Some 15 000 people have been airlifted to safety after severe flash floods swept through makeshift camps during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is located at an altitude of 4.1 km (2.5 miles) and is covered with snow most of the year except for the short summer period when it is open to pilgrims.
Governments from Portugal to Italy are calling on citizens to limit water use to a bare minimum due to severe drought and scarce rainfall.
A very bright daylight fireball was seen and recorded over Wellington, New Zealand at around 01:50 UTC on July 7, 2022 (13:50 LT). The event lasted about 10 seconds and was followed by a loud boom. It provided a wealth of scientific data as it left signatures on weather radars, seismometers, and geostationary satellites.
A cluster of powerful thunderstorms swept through the Northern Plains and Midwest, U.S. on July 5, 2022, bringing destructive winds and flooding rain from South Dakota to northern Iowa. The storm left thousands of people without power, extensive damage and at least 4 people injured.
Volcanic activity at Guatemala’s Fuego volcano intensified on July 2, 2022, with abundant degassing and new lava flow reaching at least 1 km (0.6 miles).
Heavy rains hit parts of eastern Australia over the weekend, forcing the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to issue Severe Weather Warnings for Sydney metropolitan, Illawarra and Central Tablelands districts.
Typhoon “Chaba” made landfall in the coastal area of Maoming City, China’s Guangdong Province at around 15:00 LT on July 2, 2022, with maximum sustained winds around 95 km/h (60 mph). Chaba is the third named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season and the first to make landfall in China.
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southern Iran at 21:32 UTC on July 1, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.
Tropical Storm “Bonnie” formed at 13:15 UTC on July 1, 2022, as the 2nd named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.
Tropical Storm “Chaba” formed on June 29, 2022, over the South China Sea as the 3rd named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season.