Record-shattering heavy snow hits parts of Japan

Record-shattering heavy snow hits parts of Japan

Heavy snow has been falling over Japan over the weekend, with some areas receiving record-breaking amounts. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the snow was brought by a wintry pressure pattern combined with cold air mass. All-time 24-hour snowfall records…

At least 4 killed as powerful storm dumps record-breaking snow, U.S.

At least 4 killed as powerful storm dumps record-breaking snow, U.S.

At least 4 people died and more than 120 000 customers were left without power after a powerful Nor'easter hit the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, January 29, and Sunday, January 30, 2022. More than 16 million people were placed under winter weather alerts. The…

Rare snow engulfs Jerusalem, Israel

Rare snow engulfs Jerusalem, Israel

The same storm that paralyzed Greece and Turkey at the beginning of this week, brought rare snowfall to the city of Jerusalem, Israel on January 27, 2022. According to Israel's meteorological service, between 15 and 25 cm (6 – 10 inches) of snow fell overnight…

Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, leaving at least 12 people dead

Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, leaving at least 12 people dead

At least 12 people have died and several were injured after heavy rains and snow hit Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces over the past 4 days. 7 people died after landslides caused by heavy rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including 5 children…

Frost covers sand dunes of Ain Sefra for the fifth winter in a row, Algeria

Frost covers sand dunes of Ain Sefra for the fifth winter in a row, Algeria

Sand dunes around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra — a region known as The Gateway to the Sahara — were seen covered with frost on January 17, 2022, as overnight temperatures dipped to -2 °C (28 °F) You can hardly call this rare anymore, as this is the fifth…

Heavy snow buries homes, isolates hundreds of villages in eastern Turkey

Heavy snow buries homes, isolates hundreds of villages in eastern Turkey

Heavy snowfall falling over eastern Turkey over the past 7 days isolated hundreds of villages and in some areas completely buried single-story homes. One of the worst affected areas is the district of Ovacık, one of the regions that receive the most snowfall in…

Heavy snow and rain devastate hundreds of Syrian refugee camps

Heavy snow and rain devastate hundreds of Syrian refugee camps

Heavy snow affecting parts of the Middle East over the past few days devastated hundreds of Syrian refugee camps along the Turkish border overnight Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Many tents were unable to withstand harsh weather and the weight of snowfall in Afrin and…