Severe weather

Deadly mudflow hits the town of Kadamjay, southern Kyrgyzstan

A deadly mudflow has hit the town of Kadamjay, Kadamjay District of Batken Region, southern Kyrgyzstan on May 27, 2016, claiming lives of at least 5 people. Several people are reportedly missing. Torrential rainfall was affecting the entire Kyrgyzstan, and...

May 28, 2016

Tornadoes, intense flash floods, and large hail continue ravaging the US Plains, no relief in sight

Extreme weather conditions continue to affect the Plains. An intense tornado swept the Bryan town in Texas on May 26, 2016, damaging 60 homes, and completely destroying 3 of them. At the same time, heavy rainfalls induced severe flooding across the state, disrupting...

May 27, 2016

Rare form of transient luminous event over Oklahoma, US

An enormous swarm of sprites was observed across the top of a thunderstorm during a severe weather outbreak in Oklahoma, US on May 23, 2016. The phenomenon was recorded by amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft, almost 640 km (400 miles) away, SpaceWeather.com reports,...

May 27, 2016

Tropical depression brings heavy rain and strong winds to SE China, Hong Kong

A tropical depression that formed over the South China Sea on May 26 is about to make landfall over the SE China's Guangdong province, bordering Hong Kong. The system is bringing heavy rain and strong winds. According to Hong Kong Observatory, the depression had...

May 27, 2016

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

Widespread flooding and landslides leave 101 people dead and 100 missing, Sri Lanka

An intense storm that was affecting Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016, wreaked havoc across the country's districts, causing severe flooding and deadly landslides. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the current death toll is 101 and another 100 people...

May 25, 2016

Severe weather outbreak: Massive tornado destroys home near Dodge City, Kansas

Severe thunderstorms hit portions of the Plains on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, producing about 26 tornadoes in five different states. More than 12 touched down in Kansas and several more in Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. This round of severe weather will...

May 25, 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

Steep temperature drop affecting many regions of Peru

The National Meteorological and Hydrology Service of Peru warns a steep temperature drop is expected today through Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in many regions. A state of emergency was initiated and will continue for 60 days in 104 districts of 14 regions. Cold...

May 24, 2016

Deadly dust storm plunges Kanpur into darkness, India

A massive dust storm followed by heavy rains that lasted for nearly two hours wreaked havoc in the industrial city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday, May 23, 2016, The Times of India reports. Across the state, the storm claimed at least five lives, uprooted...

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

Officials say ‘fragile’ dams caused deaths after Roanu hit Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Roanu" made landfall over the southern Bangladesh at 06:00 UTC on May 21, 2016. The storm brought very heavy rains and 88 km/h (54 mph) winds that caused widespread devastation. At least 24 people have lost lives, most of them washed away...

May 23, 2016

Tropical Cyclone "Roanu" to hit Bangladesh, heavy rainfall and strong winds affecting India

Tropical Cyclone "Roanu," formerly known as "01B," is intensifying as it prepares to make landfall over Bangladesh on May 21, 2016. The system which developed from an intense low-pressure storm that already wreaked havoc across parts of India and...

May 20, 2016

Massive sand influx buries 16 villages, southeastern Iran

According to Amin Baqeri, the governor of Rigan, Iran's southeastern province of Kerman, 16 villages in Rigan were buried in sand and became completely deserted amid consistent sand storms. "Massive sand influx and consistent sand storms have led to the...

May 19, 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

Deadly storm intensifies into a tropical cyclone, Bay of Bengal, India

The deadly storm that formed late last week and dropped large amounts of rain on Sri Lanka and neighboring India has transitioned from the monsoonal type pattern to a more characteristic tropical structure on May 18, 2016. This storm is responsible for...

May 18, 2016

100-meter-high walls of sand sweep across Kashgar, China

Massive sandstorms have hit Tumxuk City and Minfeng County in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since Monday, May 16, 2016. With walls of packed sands falling over on people and buildings from as high as 100 meters (328 feet), visibility was...

May 18, 2016