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mekunu 05z may 24 2018

8 missing as unusual TC Mekunu hits Socotra, Yemen, landfall expected close to Salalah, Oman

At least 8 people are missing and hundreds were evacuated as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Mekunu" ravaged Yemen's island of Socotra on Wednesday night, May 23, 2018. Mekunu is another unusual tropical cyclone to form in the Arabian Sea within 10 days....

May 24, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Gas emissions tripled, blue burning flame of methane gas observed, Hawaii

The moderate-level eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the central and northeast end of the active fissure system. Volcanic gas emissions have tripled as a result of the voluminous eruptions from the erupting fissures so SO2 concentrations are...

May 24, 2018

tropical storm mekunu may 22 2018

Tropical Storm "Mekunu" forms, landfall expected over Oman - Yemen border region

Tropical Storm 02A, internationally known as Mekunu, formed May 22, 2018 over the Southwest Arabian Sea as the second named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is strengthening on its way toward the southwestern coast of Oman and eastern...

May 22, 2018

4merapi eruption may 21 2018

Merapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, Indonesia

Following four new explosions at Indonesia's Merapi volcano on May 20 and 21, 2018, authorities have raised the alert level for the volcano from Alert Level 1 to 2 at 23:00 UTC on May 21, 2018. All residents living within 3 km (2 miles) are ordered to evacuate....

May 22, 2018

tropical storm sagar floods in djibouti may 2018

Very rare TC Sagar hits Somalia, 19 people killed in flash floods and thousands affected

Tropical Cyclone "Sagar" made landfall in northwestern Somaliland and Djibouti on May 19, 2018 with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (58 mph), dropping heavy rain and causing severe flash floods. At least 19 people were killed in Somalia, Djibouti and...

May 21, 2018

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Severe storm strikes Sri Lanka, leaving 3 people dead and over 8 000 affected

Severe storms that hit Sri Lanka on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018, left at least three people dead and over 8 000 affected. Weather authorities warned residents the country is facing its annual southwest monsoon and that more rains are expected in...

May 20, 2018

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Kilauea volcano update: eruption of lava and ground cracking continues, short-lived explosion at Halema'uma'u

A moderate-level eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the central and northeast end of the active fissure system at Hawaiian Kilauea volcano. Residents in lower Puna should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and...

May 19, 2018

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Sagar: Rare tropical cyclone forms in the Gulf of Aden, life-threatening floods expected in desert regions

A rare tropical cyclone formed May 16, 2018 in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia. Named Tropical Cyclone 01A and internationally known as Sagar, this cyclone's main threat is substantial rainfall (for desert regions), leading up to dangerous flash...

May 18, 2018

kilauea may 16 2018

Strong explosion at Kilauea volcano sends ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Hawaii

A strong explosion took place at the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea volcano's summit about 04:15 HST (14:15 UTC) on May 17, 2018, ejecting ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code is at Red. Continued emissions...

May 17, 2018

tornado germany may 16 2018

Tornado leaves a trail of destruction, two injured in western Germany

A rare tornado for this part of the world swept through a populated area in western Germany on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and 2 people injured. The storm that produced the tornado also dropped large hail on the region. The tornado formed...

May 17, 2018

afghanistan flood may 2018

At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan

Flash floods affecting Afghanistan over the past 7 days have claimed lives of at least 34 people and left 4 injured. Severe weather hit the country following an unusually dry winter. Hashmat Khan Bahaduri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management...

May 16, 2018

new york storm may 15 2018

5 dead, nearly 500 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit US Northeast

At least 5 people have been killed and nearly 500 000 homes are without power after severe thunderstorms swept through the US Northeast on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. An unsettled wet pattern continues over the eastern US through the end of the week, with flash flooding...

May 16, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Aviation color code red issued

At 23:23 UTC on May 15, USGS volcanologists upgraded Kilauea's warning code from orange to red, because of increased ash emissions from the summit crater. Aircraft traveling near Hawaii are warned to avoid small ash clouds. As of early May 15 (local time, UTC...

May 16, 2018

canada british columbia flood may 2018

Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said,...

May 14, 2018

dust storm haryana india may 13 2018

At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200

Fierce dust storms across northern India left at least 61 people dead on Sunday, May 13, 2018, bringing the total death toll to at least 202 since the start of the month. The weather office has warned of more thunderstorms in north, north-east and parts of south...

May 14, 2018

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Parts of Finnish Lapland brace for worst spring floods in 20 years

The Finnish Lapland is likely to see extensive spring flooding in the coming days, as warm temperatures and intermittent rains set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute's leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that the current data...

May 13, 2018

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Record rainfall, strong winds and cold blast as extreme weather hits parts of Australia

Extreme weather events have broken historic rainfall records, bringing strong winds and unusually cold conditions across Australia on May 11, 2018. Tasmania’s capital Hobart experienced a record-breaking rainfall, which caused road closures, schools to shut...

May 11, 2018