New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982

14 cm (5.5 inches) of snow had accumulated in Central Park, New York by 10:00 EDT on April 2, 2018 (14:00 UTC). It was the most amount of snow in April since 1982, when 24.38 cm (9.6 inches) fell on the 6th of the month. The amount was also 7th most on record in…

Rain and hailstorms damage crops in 135 000 acres in Telangana, India

Rain and hailstorms damage crops in 135 000 acres in Telangana, India

Unseasonal heavy rains coupled with high-speed wind and hailstorm caused extensive damage to standing crops in nearly 55 000 hectares (135 000 acres) in Telangana district, India between April 1 and 3, 2018. Although the heavy rain brought ease to the people from…

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

A flash flood struck a village on the island of Ambae, Vanuatu, destroying about 30 houses and affecting more than 100 people on March 31, 2018. Almost all the houses in the village were destroyed, leaving behind remains of a few concrete buildings. The Vanuatu…

Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji

Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji

Heavy rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Cyclone "Josie," which was upgraded to a Category 1 cyclone on March 31 – April 1 as it passed south of the archipelago, had caused major flooding in parts of Fiji as of April 1. While Josie was a relatively…

Avalanche kills three in Valais, Swiss Alps

Avalanche kills three in Valais, Swiss Alps

Three people have been killed and two others injured after an avalanche hit Valais area in southwestern Switzerland on March 31, 2018. The skiers were part of a tour group and they were near the area of Fiescheralp, and at an altitude of nearly 2 500m (8 000 feet),…

World’s first 3D thermal image of volcano

World’s first 3D thermal image of volcano

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have created the world's first 3D thermal image of an active volcano. The spectacular 3D image of Stromboli in Italy was made using high-precision cameras which are mounted to an aerial drone. The team of geoscientists…

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

A massive dust storm hit many parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 30, 2018, killing three people. The storm disrupted traffic and caused power outages in many locations and uprooted multiple trees, an official said. One person was killed…

China is building massive weather modification system to make more rain

China is building massive weather modification system to make more rain

China is testing cutting-edge weather modification technology in Tibetan Plateau. The country aims to implement a large-scale weather changing project to ensure a consistent rain supply in the area three times as big as Spain, nearing 1 million km2 (620 000 mi2)….