- Heavy snow and rain during harvest on the Canadian Prairies have left several million acres of canola buried until spring
- Newly released data have Californians once again praying for rain with another drought on the way.
- A growing alarm over future winter flood prospects in England after three months from September has seen record levels of rain.
- A massive coastal storm will strengthen near the southeastern U.S. this weekend
- Bushfires are now raging across Australia's east and west as danger rises with temperatures of above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) expected
- Still more massive November snowfalls in the Alps. There have been more huge snowfalls in the Alps overnight with one resort reporting 90cm (three feet) of snow in the past 24 hours and a total of 2.4 metres (eight feet) in the last week
- large snowfall in southeastern France led to a disruption of electricity supply to about 200,000 households
- Snow in the Arabian Gulf?
More drought coming? Most of California once again ‘abnormally dry,’ monitor shows. Newly released data might have Californians once again praying for rain. Almost all of the state has fallen into “abnormally dry” conditions, except for the furthest northern reaches of California, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor map, reported The Fresno Bee, meanwhile, PHYS.ORG claim, new satellite measurements show how polluted Los Angeles' air really is. Scientists who scanned the skies above dozens of U.S. cities have made a surprising discovery about the smog that's suspended over Los Angeles.
An alarm is growing over future winter flood prospects in England. The Environment Agency's director of flood risk management says he is "alarmed" by the prospect of further flooding across England this winter. John Curtin said there had been so much rain this Autumn, the land is saturated in many places. He is concerned that floods are going to "get worse, more frequently, more often." The three months from September have seen record levels of rain, reports the BBC
A coastal storm will strengthen near the southeastern U.S. this weekend. The storm will bring rain and wind to areas from the Southeast coast to the coastal mid-Atlantic. High surf, coastal flooding and rip currents will also continue to impact parts of the East Coast through Monday. Rain, wind and other coastal impacts could extend as far north as New England by late in the weekend. Wintry weather could develop in parts of the interior Northeast Sunday night into Monday reports The Weather Channel
Bushfires are now raging across Australia's east and west as danger rises. Dozens of wildfires burned across broad swaths of Australia’s east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger in the coming days. Temperatures of above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) were forecast for parts of Western Australia on Sunday before spreading east next week and worsening conditions in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, two states already struck by devastating bushfires, reports Reuters
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Still more massive November snowfalls in the Alps. There have been more huge snowfalls in the Alps overnight with one resort reporting 90cm (three feet) of snow in the past 24 hours and a total of 2.4 metres (eight feet) in the last week as heavy snowstorm after a heavy snowstorm has moved in across the Alps. In The Snow.com Meanwhile, Sputniknews reported a large snowfall in southeastern France led to a disruption of electricity supply to about 200,000 households, media reported early on Friday.
Snow in the Arabian Gulf? the mercury dropping around the Arabian Gulf, winter has officially begun in the region - with heavy rain, hail, strong winds and even snow lashing parts of the region. A video of snowfall on a mountain in the Gulf has gone viral after it was posted on Thursday, see below. According to Times of Oman, snow fell in Oman's Jabal Shams early on Thursday morning as temperatures fell below 5°C.