Severe weather

Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) to hit northern Luzon, Philippines late July 4

Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) formed east of the Philippines on July 1, 2015, intensified and is expected to make landfall over northern Luzon, an area which gets frequently hit by typhoons, late July 4 through early July 5. Heavy rain, flash floods and landsl

July 04, 2015

Tropical Storm "Chan-hom" forms and intensifies on its way toward Guam

Tropical Storm "Chan-hom" formed east of Guam on June 30, 2015 and is expected to intensify on its was toward the island.Current forecast track calls Chan-hom to reach Guam by July 4, 2015 as Category 1 equivalent typhoon, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts ov

July 01, 2015

Raquel impacts Solomon Islands as earliest tropical cyclone off Australia's north-east

Tropical Cyclone "Raquel" formed north of Solomon Islands, South Pacific Ocean around 18:00 UTC on June 30, 2015 (04:00 AST on July 1), as first July tropical cyclone ever recorded off Australia's north-east. Raquel is already bringing heavy rain to northe

July 01, 2015

Severe weather outbreak leaves at least 4 dead, dozens injured across the US

Severe weather outbreak across the United States has left at least 4 people dead and dozens injured over the weekend. At least 11 million people throughout the country were on alert on Sunday, June 28, 2015.Supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, heavy rain, large hail and

June 29, 2015

Typhoon "Kujira" brings deadly flash floods to Vietnam

Typhoon "Kujira" hit northeastern Vietnam on Wednesday, June 24, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall which claimed lives of at least 9 people and injured six others, local authorities said on Thursday, June 25.Kujira has dumped nearly 200 mm (8 inches)

June 26, 2015

Typhoon "Kujira" impacts southern China and Vietnam, brings heavy rain

The center of Typhoon "Kujira" hit Hainan island, southern China on June 22, moved into the Gulf of Tonkin and hit southeastern coast of Vietnam late June 23. Kujira has weakened into a tropical depression as it made the second landfall and continued its WNW t

June 24, 2015

Tropical Storm "Kujira" to hit Hainan, bring heavy rainfall to southern China

Kujira formed on Saturday, June 20 in the South China Sea and intensified into a tropical storm on Monday, June 22. The storm is expected to make landfall along the SE coast of Hainan around 12:00 UTC today.Kujira will bring strong winds and heavy rainfall (with

June 22, 2015

Severe thunderstorms continue to sweep China: 18 people dead and four missing

Strong thunderstorms which swept through several provinces, in southern China, in the past week, have continued to battle the area. 18 people have died due to house collapses, landslides or lightning, and four more are currently missing.BBC News - 9 inches of rain overn

June 21, 2015

Tropical Depression "Bill" brings more heavy rain and flash floods to Texas and Oklahoma

After Tropical Storm "Bill" made landfall along the coast of southern Texas on Tuesday, June 16 its remnants continued NW and brought heavy rain and thunderstorms to central Texas and Oklahoma on June 17 and 18 causing flash flooding across the region.Tropical

June 18, 2015

Tropical Storm "Bill" to make landfall along the Texas coast today, US

Tropical Storm "Bill" was named early June 16, 2015 (late June 15 CDT) and is heading toward landfall along the Texas today. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Baffin Bay to High Island. Bill is expected to bring more heavy rain to already saturated

June 16, 2015

Record breaking winds claim lives in Hanoi, Vietnam

Fierce winds accompanied with thunderstorms uprooted around 1000 trees in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, June 13. The falling trees crushed two people while driving their motorbikes on Minh Khai and Nguyen Du streets in Hai Ba Trung District while five others were injured

June 15, 2015

Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" brought record breaking rainfall and caused historic flooding in Oman

Deep tropical depression which evolved into a Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" on June 8 made landfall along Oman's eastern coast on June 12 bringing record breaking rainfall, historic floods and strong winds to Masirah Island and Sur. With 230 mm (9.05 inches) of

June 14, 2015

Heavy rainfall affects 700 villages in Assam, India as Brahmaputra levels rise

Heavy monsoon rains are continually falling in Arunachal Pradesh and upper Assam in northeast India. Yesterday, water levels of the Brahmaputra river were above the red mark in Jorhat and Dhubri, and are still expected to rise further in the next few days. According to

June 12, 2015

Tropical Storm "Carlos" intensifies near the southern Pacific coast of Mexico

A new tropical depression formed on June 10 south of Mexico and strengthened into a Tropical Storm "Carlos" by 15:00 UTC on Thursday, June 11, 2015. This is the third named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season, expected to intensify into a

June 12, 2015

Deadly floods and landslides hit eastern Nepal as monsoon season starts

After devastating earthquake on April 25 which left many slopes across Nepal unstable and vulnerable to landslides, Nepal is now facing a season of heavy monsoon rains which already triggered floods and deadly landslides in country's northeast. At least 55 people

June 11, 2015

Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" forms in the Arabian Sea, heading toward Pakistan and Iran

A deep depression located over eastcentral Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" early morning June 8, 2015. Ashobaa is moving NNW, toward Pakistan and Iran, dumping heavy rain over the sea and is expected to intensify into a Severe Cycloni

June 08, 2015

Tropical Storm "Blanca" makes landfall in Baja California peninsula

The center of Tropical Storm "Blanca" has made landfall near Puerto Cortes, Mexico in Baja California Sur on Monday, June 8, 2015. This is the earliest landfall of a tropical cyclone on record in the Baja California peninsula, NWS NHC reports.At 12:00 UTC, Bl

June 08, 2015

Blanca to impact southern Baja California as a tropical storm

Hurricane "Blanca" lost its intensity over the past 48 hours and is now a Category 2 hurricane with a general weakening trend. Blanca is facing increased wind shear, drier, more stable air, and cooler waters which will weaken her into a tropical storm as it ap

June 06, 2015

Blanca expected to become the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the eastern Pacific

2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season has just began and is already setting records. With Hurricane "Andres" reaching Category 4 on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on June 1 and Hurricane "Blanca" reaching Category 4 on June 3 this is the

June 04, 2015

Tropical Storm "Blanca" expected to rapidly intensify off the Pacific coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Blanca" formed on June 1, 2015 about 535 km (332 miles) SSW of Zihuatanejo, the Pacific coast of Mexico. At the moment, Blanca is nearly a stationary system with a slow and erratic motion expected over the next couple of days followed by a phas

June 02, 2015

Hurricane "Andres" briefly reached category 4, far off Mexico's Pacific coast

Tropical Storm "Andres" formed on May 28, 2015 far off the Pacific coast of Mexico and became the first named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season. Andres was heading WNW (away from the coastline) and on June 1 it briefly reached category 4 (of 5

June 02, 2015

Severe heatwave claims over 2000 lives, India

Severe heatwave in India has claimed more than 2 000 lives in last two weeks, authorities reported this Sunday, May 31, 2015. Weather officials warn that humid and hot conditions could last another four or five days.Despite strong pre-monsoon showers occurrence at the e

June 01, 2015

Central and South Texas in danger of more flooding

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that portions of Central and South Texas are possibly in danger of more flooding. A flood warning has been issued for the area, as up to 127 mm (5 inches) of rain are expected this Saturday, May 30 if the storm system stalls

May 30, 2015

Tropical Storm "Andres" forms and becomes first named storm of 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season

Tropical Storm "Andres" formed on May 28, 2015 about 1 100 km (690 miles) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and became the first named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season. The storm is expected to intensify, but stay far off the coast of Mexico.An

May 29, 2015

Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma

Official reports today say at least 19 people were killed after days of relentless rain caused widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities expect the death toll to rise, as 11 people are still missing. Record breaking rainfall ended 5 years of extreme drought

May 27, 2015

Deadly tornado hits Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico

A deadly tornado struck the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna at about 11:10 UTC on Monday, May 25, 2015.At least 10 people are reported to have been killed, and hundreds of homes have been damaged in Coahuila state, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas.

May 25, 2015

Another flash flood outbreak across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas

At least 350 homes were flooded in a catastrophic flash flood that hit a stretch of the Blanco River in and near Wimberley, Texas, this Saturday night into Sunday morning (May 23/24, 2015).Another violent rain outbreak event took place across parts of Texas, Oklahoma

May 24, 2015

Record breaking rainfall: Extensive flooding ongoing in the southern Plains

The ongoing heavy rainfall all over the southern Plains has caused severe, long-lasting, flooding. Cars and homes have been swamped and at least one person has been reported dead. Late Monday night into Tuesday (May 18/19), 75.94 mm (2.99 inches) of rain fell in only 45

May 20, 2015

Severe weather outbreak across the US Plains and Midwest

US Plains and Midwest are again experiencing severe weather outbreak. Preliminary reports mention at least 27 tornadoes on Saturday, May 16 (Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming) and baseball-size hail.Severe thunderstorms are expected acro

May 17, 2015

Dolphin becomes Super Typhoon after passing Guam

Typhoon "Dolphin" passed through the Rota Channel between Guam and Rota on May 15, 2015 forcing more than 1 100 people to seek cover in shelters. It was packing maximum winds of about 177 km/h (109 mph) taking down trees, power lines and grounding flights on

May 17, 2015

Typhoon "Dolphin" passes almost directly between Guam and Rota

The eye of Typhoon "Dolphin" passed through the Rota Channel between Guam and Rota shortly before 09:00 UTC on May 15, 2015. It's rain-free, 40-km wide (25 miles) eye appeared almost exactly within the channel with the convective eye-wall over Guam and Rot

May 15, 2015

Typhoon "Dolphin" intensifies on its way toward Guam, extensive damage possible

"Dolphin" formed on May 7 south of Pohnpei in the western Pacific Ocean and reached typhoon status on March 13, 2015. Further intensification is expected on its way toward Guam. There is a possibility of extensive damage either on Guam or somewhere within the

May 13, 2015

Super Typhoon "Noul" impacts Philippines, heading toward Okinawa

Super Typhoon "Noul" (Dodong) grazed the coast of northeastern Luzon, Philippines on Sunday, May 10, 2015 packing wind speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph) and leaving at least two people dead. Noul has significantly weakened since then and is now heading toward

May 11, 2015

Typhoon "Noul" (Dodong) rapidly intensified into Super Typhoon near the Philippines

Typhoon "Noul" has rapidly intensified overnight and has now reached Super Typhoon status packing winds of up to 259 km/h (161 mph) and wind gusts up to 314 km/h (195 mph) near Luzon, Philippines. Landfall is expected near Aparri. Noul is known as Dodong in th

May 10, 2015

More severe weather expected across Oklahoma and the Great Plains

More severe weather hit Oklahoma and the Great Plains this Saturday, May 9, 2015. Northern Colorado was evacuated due to heavy flooding, Rocky Mountains were covered in snow and tornadoes and large hail are still expected in parts of western Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma a

May 09, 2015