Tag Archives: Africa

From debate to action: early warnings for protection and resilience in Africa

Gavin Iley, our Head of International Crisis Management and Resilience describes recent developments in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Africa. It is just over a year since Storm Desmond caused severe flooding in parts of the UK, and eight months … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Here’s a quick snapshot of interesting or unusual weather around the world this week: Middle East Over parts of the United Arab Emirates and Oman heavy rain and thunderstorms were reported last night and are expected to continue over the … Continue reading

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Record May temperatures for Spain

Update: On Thursday, records were broken once again across southeast Spain. Valencia equalled Lanzarote Airport’s 42.6C from the previous day. Other stations in the Valenciana region exceeded this value, with Xativa and Carcaixent reaching 42.7C and 42.9C respectively; however these … Continue reading

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Climate change and extreme weather

As the first week of COP17 in Durban draws to a close Peter Stott, Head of Climate Monitoring and Attribution at the Met Office Hadley Centre was interviewed by OneWorld TV about how our climate is changing today and what … Continue reading

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Saharan dust heads for the UK

A wind storm that developed over northwestern Africa on the 3rd and  4th April left a legacy of Saharan dust in the atmosphere over parts of Western Europe. Gusty winds reached 50mph at times over southern Morocco and western Algeria … Continue reading

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