Severe storms

rio de janeiro flood february 15 2018

A month's worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the morning of February 15, 2018 with a month's worth of rain in just one hour. The storm flooded homes and roads, downed trees and caused substantial structural damage. At least 4 people were killed and 30 injured....

February 16, 2018

out of season hailstorm hits india causing large scale agricultural damage

Unseasonal hailstorm hits India, causing large-scale agricultural damage

A powerful storm accompanied with very damaging hail hit parts of central and southern India over the past couple of days, destroying more than 125 000 hectares (309 000 acres) of crops and killing several people. Such powerful storms are not usual for this region...

February 14, 2018

cold front melbourne february 14 2018

Strong windstorm hits Victoria and Tasmania, leaving 71 000 homes without power

A strong cold front hit the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania on February 14, 2018, producing damaging wind gusts and lifting up some dust. At least one person was injured in Victoria and more than 50 000 homes were left without power. In Tasmania, the...

February 14, 2018

queensland thunderstorm february 11 2018

Violent thunderstorm hits Queensland with tennis ball-sized hail, 130 000 homes without power

A severe thunderstorm that hit the city of Brisbane, Queensland Sunday night (local time), February 11, 2018, left 130 000 homes without power, produced some 265 000 lightning strikes and dropped up to tennis ball-sized hail on the region. At least one person was...

February 12, 2018

unofficially largest hailstone cordoba argentina february 8 2018

Unofficial world record for largest hailstone set on February 8 - 23 cm (9 inches) in Cordoba, Argentina

Unofficial reports coming from Cordoba, Argentina mention a 23 cm (9 inches) large hailstone that fell on February 8, 2018. If confirmed, this will break the current world record for largest hailstone. A violent hailstorm hit Cordoba, Argentina on Thursday...

February 10, 2018

snow in Ouarzazate morocco february 2018

'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

calgary snow february 7 2018

Winter Storm Mateo dropped huge snow across British Columbia and Alberta

A winter storm rich in moisture, the same storm expected to affect areas from the Northern Rockies to the Midwest into Friday, brought huge amounts of snow to central British Columbia and Alberta, Canada over the past couple of days. Forecasters expect upwards of 60...

February 08, 2018

ice accumulation february 7 2018

Potent winter storm targets Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, significant icing and quick freeze-up

A potent winter storm is expected to spread a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to a large portion of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. NWS warns that the ice accretion could be over 0.6 cm (0.25 inches) in some...

February 07, 2018

deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia february 2018

Deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia after extreme rainfall

Floods and landslides left several people dead or missing and more than 6 500 people living in parts of South and East Jakarta displaced due to floods as authorities were forced to release water from a major reservoir in the city of Bogor on Monday, February 5,...

February 06, 2018

phia domain camping ground flashflood

2 dead near Auckland after flash floods hit North Island, New Zealand

A small but intense low pressure area affected New Zealand's North Island on Saturday, February 3, 2018, dropping heavy rain and causing flash floods that resulted in deaths of two people. Bodies of two people have been found in a swollen stream in Waitakere,...

February 03, 2018

cyclone fehi new zealand february 1 2018

Ex-tropical cyclone Fehi hits New Zealand, combines with kind tides

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Fehi" slammed into New Zealand's South Island on Thursday, February 1, 2018, and combined with king tides to trigger heavy flooding in some regions. Numerous trees and power lines were downed as winds up to 140 km/h (87...

February 01, 2018

massive floods in broome western australia january 30 2018

Tropical low devastates Western Australia's north, drops massive rain

Ex-tropical cyclones Hilda and Joyce both hit Kimberly coast, Western Australia's sparsely populated northern region in the past 35 days but an unnamed tropical low that hit the region this week exceeded both named storms in terms of rain and wind. It brought...

January 31, 2018

ex tropical cyclone fehi winds model

Major storm about to slam into South Island, New Zealand

What's left of former Tropical Cyclone "Fehi" is now approaching New Zealand as a major storm and is expected to hit South Island and lower parts of North Island with significant heavy rain and strong winds as it crosses the region over the next 36...

January 31, 2018

severe thunderstorm darwin nt australia january 28 2018

Severe thunderstorm, record rain hit Darwin, Northern Territory

A severe thunderstorm swept through Darwin on January 28, 2018, causing flash floods and downing trees and power lines. Darwin is the capital city (population of 145 916) of the sparsely populated Northern Territory of Australia. This region is famous for its summer...

January 29, 2018

xujiaping township lueyang county shaanxi china january 25 2018

China upgrades snowstorm warning to 2nd highest, cold wave alert on highest level

China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) has upgraded its snowstorm warning to Orange - the second highest level on Thursday, January 25, 2018, as heavy snow continues affecting China's central and eastern regions. A Blue alert for cold wave remains in...

January 26, 2018

hail accumulation southerland south africa january 2018

Freak hailstorm hits Sutherland, creates a river or hail, South Africa

Residents of the city of Sutherland located in southern Northern Cape, South Africa experienced a rare phenomenon for their region when a freak hailstorm dumped huge amounts of rain and hail in just two days on January 21, 2018. Residents said they've never...

January 26, 2018

flood scotland storm georgina january 24 2017

Storm Georgina hits Scotland with heavy rain, gusts up to 225 km/h (140 mph)

A rapidly developing low pressure system, named Storm Georgina by the UK Met Office, swept eastwards over northern Scotland on January 24, 2018, before moving out into the North Sea and Norway. Early analysis shows that a sting jet could have formed over the sea...

January 25, 2018