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Storm

A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).

Storms are created when a center of low pressure develops, with a system of high pressure surrounding it. This combination of opposing forces can create winds and result in the formation of storm clouds, such as the cumulonimbus. Small, localized areas of low pressure can form from hot air rising off hot ground, resulting in smaller disturbances such as dust devils and whirlwinds.

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A car navigates past fallen trees and electric cables after Hurricane Gonzalo passed through in Sandys Parish, western Bermuda, October 18, 2014. Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda Friday night into Saturday morning, pummelling the tiny isla
Britons Advised to Brace for Strong Hurricane Gonzalo Bearing Winds Up to 75mph; Affects Flights, Train Services

By IBTimes AU

Residents in the United Kingdom have been advised to prepare against hurricane Gonzalo. (3:29 pm)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Dried Cannabis Buds In Jars Are Displayed At The La Brea Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Los Angeles
'Marijuana Cures Ebola' Claim Investigated: Cannabis Researchers Weigh In

By IBTimes AU

As scientists around the world continue to develop a vaccine to cure Ebola, medical cannabis supporters claim marijuana is the answer. (1:55 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO, LYME

Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi
Jules Bianchi Latest Update: Driver's Mother Says People 'Shirking Responsibility' About The Accident

By IBTimes AU

Christine Bianchi says she can't say much about her son's situation and that people are saying things to avoid blame. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, FACEBOOK

Britain's Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Smiles As She Meets Guests During A Garden Party Held At Buckingham Palace, In Central London
Pregnant Kate Middleton's Privacy Compromised: Duchess' Photos Revealed As She Was Spotted With Prince William While Leaving The Clinic-Reports

By IBTimes AU

Kate Middleton privacy breached as she was photographed leaving a clinic with Prince William. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, KATE MIDDLETON, LONDON

Candice Accola: 'Vampire Diaries' Actress Marries The Fray Guitarist Joe King In New Orleans

By IBTimes AU

“Vampire Diaries” actress Candice Accola, who portrays Caroline Forbes in the CW TV series, and The Fray guitarist Joe King have tied the knot at the Montegut House in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 18. The wedding ceremony also served as a reunion for “The Vampire Diaries” cast members. (Oct 20)

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British Actors Patrick Stewart, Left-Right, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen And Irish-German Actor Michael Fassbender Arrive For The British Premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
'X-Men: Apocalypse' Possible New Title Revealed, New Villain Eyed

By IBTimes AU

A leaked casting call supposedly revealed the official title of the sequel while Tom Hardy is believed to portray as the villain mutant. (Oct 20)

Stone Cold Steve Austin accepts the Teen Choice Award given for best Pro wrestler at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards taping August 1 in Santa Monica. The award show, celebrating the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion was sponsor
Stone Cold Steve Austin on WWE Return: ‘Slim to None’

By IBTimes AU

The Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin, dismissed musings that he will appear in Wrestlemania 31, saying that the chances of his return to the ring are "slim to none." (Oct 17)

Hurricane Gonzalo is seen in an image taken over the Atlantic Ocean by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 11:15EDT (15:15GMT) October 15, 2014. Gonzalo regained strength on Thursday, again reaching Category 4, as it swirled towards Bermuda, the U.S. Natio
Weather Alert: Atlantic Canada Advised to Brace for Hurricane Gonzalo, What and How to Prepare

By IBTimes AU

Hurricane Gonzalo will hit Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador on the weekend. (Oct 17)

A storm cloud passes over bathers who prepare to leave Sydney's Manly Beach
Sydney Snowstorms In October Leave Thousands Of Homes Without Power [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Wild weather in the Australian state of NSW has left thousands of homes without power. A snowstorm with strong winds caused floods in some areas. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President And Chief Executive Officer Of The Pokemon Company And Producer Of Pokemon, Introduces The New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During A News Conference At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known As E3, In Los Angeles
‘Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’ Reveals New Legendaries And More Info For Events and ORAS League

By IBTimes AU

More legendaries and events have been announced for “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” (Oct 16)

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