Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large swaths of Europe experienced an early-season heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures more than 40 to 43 °C (104 – 110 °F) and numerous daily, monthly and all-time records broken. As those records were falling, a sharp temperature contrast first observed in the UK and NW Germany, fueled severe thunderstorms which are forecast to impact an area from France to Serbia on June 20 and 21.

Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey

Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey

Unusually heavy rainfall hit the capital Ankara, Turkey over the weekend, causing destructive floods that claimed the lives of at least 4 people. Another person was killed in the central province of Karaman.

Unprecedented flooding hits Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

Unprecedented flooding hits Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

Destructive flooding and landslides hit Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities on June 13, 2022, washing out numerous roads and bridges in the area, cutting off electricity and forcing people to evacuate. The floods hit during one of Yellowstone’s busiest months.

New eruption at Bulusan volcano covers nearby communities in heavy ash, Philippines

New eruption at Bulusan volcano covers nearby communities in heavy ash, Philippines

A new phreatic eruption was detected by the Bulusan Volcano Network at 20:37 UTC on June 11, 2022 (03:37 LT on June 12). The event lasted 18 minutes based on the seismic record but the eruption plume was not visible in camera monitors. Bulusan’s last eruption took place on June 5, forcing PHIVOLCS to raise the Alert Level to 1.

U.S. declares national energy emergency

U.S. declares national energy emergency

The United States declared a national energy emergency on June 6, 2022. The emergency – declared to exist with respect to the threats to the availability of sufficient electricity generation capacity to meet expected customer demand – will stay in effect for at least 24 months or until it’s declared terminated, whichever occurs first.

Powerful phreatic eruption at Bulusan volcano, Philippines

Powerful phreatic eruption at Bulusan volcano, Philippines

A powerful phreatic eruption took place at Bulusan volcano, Philippines at 02:37 UTC (10:37 LT) on June 5, 2022. As a result, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the Alert Level for the volcano from 0 to 1.