evacuated due to flooding after authorities release water from flooding reservoir upstream
Thousands of residents in Indonesia's capital have been evacuated due to flooding, Jakarta's governor said on Tuesday, though the level of rivers swollen by the release of water from a reservoir upstream was dropping for now.
The torrential rain had also caused landslides in satellite cities around Jakarta, with eight people missing after two landslides around the city of Bogor, police said.
TV footage on Tuesday showed people wading through murky brown water in some neighborhoods of the capital Jakarta. City governor Anies Baswedan said about 6,500 people had been displaced by floods in parts of south and east Jakarta.

Moscow recorded the heaviest amount of snowfall ever in one day more than the February average after December recorded whole month without sunshine
It's been named the "Arctic invasion" by Russian meteorologists
Record snowfall and freezing rain have battered Moscow, with roads sheathed in snow and travel disrupted.
Moscow has recorded the heaviest amount of snowfall in one day with more than the monthly average  38cm (15 inches) falling on Saturday beating the previous record in 1957.
The incredible weight of the snow toppled more than 2,000 trees across the capital.
Although the snow has now stopped the next extreme is due to arrive today as a very cold front moves in.
Moscow set another record in December when it recorded the least amount of sunshine seen in an entire month.

It should be 20C rare snowstorm hits the Saudi Arabian desert days after Morocco North Africa saw -7°C with heavy snow and heavy snow in Algeria
A rare snowstorm has swept into the Saudi Arabian desert turning the sand white as the Middle East is hit by a freak Polar Blast. Incredible photos show the Tabuk region in the north-west, known for its blazing heat, covered in a blanket of snow as temperatures plummeted below freezing.
Hundreds of excited locals have been pictured playing in the snow, while many opted to go sledging down the sides of the hills, as they wasted no time in enjoying it before it melted away.

Severe heatwave in South Australia, with incredible temperatures in some areas nudging 50 deg C 122 deg F
Authorities have warned of a severe heatwave in South Australia, with temperatures in some areas nudging 50C today.
Adelaide's CBD climbed to a top of 41.8C today, while Marree Airport in the state's north west reached a staggering 47C just after 4pm.
Tonight the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe fire danger warning for the Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower South East districts.

Morocco gateway to the Sahara Desert North Africa has nearly 1 million people in danger from temperatures as low as -7° C and heavy snow
Heavy snow and unusual, extreme cold weather in January has cut off thousands from major transport routes in Morocco's High and Middle Atlas regions, raising the risk of food shortages and dangerous living conditions for the affected communities. The combination of heavy snow and temperatures dropping as low as -7° C has caused water supply shortages, power outages, lack of heating and damage to homes. As food supplies dwindle farmers have reported the loss of livestock, prompting a surge in food prices.

Large parts of the country are in the grips of yet another heatwave, with experts warning the extreme weather could be fatal.
The current heatwave will see the mercury soar well above the average maximum temperature, with unusually humid conditions compounding the already dangerously hot weather.
Sarah Fitton, a senior meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology's National Operations Centre, said most of South Australia and Victoria and parts of NSW would be affected by a severe heatwave while parts of Tasmania would grapple with an extreme heatwave over the long weekend.
She said the mercury would rise up to 16 degrees above the average maximum temperature for large areas of the country.
Adelaide, Hobart and Melbourne will be the hottest capital cities, with Sunday's overnight temperature only dropping to an "uncomfortable" minimum of 27 degrees.

Georgina the 7th named storm of the season batter's Ireland and the UK with 90mph winds and flooding as next storm takes aim in the Atlantic
It's the seventh named storm of the winter, Storm Georgina, named by Met √Čireann (Irish Met Office) has made landfall along the whole of the western coast of Europe after smashing into the UK and Ireland with gale-force winds, with another storm following offshore in the great North Atlantic storm factory.
Georgina the latest in a line of massive depressions rolling in from the Atlantic raged across Ireland, Scotland and England with 90mph winds and flooding from the torrential rain.

The river Seine in Paris is flooding parts of the city: Likely to hit the highest mark in over a century more than four metres above its normal height
After five weeks of relentless rain, the famous river has broken its banks.
Parisians have been warned to stay away from the river Seine as it continues to rise, flooding surrounding roads and causing disruption to the city's transport network.
As water levels increased on Wednesday, the capital's authorities said the river could pass the 6.10-metre (20ft) level of 2016, the highest in over a century and more than four metres above its normal height.

Rare snowstorm causing devastation: Flights, train services and highways disrupted: Hordes of workaholic Japanese to heed official advice to head home early
A rare snowstorm hit Tokyo on Monday, snarling train services, forcing the cancellation of scores of flights and prompting hordes of workaholic Japanese to heed official advice to head home early. Snow began falling on Monday morning, with as much as 10 cm (4 inches) predicted for central Tokyo by the time it is expected to stop early on Tuesday.
By 5:00 p.m. 6 cm (2.4 inches) had fallen in central Tokyo, as the snowfall intensified, NHK national broadcaster said.

"It's definitely some weird weather" 60 feet high waves (almost 20 metres) pound the Oregon Coast smashing windows and damaging buildings
A man is missing and coastal authorities were warning people to stay away from the beaches and cliffs as waves almost 60 feet high (almost 20 metres) were pounding the Oregon Coast on Thursday.
The forecast of dramatic seas and unusually high waves drew many people to the shore, and one 44-year-old man remained missing after being swept off a seawall near Depoe Bay on Thursday morning, according to information from the Depoe Bay Fire District.

Heatwave! Melbourne open tennis championship causing dizziness and heat blisters to players as temperatures reach 45C (111F)
As temperatures hit 40C today at the Melbourne open tennis championship causing dizziness and heat blisters to players, temperatures are forecast to nudge 45C as a five-day heatwave blankets southeast Australia.
The heat, which has fire services on ready alert, will be mostly centred on northern Victoria and southern NSW over the next few days with temperatures about 12C above average for this time of year.

Russia's Yakutia region temperatures of -84℃ (-119℉) are shattering and bursting thermometers as INSANE cold to last through January
It's insane!
On Tuesday, in Russia's Yakutia region, temperatures dropped to an unbelievable 84 degrees below zero.
Temperatures are so low that thermometers are freezing and bursting.
For the Yakutians, cold Januarys are normal, so life typically goes on.
But Tuesday's temperatures were so cold, schools were closed and people had been advised to stay indoors.

Most of the Gulf coast and deep South suffering crippling winds and record-breaking low temperatures as New Orleans smashes old low record
Most of the Gulf coast and deep South woke up this morning to sub-zero temperatures which cancelled flights, disrupted traffic and closed schools and businesses.
Crippling winds and record-breaking low temperatures were recorded in New Orleans and other cities in the US deep south.

Europe batters down the hatches as "Storm Fionn" the sixth named storm of the season begins arrives threatning galeforce winds and snow
"Storm Fionn" the sixth named storm of the season has arrived and is battering parts of Ireland and the UK with galeforce winds and sleeting rain and snow likely to cause chaos through Wednesday.
The high damaging winds along with heavy snow and coastal flooding are expected across the entire area of Ireland and the British Isles.

The enormous storm factory the Atlantic Ocean is preparing to batter Europe with another "BOMBOGENESIS" late Wednesday
The enormous storm factory, The Atlantic Ocean is preparing to batter Ireland, the UK and western Europe with another "BOMBOGENESIS," weather bomb late Wednesday and Thursday.
Out in the Atlantic, a massively deep and deepening depression is heading east toward Ireland and The British Isles and on Thursday is expected to impact north-west Europe.
Winds expected to reach 100mph + causing widespread damage to buildings flooding and loss of power to some areas.

At least another 60 people have died in Nepal bringing the total to 71 after severe cold with a further 143 dead just over the border in India
At least another 60 people have died in Nepal bringing the total to 71 after 11 died last week, with 143 more dead just over the border in Uttar Pradesh India from extreme cold in the area.
Twenty-six succumbed to the cold in Saptari while 17 died in Rautahat, nine in Parsa, seven in Siraha and six in Dhanusha.

Sahara snowfall! Temperatures in the summer can reach 40 deg C Ain Sefra, Algeria, known as the gateway to the Sahara desert covered in snow
It doesn't happen often, the last time it snowed here was 40 years ago.
Temperatures in the summer can reach 40 deg C but yesterday the small town of 1    was covered in snow.
A rare blanket of snow in the Sahara Desert was spotted over the weekend -- an unusual sight for an area known for its relentless heat.

Nearly 5,000 lightning strikes in 3 hours left thousands without power in Sydney after temperatures approaching 50 deg C melted roads
 Fast-moving storms swept across Sydney this morning. Photo: Nick Moir
After temperatures approaching 50 deg C, 122 deg F melted roads and killed thousands of flying fox bats the weather in Sydney has gone from one extreme to the other
A heavy thunderstorm hit Sydney with more than 4600 lightning strikes between 3am and 6am this morning, leaving thousands without power after days of extreme heat.

The longest cold snap in more than 80 years around Chicago area likely to end today with another drop in temperature expected by Thursday night
As is often the case, there's good and bad news when it comes to the weather in Chicago.
First, the bad news: Chicago tied a record Saturday for its nearly two-week-long cold snap, meteorologists said.
The good news is the weather is expected to start warming up dramatically on Sunday, putting an end to the longest cold snap in more than 80 years.

Thousands of people some with babies trapped in their vehicles by heavy snow overnight on a highway near Madrid Spain
Spain deployed 250 soldiers on Sunday (Jan 7) to help rescue thousands of people trapped in their vehicles by heavy snow overnight on a highway near Madrid, officials said.
The army's emergency unit UME said it sent two companies of specialist soldiers and 95 vehicles to free over 3,000 vehicles that became stranded on the AP6 highway linking Madrid and the northwestern city of Segovia.

Almost hottest day ever in Sydney temp hits 47.3 deg C 120 deg F Sunday! Aus vs Eng cricket match pitch side reaches 57.6 deg C: 136 deg F
Sydney recorded almost the hottest day ever in its history as the mercury reached 47.3 deg C, almost 120 deg F on Sunday.
The temperature fell just short of the all-time highest recorded in 1939 when the silver line stopped at 47.8 deg C.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, it was a scorching day that saw international tennis cancelled and residents flock to the beach in droves, the Bureau of Meteorology also felt the heat after mistakenly announcing it as metropolitan Sydney's hottest day.

China hit by second wave of snow after blizzard's earlier in the week leaving eleven dead and 2.5 million without power
Heavy snow has killed 13 people in east China's Anhui Province since Jan. 3, the provincial government announced on Friday.
The worst snowstorms since 2008 have so far affected 1.06 million people in the province, causing direct economic losses of 1.26 billion yuan (190 million U.S. dollars), and 790 million yuan (122 million U.S. dollars) of losses in agriculture, according to China's Xinhua news agency.
Nine cities including capital Hefei initiated emergency responses due to the snow.

Frigid hemisphere! Nepal is the latest cold-hell with 11 dead and hundreds in hospital as temperatures hit -31.5 C (-25 F)
The spell of a cold wave has claimed at least eleven lives in southern Nepal's districts of Terai region bordering India in the past two days, media reports said on Saturday.
Hundreds of locals have been taking to hospital suffering from hyperthermia.
Six people died of freezing cold in Saptari district and three in Rautahat district, mostly children and elderly people, Republica Newspaper reported referring local authorities.

Bombed! From Boston to Baltimore and beyond blizzard-stirred coastal flooding more frozen sharks airports closed 2ft snow expected in places
Massive flooding is wreaking havoc along New England's coast.
The blizzard-stirred coastal flooding in Boston could be the worst in history as reports of major flooding are pouring in from coastal Massachusetts communities on Thursday afternoon.
Parts of Causeway Street, Morrissey Boulevard and Seaport Boulevard in Boston are completely underwater, and the harbourside entrance at the MBTA's Aquarium Station is temporarily closed due to flooding.

'Bombogenesis' Grayson aiming to bomb Mid-Atlantic States and the Northeast as classic Nor’easter to bring blizzards and strong winds
A 'Bombogenesis' takes aim at U.S. Northeast adding to the crippling cold, bringing strong winds and blizzards and delivering the most powerful winter storm of the season for the Mid-Atlantic States and the Northeast Thursday.
The storm named Grayson has caused the cancellation of 3,000 flights with more than 5 inches of snow expected in New York and New England.

Kenya to experience one of the world's worst heat waves temperatures expected to hit more than 40 degrees Celsius (above 104 deg F) for the next month
For the first time in history, Kenya is expected to experience one of the world's worst heat waves, with temperatures expected to hit more than 40 degrees Celsius (above 104 deg F) during the day in northwestern and northeastern parts of the country.
A month-long weather forecast released by the Kenya Meteorological Department on Wednesday indicates that the looming heat wave will most likely be triggered by bursts of extreme heat that are expected to hit the two regions in the month of January.

Welcome to 2018: Heatwave in Alaska and Holland Freeze warnings for Florida Texas and the Gulf Coast Two massive storms batter Europe
While the most of the United States is dealing with record cold and ice, residents of Alaska are enjoying unusually warm weather.
In some parts of the country temperatures reached 10 degrees, which is unusual at this time of year, BNT reported.

Storm Eleanor impacts western Europe with 200,000 French without power flights cancelled in Holland as category 2 hurricane strength storm heads East
Storm Eleanor cuts power to 200,000 households in northern France on Wednesday after storm Carmen cut power to 65,000 households in western France on new years eve, Monday.
The storm is set to move to eastern regions throughout the day and is thought to bring more destruction.

Eleanorgeddon batters the UK and Ireland with category 2 strength hurricane winds of more than 100mph and devastating flooding
Tens of thousands of homes and businesses have been hit with a blackout as Storm Eleanor swept across the country.
ESB Networks said at least 55,000 households and other properties had been affected by the widespread outages in the west and north-west.
The areas worst hit are understood to be across Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim as the Atlantic storm moved in with gales gusting to 100mph in parts of Ireland and the UK.

Storm Eleanor to reach cyclone level as hurricane-force winds and torrential rain set to batter the UK and Ireland later tonight: Flood warnings
Flood warnings for most of England and Wales have been issued by the Met Office as Storm Eleanor takes aim for Ireland the UK and Western Europe.
According to the Daily Express, Storm Eleanor will reach cyclone level as it smashes into the UK with hurricane-force winds.

Gulf of Mexico and Florida under freeze warnings as the Arctic blast hits the deep south bringing record cold temperatures
The record-shattering Arctic cold which has hampered the new year celebrations in parts of the US has reached the deep south as freeze warnings were in place for in Florida and Texas on Monday.
The Northeastern United States is facing another cold wave at the end of the week according to Reuters.

It's weather madness on both sides of the Atlantic as parts the US records lowest cold; parts of Europe record highest warmth in living memory
Weather madness hits the Northern Hemisphere as extremes are recorded on both sides of the Atlantic.
While parts of the US are colder than Mars and are expected to have the coldest new years eve in living memoryHolland is enjoying it's warmest new years eve in living memory as the Limburg town of Ell recorded a temperature of 14 deg C (57. 2 deg F).

It's madness! Frozen sharks -40 deg F (-40 deg C) in Minnesota colder than Mars and the North Pole coldest New Year in living memory in the US
As parts of the US is considered colder than Mars some remarkable stat's are being banded around the net as some weather forecasters predict the cold will last well into January.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said it had found three dead thresher sharks frozen to death on the shore of the Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, south of Boston, in the last three days.

It's a Jet-Stream party pooper! Storm Dylan to bring galeforce winds of 80mph to the UK while parts of the US set to be as cold as a domestic fridge-freezer
The Jet Stream is set to disrupt new year celebrations on both sides of the pond as storm Dylan is set to batter the UK and Ireland with winds of 80mph while sucking down record cold temperatures from the Arctic with parts of the US colder than a domestic fridge-freezer!

New Year's Eve shocker! Temperatures in parts of the US to plummet to minus 36'6 deg C (minus 34 deg F): Meteorologists warn of frostbite
It's the kind of temperatures human beings shouldn't have to endure!
Most of the US will be plunged into Arctic conditions on New Year's Eve with some parts plummeting to minus 36.6 deg C (minus 34 deg F) with meteorologists warning of frostbite to exposed skin.

Almost 5 FEET of snow smashes Pennsylvania snow records as Erie receives 53 inches of snow in 30 hours

Record snow totals smashed as Erie, Pennsylvania receives 53 inches of snow in 30 hours, this is the greatest two-day total in the entire state of Pennsylvania.
The previous record was 44" in Morgantown, Pennsylvania on March 20 and 21, 1958.
It also beats the 13-day total snowfall record for Erie, Pennsylvania, which was 52.8" from Dec. 31, 1998, to January 12, 1998.

Temperatures colder than parts of the Arctic Circle to hit the US: Record mild air across the UK replaced with wind and rain for Christmas
Temperatures humans shouldn't have to endure will hit parts of the US this week as the jet stream will deliver an Arctic hell and dangerous conditions with temperatures colder than parts of the Arctic Circle.
Christmas day will see a dip in the jet stream deliver an Arctic blast into the Plains and the Great Lakes.

Penrith Sydney records the highest December temps on record with a maximum of 44.1C on Tuesday as Australian mercury surges upwards
A golfer in his 60s has died after collapsing in the heat in Sydney's south, as the city swelters through tops of 40C.
Emergency services were called to the Woolooware Golf Club, in Sydney's south, after the man collapsed about 1 pm.
A spokesperson said the man later went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene.

Summer madness arrives in Australia as temperatures hit the mid 40's C (113 deg F) in Sydney
Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 percent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.
By 2:30pm Penrith had reached 43.4C, while several suburbs in Sydney's west had reached 40C, including Badgerys Creek, Bankstown, Camden and Horsley Park.
Areas in the east were spared thanks to some sea breezes.

"It's beginning to look like Christmas" Europe to receive the first widespread snow of the season from Germany to Finland
"It's beginning to look like Christmas," well, in Europe anyway, the first real widespread snow of the season is set to transform Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia along with the Czech Republic and the Baltic States from Wednesday night into Friday.
Cold air settling over eastern Europe ahead of this storm will set the stage for accumulating snowfall at all elevations with significant travel disruptions possible.
Snow will fall heavy at times Wednesday night from Austria into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The fifth named storm of the year Caroline to batter the UK and Ireland with high winds torrential rain and snow and another storm to hit Sunday
The fifth named storm of the year storm Caroline is set to batter the UK and Ireland with high winds torrential rain and snow in the grounds causing chaos to the islands once again.