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Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

A weather station in Cairo Montenotte, Province of Savona in the NW Italian region of Liguria, recorded 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in just 6 hours on October 4, 2021, breaking the country's 6-hour rainfall record of 472 mm (18.6 inches) set in 2011. While rain...

October 05, 2021

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Extremely heavy rain hits capital Ljubljana, Slovenia

Extremely heavy rains hit parts of Slovenia on September 29, 2021, flooding more than 500 buildings in the capital Ljubljana alone. Meteorologists said this is the heaviest rainfall in the 160-year history of the country's meteorological measurements. According...

September 30, 2021

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Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

A deep cyclone with estimated pressure below 970 hPa is bringing intense snowstorms and blizzard conditions to northwest Iceland on September 28, 2021. Bad weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, September 29. Blizzard conditions are expected in the...

September 28, 2021

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Homes flooded, cars swept away after severe flash floods hit Huelva, Spain

Torrential downpours hit parts of southern Spain on September 23, 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the province of Huelva. The floods inundated homes and swept away vehicles in the cities of Huelva and Lepe, and caused more than 600 emergency interventions....

September 23, 2021

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Rivers overflow after heavy rain, affecting 1.2 million and claiming 10 lives in West Bengal, India

More than 1.2 million people have been affected after heavy rains over the past couple of days caused rivers to overflow and embankments to fail in the Indian state of West Bengal. The situation worsened after dam releases in the neighboring state of Jharkhand. At...

September 21, 2021

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2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been...

September 15, 2021

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Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by powerful wind gusts hit the Gard department in Southern France on the morning of Tuesday (LT), September 14, 2021. In just three hours, the equivalent of more than 2 months of rain fell on Gard's southern and western regions,...

September 15, 2021

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More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India

Very heavy rains affecting the Indian state of Gujarat over the past few days have caused massive floods in parts of the state, affecting more than 1.6 million people. The flooding affected 1 660 245 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar,...

September 14, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit capital Abuja, claiming the lives of 4 people, Nigeria

Severe flash floods hit the Nigerian capital Abuja and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on September 12, 2021, claiming the lives of 4 people. The floods were caused by heavy rains, but the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director-General Abbas G. Idriss said...

September 14, 2021

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Rare Red Warning for severe gales issued for South Island, New Zealand

The New Zealand MetService has issued a rare Red Warning for severe gale northwesterly winds for the Canterbury High Country and foothills from Sunday afternoon (LT), September 12 into early Monday morning, September 13, 2021. The winds are expected to produce...

September 12, 2021

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Severe floods hit Agen after two months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwest France was hit by record-breaking rainfall on September 8, 2021, inundating streets of the city of Agen with more than 2 m (6.6 feet) of water. According to Meteo France, La Garenne station in Agen recorded 128.8 mm (5.07...

September 09, 2021

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More heavy rain expected in Auckland after severe flooding caused by 149 percent of August rainfall in just 1 day, New Zealand

Heavy rain, snow, and strong winds are again in the forecast for New Zealand, just a week after the Auckland region received 149% of the August rainfall in just one day. A front is moving east across the far northeast of the North Island tonight (Tuesday, September...

September 07, 2021

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Hailstorms wreak havoc across parts of Saskatchewan, Canada

Severe thunderstorms swept through parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada on August 31, 2021, bringing torrential rainfall, intense winds, hail, localized flooding and tornado warnings in Saskatchewan. A trough digging in across the western Prairies helped...

September 03, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Alcanar after 77 mm (3 inches) of rain in 30 minutes - Catalonia, Spain

Severe flooding wreaked havoc in several parts of Spain over the past couple of days, forcing the closure of roads and leaving around 10 000 customers without power. The worst-hit was the town of Alcanar in the northeast of Catalonia, where some streets turned into...

September 03, 2021

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Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" bring record rains, historic flooding and destructive tornadoes to U.S. Northeast, leaving at least 71 people dead

Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" -- which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29 with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph)1 -- inundated parts of the U.S. Northeast and spawned large and extremely dangerous tornadoes on September 1 and 2, 2021....

September 02, 2021

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Intense cold front affecting South Africa, warnings for disruptive snowfall and severe thunderstorms

An intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough is affecting parts of South Africa since Thursday, August 26, 2021. The front is spreading eastwards, bringing heavy rains, disruptive snow, and cold temperatures. A change in weather conditions is...

August 28, 2021

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Thousands of homes destroyed by floods, more than 60 fatalities, Niger

Heavy rains and floods affecting Niger since the start of the rainy season in June have affected more than 100 000 people, left thousands of homes destroyed and more than 60 people dead. In addition, the country was hit by an outbreak of cholera following the...

August 26, 2021