Archive | July 7, 2019

Brewing #HURRICANE BARRY to aim for #GulfCoast, #USA and be another MICHAEL?!

Flash #Floods in #Haiti – At Least 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Severe Flood Warning

The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) in Haiti reports that 2 people have died in floods after torrential rain in Ouest Department during the evening of 02 July, 2019.

The rain caused flash flooding in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. At least 3 people are still missing and 5 others were injured. The floods also caused material damage, destroying 12 houses. Mud and flood debris have blocked roads and disrupted traffic.

DPC said that evacuations were carried out in the commune of Carrefour and emergency teams have been mobilized to assist affected residents and carry out the damage assessments.

Further severe weather could affect the country over the coming days and the DPC called on residents in risk areas to be vigilant.

This is the second spate of deadly flash floods in the department in the space of 4 weeks. In early June at least 4 people died after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Ouest Department from 03 to 06 June, 2019. DPC reported over 500 flooded houses in the communes of Cabaret, Arcahaie, Cité Soleil, Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Tabarre and Gressier.

Courtesy of

All-time record #cold July temp in parts of #Germany

Record Cold Alert

An extremely cold night is behind us. In Rotenburg even set a new negative record. Do we have to expect ground frost and cold in the coming nights?

Only a few days ago we could hardly sleep because of the extreme heat and the tropical nights. And now it is unusually cold for July. Does the weather play crazy?

Who thinks that July is guaranteed free of frost in Germany, is wrong. Proof of this is the night from Wednesday (03.07.) To Thursday (04.07.). Thus, in Deutschneudorf at a height of 5 centimeters, a low of -2 degrees was measured (ground frost).

How rare ground frost occurs in July, a glance at the weather statistics shows: For only seven times was registered in Germany in July months ground freezing – excluding mountain stations.

Last night in Rotenburg on the Wümme , at 2.9 degrees, there was even an absolute station record for July. The reason for the Bibber night in the middle of July is cold polar air, which flows far to the south and progresses to the middle of Germany. Since the night was very clear, especially in the middle of Germany, the air near the ground could cool down even more.

This was especially noticeable from Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia to Saxony.

In Quickborn, for example, the night on Thursday (04.07.2019) was the coldest in 20 years.

Courtesy of


Freeze Warning Alert

Summer seems to have temporarily fled the Netherlands. Where last week saw record high temperatures, residents of Eastern Netherlands woke up to a frost covered landscape on Thursday. At the former air base in Twente, a minimum of -1.6 degrees Celsius was measured – a record low for July, according to Weerplaza.

This is only the seventh time since Dutch meteorologists started taking temperature measurements at a height of 10 centimeters in 1971 that there has been frost in the Netherlands in July. The last two times were on 9 and 10 July 2015, and before that on July 1st, 1984.

The rest of Thursday will not be exceptionally cold, with maximums ranging from 19 degrees along the coast to 24 degrees in the southeast. Morning sunshine will give way to clouds as the day progresses, but no rain is expected.

Friday is expected to be sunny, with maximums ranging between 19 degrees in the northwest and up to 27 degrees in the southeast. The weekend will be cooler, with some showers expected on Saturday, according to the weather service.

Courtesy of

#Snow surprise on the last day of June in #Rize, #Turkey

Image result for snow alert

The snowfall on the Kaçkar Mountains in Çamlıhemşin district on the last day of June surprised everyone. With the falling snow, the summit of the mountain turned white. 40 climbers set out at 06.00 am to climb to the summit of the Kaçkar Mountains and had to return to Avusor Plateau because of snowfall.

Ercan Kesti, who returned from the group due to heavy snowfall while climbing Kaçkarlar, said, “We tried to climb Kaçkarlar but there is an incredible snowfall. We decided to return from Avusor Plateau. We return to our homes in a healthy way.

Courtesy of



Subject to change

Depth: 330 km

Distances: 529 km W of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 04:54:28.0 2019-07-08

146 km SW of Daru, Papua New Guinea / pop: 15,300 / local time: 04:54:28.0 2019-07-08
55 km NE of Port Kennedy, Australia / pop: 12,900 / local time: 04:54:28.0 2019-07-08

Global view Regional view