Severe weather

korea monsoon aug 12 2020

Longest monsoon in 33 years batters Korean Peninsula, leaving scores dead and 7 000 homeless

Flooding and landslides due to prolonged monsoon continue to wreak havoc across the Korean Peninsula, prompting almost 7 000 people to evacuate and leaving at least 42 dead or missing in the South as of August 9, 2020. The rainy season has been lashing the country...

August 12, 2020

mn severe weather us aug 10 2020

Severe storms bring baseball-sized hail, heavy rain, and damaging winds to Minnesota, U.S.

Bouts of severe storms lashed Minnesota with large hail, continuous lightning, damaging winds, and torrential rain Sunday into Monday, August 10, 2020. Electricity was disrupted to more than 10 000 homes and businesses. Several communities picked up over 102 mm (4...

August 12, 2020

trinidad and tobago severe weather aug 8 2020

Damaging floods and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago after two weeks' worth of rain in just 9 hours

Damaging flash flooding and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, August 8, 2020, after 121 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 9 hours-- half the country's average August rainfall of 250 mm (10 inches). According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological...

August 12, 2020

sudan flood aug 9 2020

Floods claim 35 lives, destroy or damage 7 000 homes and leave widespread crop loss - Sudan

20 more people lost their lives as severe flooding persists in Sudan, bringing the death toll to 35. Since late July, more than 7 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains. Torrential rains struck across the nation on Sunday, killing at least 20...

August 12, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Mekkhala" brings powerful winds and heavy rains as it makes landfall in Fujian, China

Tropical Cyclone "Mekkhala" made landfall at around 23:30 UTC on August 10, 2020 (07:30 LT on August 11) in Zhangpu County, China's Fujian Province, bringing strong winds of 119 km/h (74 mph). The storm's center was located inland over the Zhangpu...

August 11, 2020

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Widespread floods leave 19 dead, more than 50 000 affected in Niger

Widespread floods have caused 19 fatalities and affected more than 50 000 people in Niger since June 2020. Floods continued into August as heavy rains kept pouring, with the capital Niamey recording 67 mm (2.6 inches) of rain in 24 hours to Friday, August 7 - less...

August 11, 2020

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Rare atmospheric rivers form at opposite sides of Australia

A rare weather phenomenon occurred over Australia this week as almost identical atmospheric rivers formed at the opposite sides of the continent. The weather phenomenon is caused by a stream of moisture that moves in from the tropics, bringing very heavy rain....

August 11, 2020

midwest derecho storm aug 10 2020

Powerful derecho wreaks havoc across the Midwest - one of the worst weather events of 2020 in the U.S.

A rare derecho -- severe storm with hurricane-force winds -- ripped through the Midwest on Monday, August 10, 2020, leaving almost 1.5 million customers without power, toppling numerous trees and vehicles, and causing major, widespread property damage across several...

August 11, 2020

nsw severe weather aug 9 2020

New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

Torrential rain and strong winds lashed the New South Wales South Coast over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in the area for 29 years. High waves killed a 44-year-old surfer in Sydney's Collaroy. At least 1 600 emergency calls had also been made during...

August 10, 2020

pakistan flood aug 2020

Almost 50 people killed after 3 days of heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan

Nearly 50 people have died across Pakistan after three days of heavy monsoon rain that triggered severe flash floods, the disaster management authority reported Sunday, August 9, 2020. The downpours also damaged houses, roads, and bridges. Pakistan's National...

August 10, 2020

china tornado aug 9 2020

At least 33 injured, 3 critically as destructive tornado hits Inner Mongolia, China

At least 33 people were injured and more than 100 dwellings were damaged or destroyed after a tornado struck a village in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020. The severe storm struck around 07:30 UTC (15:30 LT) in...

August 10, 2020

ethiopia flood aug 2020

Severe floods displace at least 32 000 people in Ethiopia

At least 32 000 have been displaced by severe flooding that has caused extensive damage in Ethiopia, since late July 2020. This included almost 20 000 residents in Afar that had to relocate in the first week of August due to the overflow of Awash River. According to...

August 10, 2020

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Fast-moving Typhoon "Jangmi" hits South Korea's flood-stricken region

Tropical Storm "Jangmi" formed late August 8, 2020, as the 5th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system made landfall on the southern tip of Geoje Island and its remnants are now bringing heavy rain to the country's flood-stricken...

August 10, 2020

manitoba tornado aug 7 2020

Massive tornado hits Manitoba, leaving 2 people dead, Canada

A huge tornado touched down in a rural area of Manitoba, Canada, near the North Dakota border on Friday evening, August 7, 2020. The twister flipped a couple of cars, destroyed structures on a farm, and killed two people. The twister hit the town of Virden, near the...

August 10, 2020

greece severe weather aug 10 2020

At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people-- including an 8-month-old baby-- lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country's meteorological service, parts...

August 10, 2020

waterspout tornado italy aug 5 2020

Waterspout turns into tornado, hits Palermo, Italy

In a rare event, a waterspout was spotted becoming a tornado as it moved over land in Palermo, Italy, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The phenomenon occurred around 17:00 UTC (19:00 LT) in Cefalu. Panic ensued among passersby as the waterspout came ashore. Videos...

August 09, 2020

somalia flood aug 7 2020

Widespread flooding affects almost 200 000 people in Somalia

Wide areas of Somalia have been experiencing unusually strong rainfall season since mid-July. Nearly 200 000 people have been affected and 120 000 have been displaced as of Thursday, August 6, 2020. Over the last few days, further flooding has hit parts of Somalia,...

August 09, 2020