Severe storms

storm new zealand nov 20 2019

Severe hailstorm hammers Canterbury, New Zealand

Over 1 500 lightning strikes pummeled the South Island during a six-hour storm that hammered Canterbury, with destructive hailstones around 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) in diameter hitting Timaru on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. It was the second storm to hit the region in...

November 20, 2019

avalanche italy nov 17 2019

Heavy snowfall hits parts of Austria and Italy, large avalanche engulfs Martell Valley

Extreme weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and snow are affecting parts of central Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Italy over the past couple of days, causing floods, landslides and notable avalanches. Similar weather, with widespread heavy rain...

November 19, 2019

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300 000 affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria

Nigeria's northeastern states Borno and Adamawa are facing the worst floods in seven years which have destroyed homes, livelihoods, and affected about 300 000 people so far. The number of the afflicted population is five times more than expected in the...

November 19, 2019

christchurch tornado nov 17 2019

Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand

A tornado hit Christchurch in New Zealand on November 18, 2019, leaving a trail of damage from central suburbs to coastal areas, according to the nation's Fire and Emergency. The twister injured two people, scattered debris through the air, and disrupted power...

November 18, 2019

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Third record tide hits Venice as Italy faces heavy rain, snow and strong winds

A third exceptional tide hit Venice, Italy on Sunday, November 17, 2019, during the same week wherein other parts of the country suffered from a series of extreme weather events -- from heavy rain and snow, strong winds, and swollen rivers to out-of-season...

November 18, 2019

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Powerful tornado hits Grosseto, causing significant damage, Italy

A powerful tornado hit the town of Polverosa di Orbetello, Grosseto province in Italy on November 17, 2019. The twister caused major damage as shown on images and footages uploaded on social media. Severe Weather Europe reported that the tornado is likely at least...

November 18, 2019

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Over 10 000 homes destroyed, 57 000 affected as catastrophic floods hit Central African Republic

Severe floods destroyed more than 10 000 homes and displaced at least 57 000 people since heavy rains started in the Central African Republic on October 21, 2019. Red Cross said this has been the state's worst flooding in two decades. Neighborhoods that are...

November 17, 2019

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Record-setting wave measured in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia

A powerful Mediterranean storm named Victoria affected the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, this week. The storm produced many notable events, including the largest wave ever recorded in Croatia...

November 17, 2019

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Huge hailstones batter Queensland, causing significant damage to cars and homes, Australia

Hailstones up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter hit north of Brisbane as dangerous thunderstorms moved across southeast Queensland on November 17, 2019, causing severe damage to cars and homes. The hail came shortly after an emergency warning was issued for bushfires...

November 17, 2019

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'Bomb cyclone' over Russian Far East to dump heavy snow to Japan

A former low-pressure area whose pressure pummelled over 24 hPa within a 24-hour period making it a "bomb cyclone" is seen over the seas over Russian Far Easton November 15, 2019. This cyclone is expected to bring heaps of snow to Japan today until...

November 15, 2019

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At least 27 lives lost as severe thunderstorms hit Sindh, Pakistan

Severe thunderstorms left at least 27 people dead and injured over two dozens others during the past 24 hours in the southern Sindh province, Pakistan, officials reported on Friday morning, November 15, 2019. Provincial government spokesman Saeed Ghani said local...

November 15, 2019

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Nor'easter to pound areas along East Coast with strong winds, raging waves and drenching rain, U.S.

Strong winds, raging waves, and drenching rain are expected to slam regions along the East Coast beginning this weekend, November 16 to November 17, 2019. Gale warnings are in place along the coastline, from South Carolina to New Jersey, as well as storm watches...

November 15, 2019

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Second tornado hits KwaZulu-Natal in two days, South Africa

Just two days after a destructive tornado in which two people lost their lives, the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal was hit by another tornado on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The second tornado tore through Bergville, ner the Kilburn Dam in the Drakensberg....

November 15, 2019

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Major snowstorm hits France - widespread disruption reported, 300 000 homes without power

Snow, ice and heavy rain brought by the first major snowstorm of the 2019/20 season caused widespread disruption on the roads of southeastern France on November 14 and 15, 2019. At least one person has been killed and 300 000 customers left without electricity. Snow...

November 15, 2019

Tunisia flood nov13 2019

Heavy rains, flash floods hit Tunisia

Heavy rains produced by Cyclone "Victoria" spread across Tunisia on November 12 and 13, 2019, causing severe flash floods. The same storm system brought heavy rains and strong winds to neighboring Mediterranean countries. According to the country's...

November 14, 2019

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Heavy snowfall blocks multiple major roads in Algeria

Heavy snowfall hit several Algerian provinces on November 10 and 11, 2019, blocking several key roads and causing traffic disruption. ​According to local reports, major national road 33, connecting Bouira to Tizi-Ouzu, was closed during the rush-hour on Monday...

November 14, 2019

medicane nov 11 2019

Forecast models hint development of two medicanes by November 12

Forecast models are hinting the development of a deep cyclone with the potential of the warm-core system in the western Mediterranean on Monday, November 11, 2019, and another even stronger warm-core cyclone over the Tyrrhenian sea on Tuesday, November 12. The...

November 10, 2019