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USA: CNN report prompts Trump to call mayor of disappearing island

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By Jennifer Grey, CNN --- In early June, I joined a small CNN crew on the little ferry -- which leaves only during calm weather -- to Tangier Island, Virginia.


USA - At least 133 dead in Bangladesh landslides

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Heavy overnight rains triggered a series of landslides Tuesday in southeast Bangladesh, killing at least 133 people and injuring many more, officials said.


USA: Hurricane season without leaders of NOAA & FEMA should 'scare the hell out of everybody'

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CNN Senior Meteorologist and friend of WeatherWatch.co.nz, Brandon Miller, writes for CNN's Extreme Weather Center about political dramas in the White House putting the public in danger as hurricane season arrives.


Philippines: A violent volcano on an island within a lake within an island

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It's considered one of the world's most dangerous active volcanoes. Just 55 kilometers south of Manila, Taal Volcano has erupted 30 times since the 16th century, accounting for the deaths of more than 5,000 people.


Winter Outlook: June to be colder with a pattern of more big highs & big lows

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The pattern of large highs and large lows crossing the New Zealand area continues as we head through June with WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasting colder air flows this month and a continuation of the "neutral" pattern we've been in since about February.

June has kicked off cold and while some warm spots the general air flow across the country is colder across this week too.


Large ice sheet 'very close' to breaking away from Antarctica

A rift in an Antarctic ice shelf will soon create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, according to scientists.


Unreal mate! When the weather perfectly matches the coastline (+Map)

Every now and then a weather map looks, well, beautiful. Last night (Thurday) there was a cool set up to look at as the air flow around the southern and eastern coastlines of Australia and out towards New Zealand drew a stunning picture that even Navigators would be proud of.


Winter begins, days still shrinking - but 'solar winter' ends in early August as days get longer again

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June 1st marks the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere on the meteorological calendar and already people are asking us when the longer, sunnier days will arrive - so we thought this might be helpful to those who are looking for silver linings!


Sri Lanka floods: Battle to rescue stranded as death toll tops 160

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The monsoon rains are the the worst to hit Sri Lanka since 2003.

Above-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season most likely this year: NOAA

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Wunderground in the USA compares various forecasters around the globe for the upcoming hurricane season --- Residents living in Hurricane Alley need to prepare for what may be another busy Atlantic hurricane season.