Severe storms

Dangerous mesoscale storm spawns tornadoes and wreaks havoc across Parana, Brazil

A major tornado multivortex wreaked havoc across the western portion of the Brazilian state of Parana on November 19, 2015. The system has passed 12 cities causing major devastation along its way. Video credit: João Luiz CassanelliA large storm system spawned a t

November 23, 2015

Dangerous weather wreaks havoc across US Plains, almost 40 tornadoes reported

Almost 40 unconfirmed tornadoes were reported to batter the US Plains, as of November 17, 2015. Major damage has been reported in Texas, while extreme conditions persisted in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, as well. Devastated homes, blown cars, traffic disruptions and p

November 17, 2015

Northern Europe on alert for severe weather conditions

Winter season is clearly well on its way in northern Europe and Turkey, according to prevailing synoptic conditions. A spell of severe weather has been forecast across parts of UK, western Ireland, Faroe & Shetland islands, southwest Norway, northern Netherlands and

November 13, 2015

Violent hailstorm wreaks havoc across Conscripto Bernardi, Argentina

An extremely intense, short-lasting, rainstorm accompanied with strong winds and large hail hit Conscripto Bernardi in Argentina in the late afternoon (local time) on November 9, 2015.Video credit: Meteo TubeThe storm caused severe damage to buildings and other infrastr

November 13, 2015

Amber warning in effect as Storm "Abigail" approaches Scotland

Abigail, the first named storm of the 2015/16 winter season is set to bring strong winds across the northern part of UK over November 12 to 13, according to Met Office announcement.A deep low pressure system formed a few days ago and was named Abigail on November 10, as

November 11, 2015

Dangerous conditions develop over the Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska

A storm force low pressure system formed in the Bering Sea on November 8, 2015. The strength of the low brought up the sea surface for almost 9.14 meters (30 feet) as its central pressure was estimated at 958 hPa, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).The low

November 11, 2015

Powerful seasonal hailstorm sweeps New South Wales, Australia

A powerful thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds, heavy rainfall and hail battered Brisbane, New South Wales, Australia on November 7, 2015.Australia holds a long tradition of violent storm events between the months of November and March, the period generally known

November 09, 2015

Strong convective system leaves parts of Spain under water

A big low pressure area that was affecting Iberian Peninsula since November 1, 2015, has brought heavy downpours to many parts of Spain, causing river overflows and flash floods across the country. 4 people have been reported dead and another 5 injured, as of November 3

November 04, 2015

Disastrous multiple storm system batters Australia

A disastrous multiple storm system, caused by a very active low pressure system, battered Australia, from Queensland to Gippsland, an extreme weather occurrence that hasn't been recorded for many years. The severe thunderstorms accompanied with damaging winds starte

November 03, 2015

Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported.Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly hard

October 29, 2015

Extreme weather system brings heavy rainfalls and severe flooding across parts of Italy and Balkans

Strong thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rains and strong winds swept several regions across southern and central Italy, Sicily, western and northwestern Balkans during October 14 and 15, 2015. Rough weather has caused floods and landslides across affected areas, esp

October 15, 2015

Post-tropical Cyclone "Oho" threatens Alaska and British Columbia with hurricane wind gusts and heavy rainfall

Ex-hurricane "Oho", now a fully extra-tropical cyclone, has left the waters of Hawai'i and is now moving toward the Gulf of Alaska. It is expected to interact with a powerful jet stream on its journey across North Pacific Ocean, and turn into a powerful lo

October 09, 2015

Powerful storm hits Hokkaido, Japan

Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" interacted with a mid-latitude trough and generated a strong extra-tropical low system on October 7, 2015. The system is currently packing extremely strong winds of typhoon strength that already began affecting parts of Hokkaido islan

October 08, 2015

Dujuan's remnant low bringing typhoon strength wind gusts to northern Japan

Despite Typhoon Dujuan's decrease to a remnant tropical low, it continues to heavily affect the Western Pacific, as of October 1, 2015. Heavy rainfall and strong winds have been reported across the north east area of Japan, causing traffic disruptions and power outa

October 02, 2015

Torrential downpours and heavy thunderstorms expected across Arizona, California and New Mexico

An upper level low, currently located a few thousand kilometers southwest of southern California is set to bring torrential downpours and heavy thunderstorms across parts of Arizona, California and New Mexico. The weather system is expected to combine with moisture-rich

September 22, 2015

Violent weather conditions across northern Italy leave 1 dead and 2 missing

Heavy rainfalls and hail brought by severe thunderstorm swept northern Italy on September 13 and September 14, 2015. Torrential rains caused floods and landslides, and left at least one person dead and 2 more missing.Severe flooding heavily affected areas along the Po r

September 14, 2015

Catastrophic flooding devastates eastern Japan

Tropical Storm "Etau" made landfall in central Japan around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 01:00 UTC and brought torrential rains that triggered disastrous flooding and landslides. As of September 13, 7 people have been reported dead, 15 are still missing, and at l

September 14, 2015

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by baseball-sized hail hits central Italy

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by very large hail hit central Italy on September 5, 2015 prompting officials to declare the highest alert level for the risk of severe weather phenomena.The hardest hit was the city of Puzzuoli, near Naples, where baseball-sized hail re

September 06, 2015

Massive hailstorm claims 4 lives in Mexico

A massive hailstorm that hit Mexico state on the night of August 30, 2015, has claimed 4 lives, and caused extensive damage across the affected areas, the local authorities reported.The streets of Coacalco have been covered with hail after an intense storm swept the mun

September 01, 2015

Severe thunderstorms batter Germany: 1 person dead, 26 injured

Strong thunderstorms, accompanied with heavy rainfall, have been affecting the northern, central and eastern parts of Germany, since August 16, 2015 causing floods and landslides.61 mm (2 inches) of rainfall was measured in Zinnwald-Georgenfeld in the province of Saxony

August 19, 2015

A persistent heat wave replaced with severe thunderstorms: Rain, hail and strong winds sweep Croatia

A front accompanied with the low pressure field, formed above the northern Italy, has brought a long expected change of weather and relief from persistent heat to majority of regions in Croatia. Severe and intense thunderstorms accompanied with strong rainfall and hail

August 16, 2015

Violent storms sweep southern Italy: Flash-floods kill two people, 500 evacuated

A state of emergency was declared across Calabria in southern Italy, after the violent storm outbreak caused flash floods across the area on August 12, 2015. Severe weather has caused the traffic shut-down in the affected areas, and building evacuation, as about 40 000

August 13, 2015

Heavy rains and strong winds batter Chile leaving 5 people dead and 1 000 evacuated

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have battered the northern cities of Santiago and Ocotillo, Chile, during the weekend starting on August 8. The Chilean government has declared the state of emergency in response to the storm. 5 people died in flood related incidents, 1 0

August 11, 2015

Flash flood and mudslide hit northwest Macedonia: at least 4 people died, 12 injured

Heavy rainstorm accompanied with strong winds caused two rivers to overflow in northwestern Macedonia, on August 3, 2015. The combined conditions resulted in a flash flood and mudslide that devastated the Polog region, claimed at least four lives, and left 12 people inj

August 04, 2015

The strongest July storm ever hits Netherlands: 1 person dead, all traffic suspended

The strongest July storm, since the records began in 1901, hit Netherlands this Saturday, July 25, 2015. One person was killed, road and train traffic was suspended across the country, and flights were delayed due to strong wind gusts.Sad &scary to see so many #stre

July 27, 2015

Record rainfall: Over 268 mm (10.6 inches) of rain floods drought stricken California

Remnants of Hurricane "Dolores" reached southern California on July 19, 2015 dropping record breaking rainfall and causing heavy flooding. Los Angeles, San Diego and over a dozen other California cities set all-time rainfall records for the month of July.The

July 21, 2015

Severe flooding in Ohio, US: 3 people die as their mobile home is swept away

Strong flash flood event hit Ohio region late Saturday, July 18, 2015. Three people died, as their home was swept away in the Brown County, after the nearby creek flooded. A severe rainfall drenched the Brown County in Ohio on Saturday evening. When the waters of Redoak

July 20, 2015

Flash floods across northern Iran kill 20 people, 12 remain missing

A severe thunderstorm brought heavy rainfall, flash floods and strong winds to northern Iran on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Resulting flash floods and landslides have caused damage to infrastructure and power cutoff. 20 people were reported dead and at least 12 missing in th

July 20, 2015

Devastating tornado sweeps northern Italy: 1 dead, 30 injured, hundreds displaced

An isolated supercell appeared near the province of Venice, Italy, on July 8, 2015, around 15:30 UTC, producing strong thunderstorm, hail and a violent tornado.A tornado touch-down happened between the towns of Mira, Dolo and Pianiga, and lasted about 10 minutes. It was

July 10, 2015

After record breaking heat wave Germany ravaged by huge hail, flash floods and tornadoes

After more than a week of blazing temperatures rushing over 40°C (104ºF), Germany was ravaged by hailstorms, flash floods and tornadoes. The severe meteorological phenomena on July 7, 2015 has done extensive damage to infrastructure, leaving thousands of househ

July 08, 2015

Severe weather outbreak leaves at least 4 dead, dozens injured across the US

Severe weather outbreak across the United States has left at least 4 people dead and dozens injured over the weekend. At least 11 million people throughout the country were on alert on Sunday, June 28, 2015.Supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, heavy rain, large hail and

June 29, 2015

Severe thunderstorms continue to sweep China: 18 people dead and four missing

Strong thunderstorms which swept through several provinces, in southern China, in the past week, have continued to battle the area. 18 people have died due to house collapses, landslides or lightning, and four more are currently missing.BBC News - 9 inches of rain overn

June 21, 2015

Record breaking winds claim lives in Hanoi, Vietnam

Fierce winds accompanied with thunderstorms uprooted around 1000 trees in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, June 13. The falling trees crushed two people while driving their motorbikes on Minh Khai and Nguyen Du streets in Hai Ba Trung District while five others were injured

June 15, 2015

Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma

Official reports today say at least 19 people were killed after days of relentless rain caused widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities expect the death toll to rise, as 11 people are still missing. Record breaking rainfall ended 5 years of extreme drought

May 27, 2015

Record breaking rainfall: Extensive flooding ongoing in the southern Plains

The ongoing heavy rainfall all over the southern Plains has caused severe, long-lasting, flooding. Cars and homes have been swamped and at least one person has been reported dead. Late Monday night into Tuesday (May 18/19), 75.94 mm (2.99 inches) of rain fell in only 45

May 20, 2015