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Heatwave in Australia

Heatwave in Australia

 Scorching heatwave brings bushfire threats to Australia A dangerous heatwave is sweeping across parts of Australia with some temperatures predicted to reach up to 18 degrees Celsius above average. Firefighters are already battling bushfires in Queensland and South Australia with further warnings in place for today. In South Australia, an emergency message has been reduced in Templers in the Barossa Valley, north of Adelaide. Crews are monitoring for flare-ups amid extreme fire levels. In Queensland, two bushfires are burning in…

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Another marine heatwave in the Tasman Sea

Another marine heatwave in the Tasman Sea

 NZ’s seas are running hot: Is a marine heatwave coming? NZ Herald, 1 November, 2020 New Zealand’s coastal waters are running hotter now than they were at this point three years ago – when the country was enveloped by a freak marine heatwave that fuelled our warmest summer. Meteorologists have been keeping a close watch on warming sea surface temperatures (SSTs) – some pockets have been reaching 3C above average – as an arriving La Nina climate system begins to influence our…

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The ongoing Siberian heatwave

The ongoing Siberian heatwave

The melt season is well underway before it has officially started. 2020 Siberian Heatwave continues Arctic News, 18 June, 2020 Very high temperatures hit Northern Europe and Eastern Siberia near the Arctic Ocean on June 18, 2020. This is a continuation of the heatwave that hit Siberia in May 2020. The image below, from an earlier post, shows temperature anomalies that were forecast to be at the high end of the scale over Siberia on May 22, 2020, 06:00 UTC, i.e. 30°C…

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An April heatwave in the Arctic

An April heatwave in the Arctic

Temperatures in the Arctic are above 5 degrees C above average Temperatures in the Arctic today are 5.2 deg C above average. One third of the Arctic ocean is now above freezing As of yesterday Despite the clear skies and lack of industrial production CO2 levels are at near-record levels. Novaya Zemlya – 20 April, 2019 Novaya Zemlya – 20 April, 2020 Methane, Earthquakes & Climate Update with Margo  (Apr. 19, 2020) Arctic Hit By Ten Tipping Points – from…

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