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Lightning storms spark 50 fires overnight in Tasmania (14/01/2016)

Lightning has sparked almost 50 fires across Tasmania overnight as authorities start a race to extinguish them before the next wave of hot weather. A total fire ban was in place for the state's south on Wednesday as temperatures reached more than 35C at several centres, and while there were no significant problems through the day, the storm that followed put crews on high alert.
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Lightning activity over northwestern Balkans (13/01/2016)

A low pressure system affects the Balkans, giving significant lightning activity mostly over the coastal areas of Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The Aegean coasts of Turkey are also experiencing some activity. Phenomena are expected to continue the whole day (13/01/2015).
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Flashes over parts of Europe (12/01/2016)

Various European areas are experiencing lightning activity during the morning hours of Tuesday 12/01/2015. Among them are the Adriatic Balkan coasts, Corsica and Sardine and the Atlantic coasts of the Iberian Peninsula and France.
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Western Europe still experiencing a lot of lightning (11/01/2016)

The low pressure system that produced a lot of lightning yesterday has moved slightly to the northeastern. The lightning activity continues, again mainly over the coastal and maritime areas.
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Widespread lightning over Western Europe (10/01/2016)

A deep low pressure system that covers a significant area of Europe is moving eastwards during the 10th of December 2016. The associated lightning activity affects the British island, Ireland, France, part of the Iberian Peninsula, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany. The activity is recorded mainly in the coastal areas.
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Massive Hailstorm Pummels South Africa; Shopping Mall Roof Collapses (10/01/2016)

A powerful hailstorm struck a suburb of Johannesburg Saturday, leading to the collapse of a shopping center roof. The images from the storm show hail covering the ground like a thick coating of snow, an unusual sight during what is now summer in South Africa.
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Lightning activity approaching western parts of Europe (9/1/2016)

A deep Atlantic depression system accompanied by significant lightning activity is moving towards the west parts of Europe. It is expected to produce a significant amount of flashes over the Atlantic coasts of the British islands, Ireland, France and northern Iberia.
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Significant lightning activity over eastern Mediterranean (7/1/2016)

Greek and Turkish coastal areas, Ionian, Aegean and Libyan Seas are experiencing significant activity during the 7th of January 2015. The activity is associated to a low pressure system that is gradually moving to the east. Following the system, the activity is expected to move eastward and diminish in the following hours.
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Flashes over Spain and Portugal (5/1/2016)

The central and north coasts of Portugal and the Atlantic coasts of Spain are experiencing lightning activity during the morning hours of the 5th of January 2016.
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Weak activity over France and its Atlantic coast (4/1/2016)

A small amount of flashes is recorded over France on the morning of the 4th of January 2016. The activity is not expected to amplify over the following hours.
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Eastern Mediterranean experiencing lightning activity (4/1/2016)

The low pressure system and its cold front that affected Italy and Greece yesterday has moved to the east. Limited amount of flashes is recorded over the southern coasts of Turkey and Cyprus during the morning hours of the 4th of January 2016.
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Significant lightning activity over central Mediterranean (3/1/2016)

Parts of southern Adriatic Sea and the whole of Ionian Sea are battered by significant lightning during the morning hours of the 3rd of January 2016. The activity is aligned with the cold front of a low pressure system which is moving eastwards and is expected to follow that movement, affecting parts of Libyan and Aegean Sea over the following hours.
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North of England braced for further flooding as Storm Frank hits (30/12/2015)

Environment Agency warns of potential for more floods, particularly in Cumbria, with multiple severe weather warnings in place. Northern England is bracing itself for the impact of Storm Frank as torrential rain and gale force winds threaten further misery for the flood-ravaged area.
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Activity over eastern Mediterranean continues (29/12/2015)

The activity spotted yesterday north of the Libyan coast has gradually moved more to the east. It currently (morning of the 29th) affects the maritime area and coastline of Egypt.
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Lightning activity over part of central Mediterranean (28/12/2015)

Weak lightning activity is exhibited over the maritime area north of the Libyan coasts. The activity begun in the late hours of the 27th of December and continues until the morning hours of the 28th.
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Texas Tornado kills seven as US storm death toll reaches 25 (27/12/2015)

Seven people killed in Texas as tornado strikes several cities near Dallas. Bodies of people reported missing since storms swept across much of the southern US during the week discovered in Mississippi and Alabama. At least seven people have been killed as tornadoes struck Texas, bringing the total death toll in the US south to 25.
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Construction crane at Woodlands, Singapore catches fire after 'strong lightning' (24/12/2015)

A construction crane caught fire at Woodlands Industrial Park on Thursday (Dec 24), "after strong lightning", said a viewer. The crane cabin was empty, and no injuries have been reported, according to SCDF. The Singapore Police Force and SCDF both said that they are investigating the incident.
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Portugal and Spain experience lightning activity (20/12/2015)

Significant activity is recorded over Portugal and Spain from the early hours of the 20th of December. The activity is accompanying a cold front that sweeps the area.
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Activity over south Italy (20/12/2015)

Sicily, south Italy and proximate maritime areas are receiving a limited amount of lightning strikes that begun around 06:30UTC. The activity is expected to continue and intensify slightly during the warm hours of the day.
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Eastern Mediterranean experiences weak but continuus activity during the 19th and 20th of December (20/12/2015)

The electrical phenomena over the whole Eastern Mediterranean continued throughout the 19th and first hours of 20th of December 2015. They are expected to sustain during the whole day.
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