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The cloudiest places on earth

The cloudiest places on earth
  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Thursday 28 May 2015
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NASA recently released a report on the clouds of our world, based on decades of observations and analysis. Weather Wherever présents you a summary of their findings!

4 of the most surprising weather phenomena in the world

4 of the most surprising weather phenomena in the world
  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Monday 25 May 2015
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You may think that you have seen everything! But sometimes unusual and uncontrollable weather phenomena occur that we have never even imagined! From raining fish to water tornadoes, let’s have a look at four of the most unusual ones!

Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley
  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Tuesday 19 May 2015
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This name has been given to an area in the southern part of central United States because of the frequent occurrence of tornadoes there. Tornado Alley generally includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Eastern Colorado, South Dakota and parts of Texas.

The sunniest place in the UK

The sunniest place in the UK
  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Thursday 14 May 2015
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Many cities in the UK have claimed to be the sunniest places in the country. Last year was generally considered to be a sunnier than average year for most areas, but still not exceptional. Find out where the sunniest town in the UK is !

Do you know what a Sirocco is?

  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Friday 8 May 2015
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A sirocco is a Mediterranean wind coming from the Sahara desert which normally reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe and brings uncomfortably humid air.

Have you ever seen four rainbows at the same time?

  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Monday 4 May 2015
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An exceptional weather phenomenon occurred in Long Island during the morning of 21st April 2015 ! A rare quadruple rainbow appeared as a result of the area being affected by a large amount of rain and sun.

The devastating Earthquake in Nepal

  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Tuesday 28 April 2015
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On Saturday 25th at 11:56 NST a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8, shook Nepal near its capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 3000 people.

The most violent Typhoon ever recorded

  • Maria Katsiou
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  • Thursday 23 April 2015
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On 12th November 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (todays Bangladesh) and India's West Bengal. It still remains the deadliest tropical cyclone that has ever been recorded.

Swallows And The Weather

  • Esme Perry
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  • Monday 20 April 2015
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When the swallows fly high, the weather will be dry! Among all the other folklores we use to predict the weather, swallows are for many of us one of the most well-known. But is there any truth to this quote?

The Wettest Cities in the UK

  • Esme Perry
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  • Thursday 16 April 2015
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The UK is considered as one of the rainiest countries in Europe! Find out if the town you live in is among the rainiest!

The Hole Story

  • Esme Perry
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  • Thursday 29 January 2015
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Discover the story of the "Ozone Hole".

Global warming explained

  • Esme Perry
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  • Thursday 22 January 2015
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As 2014 has officially been declared as the hottest year ever recorded, it is important to point out the importance of Global Warming. We hear a lot about it, but it became undeniable that Global Warming is real and as a terrible impact on Earth.

What are Frost Flowers?

  • Esme Perry
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  • Wednesday 7 January 2015
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Lets discover frost flowers...a natural weather phenomenon in the form of ice sculpture flowers!

What’s a polar vortex?

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 9 January 2014
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Let’s learn more about this strange weather phenomenon which can bring extreme temperatures.

Snow

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 8 January 2014
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Learn more about Snow, this wonderful weather phenomena sometimes little understood.

Global Warming seen from Alaska

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Friday 20 December 2013
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Let’s go to Alaska to take a look at the consequences of global warming on the glaciers.

Winter Solstice, Myths and Traditions

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 16 December 2013
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In a few days we will be celebrating the winter solstice and the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Hail

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 21 November 2013
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With the coming of winter, learn more about this intriguing and sometimes dangerous weather phenomenon.

Typhoons

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 14 November 2013
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A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone with a spiral or circular system of strong winds that develops in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Acid Rain

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Friday 18 October 2013
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Acid rain comes mainly from natural events like volcanic eruptions, forest fires, oceans, or even the decomposition of natural organic materials.

What are the Auroras Borealis?

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 16 October 2013
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A phenomenon that is as interesting as it is intriguing, the auroras borealis leave you impressed by their beauty.

How is the name of a storm assigned?

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 7 October 2013
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You might have already asked yourself why windstorms and anticyclones have names of people as well as how these names are assigned. Here is the response!

Fog Bows

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 23 September 2013
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Fog bows, sometimes called white rainbows, are extremely rare meteorological phenomena that we can observe in particularly targeted places like the mountains or Arctic waters.

Will the Arctic Be Covered with Trees by 2050?

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Thursday 19 September 2013
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The idea, brought up by Richard G. Pearson may seem far-fetched, but could, if it is true, increase the pace of global warming.

Fog rolling over the Mountains

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Friday 13 September 2013
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It is a rare phenomenon that comes straight from the island of Newfoundland.

Video of a Supercell Thunderstorm

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Tuesday 10 September 2013
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Three years ago, he decided to travel across the United States with his friends to shoot the incredible weather phenomenon of a Supercell thunderstorm.

A compilation of lightning

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Monday 9 September 2013
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Whether we love or hate thunder and lightning, the impressive natural beauty of this meteorological phenomenon cannot be denied.

A mysterious fireball hits Italian sky

  • Juliette Amadis
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  • Wednesday 4 September 2013
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Last tuesday, residents of the north-east of Italy (between Venice and Padua) were surprised to see in the sky a fireball, followed by a loud bang.

World Rainfall Records

  • Shannon Harto
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  • Tuesday 25 June 2013
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Let’s take a look at the international records for rainfall. You will discover that the UK is far from these figures. We’re talking several meters of water, even a dozen, sometimes in just an hour…