Severe weather

Tropical Storm "Fred" to hit the Cabo Verde islands with hurricane force

A new tropical cyclone formed in the Atlantic on August 30, 2015, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports. Tropical Storm "Fred" is currently on the way to the Cabo Verde islands, and its intensity is increasing at a fast pace. The system is expected to hi

August 30, 2015

Hurricane "Jimena" becomes a major hurricane in the eastern Pacific

Hurricane "Jimena", a tenth named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season, has evolved into a major hurricane in only a couple of days, and although is currently located well of the mainland, its rapid intensification requires a careful observation.

August 29, 2015

Hurricane "Ignacio" to pass close to Hawaii

Hurricane "Ignacio" is another tropical system to form in the busy 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season. The storm evolved into a hurricane through August 27, 2015 and is currently moving more than a thousand kilometers (over 620 miles) of the Hawaii islands.

August 29, 2015

Tropical Storm "Erika" brings deadly flooding to the island of Dominica, residents of Florida on stand-by

Tropical Storm "Erika" hit the Leeward Islands, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, on August 27, 2015. Catastrophic flooding and mudslides claimed numerous lives and devastated infrastructure on the island of Dominica. In the next two days Erika will appro

August 28, 2015

Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia

Heavy rainfall affected the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia over the last couple of days, causing strong floods and infrastructural damage. About 300 people were evacuated from the south coast area, as of August 26, 2015, media reported.A low pressure

August 26, 2015

Newly formed Tropical Storm "Erika" approaching at a fast pace: The Leeward Islands issue a Tropical Storm Watch

A newly formed tropical storm in the central tropical Atlantic, named "Erika", is currently approaching the Leeward Islands at a fast pace. As "Erika" is slowly intensifying, a Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the Leeward Islands over the next 48

August 26, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" devastates the Kyushu Island, Japan: 70 people injured, 600 000 evacuated

Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Kumamoto prefecture on the Japanese Island of Kyushu on August 25, 2015, after battering the Ryuyku Islands and the northern Philippines. Extreme weather conditions left 70 people injured, at least one missing and more than

August 25, 2015

Severe thunderstorms sweep parts of Netherlands, violent tornado outbreak in Wieringerwerf

An unexpected tornado outbreak surprised residents of Wieringerwerf town in the Dutch province of North Holland, on the late afternoon of August 24. Luckily, no injuries or victims have been reported, however, infrastructural damage across the affected area is significa

August 25, 2015

Heavy rainfall, storm surges and strong winds expected as Typhoon "Goni" approaches Japan

Tropical Storm "Goni" formed from the Tropical Depression 16W east fo Guam in the North Pacific on August 14, 2015. On its journey across the North Pacific it battered the Luzon island, causing floods and landslides and it affected the Philippines, Japan and

August 24, 2015

Almost stationary Typhoon "Goni" turns deadly, 5 dead and 2 missing in the Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" is crawling north of Philippines today and hitting hard the island of Luzon. At least 5 people were killed, and 2 are missing after heavy rains triggered floods and numerous landslides. Goni will pass east of Taiwan on August 22 and 23, and

August 21, 2015

Danny becomes first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

On August 20, 2015, Tropical Storm "Danny" strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. It's current forecast track takes it near or over Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis on August 24, toward Puerto Rico and the

August 20, 2015

The tropical activity across Pacific basin sets a new record: ACE index in NW Pacific highest since 2002

The tropical cyclone activity in the western North Pacific Ocean and the eastern North Pacific Ocean has set a new record in the 2015, meteorologists report. However, in the Atlantic basin, so far, not even a single hurricane was reported. According to the available dat

August 20, 2015

Atsani becomes 6th super typhoon of the year, Goni threatens Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan

Typhoon "Atsani" became the sixth super typhoon of the year on August 19, 2015. The system is currently moving over the open waters of North Pacific Ocean and is threatening only shipping interests. However, there is a threat it could impact Honshu, Japan

August 19, 2015

Heavy rainfall, floods and landslides hit south-western China

Heavy rainfall has been affecting south-western China (provinces of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan) causing floods and landslides since August 16, 2015. The worst affected is Sichuan province where 141 mm (5.55 inches) of rain was measured in Nanchong during

August 19, 2015

Severe thunderstorms batter Germany: 1 person dead, 26 injured

Strong thunderstorms, accompanied with heavy rainfall, have been affecting the northern, central and eastern parts of Germany, since August 16, 2015 causing floods and landslides.61 mm (2 inches) of rainfall was measured in Zinnwald-Georgenfeld in the province of Saxony

August 19, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" strengthens on its way toward the Philippines and Taiwan landfall

Tropical Depression 16W was located east of Guam, North Pacific Ocean on August 14, 2015 when it was renamed Tropical Storm "Goni".On August 15, Goni passed between Rota and Saipan, Northern Mariana Island bringing tropical storm-force winds to both islands. T

August 18, 2015

A persistent heat wave replaced with severe thunderstorms: Rain, hail and strong winds sweep Croatia

A front accompanied with the low pressure field, formed above the northern Italy, has brought a long expected change of weather and relief from persistent heat to majority of regions in Croatia. Severe and intense thunderstorms accompanied with strong rainfall and hail

August 16, 2015

Two new tropical cyclones developing in the Northwest Pacific Basin, Saipan on alert again

With deadly Super Typhoon "Soudelor" - the strongest tropical cyclone this year - still fresh in our minds, two new tropical cyclones are forming in the Northwest Pacific Basin and are expected to become typhoons in the days ahead - Goni and Atsani.The first

August 14, 2015

Violent storms sweep southern Italy: Flash-floods kill two people, 500 evacuated

A state of emergency was declared across Calabria in southern Italy, after the violent storm outbreak caused flash floods across the area on August 12, 2015. Severe weather has caused the traffic shut-down in the affected areas, and building evacuation, as about 40 000

August 13, 2015

Heavy rains and strong winds batter Chile leaving 5 people dead and 1 000 evacuated

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have battered the northern cities of Santiago and Ocotillo, Chile, during the weekend starting on August 8. The Chilean government has declared the state of emergency in response to the storm. 5 people died in flood related incidents, 1 0

August 11, 2015

Hong Kong reports the hottest day in the last 130 years

The hottest day in the last 130 years was reported in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 8, 2015 when the temperatures rose up to 37.8 ºC (100 ºF) under the influence of Typhoon "Soudelor".The daily maximum temperature hit 36.3 ºC (97.3 ºF) in t

August 11, 2015

Soudelor ravages regions of Taiwan and China leaving at least 21 people dead

The landfall of Typhoon "Soudelor", the strongest tropical cyclone on Earth in 2015, severely affected the regions of Taiwan and China on August 8, 2015. Heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and a storm surge have ravaged the area, leaving at least 21 people dead

August 10, 2015

Deadly Typhoon "Soudelor" destroys Saipan, hits Taiwan with gale force winds and extremely heavy rainfall, makes final landfall in southeast China

Typhoon Soudelor, the fifth super typhoon and the strongest tropical cyclone of the year so far, made landfall over central Taiwan late UTC on Friday, August 7, 2015, just north of the city of Hualien, with estimated wind speeds of 200 km/h (125 mph) - Category 3

August 08, 2015

Powerful Typhoon "Soudelor" to make landfall over central Taiwan on August 7, 2015

Typhoon "Soudelor" made a direct hit to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands on August 2, 2015 generating significant damage to the island. It became the strongest cyclone of the year on August 3, with wind speeds reaching 287 km/h (178 mph). The following day,

August 07, 2015

Severe rains continue to sweep Florida: The worst flood in the last 65 years hits Tampa

Heavy rainfall which was continually falling across Tampa, Florida, since July 20, 2015, has caused severe flooding in the area. 40 people were evacuated from their mobile homes in Sherwood Forest RV and Caledesi Travel Trailer Park, on August 3, as the water levels var

August 05, 2015

Tropical Storm "Guillermo" nears Hawaii

Weakening Tropical Storm "Guillermo" is expected to pass north of Hawaii on August 5 and 6, 2015. NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu issued a tropical storm watch for Hawaii and Maui counties, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and

August 04, 2015

Flash flood and mudslide hit northwest Macedonia: at least 4 people died, 12 injured

Heavy rainstorm accompanied with strong winds caused two rivers to overflow in northwestern Macedonia, on August 3, 2015. The combined conditions resulted in a flash flood and mudslide that devastated the Polog region, claimed at least four lives, and left 12 people inj

August 04, 2015

Soudelor rapidly intensifies into a super typhoon, becomes the strongest cyclone of 2015 - moving toward Taiwan and eastern China

Tropical Storm "Soudelor" formed on July 31, 2015 northeast of Chuuk, North Pacific Ocean. It reached typhoon strength on August 2 and passed directly over Saipan, causing severe damage to the island. On August 3, Soudelor became a Super Typhoon. This system

August 03, 2015

Typhoon "Soudelor" to make direct hit to Saipan, Mariana Islands

Tropical Storm 13W formed on July 30, 2015 about 1 045 km (649 miles) northeast of Chuuk in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. It continued strengthening and was named Soudelor on July 31. Early August 2, UTC time, Soudelor reached typhoon strength, and is now moving on a

August 02, 2015

Hurricane "Guillermo" - fifth hurricane of 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season moving toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Guillermo" formed on July 30, 2015 about 3 190 km (1 980 miles) ESE of Hilo, Hawaii and by July 31 it strengthened into the fifth hurricane of 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season.Infrared image taken by GOES-West on July 30 showed bands of th

August 02, 2015

"Komen" brings more torrential rains to the flooded regions of Bangladesh and Myanmar: 33 people dead, thousands of homes devastated

Tropical Storm "Komen" made landfall on July 30, 2015 near Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. The areas already affected with severe flooding and mudslides are now endangered again by the heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and rough seas. So far, at least 33 peop

July 31, 2015

A violent tornado outbreak in Canada: Record-breaking touch-down lasted almost 3 hours

A massive tornado event took place near Pierson in the Canadian Manitoba province, around 01:30 UTC on Monday, July 28, 2015. Tornado roared through the province for almost 3 hours, until about 03:55 UTC, possibly setting the record for the longest lasting tornado touch

July 31, 2015

Tropical Storm "Komen" drenching Bangladesh

An area of low pressure has been lingering in the Bay of Bengal for days before it finally developed into a Tropical Storm "02B" and then into Tropical Storm "Komen" on July 29, 2015. Bangladesh was already soaked by monsoon rainfall before Komen sta

July 30, 2015

A rare July weather phenomena: Freak cold front blankets Northern Rockies

The freak cold front, an unusual meteorological phenomena, swept the Northern Rockies this Monday, July 28, 2015 bringing snow and record-low daytime July temperatures to Idaho.Late July is usually hot and dry for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, however, this year, the last

July 29, 2015

The strongest July storm ever hits Netherlands: 1 person dead, all traffic suspended

The strongest July storm, since the records began in 1901, hit Netherlands this Saturday, July 25, 2015. One person was killed, road and train traffic was suspended across the country, and flights were delayed due to strong wind gusts.Sad &scary to see so many #stre

July 27, 2015