Record rainfall could cause flooding in Australia

Record rainfall could cause flooding in Australia Weather and Climate

Large areas of the desert dug, the main agricultural areas and some urban areas may be flooded as a result of heavy rains in the central and south-eastern Australia. According to the Australian Meteorological Service, February 26, 2012 rainfall was between 150 and 250 millimeters, and on February 28 in the first few hours fell from 75 to 150 millimeters in the north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. River level rose significantly, but the widespread flood in river flows is not observed.

In the south-eastern part of the population

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Flooding in the desert

Flooding in the desert Natural Disasters

In one of the driest places on the planet, in the Atacama desert, fell a record share of rainfall, provoking a flood. Flows of dirty boiling water up to 2 meters high flooded the northern Chilean city of San Pedro de Atacama and Tonokao. Generally, any water flow, come down from the peaks of the Andes, by the evaporation turns into a trickle or completely disappears without reaching the limits of these cities. Almost all the water is absorbed by the salt marsh Salar de Atacama, located at an altitude of 244 meters below

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Flooding in Nepal's Kathmandu

May 24, 2013. The capital city of Nepal Katmundu paralyzed there arose a flood. The flow of water washed away two residential urban home, rest heavily flooded. In the last hours has increased the number of flooded roads at the entrance to the capital.

Due to bad weather the whole time was suspended the country's only international airport Tribhuvan. At the airport in visibility below 500 meters is not able to land three scheduled flight from Qatar. Proposed aircraft landing in the Indian Lucknow.

Meteorologists believe that the valley, which is located Katmundu for three hours has fallen more

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In Madagascar, a tropical cyclone is approaching

In Madagascar, a tropical cyclone is approaching Natural Disasters

Tropical Cyclone Giovanna is located 468 km north-east of the island of Port Louis and Reunion and moving in a south-west to the east coast of Madagascar and further along the Mozambique Channel. As you approach the island in a cyclone will develop wind speeds of over 190 km / h with gusts up to 210 km / h Giovanna will bring heavy rainfall and high waves up to 7.3 meters in height, posing danger to coastal residents.

Fig. 1. Giovanna cyclone track.

Fig. 2. Radar image of rainfall.

Last day

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Cyclone Funso not retreating

Cyclone Funso not retreating Natural Disasters

Fig. 1. Cyclone Funso

Tropical Cyclone Funso formed in the Mozambique Channel and was fifth in the Indian Ocean cyclone season in 2012. Medley evolving and moving to the south, to the end of January, Funso has gained strength, and now the wind speed it reaches 224 km / h

Joining forces with a zone of low pressure Dando, the cyclone caused heavy downpours in the south-eastern part of Africa and Madagascar, which have provoked floods and overflowing rivers Incomati and Moven. Maputo residents are deprived of the main source of drinking water because

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Cause heavy rains called aerosols

Cause heavy rains called aerosols Facts

Elevated airborne levels of aerosols — particulate soot, dust and sulphates — has led to increase rainfall in some regions of the world. A closer look at this phenomenon will allow scientists to more accurately predict the level of rainfall and other climatic changes.

Release of aerosols into the atmosphere during the combustion of coal or gas, the industrial and agricultural activities, forest fires, which leads to environmental problems such as air pollution, and the negative impact on human health.

Israel's Weizmann Institute scientists believe that the relationship between the level of aerosols in

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The southern hemisphere of the Earth is drier

October 4. Scientists from the CSIRO undertook a study of the issue concerning the reduction of autumn precipitation in the south-eastern Australia. Such a trend researchers discovered in the 1970s of the last century. It is noteworthy that in April and May also reduced the amount of rainfall, which is associated with the approach of the dry subtropics called Hadley cell to the south-east of Australia.

In addition, both the autumn and spring rainfall affected by the shift tracks storms and other weather systems in the more southern regions of the continent in the late 20th century. Great importance has

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Flooding in the Far East will decline in early September

August 14, 2013. Flooding in the Russian Far East may cease to top-mid-September, the situation will depend on the "behavior" of Pacific typhoons, said at a news conference in RIA Novosti the head of Hydromet Alexander Frolov.

"We will strongly depend on the Pacific typhoons. By early September, rainfall could decline, an unfavorable development of the situation may be (stop flooding) in mid-September, "- said Frolov.

He noted that even if the rains cease the beginning of September, the water will slowly leave the flooded areas, from 10 days to two weeks.

Since mid-July, the Amur Region, Khabarovsk, Primorye become

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U.S. East Coast storm visited

U.S. East Coast storm visited Weather and Climate

The same storm system that brought flash floods in parts of Texas and the other young men-continental states last week, threw on the east coast of the U.S. portion of the impressive precipitation.

Under the influence of northbound showers were all states, from Florida and North and South Carolina and ending the southern outskirts of New England. In some places, the rainfall reached 25-50 mm, the heaviest rains occurred in the corridor between Washington and New York, especially to the north and west of Washington, near Philadelphia, and Baltimore, where

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Scientists: Global warming accelerates the water cycle

Climate warming accelerates the global water cycle on the planet, making the arid regions even more dry and wet leads to flooding, and the trend continues to grow, reported in an article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the findings of scientists made on the basis of 13 years of satellite observations, the warming of the Earth's climate leads to increased evaporation of water from the oceans, which in turn causes more rainfall than before, which in the beds of rivers returning to the ocean. The volume of water flowing in this cycle,

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