Severe storms

Supercell thunderstorms hit Queensland, 37 000 without power

Another severe storm pounded Queensland on December 3, 2016, producing large hail and major damage. Tens of thousands of homes reported power loss while numerous flights have been delayed. A system of supercells hit Brisbane on the afternoon of December 3 (local...

December 03, 2016

Severe floods and landslides ravage the Eastern Caribbean

A slow-moving low pressure field brought heavy rainfall to the islands in the Eastern Caribbean since November 28, 2016. The rains triggered severe flooding and landslides across the affected regions. St Vincent and the Grenadines have suffered the worst severe...

December 01, 2016

Intense storm sweeps Queensland, thousands report power loss

An intense storm hit the southeast Queensland during the afternoon hours of November 30, 2016 (local time). Downed trees and power poles were reported across the affected areas, along with several injuries. The severe storm system swept the Scene Rim, Logan, and...

November 30, 2016

Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes to hit the South US

An outbreak of intense thunderstorms is expected across portions of the South US over the next few days. Heavy rainfalls, strong winds, and several tornadoes are possible. The thunderstorms will be fueled by the abundant moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico,...

November 28, 2016

Unusual weather in Australia, snow falling days before summer

A spell of unusual weather was reported in Tasmania on November 24, 2016, as the snowfall blanketed parts of the state only several days before the arrival of the summer. Temperatures in Tasmania were expected to reach as low as 7 °C (44.6 °F), according to...

November 24, 2016

Extreme rainfall, floods and devastation in NW Italy

After 3 days of exceptionally heavy rain, severe weather warnings have again been issued for northwestern Italy as more heavy rainstorms are expected to affect the region today and tomorrow. Liguria and Piedmont are at highest risk. Schools and other public...

November 24, 2016

Winter Storm "Argos" batters US, three people dead

The snowstorms from Argos, the first winter storm of the season, have blanketed parts of the US and claimed lives of at least 3 people. Heavy snowfall caused widespread traffic disruptions and power outages since the end of the last week. The snow and wintry weather...

November 21, 2016

Storm "Angus" batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported

Storm "Angus" hit the UK with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high waves on November 20, 2016. Widespread flooding was reported, and about 100 people were evacuated. France, Netherlands and Germany also reported severe weather conditions due to the deep...

November 21, 2016

Angus, the first autumn storm to lash England on November 20, 2016

The UK Met Office has named the first autumn storm of the season. Storm "Angus" will lash southeastern England with heavy rainfall and intense southwesterly winds on November 20, 2016. As the strong low-pressure field, a Yellow warning for strong winds and...

November 19, 2016

1st major winter storm of season blankets Northern Plains

Argos, the first major US winter storm of the season has already blanketed parts of the Northern Plains. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), further heavy snow accompanied with strong winds is expected in the region of the Great Lakes and inner...

November 18, 2016

Severe weather affecting quake-hit region, New Zealand

Heavy rain and strong winds are affecting the earthquake-hit region of New Zealand as an active weather system crosses the South Island late tonight and the North Island on Tuesday (local time). With a full moon tonight, tides will be high and flooding is possible,...

November 14, 2016

Intense hailstorm hits Adelaide, South Australia

An intense thunderstorm accompanied with large hail hit Adelaide, South Australia on November 11, 2016. At the time of the event, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported four thunderstorms tracking southeasterly across Adelaide, the Barossa, and the Fleurieu...

November 11, 2016

Deadly flash floods hit Johannesburg, South Africa

Heavy rain hit South Africa on November 9, 2016, causing devastating flash floods in country's capital Johannesburg, Gauteng province. Media reports on November 10 mention at least 6 people killed, dozens of vehicles swept away and houses damaged. At this time,...

November 10, 2016

Heavy winter storm leaves southern Norway in chaos

A heavy winter storm rolled through Norway on Sunday, November 6, 2016, bringing heavy snow and downing trees in Agder area, the country's southernmost region. The worst affected municipalities were Vegårshei, Kristiansand, Iveland, Birkirkara, Åmli,...

November 07, 2016

Large and deadly tornado rips through Italy near Rome

A powerful storm accompanied by at least one very large tornado hit Italy on November 6, 2016, causing extensive damage. According to preliminary reports, at least two people have lost their lives. Several are seriously injured. A large tornado was first reported in...

November 06, 2016

Kolkata sees above average monthly rainfall in only 24 hours

Strong thunderstorms and heavy rainfalls hit Kolkata, West Bengal, on November 3, 2016. The showers started to lash the city around 14:00 and lasted until 17:00 (local time). However, the strongest outburst occurred during the first hour. In a 24 hour period, from...

November 04, 2016

Lightning bolt sets a car on fire, Israel

Intense thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rainfall swept Eilat, Israel on October 27, 2016. Severe flooding forced the officials to shut down the roads as several weather-related incidents occurred. Luckily, no serious injuries or deaths were reported. The National...

November 01, 2016