The UK will enjoy noticeably warmer weather this weekend, for what could be the final time this year. After a recent cold snap, temperatures will rise to at least the high teens on Saturday for most of the country, the Met Office has said. "It is going to be a bit of a chilly start out there, especially across Scotland and Northern Ireland."
A potential tropical cyclone forming in the Atlantic Ocean could bring dangerous storm surge and tropical storm conditions to the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United Sates, the National Hurricane Center said on Thursday, September 21.The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch and storm surge watch for some coastal areas in Virginia, warning residents of strong winds and the possibility of life-threatening inundation.These satellite images by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) shows the low-pressure system on Thursday morning. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful
London was hit by spot flooding overnight on September 20-21, as the Met Office warned of heavy rain across parts of southeast England.The London Fire Brigade said it was “receiving numerous calls about flooding across London this evening with roads and properties affected.”This footage, posted on X, shows heavy rain and surface flooding in north London. Credit: @alex_wx_ via Storyful
Strong winds and heavy rain were recorded battering Norton, Kansas, on the night of September 21, as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and a flash flood warning for the region.Footage recorded by Isaac Schluesche includes a timelapse of a large storm cloud rolling in, followed by various videos of the storm in northern Kansas.“Severe thunderstorms led to a crazy night of activity across northern Kansas,” Schluesche told Storyful. “In addition to strong wind gusts and hail, dry fields led to blowing dust, making for a spooky sight in the late evening.”Additional footage recorded by Schluesche while taking shelter at a gas station shows the wind-driven rain. Credit: Isaac Schluesche via Storyful
Large hailstones pelted parts of northern Texas on Thursday, September 21 as a severe storm moved through the region.Video taken by Falcon Storm Chasing shows gusty winds blowing hail in Krum, Denton County, on Thursday afternoon.The National Weather Service warned that “strong to severe” thunderstorms would continue in the region overnight into Friday. Credit: Falcon Storm Chasing via Storyful
Rail passengers have been facing cancellations and significant delays after heavy rain overnight. Flooding also hit London as rainfall of up to 4cm was predicted in some areas. The wet and windy weather is not easing off just yet as the remnants of Hurricane Nigel are set to arrive in the UK this weekend.
A storm moving closer to the U.S. East Coast will deliver tropical storm conditions to North Carolina on Friday before making landfall on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was off the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina with top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). A storm surge watch was in effect, with surges between 3 and 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters) forecast for parts of North Carolina, the center reported.
Three crocodiles saved a dog seeking refuge in a river - in a possible display of "emotional empathy". A report published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa outlines how a young dog was observed being chased by a pack of feral dogs and entered the shallow waters of the Savitri River, in India's Maharashtra. The dog had not spotted the three mugger crocodiles floating nearby, which began edging closer to what appeared to be certain prey.
A missing two-year-old girl who got lost in the woods near her home was found asleep on one of her two family dogs like a furry pillow - while the other "kept her safe". "She laid down and used one of the dogs as a pillow, and the other dog laid right next to her and kept her safe," lieutenant Mark Giannunzio said.