Severe weather

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

Subtropical Storm "Ana" becomes the first named storm of 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

Subtropical Storm "Ana" formed around 02:00 UTC on May 8, 2015 and became the first named storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane hunter aircrafts thus began their first flights, a month before the official start of the season. Ana is the first

May 08, 2015

Typhoon "Noul" (Dodong) intensifies on its way toward the Philippines

Although Typhoon "Noul" underwent slight weakening during the last couple of hours it is still expected to intensify on its way toward landfall at northern Luzon, Philippines over the next 48 hours. Noul, known in the Philippines as Dodong, is expected to

May 08, 2015

Homes destroyed in two tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma City

At least 12 people were injured during two tornado outbreak in parts of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska on the night of May 6, 2015. The Oklahoma City seems to have suffered the greatest amount of damage, 10 homes have been reported destroyed in Amber and 25 in Bridge

May 07, 2015

Devastating tornado hits northern Germany

Northern Germany suffered extensive damage in a tornado outbreak on May 5, 2015. The eyewitnesses reported overturned cars, ripped up trees and severely damaged buildings.Intense winds have caused traffic shutdown, one person was killed and at least 30 people are report

May 06, 2015

Severe weather warning in place for northern and central Tasmania

Eastward cold front in combination with a deep low pressure system is expected to bring rough weather to the state of Tasmania, over the coming days.Severe weather warning has been issued for northern and central Tasmania. UBIMET meteorology company expects the wind spe

May 05, 2015

Australian tropical cyclone season officially closes

The Australian 2014-15 tropical cyclone season has officially ended. Seven tropical cyclones formed or moved into the Australian region, with four making landfall on the Australian continent. Seven tropical cyclones in the Australian region is below the long-term averag

May 05, 2015

Tropical Storm "Noul" nears Yap, Western Pacific Ocean

Tropical Storm "Noul" formed in the Western Pacific Ocean on May 4, 2015 and is heading toward Yap Island, Micronesia. The system is expected to significantly intensify over the coming days.According to JTWC's warning issued 03:00 UTC today, Tropical Storm

May 04, 2015

Deadly floods hit Queensland - 277 mm of rain in 3 hours, Australia

Queensland felt the full force of the East Coast low on Friday afternoon (local time), May 1, 2015 as the system moved south over the NSW Northern Rivers and Mid North Coasts. Five people have died after being swept away by flood waters. All of them were in vehicles at

May 02, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Quang" forms in the Southern Indian Ocean, heading toward Australia

The tropical low pressure area formerly known by JTWC as System 98S has organized and developed on April 29, 2015 into Tropical Cyclone "Quang" in the Southern Indian Ocean. Quang is now a major, Category IV, cyclone which is expected to significantly weaken o

April 30, 2015

Monster northern Texas supercells, gorilla hail, and tornadoes

New video from North Texas tornadic supercells on April 26, 2015, including the stovepipe tornado near Rio Vista, TX by TVNweather!Storm chasers were all over these storms providing life-saving reports until the tornado threat passed after midnight. At least 4 tornadoes

April 28, 2015

Heavy rain, strong winds and large hailstones devastate Peshawar, Pakistan

A severe storm tore through Peshawar, Charsadda and their surrounding villages on Sunday, April 26, 2015 uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 44 people, officials said Monday. Over 200 people were injured.Director of the provincial meteorological d

April 27, 2015

More than 50 cm of hail fall on Sydney, Australia

A booming cold system which formed over the southwest slopes and the Blue Mountains hit Sydney, Australia with destructive winds and devastating hail on April 25, 2015.Seven factories collapsed under more than 50 cm (20 inches) of hail while roads turned into rivers.

April 26, 2015

At least 32 dead and 80 injured after nor’wester ravages several Bihar districts, India

At least 32 people have died and more than 80 injured after nor'wester hit three Bihar districts on Tuesday night, April 21, 2015. The storm uprooted several thousand trees, damaged powerlines and destroyed thousands of huts and standing crops of maize, wheat and pu

April 22, 2015

Explainer: the wild storms that lash Australia’s east coast

Over the past 24 hours, the Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter regions of New South Wales have experienced very heavy rain, gale-force winds with gusts over 100 km per hour, and waves of more than 10 m in height.For Sydney it was the wettest single day since February 200

April 21, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Solo" forms in the Coral Sea, SW Pacific Ocean

Tropical Cyclone "Solo" formed in the Coral Sea, Southwestern Pacific Ocean on April 10, 2015 triggering tropical disturbance watch for Solomon Islands provinces of Rennell and Bellona, Temotu, Makira, Central, Guadalcanal and Malaita.Solo is expected to

April 10, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Joalane" rapidly intensifies in Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone "Joalane" organized on the morning of April 6, 2015 in the Southern Indian Ocean. At 15:00 UTC on that day, Joalane was located 743 km (461 miles) northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius and was tracking WSW at 16.6 km/h (10.3 mph). Its maximum sus

April 07, 2015

Severe Nor'wester hits Bangladesh

A severe Nor'wester lashed through Dhaka and northwestern region of Bangladesh late April 4, 2015 leaving at least 24 people dead and hundreds injured. Weather officials said this was the first severe storm in the usual spring storm season.It left a tail of destruct

April 05, 2015

Typhoon "Maysak" (Chedeng) about to make landfall in southern Isabela, Philippines

Typhoon "Maysak" (Chedeng) has accelerated slightly as it continues to move closer to Isabela-Aurora area, Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said today.Maysak was a Super Typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 259 km/h (161 mph), and wind gusts up to

April 04, 2015

Massive sandstorm hits Arabian Peninsula

A massive sandstorm has swept through Arabian Peninsula on April 1 and 2, 2015 severely reducing visibility, disrupting traffic and causing residents to suffer breathing difficulties. In many places the visibility was turned to zero.The sandstorm of the intensity never

April 02, 2015

Record breaking Maysak becomes a Super Typhoon, heading toward Philippines

Typhoon "Maysak" has intensified into a Super Typhoon on March 31, 2015 reaching Category 5 hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Maysak is a rare, record breaking Super Typhoon which is expected to peak at 287.1 km/h (178.4 mph) on April 1 or 2, befor

March 31, 2015

Typhoon "Maysak" impacts Chuuk, heading toward Yap and Philippines

A low-pressure area which formed on March 24, 2015 near the Marshal Islands in Pacific Ocean organized into a tropical storm by March 27 and was named Maysak. The system was tracking westward and rapidly intensified into a typhoon on March 28. This is now the fourth nam

March 29, 2015

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" devastates Vanuatu, dozens feared dead in one of region's worst weather disasters

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" was a massive and destructive Category 5 storm packing sustained winds of about 270 km/h (167 mph) and wind gusts of 320 km/h (198 mph) when it hit Vanuatu on Friday, March 13, 2015.The storm changed course at the last minute and

March 14, 2015

Rare subtropical storm formed off the southeast coast of Brazil, South Atlantic Ocean

A rare subtropical storm, with characteristics of both a tropical and a non-tropical system, formed on March 11, 2015 near east of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the southeastern most state in Brazil.NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided imagery of the Atla

March 13, 2015

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" triggers red alerts in Vanuatu

At 02:00 UTC on March 12, Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" (Category 4) was located about 950 km (590 miles) Northwest of Nadi, Fiji, RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Center said. It had a central pressure of 935 hPa and average wind speeds of 185 km/h (114.9 mph) clos

March 12, 2015

Tropical cyclones "Olwyn" and "Nathan" threatening Australia

Two tropical cyclones are currently threatening Australia, Tropical Cyclone "Olwyn" and "Nathan". While Olwyn is expected to make landfall early Friday, March 13 (local time), "Nathan" is making a cyclonic loop near the eastern coast of Que

March 11, 2015

Severe sandstorm hits United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by a severe sandstorm on March 10 and 11, 2015.Rainfall is also expected today and tomorrow across parts of the UAE, with the wet weather blowing in fresh winds that will raise dust and sand over open areas and reduce visibility, Emira

March 11, 2015

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" intensifies on its way to Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Pam" formed in the Solomon Islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean early on March 9, 2015 prompting tropical cyclone watch for all of the Solomon Islands.At 15:00 UTC on March 9, Pam's maximum sustained winds were near 83.3 km/h (51.7 mph).

March 10, 2015