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Kilimanjaro and the thaw

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The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa - may soon be falling on bare ground following a study showing that its ice cap is destined to disappear within 20 years, due largely to climate change.


Emergency in place for Ida

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A state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.


'Ida' hits Category 2

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Hurricane Ida strengthened to a Category 2 storm yesterday as it churned in the Caribbean with winds of 160 km/h.

By late morning, the storm was about 100 kilometres offshore from Cancun, Mexico, and was moving north toward the Gulf of Mexico, where officials issued a hurricane watch for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi.


Saturday Feature: Tropical cyclones

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Tropical cyclones are revolving storms that begin in the tropics. Storms of this type are called hurricanes in the North Atlantic and eastern Pacific and typhoons in South East Asia and China.


World Weather: On this day in history

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1921
Winds gust to 162km/h at the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands, the strongest non tornadic gust ever recorded in the Netherlands.
 


Weather bomb hitting Canada

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 Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan has just got in touch with this info...

"Just thought u might be interested to know that a Weather Bomb is hitting Vancouver – air pressure has dropped 35hpa in 24 hours. 100mm of rain for Vancouver Island and 70cms of snow forecast for Whistler (where I’ll be this time next week!)" 


Melbourne Cup weather

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It's a big day at Flemington today and our pick is for a breezy day and a coolish one with a high of around 19 or 20 degrees ( cooler compared to yesterday as it was very hot in Victoria).

There is a chance of a shower or 2 with the winds coming in from the west or southwest, otherwise partly cloudy conditions seem to be the order of the day.


Ice melt easing?

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Apparently last summer, the ice melt in Antartica was at a 30 year low...
 

One for the Stats fan

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Head Weather Analyst of WeatherWatch, Philip Duncan is currently touring the USA but he may not be copping the extremes of hot and cold as shown, state by state.
ALABAMA
Centerville 44.4 C (112.0 F) on the 5th September, 1925
New Market -32.8 C (-27.0 F) on the 30th January, 1966

ALASKA

Fourth typhoon in month hits Philippines

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(CNN) -- The fourth typhoon to hit the Philippines in a month came ashore east of the capital, Manila, on Saturday morning, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and washing away shanty houses near the coast.