At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay

At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern, central-eastern and south-eastern Paraguay since the beginning of April, triggering floods that resulted in casualties and widespread damage. The most affected are Presidente Hayes, Central, San Pedro, Concepción,…

Severe floods hit capital Bamako, claiming at least 15 lives, Bali

Severe floods hit capital Bamako, claiming at least 15 lives, Bali

The start of the rainy season claimed the lives of at least 15 people and caused significant damage in Bamako, Mali. Flooding streets, floating cars and injured residents were just some of the things that the city lived through on May 17, 2019. A sudden, heavy…

Worst drought in 116 years hits Australian wheat production

Worst drought in 116 years hits Australian wheat production

The worst drought in more than a century is affecting parts of Australia, causing severe grain shortage in what is usually an outstanding surplus producing country. The condition resulted in a significant shipment of wheat from Canada, approved on May 9 and expected…

Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Residents of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica woke up this week to unusually heavy snow and record low temperatures. Up to 30 cm (11.81 inches) of snow was reported up in the mountain stations on May 15, 2019 and up to 25 cm (9.84 inches) on the Vizzavona…

Lake Erie water levels reach record monthly high, U.S.

Lake Erie water levels reach record monthly high, U.S.

Lake Erie has surpassed its water-level average a few months ago and is now recording its highest May level since record-keeping started in 1985. Residents are warned to expect flooding for the foreseeable future. With the amount of rainfall that Ohio and its…

Storms and lightning strikes claims at least 23 lives in Assam, India

Storms and lightning strikes claims at least 23 lives in Assam, India

​At least 23 people have died and 22 801 families were affected by the storms and lightning strikes in 18 districts of the Indian state of Assam over the past few weeks. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a statement released May 14,…

Key West sets new May temperature record, Florida

Key West sets new May temperature record, Florida

With 34.4 °C (94 °F) on May 14, 2019, Key West recorded its highest May temperature since records began in 1872. The previous monthly record was 33.8 C (93 °F) set on May 31, 1881. The previous daily record was 32.2 °C (90 °F) registered in 1874…

Severe floods hit Emilia Romagna, Italy

Severe floods hit Emilia Romagna, Italy

The same weather system that caused severe floods in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past couple of days affected neighboring Italy, forcing Emilia Romagna authorities to issue red flood alert. Several rivers in the region burst their banks on May 13,…