Severe weather

First winter storm wraps Japan while cold air mass settles over northeastern Asia

A storm system passing over Japan on November 26, 2015, brought the first significant winter storm of the season. At the same time, a cold air mass is getting settled over parts of northeastern Asia.A spell of rain and low temperature conditions has been expected in low

November 27, 2015

Hurricane "Sandra" threatens Mexico with heavy rainfall

Sandra developed over the warm eastern Pacific waters on November 24, 2015 and quickly intensified into a hurricane. The system is now a major Category 4 hurricane, about 800 km southwest of Mexico and moving northwards. The hurricane poses no threat to the mainland at

November 26, 2015

Tropical Storm "Sandra" develops southwest of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Sandra" formed over the warm waters of eastern Pacific, southwest of Mexico, on November 24, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. The system is currently located in an environment of high water temperature and low vertical wind shear

November 24, 2015

Dangerous mesoscale storm spawns tornadoes and wreaks havoc across Parana, Brazil

A major tornado multivortex wreaked havoc across the western portion of the Brazilian state of Parana on November 19, 2015. The system has passed 12 cities causing major devastation along its way. Video credit: João Luiz CassanelliA large storm system spawned a t

November 23, 2015

Tropical Storm "Rick" develops off the Mexican shore

A new tropical storm, named Rick, formed off the coast of Mexico, in the eastern Pacific ocean, on November 19, 2015. The storm poses no threat to Mexico residents, according to current advisories, and will most likely diminish into a remnant low over the next three day

November 20, 2015

Typhoon "In-Fa" to become violent while passing Guam

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" transitioned into a very strong typhoon on November 18, 2015, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The system is still intensifying and is expected to become of violent strength as it passes south of Guam on November 21.

November 20, 2015

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" forms near Pohnpei Island, Micronesia

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" formed over the waters of northwest Pacific, near Pohnpei Island, on November 17, 2015, according to the Join Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The storm is currently located in a very favorable environment supporting its intensification an

November 18, 2015

Dangerous weather wreaks havoc across US Plains, almost 40 tornadoes reported

Almost 40 unconfirmed tornadoes were reported to batter the US Plains, as of November 17, 2015. Major damage has been reported in Texas, while extreme conditions persisted in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, as well. Devastated homes, blown cars, traffic disruptions and p

November 17, 2015

Deep low over the Bay of Bengal inundates Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu

Severe rainstorms brought by a deep low over the Bay of Bengal that battered Tamil Nadu last week, have also been affecting Sri Lanka since November 15, 2015. Almost 20 000 people have been affected by flooding conditions while 2 600 were forced to leave their homes. Re

November 16, 2015

Rare tornado touch-down causes damage in Denair, California

A rare tornado touch-down was observed near Zeering Road in Denair, Stanislaus County, California on the afternoon (local time) of November 15, 2015.The tornado damaged houses and trees, as well as a roof of the nearby church, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff&

November 16, 2015

Storm "Abigail" and remnants of Ex-hurricane "Kate" flood parts of UK and Ireland

Storm "Abigail" and remnants of Ex-hurricane "Kate" have brought heavy rainfall to parts of UK and Ireland during November 14 and 15, 2015. Overflowing rivers flooded parts of England, Wales and Ireland. Luckily, no victims have been reported.Atlanti

November 16, 2015

Historic winter floods leave parts of China under water

Heavy rainfalls have triggered torrential flooding across parts of southern, eastern and central China as of November 13, 2015. A huge landslide in eastern China killed 25 people and left 21 missing while, in total, over 200 000 people have been affected by extreme cond

November 16, 2015

Northern Europe on alert for severe weather conditions

Winter season is clearly well on its way in northern Europe and Turkey, according to prevailing synoptic conditions. A spell of severe weather has been forecast across parts of UK, western Ireland, Faroe & Shetland islands, southwest Norway, northern Netherlands and

November 13, 2015

Violent hailstorm wreaks havoc across Conscripto Bernardi, Argentina

An extremely intense, short-lasting, rainstorm accompanied with strong winds and large hail hit Conscripto Bernardi in Argentina in the late afternoon (local time) on November 9, 2015.Video credit: Meteo TubeThe storm caused severe damage to buildings and other infrastr

November 13, 2015

Heavy rainfall and severe flooding leaves at least 48 people dead in Tamil Nadu, India

Heavy rainfalls triggered severe flooding in Tamil Nadu state, India since a tropical depression reached its coasts on November 9, 2015. At least 48 people have been reported dead by late November 13.A strong tropical depression developed over the Bay of Bengal on Novem

November 13, 2015

Torrential downpours inundate Kenya

Heavy rainfall has been affecting Kenya since November 3, 2015. Extreme weather conditions caused another round of flash floods and landslides in several places, as of November 11. At least 8 people have been reported dead so far while over thousand of others have been

November 12, 2015

Amber warning in effect as Storm "Abigail" approaches Scotland

Abigail, the first named storm of the 2015/16 winter season is set to bring strong winds across the northern part of UK over November 12 to 13, according to Met Office announcement.A deep low pressure system formed a few days ago and was named Abigail on November 10, as

November 11, 2015

Hurricane "Kate" inducing dangerous surfs and rip currents in Bermuda

Hurricane "Kate" developed as the system was moving away from Bermuda on November 11, 2015. Kate is currently racing in the east-northeast direction across the Atlantic and is expected to merge with an approaching extratropical low over the next couple of days

November 11, 2015

Dangerous conditions develop over the Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska

A storm force low pressure system formed in the Bering Sea on November 8, 2015. The strength of the low brought up the sea surface for almost 9.14 meters (30 feet) as its central pressure was estimated at 958 hPa, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).The low

November 11, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Megh" makes landfall in Yemen, flash floods and landslides expected

Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in Yemen within one season, as Megh hit Yemen on the night of November 9 to 10, 2015. This extremely rare event has not been recorded so far in the history of modern meteorology. The system began its rapid dissipation as it conti

November 10, 2015

Tropical Storm "Kate" develops near the Bahamas

One more system of tropical strength has developed in the Atlantic, as the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season nears toward the end. Tropical Storm "Kate" developed in the basin on November 9, 2015, only about 60 km (40 miles) from the Bahamas, the National Hurrica

November 09, 2015

Powerful seasonal hailstorm sweeps New South Wales, Australia

A powerful thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds, heavy rainfall and hail battered Brisbane, New South Wales, Australia on November 7, 2015.Australia holds a long tradition of violent storm events between the months of November and March, the period generally known

November 09, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Megh" - the second tropical cyclone to make landfall in Yemen in just one week

Deadly Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" had just dissipated over Yemen when another tropical cyclone, soon to be named Megh, started forming in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea on November 4, 2015. Megh hit Socotra island around 06:00 UTC today and is expected to

November 08, 2015

Strong convective system leaves parts of Spain under water

A big low pressure area that was affecting Iberian Peninsula since November 1, 2015, has brought heavy downpours to many parts of Spain, causing river overflows and flash floods across the country. 4 people have been reported dead and another 5 injured, as of November 3

November 04, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" slams into Yemen, heavy flooding reported

Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" slammed central Yemen with hurricane force on November 3, 2015, making a record as the first hurricane to hit Yemen in the history of reliable measurements. The system brought heavy rainfalls and strong winds, causing floods and infr

November 03, 2015

Disastrous multiple storm system batters Australia

A disastrous multiple storm system, caused by a very active low pressure system, battered Australia, from Queensland to Gippsland, an extreme weather occurrence that hasn't been recorded for many years. The severe thunderstorms accompanied with damaging winds starte

November 03, 2015

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Chapala" to make landfall over central Yemen by November 2

Chapala, now an extremely severe cyclonic storm, equivalent to a category 4 hurricane, is steadily approaching Yemen. The system's strength is currently decreasing, however it is still expected to make landfall over central Yemen with hurricane force by November 2,

November 01, 2015

Major flooding hits parts of Texas, several tornadoes reported

Major floods hit parts of central and southeastern Texas, as of October 30, 2015, media reports. Several tornado events, some of which have yet to be confirmed, have been observed to inflict significant damage south and east of Houston, across the eastern Harris County

November 01, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" to bring heavy rains and strong winds to Yemen and Oman

Another tropical system has formed in the Arabian Sea, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported. Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" developed on October 28, 2015 and became a hurricane only 24 hours afterward. Chapala is currently approaching Yemen at 14.8 km/

October 30, 2015

Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported.Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly hard

October 29, 2015

Hurricane "Patricia" rapidly dissipates over land, major disaster avoided

Damage assessments following the rapid passage of Hurricane "Patricia" continue to report significantly lower amounts of devastation across Mexican land than predicted. Hundreds of homes were devastated and 8 people were reported dead, as of October 25, 2015,

October 26, 2015

Patricia makes landfall in Mexico, major flooding ongoing

Hurricane "Patricia" slammed into the coast of southwestern Mexico on October 23, 2015, with winds reaching 270 km/h (165 mph) and was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane since, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. So far no victims have been reported, a

October 24, 2015

Hurricane "Patricia" became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the eastern North Pacific and Atlantic

Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Patricia" became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the eastern North Pacific and Atlantic on October 23, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced. Patricia is now a category 5 hurricane and is expected to make landf

October 23, 2015

Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Patricia" places Mexico on high alert

Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Patricia" is expected to make landfall in Mexico on October 23, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. The system is currently racing toward Mexico while still gaining strength over the warm waters of eastern Pacific. Re

October 23, 2015

Worst snowfall in a decade blankets Omsk, Russia

Record breaking snowfall blanketed the city of Omsk in Siberia, causing traffic jams across the affected areas, media reported on October 22, 2015.Video credit: ДТП ОмскAlthough at a first glance the event might appear hardly relevant, after all the words Siberia

October 22, 2015