Whilst I agree the north south wind patterns of meridional flow will increase going forward as our sun quiets, Saharan dust is not that uncommon and is often brought towards our isles by a low near Spain. What was unusual yesterday were the skies which were a combination of the dust and the smoke from … Continue reading Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube
What David doesn't consider is the growth of social media and technology which allows these heavenly events to be captured and shared easily...which has also affected reporting of hurricanes (satellite coverage) and tornadoes. https://youtube.com/watch?v=RIKgXJyYdU0
The crop damage is currently unclear however time will tell. https://youtube.com/watch?v=kFHc7AZCeGU
This time last year South America felt the damage, not from heat as the media so intently focusses on but ice; “Brazilian Arabica Coffee Crop 36% Loss from Cold, Bananas 70%, Argentina 30% Raisin Losses (193)” As any one who grows anything knows frost is a killer and is not what the world's largest producer … Continue reading South American Cold Wave: Brazil Looks for Crop Damage
by Josélia Pegorim Updated 7/15/2017 Throughout the week, snow-specific weather simulations by supercomputers have indicated the possibility of snowing in southern Brazil next Monday, July 17. The possibility of snow is being considered because of a mass of air of extremely strong polar origin that advances over the center-south of South America in the coming days. During … Continue reading South America faces Record Breaking Cold Wave
July 2016 was a crazy month in more ways than one. A global spike in terror attacks and people going postal was apparently mirrored by Mother Nature.
Among the extreme weather events and trends in environmental upheaval last month, we observed: A destructive tornado outbreak in South Africa (where it’s winter-time) Hail the size of golfballs falling in, of all places, Colombia and Brazil and a China Southern Airlines plane’s pilots had to prove their mettle when a massive hail storm hit as they descended towards Chengdu, and they were left to land the plane virtually ‘blind’. This meant the pilots had to navigate using their instruments rather than by sight.
According to the Aviation Herald, the Airbus A320 Flight CZ3483 was travelling from Guangzhou to Chengdu on 9 July, “when the aircraft encountered hail causing both windshields to become basically opaque”. The hail stones also stripped off the paint from the…
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