Major flooding cyclical rather than random, new research says

Major flooding cyclical rather than random, new research says

University of Newcastle's (UON) fresh research found further evidence to support the notion that severe flooding events occur cyclically, challenging the widely approved assumption that floods occur randomly. The study is now raising questions about the…

Tropical Cyclone “Nora” forms near Northern Territory, Australia

Tropical Cyclone “Nora” forms near Northern Territory, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Nora" formed in the Arafura Sea, Australian Northern Territory, on March 22, 2018 and is expected to intensify into a severe system over the weekend. This is the 9th cyclone of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season….

Severe flooding in São Paulo kills 3, leaves 1 000 displaced

Severe flooding in São Paulo kills 3, leaves 1 000 displaced

Heave rains struck São Paulo, Brazil on March 20, 2018, destroying homes and property, leaving 3 people dead and over 1 000 displaced. The storm approached São Paulo on Tuesday afternoon, bringing lightning, rain and high winds to the area. Emergency…

Sunday’s hailstorm in Bastrop County, TX was historic

Sunday’s hailstorm in Bastrop County, TX was historic

Photographic evidence of hailstones 10 – 12.7 cm (4-5 inches) or more in diameter indicate March 18 hailstorm in Texas' Bastrop County was historic, according to the National Weather Service. Large hail was reported with severe thunderstorms over Caldwell,…

Intense storms hit Spain, leaving at least 2 people dead

Intense storms hit Spain, leaving at least 2 people dead

Intense storms hit Spain over the past few days, especially its north, northwestern and southern areas, bringing heavy rain, snow and strong winds to the area. According to media reports, as of March 20, one person has been killed in Jaen province and one in Seville…

Widespread damage after major flooding in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Widespread damage after major flooding in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Heavy rains and overflowing rivers in Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic, caused major flooding on March 17, 2018. Hundreds of homes were affected, and significant loss of property is reported in some parts of the region. Heavy rain started affecting the…

Heavy dust storm hits Canberra, leaves thousands without power

Heavy dust storm hits Canberra, leaves thousands without power

A severe dust storm caused by high northwestern wind engulfed the Australian capital Canberra on Sunday, March 18, 2018, leaving thousands of people without power. Wind gusts up to 82 km/h (51 mph) brought powerlines down, uprooted trees and caused panic among the…