Ice & snow

Record low temperatures accompanied with snowfall across portions of Midwest and Northeast, US

Record low temperatures accompanied with snowfall were reported across portions of Midwest and Northeast, US, since May 14, 2016. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), below average temperatures will linger in the area until the middle of the week, when...

May 16, 2016

An outbreak of Arctic air set to bring unseasonal chill across the UK

A blast of Arctic air is expected to cause an outbreak of icy weather across the UK throughout this week. Most areas will experience temperatures about 4°C (39.2 °F) lower than average for this time of the year. The cold will be locally accompanied by heavy...

April 25, 2016

Heavy hail storm damaged 1 000 houses in northern Vietnam

According to Thanhnien News, an 8-minute hail storm damaged around 1 000 houses and 100 hectares of vegetable fields in Vietnam's Tuyen Quang province on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Witnesses say many hailstones were 10 to 15 cm (3.9 to 5.9 inches) in diameter. The...

April 04, 2016

Extreme cold wraps the East US

Extremely cold weather conditions wrapped 20 cities across the US East on February 14, 2016. Heavy snowfall and reduced visibility caused numerous traffic accidents. 3 people were reported dead and more than 70 injured. Lake-effect snow has been observed near...

February 15, 2016

Blizzard 2016 claims at least 30 lives across the US East Coast

Although the massive Winter Storm "Jonas", that was battering the US East Coast since January 23, 2016, is now over, its effects are still felt. Some areas are still buried under large amounts of snow, and residents are unable to leave their homes. At...

January 25, 2016

Extremely cold air mass brings heavy snowfall to Japan, China and Taiwan

An extremely cold weather system brought chilly temperatures and record amounts of snowfall across parts of China, Taiwan and Japan over the weekend of January 23, 2016. 2 people died and Japan and 85 in Taiwan due to severe weather conditions. Record-breaking...

January 25, 2016

Major to historic winter storm impacts the mid-Atlantic and Northeast US

A major winter storm, known as Winter Storm "Jonas" and Blizzard 2016, hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, US, with heavy snowfall, blizzard and high winds on the morning of January 23, 2016. 9 people died so far in the weather-related incidents across the...

January 23, 2016

90% of China suffers extremely cold conditions

An intense spell of cold weather wrapped north and east China over the last week. Temperatures have dropped to the lowest point in the last 30 years, according to media reports. Extremely cold and frosty conditions have hit 90% of China. In Harbin, the northern...

January 22, 2016

Powerful snowstorm causes major traffic disruptions in Japan

A powerful low pressure field brought heavy snowfall across parts of Japan on January 17 and 18, 2016. Extreme weather conditions caused widespread traffic chaos, and at least 250 people reported injuries while 10 000 were advised to evacuate Nemuro region on...

January 19, 2016

Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in

A large part of Europe experienced heavy snowfall in the period between January 15 and 18, 2016. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic were almost entirely wrapped in a snow blanket while Turkey and Greece also reported intense snowstorms. New snow fell across...

January 18, 2016

A spell of rain and snow in Greece

Heavy rainfall and a strong snowstorm hit northern Greece on the weekend of January 16, 2016. Abundant precipitation caused the Pineios river to overflow. A bridge in Diava, Kalambaka collapsed due to flooding and one person died in a weather-related incident, local...

January 18, 2016

Rapid decline in glacier coverage of the Cordillera Blanca contaminating surrounding waters, Peru

70% of the world's tropical glaciers are based in the Peruvian Andes and are responsible for providing local communities with drinking water and the water supplies for agriculture, energy production and tourism. According to new research, glacier coverage of the...

January 13, 2016

Heavy snowfall causing major traffic troubles in Finland

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Finland on January 12, 2016. Huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and cold temperatures caused traffic disruptions, closures and delays across the country. The large snowstorm that hit southern and central Finland caused...

January 12, 2016

Below zero temperatures claim 21 lives, Poland

A strong spell of cold weather gripped Poland on the weekend of January 2, 2016. Temperatures dropped to -17.8 ºC (0 ºF) causing 21 people to freeze to death. After unseasonably mild Christmas weather in the period between December 18 and 28, 2015,...

January 07, 2016

Violent tornadoes produce massive damage in Texas, US

Severe weather conditions continued across Texas on December 26, 2015, as several violent tornadoes swept the area killing 11 people. The total death toll caused by extreme weather conditions in the US since December 23 is now 29. Only a few days after the storm on...

December 27, 2015

Record breaking snowfall marks the beginning of winter for South Dakota, Iowa

A strong winter storm that has been lingering over the US northern Plains for several days, brought record breaking snowfall to South Dakota, Iowa on November 30, 2015. Dry grounds have welcomed the much-needed moisture, and the snow blanket is expected to melt over...

December 01, 2015

Severe winter storm continues to wreak havoc across the US Midwest

Severe winter storm claimed at least 14 lives across the US Midwest over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, media reported. Tens of thousands of homes have been cutoff the power supplies and heavy traffic disruptions due to icy roads have been reported in the...

November 30, 2015