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Greece will be choked by another round of thick Saharan dust on Sunday, expect dust also in S Italy, the Balkans and W Turkey

Severe Weather Europe - 24. Märts 2018 - 19:22
A new round of thick Saharan dust will be moving from north Africa into eastern and central Mediterranean starting tonight. A wave of dense Saharan dust, comparable to that which engulfed Crete island on Thursday, is expected over parts of Greece late on Sunday. The new round comes as cyclone Hugo moves into the W-CNTRL Mediterranean, initiating strong warm air advection from north Africa. Strong Scirroco winds (southerlies) will push a dense cloud of Saharan dust into the E-CNTRL Mediterranean. Strong westerlies south of cyclone Hugo, already intensifying in the W Mediterranean on Saturday afternoon, are kicking up a major dust storm in Algeria. Outlook for Sunday and Monday By late on Saturday, westerlies will already be kicking up large
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Arctic wintertime sea ice extent is among lowest on record

ScienceDaily - 23. Märts 2018 - 20:13
Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the four lowest maximum extents on record, according to scientists.
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Strong to severe winds across parts of Spain and Portugal tonight and tomorrow morning – March 23 & 24, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 23. Märts 2018 - 17:24
Cyclone Hugo will affect parts of Spain and Portugal tonight and tomorrow morning with winds gusting locally above 120-140 km/h. Cyclone Hugo as seen by the NASA Terra satellite today (March 23) around local noon. The cyclone is moving across the Bay of Biscay towards the southeast today, moving towards the Iberian peninsula. Strong winds will accompany the cold front of the system as it moves across the peninsula. Higher elevations and exposed areas will see winds gusting at 100-120 km/h, while some models indicate gusts up to 150-170 km/h at some isolated locations (high elevations). Expect strong downslope winds along the southern flank of Sierra Nevada and along the southern coast of Spain, particularly in the morning hours. By
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Powerful cyclone across the Bay of Biscay tomorrow, March 24, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 23. Märts 2018 - 11:51
Models are in good agreement in a developing powerful windstorm today. It will be crossing the Bay of Biscay from the northwest towards southeast overnight and bring severe to extremely severe winds into coastal areas of the northen Iberian peninsula (Spain) in the second half of the night and through the morning tomorrow, Saturday, March 24. The current established pattern is supportive for waves developing from the Atlantic and ejecting towards the Mediterranean, similar conditions are expected at least for a few more days. A deep cyclone currently developing SW of British Isles is rapidly approaching the Bay of Biscay and expected to deepen more later today. However, it will be still far over the open waters and result in
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Crete engulfed in thick Saharan dust – reports

Severe Weather Europe - 23. Märts 2018 - 10:57
Crete island (Greece) was enveloped in exceptionally thick Saharan dust yesterday, March 22. Check out the photo and video reports from the island for an impression of the exceptional phenomenon. There is another round of thick Saharan dust coming into Greece on Sunday. This gallery is being updated as new reports come in! Heraklion airport. Report: Jenny Christina Stavropoulou‎. Heraklion. Report: kbrin‏ @kbrin_ TW. Heraklion. Report: Ποπη Κοκοσαλακη‎. Rethymno, Crete in thick Saharan dust! Report: Fokion Chorinos‎. Heraklion. Report: Alisa Rice‎. Chania. Report: Γιώργος Στυλιανού. Thick Saharan dust enveloping Arkalochori Photo: Alevizakis Giorgios. Agios Ioannis, Crete. Photo: Anne-Marie Calderara via Andreas Glabedakis. Timbakion, southern Crete. Report: Δημήτρης Τριφιάτης‎. Heraklion Port webcam. Portheraklion.gr Chania earlier in the day. Image: Skyline Webcams.
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Saharan dust outlook for the Mediterranean and southeastern Europe today – March 23, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 23. Märts 2018 - 9:04
More Saharan dust is expected across the central and eastern Mediterranean and southeastern Europe over the next few days. In particular, dense Saharan dust is again expected across Greece on Sunday. See day by day outlooks below. The active pattern with successive cutoff lows in the central Mediterranean continues. More Saharan dust will be pushed into the central and eastern Mediterranean and also into southeastern Europe. Thursday produced some extreme dust concentrations, particularly over Crete island. This dust cloud will gradually move eastwards over the next two days, affecting Turkey, Cyprus and the Middle East, while new dust is again pushed into central and eastern Mediterranean and southeastern Europe. Friday, March 23 A belt of dense Saharan dust will still
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Want to experience near-hurricane force winds? Bura in Kvarner and Dalmatia in the next 24 hours is the place to be.

Severe Weather Europe - 22. Märts 2018 - 18:09
The coast of Kvarner, Croatia will be affected by intense Bura winds, gusting up to 150-170 km/h, locally likely approaching 200 km/h. Peak strength tonight and tomorrow morning. The same cutoff low over the central Mediterranean that is choking Crete in thick Saharan dust and causing intense snowfall in southern Italy is also causing intense Bura winds in Croatia. Bura is an intense downslope (catabatic) northeasterly wind along the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea. It frequently reaches near-hurricane strenghts, gusting up to nearly and sometimes well over 200 km/h. Expect peak wind gusts along the coast of Kvarner to reach 150-170 km/h, and may locally approach 200 km/h. Peak wind gusts along the NE coast of the Adriatic Sea
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A deep cyclone in the Bay of Biscay: strong winds and large waves for northern Spain tomorrow and on Sunday – March 22, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 22. Märts 2018 - 17:08
A deep cyclone is expected to develop in the Bay of Biscay tomorrow, March 22. The system will be over open sea while at its strongest, but it is expected to affect northern Spain with winds gusting up to 120-140 km/h, higher at higher elevations along the coastal area. Map: Wxcharts.eu – ARPEGE model. The system will form early on Friday morning (March 23), deepening to likely below 980 mbar central pressure by mid afternoon. Peak wind gusts indicated by various models are in 170-200 km/h range, however, these will be far out over the open sea. The system will then move southeastward and affect the coast of Spain late on Friday and early on Saturday. Peak wind gusts will
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Crete island choking in Saharan dust today – March 22, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 22. Märts 2018 - 16:23
The eastern Mediterranean, in particular Crete island, is under extreme effects of warm southerly winds pushing enormous amounts of Saharan dust – and hot air – northwards. The island is nearly choking in dust. As expected, the cutoff low in the central Mediterranean is pushing enormous amounts of Saharan dust into the eastern-central Mediterranean. Strong Scirocco winds are blowing dust from Lybia towards Greece and the Aegean region. Enormous amounts of Saharan dust across the central and eastern Mediterranean, as seen from space today, March 22, around noon CET. Image: NASA Terra MODIS. Detail on Crete island. Image: NASA Terra MODIS. Satellite images reveal a rare sight, as the dust moving towards Crete island is so thick that the surface
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New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events

ScienceDaily - 21. Märts 2018 - 19:08
New data show that extreme weather events have become more frequent over the past 36 years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago, according to a new publication.
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New interactive map shows climate change everywhere in world

ScienceDaily - 21. Märts 2018 - 18:16
A geography professor has created a new interactive map that allows students or researchers to compare the climates of places anywhere in the world. The map draws on five decades of public meteorological data recorded from 50,000 international weather stations around the Earth. And it uses prediction models to display which parts of the globe will experience the most or least climate change in the next 50 years.
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Pacific influences European weather

ScienceDaily - 21. Märts 2018 - 15:10
Sea surface temperature in the distant tropical Pacific can influence November weather in Europe.
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The Arctic sea-ice loss and winter temperatures in Eurasia

ScienceDaily - 21. Märts 2018 - 15:04
A long debate of the role of the sea ice and the winter temperatures in Eurasia has got a new contribution. Probably no connection, a new study says.
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A new big wave of Saharan dust for SE Europe and the eastern-central Mediterranean today and tomorrow – March 21, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 21. Märts 2018 - 12:30
A new wave of Saharan dust is coming into southeastern Europe and the E-CNTRL Mediterranean today and tomorrow. A cutoff low is located in the central Mediterranean and CNTRL-S Italy. Ahead of the low, strong southerly Scirocco winds blow large amounts of Saharan dust, mostly from Lybia, into eastern-central Mediterranean and southeastern Europe. See maps by University of Athens SKIRON model below for dust load in the atmosphere over the next two days. A similar dust wave affected Greece last weekend, producing hazy, dusty skies. In particular, note the big amount of Saharan dust being pushed into Crete and Rhodes islands late on Thursday! Total dDust load. Map: University of Athens SKIRON model.
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Study of climate change could lead to understanding future of infectious disease

ScienceDaily - 20. Märts 2018 - 18:34
Over the past 34 years, rainfall in Uganda has decreased by about 12 percent even though many of the global climate models predict an increase in rainfall for the area, according to an international team of researchers. Rainfall levels in Uganda impact agriculture, food security, wildlife habitats and regional economics as well as the prevalence of certain diseases.
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Wind, sea ice patterns point to climate change in western Arctic

ScienceDaily - 20. Märts 2018 - 18:34
A major shift in western Arctic wind patterns occurred throughout the winter of 2017 and the resulting changes in sea ice movement are possible indicators of a changing climate, says a researcher.
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Across the Pond: severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and very large hail hit Alabama – March 19, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 20. Märts 2018 - 11:37
Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Alabama with severe straight line winds, tornadoes and very large (giant) hail. The severe weather wave was expected as the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center forecast an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms across the so-called Dixie Alley in the SE US. 2017/18 La Nina is dwindling and the usual effect of this is a more active severe weather pattern for SE US in late March and early-mid April with higher probability of severe weather outbreaks. Several tornadoes were reported as well as a particularly severe hailstorm in Cullman, Alabama, where hail reached and possibly exceeded 10 cm diameter. Viewer Mike Norton sent us the video from south of Russellville, where a confirmed tornado passed
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Human influence on climate change will fuel more extreme heat waves in US

ScienceDaily - 19. Märts 2018 - 18:43
Human-caused climate change will drive more extreme summer heat waves in the western US, including in California and the Southwest as early as 2020, new research shows.
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Thick Saharan dust blowing into southeastern Europe and eastern Mediterranean today – March 18, 2018

Severe Weather Europe - 18. Märts 2018 - 16:39
Exceptional amounts of Saharan dust are being blown into the eastern Mediterranean, southeastern and eastern Europe today. Fine Saharan dust is being carried with very warm air in strong southerly Scirocco winds, in response to a cutoff low over CNTRL-E Mediterranean. Major amounts of Saharan dust have already been reported in Greece. As Γιώργος Στυλιανού from Heraklion, Crete reported on our Facebook page, “we had nearly 23 °C at 2 am and super strong dusty winds”. Dimitris Kaltsas reports “Very dusty, warm and a bit rainy in Athens today”.Images below show the dusty skies over the Aegean region this afternoon. Dusty air over Santorini, Greece this afternoon. Image: Skyline Webcams. Dusty air over Astypalaia, Greece this afternoon. Image: Skyline Webcams.
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Update on the Arctic airmass outbreak across Europe

Severe Weather Europe - 17. Märts 2018 - 22:31
Update on the outbreak of Arcitc airmass into Europe: the cold airmass with subzero temperatures has spread across much of northern Europe and is currently pushing across central and eastern Europe as well as across the British Isles. Winds reaching 60-100 km/h are blowing across northern Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and the North Sea as well as the British Isles. NASA Terra MODIS image of the cold outbreak spreading across Europe. March 17. Temperatures across Europe on Saturday evening. Map: Meteociel.fr. The polar airmass will move across the British Isles and central Europe by mid-Sunday. Temperatures at 850 mbar level will be 8 to 12 °C below average for this time. By mid-Monday, the airmass will have warmed somewhat, with
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