Severe weather

Four dead as "Super Mario" (TS Mario/Fung-Wong) plays in the Philippines

As Tropical Storm Mario/Fung Wong is leaving Philippine area of responsibility, it left a wake of devastation and four dead victims. The storm has intensified slightly as it moves towards Southern Taiwan.​In its 10 p.m. update (14:00 UTC, September 19), the The Nation

September 20, 2014

Tropical Storm "Polo" on the track to become next hurricane in Eastern Pacific

Newborn depression in Eastern Pacific developed into Tropical Storm "Polo" off Mexico's southwestern coast on September 16, 2014.Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the southwestern coast of Mexico for areas from Zihuatanejo to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. A

September 17, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" weakens after its second landfall

After hitting northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, September 14, Typhoon "Kalmaegi" strengthened over the South China Sea and hit southern China and Vietnam on September 16, 2014. As it was making its second landfall (China) it was still

September 16, 2014

Tropical Storm "Odile" aims U.S. Southwest, heavy rain expected

At 09:00 UTC today the center of Tropical Storm "Odile" was located about 40 km WNW of Santa Rosalia, Mexico, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the central portions of the Baja California peninsula. Its heavy rains are likely to result in life-threateni

September 16, 2014

Odile crashes into Mexico as a powerful Category 3 hurricane

Hurricane "Odile" crashed into Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Monday, September 15, 2014, forcing about 30 000 people to seek shelters. It is the strongest hurricane to make landfall this year anywhere and the strongest on record to hit Baja California.Odil

September 15, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" moves out of Philippines

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" struck northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday evening (September 14) with winds of 160 km/h (100 mph) causing floods in mountainous and farming regions of northern Luzon.Three people were killed and three others remain mi

September 15, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" aims Philippines

Tropical Depression 15W in Northwestern Pacific Ocean intensified early on September 12, 2014 and became a tropical storm re-named "Kalmaegi." PAGASA named te storm "Luis". By September 13, Kalmaegi became a typhoon.Terra/MODIS satellite image shows

September 13, 2014

Tropical Storm "Odile" strengthening off the Pacific coast of Mexico

The fifteenth tropical disturbance developed on September 10, 2014 in Eastern Pacific Ocean and shortly afterward, it strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Odile. Satellite imagery show that Odile has a large area of heavy thunderstorms that are slowly

September 11, 2014

Remnants of Hurricane "Norbert" produced record breaking rainfall in U.S. Southwest

Record breaking rainfall produced by the remnants of former Hurricane "Norbert" drenched much of the U.S. Southwest on September 8, 2014. Flash flooding in southern Arizona resulted in deaths of two people. Massive rainfall and flash flooding was also seen in

September 09, 2014

Hurricane "Norbert" hits Mexico, forces evacuations

Tropical Storm "Norbert" was formed on September 2 about 180 miles (285 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico's Pacific coast. Around 03:00 UTC on Friday, September 5, Norbert was Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained

September 06, 2014

Tropical Storm "Dolly" makes landfall in Veracruz, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Dolly" developed from low pressure area on September 2, 2014, near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At 12:00 UTC on September 2 the center was located about 145 miles (230 km) east-southeast of La Pesca, Mexico, moving west-northwest n

September 03, 2014

Massive hurricane "Marie" affecting southern California coast

Marie formed off of Mexico's southwestern coast at 03:00 UTC on August 22 consolidating into Tropical Depression 13-E and strengthened into a tropical storm by 09:00 UTC. Over the next two days Marie rapidly intensified and reached Category 4 hurricane status b

August 27, 2014

Intense rainfall, flooding warning up in Metro Manila and nearby provinces - Philippines

Pagasa, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration,  issued intense rainfall warning over Metro Manila on Tuesday, August 26, as a low pressure area (LPA) persists over larger parts of Luzon.Pagasa raised an ‘orange&

August 26, 2014

Tropical Storm "Cristobal" to become hurricane by Wednesday

Tropical Storm "Cristobal", the third tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, formed from System 96L near southeastern Bahamas during Sunday morning, August 24, 2014. This system is expected to become a hurricane on

August 25, 2014

A triple tropical tempest train: Tropical Storm/Hurricane "Karina", tropical storms "Lowell" and "Marie"

There are currently three tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific Ocean - Tropical Storm/Hurricane "Karina", Tropical Storm "Lowell" and newly formed Tropical Storm "Marie". Both Karina and Lowell will gradually weaken over the nex

August 22, 2014

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

Triple waterspout vortexes filmed off the coast of Beddingestrand, Sweden

A rare weather phenomenon was recorded in Sweden about two weeks ago as three waterspout vortexes formed off the coast of Beddingestrand, Skåne - southern Sweden.A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex, usually appearing as a funnel-shaped c

August 21, 2014

Monsoon disasters - floods and landslides devastate Nepal

Nepal is experiencing one of the most devastating monsoon seasons in last couple of years with at least 37 landslides and debris flows reported over the past four months. In flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain that started on Wednesday,

August 16, 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

India's monsoon rains are changing - Heavy rain and extreme floods devastate Odisha, India (again)

Heavy rains that started in Indian state of Odisha, Bay of Bengal, mid July continued through August causing deadly floods and destruction. By Sunday, August 10, 2014, death toll climbed to 45, while flood waters affected more than 3 200 000 people. Over 3 million

August 11, 2014

Ex-hurricane "Bertha" arrives to Europe

After the second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm "Bertha", lashed the Caribbean it drifted away, quickly intensified and became hurricane on August 4, 2014. Bertha has significantly weakened since then but soon

August 09, 2014

Typhoon "Halong" to make landfall in southern Japan, grounds flights

Japan is bracing for Typhoon "Halong" which is expected to make landfall in central Shikoku late Saturday or early Sunday, August 10, 2014. Halong already lashed large areas of southwestern Japan bringing heavy rain and strong winds grounding about 4

August 09, 2014

Tropical Storm "Genevieve" forms, dies, resurrects and intensifies to Super-Typhoon

Tropical Storm "Genevieve" was born on Friday, July 25 at 09:00 UTC in Eastern Pacific Ocean. At the time it had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 km/h) and was located about 1 490 miles (2 400 km) east-southeast of South Point,

August 09, 2014

Tropical Storm "Iselle" hits Hawaii, brings heavy rain and strong winds

Hurricane "Iselle" weakened to a tropical storm while approaching the island of Hawaii on Thursday August 7, 2014. As a tropical storm Iselle still contained some heavy rain showers and strong winds when it hit the big island early Friday, August 8. It downed

August 08, 2014

Typhoon "Halong" approaching mainland Japan

Typhoon "Halong", which recently became the third Super Typhoon of 2014 in the Western Pacific basin, has lost its strength and is now the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. However, it will gain additi

August 07, 2014

Double trouble - Hawaii braces for hurricanes "Iselle" and "Julio"

NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Hawaii and Maui Counties in Hawaii on August 6 at 12:00 UTC as hurricanes "Iselle" and "Julio" continued on their path toward the islands. Weathe

August 07, 2014

Tropical Storm "Bertha" lashes Caribbean islands, strengthens as it moves away

The second named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm "Bertha", is now drifting away from the Turks & Caicos Islands, the southern Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.Bertha first crossed over the Dominican Republic on Sunda

August 04, 2014

Alerts issued as Tropical Storm "Nakri" heads for landfall in South Korea

Tropical Storm "Nakri" formed on Tuesday, July 29, near Okinawa and moved into the Yellow Sea early Saturday morning, August 2, at a speed of 15 km/h. Waves as high as 4 to 6 meters are expected in the north of the East China Sea and south of the Yellow Sea. Y

August 02, 2014

Tropical Storm "Halong" rapidly intesified to Category 4 typhoon, Northwestern Pacific

Tropical Storm "Halong" rapidly intensified over the last 24 hours and became Category 4 typhoon. The storm formed late July 2014 in the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific, strengthened and continued on its track through the Marianas Islands. The

August 02, 2014

Five tropical systems developing in the Central and Eastern Pacific

A train of developing tropical low pressure areas currently stretches from the Eastern Pacific Ocean into the Central Pacific. Five tropical lows include the remnants of "zombie" Tropical Storm "Genevieve" and newly developed Tropical Storm "Ise

August 01, 2014

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, tracking toward southeastern China

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, south of Hualian, early on July 22, 2014.  Matmo is the third typhoon in the western Pacific Basin in less than three weeks. This is the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year, coming ashore near

July 22, 2014

Tropical Storm Matmo on the track to become new typhoon

The tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean has become better organized and is now named Tropical Storm Matmo (Henry for Philippines). Favorable sea surface temperatures and improved upper-level conditions will allow the system to further

July 19, 2014

Super typhoon Rammasun hit southern China, moves toward northern Vietnam

Super Typhoon Rammasun, which might be the strongest typhoon to hit China's Hainan Island in 40 years, landed in town of Wengtian early on July 18, 2014, packing winds of up to 216 km/h (134 mph) and bringing torrential rain. It is only the

July 18, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun about to reach super typhoon strength

Deadly Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) left trail of destruction across the Philippines. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 40 people have been killed by the storm while more remain

July 18, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun leaves Philippines, aims China and Vietnam

Typhoon Rammasun crossed the Philippines leaving at least twenty dead and forcing more than 400,000 people to evacuate their homes. Rammasun was the first typhoon to strike the Philippines since devastating Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013,

July 16, 2014