Severe storms

Five tornadoes sweep through Genoa, northern Italy

Five tornadoes swept through northern Italy on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, prompting flights to be diverted and causing millions of Euros worth of damage. The tornadoes hit around the port city of Genoa. Some eyewitnesses claim they came close to hitting the wreck of

August 21, 2014

Historic rainfall records broken - Eastern U.S. deluge in numbers

In somewhat similar situation to major flooding in The Balkan Peninsula during May 2014 parts of American East experienced what some local officials call "unprecedented deluge" over the last couple of days when a slow-moving storm system dropped reco

August 15, 2014

Cold front brings freak weather across Ural and eastern Siberia

Abnormal summer snowstorm hit Russia's Ural region on July 12, 2014. Snow fell in cities of Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk, located in Russia's eastern Ural region, in the middle of summer; sudden temperature drop from over 20 degrees Celsius to almost

July 13, 2014

Satellite animation of storms that flooded the Midwestern U.S.

From June 16 through June 23 a series of thunderstorms dropped large amounts of rainfall on the Upper Midwest that caused flooding and spawned tornadoes. Visible and infrared data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite covering that period of time were compiled into an ani

June 25, 2014

Massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds hit Indian capital

At least nine people were killed in and around New Delhi, India, when a massive thunderstorm brought down trees and cut off power on May 30, 2014. Most of the deaths were caused by the falling trees or collapsing walls.A massive thunderstorm backed by dry 

May 30, 2014

Severe storm swept through northern Netrokona, Bangladesh

Government officials said a severe storm that swept through parts of Bangladesh on Sunday, April 28th, destroyed 1 000 homes and left 16 people dead. The storm swept through scores of villages, uprooting trees and electricity poles.The worst hit

April 28, 2014

Severe storms and tornadoes outbreak in the central and southern U.S.

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes was reported in the Central and Southern U.S. on Sunday, April 27. The severe weather is expected to continue into the new week as a potent storm system slowly pushes east. Damaging wind gusts, l

April 28, 2014

Worst flooding in 8 years and M 6.0 earthquake hit Solomon Islands

Heavy rain and overflowing rivers caused by Low Pressure System which has now became Tropical Cyclone Ita brought worst flooding in Solomon Islands region in last eight years. Capital Honiara, a city with population of just under 70 000, is one of the worst hi

April 07, 2014

Major winter storm affecting Southeast US, moving up the Eastern Seaboard

A major winter storm is affecting parts of the Southeast U.S. with dangerous ice and snow and is expected to intensify Wednesday evening, February 12, as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard, affecting locations across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. More than 2.5 cm (1

February 12, 2014

Severe weather warning for stormy conditions across the UK

Met Office forecasters have issued a red National Severe Weather Warning for stormy conditions across the UK this afternoon and evening.  The strongest winds are expected across Wales and northern England with gusts of 128 - 160 km/h (80 - 100 mph) in some

February 12, 2014

Intense Tropical Cyclone Bejisa approaching Reunion and Mauritius

At 21:00 UTC on January 1, 2014 Tropical Cyclone "Bejisa", was located approximately 136 NM (251 km) northwest of St. Denis, La Reunion, and has tracked south- southeastward at 08 KT (14 km/h, 9.2 mph) over the past six hours. It is expected to

January 02, 2014

Deadly storms caused chaotic Christmas in Europe and USA

It seems the weather acted accordingly to chaos felt in the heads of many Europeans and Americans today. Over a million homes and businesses were left without power on Christmas and hundreds of flights were canceled as deadly storms continued to sweep the two

December 25, 2013

Severe winter storm hit Britain and France

A severe winter storm, named Dirk by Berlin's institute for meteorology, has caused major problems in Britain and France. Latest reports mention 4 deaths in Britain and one in France. UK's Environment Agency issued hundreds of flood warnings across all of

December 24, 2013

Northern Europe under the worst storm since 1953 - Hurricane Xaver

Powerful Atlantic storm named Xaver, the worst since 1953, has tracked east to the north of Scotland overnight, bringing very strong winds across northern parts of the UK. Severe storm and flooding warnings are in effect for the UK, Netherlands, Denmark,

December 05, 2013

Major Atlantic storm to impact UK - severe weather warnings issued

A major Atlantic storm is set to move across the UK over the next 24 hours (October 27/28, 2013), bringing some heavy rain and very strong winds to parts of England and Wales. There is a chance of some localised surface water flooding. Video credit:

October 27, 2013

Manuel re-intensified to hurricane strength, expected to make landfall again

Two tropical storms, Ingrid and Manuel, brought heavy rainfall and caused destruction and chaos throughout Mexico over the last couple of days. Current estimates are that 80 people have been killed. The forecasters are warning of more storms ahead as Manuel

September 19, 2013

Rare weather anomaly builds severe heat wave in northeastern United States

A very rare weather pattern anomaly is in place over the U.S. An upper level ridge is centered over the Ohio Valley and the closed upper level low pressure system over the Texas/Oklahoma border, trapping hot humid air from a strong subtropical ridge of high

July 15, 2013

Unusual clockwise storm system moving across United States

An unusual low pressure system moving in backward direction is causing severe thunderstorms and rainfall in the dry areas in Oklahoma and Texas, US. What is highly unusual for this system is that it moves from east to west or clockwise. Weather

July 15, 2013

A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013

Severe weather and polar blast hit New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by the large low pressure system bringing destructive storms that have swept over the country in the last 24 hours, damaging houses, roads and seawalls, as well as closing dozens of schools and leaving thousands without power. Luckily, fierce

June 21, 2013

Mid-June East Coast low-end derecho satellite imagery by GOES-14

For the past week, forecast models showed unstable conditions that could lead to significant severe weather events. NOAA put the GOES-14 satellite in Super Rapid Scan Operations mode on June 12 and 13, 2013 to monitor the ongoing severe bow echo/low-end

June 15, 2013

Mid-Atlantic US hit by severe weather outbreak

A massive storm system swept across the Midwestern U.S. late on June 12, 2012 and is continuing to move across the Mid-Atlantic. It was expected that the system becomes derecho, however that didn't realize. The most intense areas were along the Ohio-West

June 13, 2013

Powerful Arctic storm 'bombing out' in North Atlantic

Ten  days after a severe storm underwent a process of rapid intensification over the North Pacific Ocean, pummeling the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska with hurricane force winds and high waves, another serious storm system is taking place right now in the open

January 27, 2013

2012 NWS thunderstorm and tornado warnings animation

National Weather Service severe Thunderstorm Warnings (blue) and Tornado Warnings (red) issued for each day in 2012 are shown here in this simple animation.  Source: US National Weather

January 06, 2013

Huge tornado in Taranto, Italy on November 28, 2012

There have been a number of tornadoes in unusual parts of the world in the last couple of months. One of the most unusual struck Italian city of Taranto on November 28, 2012.The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is currently under the sway of a powerful

December 01, 2012

Nor'easter to be weaker than expected

An early-season nor'easter storm will bring another round of coastal flooding in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy Wednesday into Thursday. It is now forecast to be weaker and move farther offshore than originally forecast. That's good news for New Jersey and New

November 07, 2012

Gulf Coast storm system about to deepen into East Coast Nor'Easter

Storm along the central Gulf coast will move eastward to the eastern Florida coast and deepen into nor'easter storm which will form off the coast of South Carolina on Tuesday evening. The storm is forecasted to accelerate north-northeastward on Wednesday, with a

November 06, 2012

Nor'eastern storm about to hit East Coast, bringing more fears of coastal flooding and beach erosion

A nor'easter is predicted to potentially hit the East Coast around November 7 while it still recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Nor'easters usually bring massive amounts of precipitation, high winds, large waves, and marginal storm surge to coastal

November 03, 2012

Cyclone Ladislav raised Adriatic sea levels, submerged streets along Croatian coastline cities

Gale-force south Cyclone Ladislav developed over northern Italy and northern Adriatic sea, causing floods along Adriatic sea coastlines on November 1, 2012. Combination of full moon, low air pressure along with strong winds blowing from the sea toward the coast,

November 02, 2012

Powerful windstorm threatening south-central Alaska

The strong low pressure system is  strengthening in the western Gulf of Alaska and over the Aleutian Islands. A rare and powerful storm system is set to slam into south-central Alaska this weekend.The low  flows over water so there will be no interaction with land

September 16, 2012

Sanba became supertyphoon with gusts up to 305 km/h

Sanba has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours. Typhoon Sanba has strengthened into a super typhoon, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, according to The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which brings Sanba  to the strongest tropical cyclone of the

September 14, 2012

Deadly storm hits Algeria

Severe storms swept across northeast Algeria this weekend. There was widespread damage as violent storms swept across the northeast of the country, killing 20 people and injuring 56. The worst conditions appeared in regions of Tebessa, Tlemcen and M'sila. Torrential

September 04, 2012

Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012 - Rare and unusually strong storm formed over Arctic

An unusually strong storm formed off the coast of Alaska on Aug. 5, then moved over the central Arctic. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite took the images that make up the mosaic during various passes over the North Pole

August 10, 2012

North Koreans in desperate need of food after floods - more than 63 000 people left homeless

The downpours have been rolling over the impoverished country for more than a week, sweeping away crops and destroying buildings, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in reports over the weekend.Heavy rain across large swathes of North Korea has

August 05, 2012

Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012