A severe thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 224 km/h (139 mph) hit Corsica, France on August 18, 2022, leaving 5 people dead and 13 injured, of which two critically. The same system hit continued into northern Italy, leaving 2 people dead and several injured.
Severe thunderstorms with intense lightning and large hail hit the eastern Liguria coastline between 04:30 and 05:15 UTC on August 18, 2022, causing extensive damage. The storms continued into Tuscany, leaving at least 2 people dead and 4 injured.
Violent thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of France on August 16, 2022, bringing temporary relief to the drought-stricken country.
Significant rain accumulations are expected in the Westland and Buller regions of New Zealand this week, prompting MetService to issue Red Warnings for Heavy Rain for the region.
A G2 – Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for August 18, 2022, as a result of CME activity on August 14 and 15 coupled with a recurrent, negative polarity CH HSS.
Severe flash floods hit northern Afghanistan’s Parwan Province on August 13, 2022, leaving more than 30 people dead and around 100 missing.
Streets and homes on the island of Stromboli were engulfed in thousands of tons of mud as heavy rain caused mudslides to spread across the iconic volcanic island on August 12, 2022.
An earthquake swarm is occurring in the Manuʻa islands of American Samoa. These earthquakes are most likely related to either Taʻū volcano or the nearby submarine Vailuluʻu volcano, according to the USGS.
France is battling a massive fire in its drought-stricken southwestern region of Gironde for the third day in a row. On August 11, officials are warning that new flare-ups could cause it to spread further.
Heavy rains and floods affecting parts of Yemen over the past 2 days claimed the lives of at least 38 people and completely destroyed at least 10 historic buildings in the capital Sanaa.