Heavy floods hit São Paulo, Brazil

Heavy floods hit São Paulo, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting São Paulo for the past 5 days caused heavy floods in its southern and eastern parts on March 30, 2018. The municipal districts of Cidade Ademar and Ipiranga in the southern zone announced a state of alert at around 19:00 UTC (16:00 local…

Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Several rivers in southeastern Europe have broken their banks late March 2018, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria, and northwestern Turkey. The Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) River in Greece has been at dangerous levels since March…

Deadly storms, massive hail hit parts of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India

Deadly storms, massive hail hit parts of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India

At least 8 people were killed and over 100 injured as massive storms dumped heavy rain and large hail on parts of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India on March 30, 2018. Crops and hundreds of homes were badly damaged in Bangladesh and in Rautahat area in Nepal. Two…

Severe weather hits Texas, heavy rainfall, floods and tornadoes

Severe weather hits Texas, heavy rainfall, floods and tornadoes

Severe storms caused property damage and flash flooding across parts of southern Texas on Wednesday and Thursday, March 28 and 29, 2018. On Wednesday afternoon heavy rain turned roads into rivers on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas….

Romania’s nuclear plant disconnects reactor after glitch

Romania’s nuclear plant disconnects reactor after glitch

One of the reactors has been disconnected from the grid in Cernavodă nuclear power plant, Romania on March 29, 2018, due to a glitch in the electrical system. Nuclearelectrica, the operator of the plant, said the problem occurred on Unit 2 on Thursday and that…

Avalanches, bad weather isolates Arctic community, Norway

Avalanches, bad weather isolates Arctic community, Norway

The municipality of Berlevåg, in Norway's Lapland (Finnmark) has been experiencing problems of food deliveries and transport for six consecutive days. An avalanche and heavy snowing blocked the county road leading to the village on Friday, March 23, 2018….

Ireland’s recent decade found to be the wettest in over 300 years

Ireland’s recent decade found to be the wettest in over 300 years

With a 10-year average rainfall of almost 1 990 mm (78.3 inches) per year, the decade from 2006 to 2015 was Ireland’s wettest on record. This compares with a long-term 300-year decadal average of 1 080 mm (42.5 inches) per year, and 940 mm (37 inches), the…

Unusual smell detected in ice cave near Öræfajökull volcano, Iceland

Unusual smell detected in ice cave near Öræfajökull volcano, Iceland

An unusual smell was detected in an ice cave known as Kristallinn (Crystal) in Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland on March 25, 2018. Specialists from the Iceland Met Office are now using equipment to measure for sulfur dioxide and sulfur hydroxide in the cave. …

Orange snow carpets parts of eastern Europe

Orange snow carpets parts of eastern Europe

Parts of eastern Europe, especially mountainous regions in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania, transformed into Mars-like landscape on March 23 – 25, 2018 as sand and dust from desert storms in northern Africa caused snow to turn orange. According to…