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Morocco in the fast lane with world's largest concentrated solar farm

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Ouarzazate, Morocco (CNN) --- It's not just on the track that Morocco is aiming to become a world leader in renewable energy.

As well as a host nation of a Formula ePrix, the country is also home to the world's largest concentrated solar farm.


Tracking Barry: Mississippi River already in flood in New Orleans ahead of major rain event

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana and New Orleans is bracing for potential catastrophic flooding with the mighty Mississippi River already in flood ahead of the storm. This is the first major test of the levees in New Orleans since deadly Hurricane Katrina (Category 3) made landfall there in 2005.


INDIA: Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm VAYU will it or won't it make landfall? (+15 Maps)

UPDATED 12:35pm NZT / 6:05am IST --- Just minutes after our first update today on Cyclone VAYU forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center updated the forecast tracking - and by quite a bit. The change to the forecast track may have a significant impact on the forecast for India (a more positive one).


INDIA: Cyclone VAYU now 'severe', may become 'extreme', Mumbai impacted (+9 Maps)

Vayu has now been classed as a 'Very Severe Cyclonic System", or VSCS, and maybe become an "Extreme Severe Cyclonic System", or ESCS, on Wednesday according to authorities. WeatherWatch.co.nz says that just like other parts of the globe there is an entirely local system in India and Pakistan for tropical storms.

WeatherWatch.co.nz has the latest below on Cyclone VAYU:


INDIA: Cyclone Vayu to bring big waves, coastal flooding as offshore storm grows (+9 Maps)

4:18pm NZT/9:48am IST -- A Cyclonic Storm has been named offshore from western India and is called VAYU.

Here's the latest information...


Auckland Council declares climate emergency

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff in a media release just issued by Auckland Council.

Here is the release:


India: Low in Arabian Sea may bring flooding to western coastline (+Maps)

A storm is developing in the Arabian Sea and poses a flood threat to parts of western India says WeatherWatch.co.nz. 

Here are the latest details from our partners at The Weather Company (part of the global IBM weather team WeatherWatch.co.nz is now proudly partnered with).


Asia Weather News: India heat growing, Tokyo rain clearing but both Japan & Korea hotter than normal

The area in central India with day time highs over 45 degrees C is expanding, while warmer than normal weather moves in to South Korea and Japan as heavy slow moving rain finally clears out over the Pacific Ocean.


Asia Weather News: India 45+C temps, Tokyo heavy rain, Korea & China 8+C above normal (+Maps)

We have more international weather headlines with heavy rain impacting Japan, hot weather in India and above normal temperatures across north eastern China and Korea.

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Heavy rain continues across Japan due to an active cold front progressing eastwards. Rain and high humidity hit Tuesday morning in central Tokyo.


2 million people are at 'high' risk for catastrophic tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas

For the first time in two years, forecasters have issued their most dire warning for the risk of catastrophic tornadoes.