Severe storms - page 2

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Severe thunderstorms hit Eastern Cape, claiming 6 lives and damaging more than 1 000 homes, South Africa

Severe thunderstorms hit the province of Eastern Cape, South Africa over the past couple of days, claiming the lives of at least 6 people and damaging more than 1 000 homes. The latest areas to be hit by the storms include the municipalities of Amathole, Raymond...

December 15, 2021

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Widespread hazardous weather to impact the Central U.S.

A rapidly strengthening storm system will shift from the central Rockies to the upper Great Lakes today with widespread high winds, exceeding 110 km/h (70 mph) in some locations. Wind damage and power outages are likely with difficult to dangerous travel conditions....

December 15, 2021

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Long-duration storm system to produce heavy snow across much of the U.S. West

A prolonged Atmospheric River will produce heavy snow across much of the U.S. West through Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Snowfall of 60 - 150 cm (2 - 5 feet) or more is likely in the Sierra Nevada, with 30 - 90 cm (1 - 3 feet) expected across much of the western...

December 13, 2021

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Violent tornado outbreak hits U.S. South and Midwest, leaving up to 100 people dead

A violent tornado outbreak took place across the U.S. South and Midwest on Friday, December 10 into Saturday, December 11, 2021, placing more than 16 million people under a tornado watch. In 24 hours to 11:10 UTC on December 11, the NWS Storm Prediction Center...

December 11, 2021

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Major winter storm impacting Central Plains, Upper Midwest, and Great Lakes, U.S.

A major winter storm will expand across the Central Plains, Upper Midwest, and Great Lakes on Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, 2021. Snowfall rates of 50 mm (2 inches) per hour are possible, producing near whiteout conditions and dangerous...

December 10, 2021

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Extratropical cyclone off the coast of Brazil brings more than 450 mm (17.7 inches) of rain to Bahia

Heavy rain associated with the front derived from the extratropical cyclone forming off the coast of southern Brazil this week caused severe floods in parts of southern Bahia, leaving 3 people dead. The cyclone emerged from an area of ​​low pressure of 1 010 hPa...

December 10, 2021

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Severe winds hit Ireland as Storm Barra rolls in, leaving 60 000 customers without power

A powerful deep low-pressure area moving in from the Atlantic Ocean hit Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 7 and 8, 2021, bringing severe winds and heavy rain. At the height of the storm, more than 60 000 customers were without power. Storm Barra was named...

December 09, 2021

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Storm Barra to impact Ireland and UK with strong winds, heavy rain and snow

A deep low-pressure area moving in from the Atlantic Ocean this week has been named Storm Barra by Met Éireann on Sunday, December 5, 2021, due to the level of impacts expected for the Republic of Ireland. After impacting Ireland, Barra will bring strong...

December 06, 2021

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At least 18 dead or missing after severe floods hit Vietnam

At least 18 people have died or are missing after heavy rains affecting Vietnam since November 26, 2021, caused severe floods and damage. The death toll was confirmed by Vietnam Disaster Management Agency (VDMA) on December 1. The worst affected was Phu Yen with 10...

December 02, 2021

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Another atmospheric river hits flood-stricken British Columbia, Canada

The third atmospheric river in the past 7 days is affecting British Columbia, Canada since early Tuesday morning (LT), November 30, 2021, bringing heavy rain and mountain snow. Significant precipitation continues to overspread coastal and southern portions of...

November 30, 2021

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Powerful windstorm hits Istanbul, claiming at least 4 lives and injuring dozens others, Turkey

A severe windstorm hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul (population 15.5 million) on Monday, November 29, 2021, leaving at least 4 people dead and 38 others injured. Turkey's weather agency issued an orange-level storm warning (3 of 4) for 17 provinces, and a...

November 29, 2021

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Extreme winds hit parts of UK, pushing Arctic air toward Europe

Powerful winds brought by Storm Arwen affected a wide swathe of the United Kingdom on November 26 and 27, 2021, leaving as many as 143 000 customers without power. The storm is now pushing frigid Arctic air toward Europe and bringing snow to Spain. As expected, the...

November 27, 2021

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Severe hailstorm hits Klerksdorp, South Africa

A severe hailstorm hit the city of Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province on November 25, 2021, causing widespread damage. The storm flooded roads and damaged the roofs of many homes and businesses.1 This is the third destructive hailstorm to hit South...

November 26, 2021

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Severe flood hits Malta during one of the country's worst storms ever

A powerful storm hit Malta on November 25, 2021, dumping a month's worth of rain in just several hours and causing severe floods. The country's Civil Protection Department described it as 'one of the worst storms in a very long time.' A severe...

November 26, 2021

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Rare Red weather warning issued for Storm Arwen, U.K.

The UK Met Office has issued a rare Red weather warning for coastal areas in the northeast of the United Kingdom as Storm Arwen, named on November 25, is expected to bring high winds and disruption for much of the UK. "Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low...

November 26, 2021

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Historic hailstorm hits Alicante, Spain

A massive hailstorm hit the Spanish city of Alicante, Valencia on the morning of November 23, 2021. The hailstorm was preceded by large amounts of rain in a very short period. According to AEMET, a weather station in Alicante registered 46 mm (1.8 inches) of rain in...

November 24, 2021

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Potent cold front to track through the Northeast, caution for those traveling during Thanksgiving week around the Great Lakes

A sweeping cold front will bring widespread showers along the U.S. East Coast this week, followed by lake effect snow across the Great Lakes region. As the holiday week gets off and running, much of the continental U.S. will be devoid of hazards the first half of...

November 22, 2021