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World warned of 'much extreme weather' in 2020

The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. "The year 2020 has started out where 2019 left off - …

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Cold spell expected over Europe?

There can be a temporary change in the North Atlantic Current due to meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall. Simulations by scientists from the University of Groningen and Utrecht University showed that it is unlikely that the …

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Moscow weather sets historical record in December

December 2019 is the warmest in the history of meteorological observations in Moscow, a leading specialist at the Phobos weather center, Yevgeny Tishkovets said. According to him, this December broke the 2006 record: the average …

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Niagara Falls freezes up

Parts of the Falls have frozen over making them look like a winter wonderland.  Mist and spray from the falls freezes in the low temperatures and forms a icy crust over the falling water, Niagara Parks said, make it appear as …

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Frosts, strong winds predicted in Kazakhstan on Sunday

The anticyclone will cause no precipitation across Kazakhstan. In some regions of the country, strong winds, patchy fog, and low-drifting snow are expected, Kazinform reported citing KazHydroMet Weather Service. According to the …

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Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran

Iran shut primary schools in the capital and other parts of the country on Sunday due to choking levels of air pollution, New Vision reports. Local authorities late Saturday announced the closure of all primary schools in the …

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Iraq announces mandatory heat holiday

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced a mandatory official holiday due to a heat wave. Wednesday's late night statement calling for a Thursday holiday came from the Iraqi Cabinet as …

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 Majority of Russians regard weather forecasts as accurate

A poll conducted by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) said that most of the respondents (54%) regularly check weather forecasts. 27% of the respondents check it only sometimes. 70% of people aged over 60 and only 24% of those …

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Snowstorm delays Trump-Merkel meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's first face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump will have to wait an extra three days due to a winter storm that threatens to shutdown Washington. White …

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Snow expected in Baku

Weather forecasters warn about worsening of weather conditions. The Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources of Azerbaijan reports that snowfall and strong north-western wind are expected  in Baku and on the Absheron …

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380 flights canceled in Istanbul

The Turkish Airlines put off 380 international and domestic flights from Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport because of heavy snow, the company said. Meanwhile, Istanbul’s Bosphorus was closed to all …

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Almost minus 35C frosts registered in Moscow region

The air temperature in Klin, 85 kilometers northwest of Moscow, went down to minus 35.9 degrees Celsius (-32.6F) night to Sunday, the national weather service said, TASS reports. "It is the lowest temperature in the Moscow region …

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Thundershowers and wind expected in Sochi

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in Sochi tomorrow. Gusts may reach 17 m / s, the management of civil defense of the resort’s City Hall reports. "Due to the adverse weather …

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 Storm heads towards Kerch ferry

The Kerch ferry service is operating normally, despite a storm warning, the Marine Directorate said. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, southeasterly winds are due to reach speeds of up to 12-17m/s with gusts of up to …

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