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#Extreme Weather

# extreme-weather - Monday 4 March, 2019

'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

A local sheriff said that children are among the dead.

# extreme-weather - Monday 25 February, 2019

Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language

An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns

The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises

At least 26 people have been killed due to cold weather in parts of Europe this month.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe

The snowboarders were killed in an avalanche in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains yesterday.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall

The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The Beast from the East to the heatwave: 18 reader photos of 2018's weather

Snow, heat, wind, rain – we’ve had it all this year.

# extreme-weather - Friday 28 December, 2018

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government introduce a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather events?

A Cold Weather Payment is in place in the North

# extreme-weather - Friday 19 October, 2018

Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change

The advice in a guidance document for staff says linking extreme weather to global warming was a problem.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms

A new study has noted a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling in significant storms.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded

Airports, schools and roads were closed as Europe was hit hard by the adverse weather.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'

Two in three people living in Europe may be affected by disasters, according to a new study.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

12 flights diverted from Dublin Airport last night due to severe fog

Runway maintenance also contributed to the diversions to Shannon and Liverpool.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties

Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Homeless people and migrants most at risk as freezing conditions cause at least 65 deaths in Europe

The Greek government sent a navy transport ship to the island of Lesbos yesterday to house around 500 migrants still sleeping in tents.

# extreme-weather - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I can't believe I'm alive': Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98

Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour struck around Yancheng city.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 24 October, 2015

The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected

Emergency services are still on standby as the storm weakens.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales

Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.

# extreme-weather - Friday 20 February, 2015

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

From The Daily Edge The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road Snowed In

# extreme-weather - Thursday 21 August, 2014

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region

“How could the desert flood?” Here’s how…

# extreme-weather - Monday 28 July, 2014

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike F**k Me Backwards

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike

Took the words right out of our mouths.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park Twister

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park

The tornado reached speeds of 120mph.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States Extreme Weather This post contains images

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States

More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead

A “freak wave” claimed the life of an 85-year-old man on a cruise liner, operators said.

# extreme-weather - Friday 7 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy) Housebound

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden Multi-coloured Dream Fort

# extreme-weather - Monday 6 January, 2014

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?

The weather system is sweeping across the States right now causing temperatures to drop to dozens of degrees below 0.

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius

Exposed skin could suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes in such conditions as the US National Weather Service described the weather as “life-threatening.”

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.

# extreme-weather - Friday 2 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado' Cownado This post contains videos

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'

Well, sort of.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province Tornado This post contains videos

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province

The dramatic footage shows the tornado whipping debris around outside a building, causing millions of euros worth of damage.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt

The storm dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on New York state and Connecticut, severing power and transport links for tens of millions of people.

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