La Niña continues …

The floods in Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, now also in South Africa, Peru — all in varying degrees, are associated with La Niña — the negative phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. With El Nino and other weather related anomaly in the tropical zone. Experts note that this La Niña — one of the strongest in the history of observations. This episode, according to the majority of predictive models, should continue in the first quarter of 2011, and perhaps even in May. Moreover, its intensity will gradually decrease, according to Phobos.

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Emergency mode due to rains announced 60 cities in southern Brazil

The number of cities in the south of Brazil, where the regime of emergency declared due to rains has risen to 60, said local civil defense service. Previously reported 43 victims cities. According to the service GO southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, more than 25,000 people have been forced from their homes, submerged by floods. All from the disaster affected 919,000 people in 71 village. According to the latest report, the service GO, five people were killed, 162 were injured and 79 were ill from exposure. The government estimates the material damage at 413 million Brazilian reais (247 million

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In Lithuania, in response to floods declared a state of emergency

In several regions of Lithuania in response to floods in the lower reaches of the Neman declared a state of emergency, the ITAR-TASS

Due to the flooding in the lower reaches of the Neman in four Neighbourhood / eldership / Lithuania declared a state of emergency. As reported today on the border with the Kaliningrad region Pagegyayskoe government, in the flood zone the water level rose to the level of the Neman 559 cm Natural disaster declared in excess of the level of 510 cm

Water flooded about 10 thousand hectares of land, more than 10 km of roads. In

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In the north-east coast of Australia Tropical Cyclone Anthony hit

Tropical cyclone "Anthony" hit the northeast coast of Australia. Caused by the natural phenomenon of El Niño, it carries a heavy rain. According to meteorologist Michael Knepp, the brunt of the elements will be in western Queensland, where it is still marked by three major floods of the rivers. The water level is reached in 12.5 meters. Meanwhile cyclone "Anthony", which is assigned to the first category of danger, is moving to the south-west of the continent. The speed of wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour, according to ITAR-TASS. Earlier soobschaelos that to Australia, which has not yet

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In the streets of Australias sharks

Sharks have been seen along the main street during floods in the Australian city Gudna Queensland. Two sharks, which are among those species that attack people seen by local residents. On Thursday it was reported that one of these predators is floating on the streets Vrisbana.

Sharks prefer shallow water and can be in fresh water. They often fall into the river in search of food. Meanwhile, it was reported that the Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has received medical treatment at a hospital after infected leg, which hurt, helping to evacuate people from Vrisbana Thursday. New floods swept South

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South Africa almost all the elements covered

Virtually all of southern Africa was in the area of disaster caused by severe flooding. This was said in Pretoria (South Africa) press release of the UN mission. Adverse weather conditions persist in the region, at least until the end of March. "We fear a sudden rise in water level in different places, — stated in the document. — Rainfall is much more than the average in recent years. Emergency declared in Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. South Africa has announced the" national disaster. "

To date, the storms and floods in South Africa have led to the death

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A new wave of floods descended on Germany and Poland

In Germany, has reached a critical point the water level in the river Elbe. In the north, in Lower Saxony, a state of emergency. But in southern Germany the situation is gradually improving: gradually decreasing the water level in the river Main. Frankfurt authorities finally managed to begin to address the effects of floods.

Meanwhile in Poland residents fear floods Wielkopolska. The water comes in the Warta River, along which hastily construct protective embankment. Public Services, said that the cause of flooding was rare for the winter thaw.

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2010 set a record high temperature of the planet

Last year was the warmest in history of meteorological observations started in 1850.

At the conclusion of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in 2010, global temperature was an average of 0.53 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature in 1961-1990 (average temperature during this period is commonly used as a point of reference).

WMO is the authoritative source of climate information and analysis. She summarized the data that provided the leading research centers in the U.S. and the UK: the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Climatic Data Center, Department of the University of East Anglia

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About 3.5 thousand people were evacuated because of the powerful cyclone in Fiji

Powerful cyclone "Evan" (Evan) on Sunday hit the northern part of Fiji, forcing authorities to evacuate the island nation of about 3,500 people, reports on Monday night by the Associated Press referring to the information minister of Fiji, Sharon Smith-Jones (Sharon Smith- Johns).

According to her, the strong winds accompanying the cyclone and floods have led to numerous cliffs power lines and flooding several roads and bridges. Despite some damage, according to the minister, the victims and seriously injured people, thanks to the measures taken in time, the authorities of Fiji have been avoided.

According to the agency, earlier "Evan"

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The rains had flooded everything, roads turned into rivers of Europe

In the capital of the United States is freezing rain. This natural phenomenon utilities Washington were ready. However, traffic congestion could not be avoided. In Europe and South America are struggling with the floods.

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