Depth: 10 km
Distances:1112 km S of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 11:54:59.2 2019-06-16
896 km NE of Whangarei, New Zealand / pop: 50,900 / local time: 10:54:59.2 2019-06-16
As the plains of Northern India reeled under the much-documented heat this week, the higher elevations of Kashmir were receiving super-rare June snow, with the lower regions inundated with heavy rains.
The unexpected June snowfall was received at the Sonamarg resort in central Kashmir, over its adjoining higher reaches and also in Drass, Kargil, Zanskar, towns in the Ladakh division, and in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
The nation’s weather department deemed the snowfall a “rare” meteorological event.
“I have never witnessed snow in summer. For me it was a miracle of watching snow in June when the heat wave is continuing in northern parts of the India,’’ said Rajesh Kumar, a tourist from Rajasthan.
Jalal Jeelani, an environmentalist and renowned film maker on environmental issues said this was no cause for celebration: “For us it is a warning and sign of the global warming. The snowfall is dangerous to our horticulture and agriculture sector. We should ponder why this is happening in our region.’’
That’s right, snowfall is now a sign of global warming, too.
There’s no illogic off limits.
And while higher elevations received rare (?warm?) snow, plains of the Valley saw heavy rainfall overnight which triggered flash floods in several areas and also sharply increased the level of water bodies.
The catchments of south and north Kashmir received more than 2 inches (50 mm) of rain in the past 24 hours, according to the area’s Irrigation and Flood Control department.
“50 mm plus rainfall in a catchment results in a flood-like situation in the tributary. The people residing along the tributaries in south and north Kashmir are advised to remain alert and not go too close to these tributaries,” the department warned.
The sun is continuing it’s relative shutdown, as it enters it’s next Grand Solar Minimum cycle:
The cold times are returning.
Courtesy of electroverse.net
Depth: 10 km
Distances: 21.142°S 174.032°W
Depth: 2 km
Distances:209 km NE of Prague, Czech Republic / pop: 1,166,000 / local time: 22:46:01.5 2019-06-15
56 km SE of Zielona Góra, Poland / pop: 119,000 / local time: 22:46:01.5 2019-06-15
14 km N of Polkowice, Poland / pop: 21,600 / local time: 22:46:01.5 2019-06-15
3 km NW of Grębocice, Poland / pop: 1,500 / local time: 22:46:01.5 2019-06-15
An RAF Chinook that was deployed to try and stem the flow of water
Evacuations in Lincolnshire continue after a river burst its banks following heavy rain which has battered the UK this week.
A total of 580 homes north and south of the River Steeping in the town of Wainfleet All Saints have been told to evacuate.
Military helicopters were deployed to the area yesterday, after the river burst its banks at Thorpe St Peter.
Temporary repairs on the river have started to deteriorate, officials have said.
A Sky News crew on the ground was told there is a problem with the original breech, which is now slowly seeping, and there is another crack that has appeared further down the bank.
Rescue workers in Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire
A Chinook helicopter was deployed to drop sand in Wainfleet All Saints yesterday to try and stop the flow of water from the River Steeping and a Puma was also being used.
Officials say the next 24 to 48 hours will be crucial, depending on the amount of rainfall, as they wait for the waters to subside.
As of 12 June, Britain saw rainfall of 2.6 inches (6cm) since the beginning of the month, but that is not a record amount for June.
The River Steeping breached its banks at Thorpe St Peter. Pic: @Richardesty
The Met Office says June 2012 remained the wettest ever with 5.9 inches (15cm).
Spokesman Grahame Madge said: “Although we are at a point where some areas have seen their full amounts of monthly rain, so far we don’t think we’re on track to beat the 2012 record as a wet June”.
“It’s something we do get now and again, which is obviously unwelcome for those people who have wanted to enjoy nicer weather.”
Elsewhere, a landslip near Corby, Northamptonshire, stopped an East Midlands Train from London to Nottingham – and then a second train that came to help also became stuck.
Around 400 passengers were stranded for up to eight hours before being evacuated and one person was treated at the scene in an ambulance by paramedics.
The train operator apologised to customers involved, calling it a “challenging situation” due to rubble and serious flooding hampering rescue efforts.
It also said it was “working hard” to reunite people with their luggage, which it said was being held safely in Kettering.
Forecasters predict more showers over the weekend but say conditions are expected to settle down and it will become milder.
Warmer air building over Europe will see higher temperatures in parts of the South East next week, with the potential of sunny spells hitting the mid-20s.
The Met Office says no further weather warnings have been issued.
Courtesy of Sky News
Depth: 6 km
Distances: 403 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 06:30:49.5 2019-06-15
185 km SE of Carson City, United States / pop: 55,300 / local time: 06:30:49.5 2019-06-15
94 km E of Mariposa, United States / pop: 2,200 / local time: 06:30:49.5 2019-06-15
5 km E of Mammoth Lakes, United States / pop: 8,300 / local time: 06:30:49.5 2019-06-15
Depth: 77 km
Distances: 1276 km NE of Perth, Australia / pop: 1,447,000 / local time: 10:59:42.0 2019-06-15
255 km NE of Newman, Australia / pop: 5,200 / local time: 10:59:42.0 2019-06-15
Distances: 270 km SW of Madrid, Spain / pop: 3,256,000 / local time: 03:27:00.5 2019-06-15
62 km SE of Mérida, Spain / pop: 56,400 / local time: 03:27:00.5 2019-06-15
15 km NE of El Casar, Spain / pop: 10,100 / local time: 03:27:00.5 2019-06-15
Depth: 116 km
Distances: 647 km NE of Dili, Timor-Leste / pop: 150,000 / local time: 05:10:53.1 2019-06-15
378 km SE of Ambon, Indonesia / pop: 356,000 / local time: 05:10:53.1 2019-06-15
218 km W of Tual, Indonesia / pop: 39,600 / local time: 05:10:53.1 2019-06-15