Severe storms

Violent tornado outbreaks continue, major damage in Dickinson Co, Kansas

The ongoing spell of severe weather in US produced another massive tornado in Kansas on May 25, 2016. A 0.8 km (0.5 miles) wide twister caused major damage in the Dickinson County and injured several people. Luckily, no fatalities were reported. A violent tornado...

May 26, 2016

Heavy rainfall breaks a ten year old record in Kolkata, India

The cyclonic system over the Gangetic West Bengal brought intense thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall to Kolkata, the capital of India's state of West Bengal on May 23, 2016. Abundant amounts of precipitation have set a new 24-hour rainfall record in the...

May 24, 2016

US Plains, Midwest and South face severe weather until the end of the week

A widespread outbreak of severe weather has been taking place across portions of the US Plains, Midwest and South since May 21, 2016. Intense thunderstorms accompanied with hail, strong winds and tornadoes are set to continue throughout the coming week. Isolated...

May 23, 2016

Wettest day in history of Vero Beach, Florida

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall swept through Vero Beach, Florida on May 17, 2016. The day was recorded as the wettest day in the history of the city, as two months worth of rainfall was received in one day. The widespread flooding was also...

May 18, 2016

Violent rainstorm ravages Nagaland, India

A strong rainstorm swept parts of Nagaland, India, on May 16, 2016. The reported damage includes numerous downed trees, power lines, and completely destroyed homes in several locations. Luckily, no fatalities have been reported. Dimapur, Kohima, and Zunheboto...

May 17, 2016

Intense thunderstorms produce 30 000 lightning strikes, New Zealand, tornadoes possible

Intense thunderstorms lit the skies as an active front swept across the New Zealand on May 16, 2016. A massive storm sprouted about 30 000 lightning strikes, which is more than 3 000 bolts in a period of only two hours. According to Met Service, more severe...

May 17, 2016

Widespread flooding and landslides affect tens of thousands in Sri Lanka

Torrential downpours that have been lashing Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016 (local time), triggered floods and landslides across the affected areas and claimed 8 lives, so far. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes, and landslide warnings have...

May 16, 2016

Severe Nor'wester leaves dozens dead in Bangladesh

A severe Nor'wester left a large trail of destruction and at least 35 people dead across Bangladesh on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The storm uprooted hundreds of trees and flattened many tin and mud-built houses in at least 15 districts. Most victims died after...

May 13, 2016

Severe thunderstorms continue to target central US, more tornadoes possible

A strong low pressure system over the central US will continue to produce intense thunderstorms, accompanied by tornadoes until the end of May 11, 2016, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Large hail and strong winds are possible while tornado risk will...

May 10, 2016

Intense rainstorm batters portions of South Australia, local flash floods reported

A spell of severe weather wrapped the south of Australia on May 9, 2016. Heavy rainfalls, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, caused minor flash flooding and traffic disruptions across the affected areas. About 10 districts have been put on alert. The...

May 09, 2016

Flash floods, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to hit the southcentral US over weekend

Another spell of severe weather is in the store for the southcentral US over the coming weekend. Starting on May 7, 2016, strong thunderstorms are expected to develop over the region and spread toward the east by May 9. Hailstorms and strong winds will dominate on...

May 05, 2016

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