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Weather tracker: Japan’s rainy season ends early amid heatwave
Meteorological authority declares short season in several regions as temperatures remain high across country

Daniel Gardner for MetDesk

01, Jul, 2022 @6:46 AM

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Snowy Alps will be a distant memory unless we act fast
The number of snow days are falling, contributing to droughts such as that in Italy’s Piedmont region

Kate Ravilious

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Weather tracker: Japan swelters as ‘heat dome’ pushes up temperatures
Trapped warm air and high pressure result in country recording temperature of 40C for first time in month of June

Jodie Woodcock (Metdesk)

27, Jun, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Toronto’s struggles with blizzard highlight its dependence on cars
Critics point to policy failures that prioritize vehicles over safety of pedestrians in a city that has routinely struggled with snow

Leyland Ceccoin Toronto

20, Jan, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Famously rainy Seattle breaks its fall rain record after a summer of extreme heat
The city accumulated about 19 in of rain between September and the end of November, a stark contrast to the summer’s searing temperatures

Hallie Golden in Seattle

03, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: Israel hit by torrential rain and flash floods
Drains blocked by sand after extended dry period are thought to have worsened conditions

Jodie Woodcock (metdesk)

25, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: the climate of the Windward Islands
The Caribbean islands enjoy dry and sunny weather most of the year but are vulnerable during hurricane season

Stephen Moss

23, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Torrential rain causes flooding and landslides in Japan
Several dead and more than a million people told to evacuate after storms batter south and west of country

Brendan Jones for MetDesk

19, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cold, wet and windy weather ahead for Sydney could pose added risk in Covid lockdown
Locked down residents urged not to use rainy weekend as excuse to visit shops or other indoor settings likely to facilitate spread

Elias Visontay

09, Jul, 2021 @6:04 AM

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Weatherwatch: Canada records its highest temperature
Lytton in British Columbia sees 49.6 C, shattering the country’s previous record of 45C from 1937

Jodie Wooltorton (metdesk)

08, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How have you been affected by the heatwaves in the US and Canada?
We would like to hear from those who live or work in areas that have been affected, as well as those working in the emergency services

Guardian community team

30, Jun, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded for April hits Pacific
Super Typhoon Surigae brings winds of 190mph, but remains over open waters to east of Philippines

Richard Martin-Barton (Metdesk)

29, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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