Top 10 videos of the week: June 17
We get a lot of footage each week here at The Weather Network, so we decided to share our favourites with you. Here are the weather videos that had people talking in Canada and around the world this week.
- #10 -- Le Bourget, France. Creators of the Solar Impulse Solar Impulse say the aircraft is a first, because despite being solar powered, it can also cope when the weather turns bad, making it the first plane to be able to fly day and night without requiring fuel.
- #9 -- Lunar Eclipse around the world. From solar powered to lunar attracted: Eastern Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia were prime position to catch the entire lunar eclipse from beginning to end. The period when the earth's shadow completely blocks the moon - lasted for about 100 minutes.
- #8 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba. We’ll stick to our things in the sky theme with this viewer video of hot-air balloons in a beautiful Winnipeg sunset. Monet couldn’t have painted a better scene.
- #7 -- Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Those skies didn’t stick around by the start of the work-week. Unsettled weather descended over much of the Prairies. Thunderstorms and funnel clouds were regularly reported by viewers to our Stormline.
- #6 -- Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The Richelieu Valley’s worst floods in 150 years couldn’t deter residents and volunteers from coming out to help clean up the aftermath. About 3000 homes and businesses were damaged by the flood waters.
- #5 -- Toronto, Ontario. Up to 100 000 canines with their doggy mommies and daddies came out to Toronto’s Woofstock last weekend. Puppy products, stupidest pet tricks and a fashion show were just part of the fun.
- #4 -- Jiangxi province, China. 50 years of drought has been wiped out in southern China but it’s been at the hands of extreme floods. More than 55000 people were forced to leave their homes as the floodwaters rose.
- #3 -- Puyehue, Chile. After lying dormant for decades, this volcano roared to life on June 4th and has dumped tons of ash in neighbouring Argentina. A growing ash cloud is disrupting air traffic for most of South America, and as far as Australia and New Zealand.
- #2 -- Christchurch, New Zealand. A series of powerful tremors rattled the quake-prone New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday destroying buildings and sending boulders tumbling down hillsides, with further strong aftershocks likely.
- And finally, #1 -- Songyuan, China. This waterspout lasted for about 10 minutes in Northeastern China recently. They have an interesting nickname as well. They’re called “Dragon Soaking Up Water”…it’s pretty easy to see how that name came to be in this video.
Those are videos ten through one for this week. Don't forget to tune in to The Weather Network on TV every Friday morning for our weekly roundup of the top weather videos of the week.
The Weather Network's 'Top 10 Weather Videos' segment is created by B.J. Stewart.