Severe storms

Extreme weather floods the US South, tornadoes and large hail wreak havoc

Heavy thunderstorms accompanied with intense hail and tornadoes swept through the portion of the southern United States on April 29, 2016. Severe storms continued across the region on the following day, causing severe flash floods and threatening human lives and...

April 30, 2016

Intense storm destroys over 1 100 homes and leaves at least 14 dead, Myanmar

An intense storm accompanied by golf-sized hailstones and gale-force winds was sweeping parts of northern Myanmar since April 19, 2016. The storm destroyed over 1 100 homes and killed at least 14 people. The death toll is still expected to rise. On April 23, the...

April 25, 2016

Extensive severe weather outbreak targets central United States

An extensive severe weather outbreak is targeting the central United States, with the highest risk on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, into Wednesday, April 27. Three rounds of severe thunderstorms are expected through next weekend. Severe thunderstorms with large hail,...

April 25, 2016

Torrential downpours and orange-sized hail damage 2 000 homes in Manipur, India

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall and very large hail have been sweeping the states in northeastern India, since April 18, 2016. According to residents, more than 2 000 homes in Manipur and other buildings suffered extensive damage. No victims have...

April 21, 2016

State of emergency declared after historic flooding claims 6 lives in Houston, Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in nine counties after record-breaking rainfall on April 18 caused unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. As of 17:00 UTC (12:00 CDT), April 19, 6 people have died as a result of severe flooding. The...

April 19, 2016

Major storm wreaks havoc across US, life-threating flood ongoing in Houston

A major storm has ravaged parts of the US in the period between April 15 and 17, 2016. Heavy snowfall and flash floods wreaked havoc across the affected areas, causing large traffic disruptions, power outages and evacuations. More than 0.3 m (1 feet) of snowfall was...

April 18, 2016

Over 40 killed in Saudi Arabia, Yemen floods

Over 40 people have been killed after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Saudi Arabia and Yemen this week. According to the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence, rains and flooding claimed lives of 18 people throughout Saudi Arabia and more than 900 had to...

April 14, 2016

Hailstones up to 10.8 cm in diameter ravage Wylie, Texas

A severe hailstorm hit parts of Texas Monday night, April 11, 2016, causing extensive damage to homes and cars. Hailstones up to 10.8 cm (4.25 inches) were reported in Wylie, northeast of Dallas. This region was hit by very large hail just a couple of weeks ago....

April 12, 2016

Severe weather brings frequent lightning, very large hail to US South

Another round of severe storms hit parts of the US South on April 10 and 11, 2016, bringing frequent lightning, strong winds and very large hail. A woman has been reported dead in Arkansas after losing control of her car during wet condition. Lightning caused...

April 11, 2016

Slow-moving area of active thunderstorms causing widespread flooding in Fiji

A slow-moving area of active thunderstorms brought torrential rainfall to Fiji over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and claiming the life of at least one person. The system is expected to remain over the island nation over the next few days while...

April 05, 2016

Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

More than 80 people have been killed and, at least, 90 injured after extreme pre-monsoon rains caused floods and landslides across northern Pakistan and Afghanistan on April 2 and 3, 2016. The number of casualties will probably rise as full damage assessments from...

April 04, 2016

Tennis ball-sized hail in Texas, severe weather injures 9 in Oklahoma, US

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and tornadoes are affecting the central United States since Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The worst weather today is expected in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky as a large front, extending from the Great Lakes to the...

March 31, 2016

Powerful Storm "Katie" batters southern England with gale force winds

A low pressure area named Storm "Katie" has hit southern England and south Wales on Monday, March 28, 2016, with strong winds of more than 160 km/h (100 mph), heavy rain and snow in some places. The storm caused power outages, severe travel disruption and...

March 28, 2016

Powerful cold front hits Melbourne, Australia

A violent storm hit central Victoria, Australia on March 18, 2016. Strong winds ripped off roofs, brought down trees and caused power outages. A Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds is in effect for the Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland...

March 18, 2016

Tennis ball-sized hail pounds Dallas-Fort Worth area, US

A severe thunderstorm hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area on Thursday, March 18, 2016. The storm first hit about 04:00 (local time) and then again just before 09:00, dropping surprisingly large hailstones that busted in windshields, damaged houses, killed...

March 17, 2016

Severe weather hits US Midwest with heavy rain, very large hail and tornadoes

First significant severe weather event of the year has hit the US Midwest on March 15 and 16, 2016, bringing heavy rain, damaging wind gusts, very large hail and tornadoes. As the day progresses, a storm system moving through the Upper Midwest will bring strong...

March 16, 2016

Powerful storm hits western US and Canada

A powerful storm that hit the western US and Canada with heavy rain and strong winds over the weekend claimed the life of at least one person. The second major storm to hit the region in a week downed trees and power lines in both countries causing widespread power...

March 14, 2016