Severe weather

dallas texas flood february 20 2018

Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues

Several days of heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused widespread flooding from parts of US South to Midwest, leading to numerous water rescues and leaving at least one person dead. Excessive rain and areal flooding will continue over the next couple of days, NWS warns....

February 21, 2018

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Europe prepares for powerful Arctic cold blast - 'Beast from the East'

A blast of increasingly cold Arctic air, dubbed 'Beast from the East,' is arriving to Europe and is expected to hang over a large part of the continent through February and engulf all of it from March 5 for at least a couple of days. Very cold Arctic air...

February 20, 2018

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Broome hit by two years' worth of rain in two months, Western Australia

The town of Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia has officially endured its wettest year on record after just two months in 2018. Although January and February are usually its wettest months, updated figures show Broome was hit more than two...

February 20, 2018

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Cyclone "Gita" to bring damaging winds and heavy rain to central New Zealand

Cyclone Gita, currently located over the Tasman Sea, is forecast to track southeastwards and cross central New Zealand late Tuesday and early Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (local time). The passage of Gita is expected to bring a period of high-impact severe weather...

February 19, 2018

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Powerful Arctic cold blast to hit Europe

Recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above the North Pole is about to channel in very cold Arctic air into large parts of Europe starting early next week. Very cold weather could extend into early March. "Global models are trending into a powerful...

February 18, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone 10S (Kelvin) to make landfall over Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone 10S has formed just off the coast of northern Western Australia on February 16, 2018. The cyclone, still named Tropical Low 1 (17U) by BOM and soon to be internationally known as Kelvin, is expected to reach hurricane strength before making landfall...

February 16, 2018

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A month's worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the morning of February 15, 2018 with a month's worth of rain in just one hour. The storm flooded homes and roads, downed trees and caused substantial structural damage. At least 4 people were killed and 30 injured....

February 16, 2018

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Damaging tornado hits homes near Tarn Taran, Punjab

A damaging tornado formed hit the village of Zira, near the city of Tarn Taran in Punjab, India on February 12, 2018, causing 'huge' devastation and injuring up to 20 people. Within minutes, the twister sent cars, tractor-trolley, water tanks, iron sheds,...

February 14, 2018

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Unseasonal hailstorm hits India, causing large-scale agricultural damage

A powerful storm accompanied with very damaging hail hit parts of central and southern India over the past couple of days, destroying more than 125 000 hectares (309 000 acres) of crops and killing several people. Such powerful storms are not usual for this region...

February 14, 2018

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Strong windstorm hits Victoria and Tasmania, leaving 71 000 homes without power

A strong cold front hit the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania on February 14, 2018, producing damaging wind gusts and lifting up some dust. At least one person was injured in Victoria and more than 50 000 homes were left without power. In Tasmania, the...

February 14, 2018

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At least 4 killed as Tropical Storm "Sanba" makes landfall, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known as Basyang in the Philippines, slammed into Mindanao on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 bringing heavy rain and producing wind gusts of 75 km/h (46 mph). The cyclone made landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur province around 03:00...

February 13, 2018

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Violent thunderstorm hits Queensland with tennis ball-sized hail, 130 000 homes without power

A severe thunderstorm that hit the city of Brisbane, Queensland Sunday night (local time), February 11, 2018, left 130 000 homes without power, produced some 265 000 lightning strikes and dropped up to tennis ball-sized hail on the region. At least one person was...

February 12, 2018

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Gita" slams into Tonga

Tropical Storm "Gita" passed near Samoa and American Samoa on February 10 and 11 dropping heavy rain and causing flooding and widespread damage. Gita reached Tonga on Monday evening, February 12, 2018 (local time) as Category 4 tropical cyclone with...

February 12, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Sanba" (Basyang) to make landfall over Mindanao, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known in the Philippines as Basyang, formed February 11, 2018 east of the Philippines as the second named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Sanba has slightly accelerated today while moving closer towards Eastern Mindanao....

February 12, 2018

unofficially largest hailstone cordoba argentina february 8 2018

Unofficial world record for largest hailstone set on February 8 - 23 cm (9 inches) in Cordoba, Argentina

Unofficial reports coming from Cordoba, Argentina mention a 23 cm (9 inches) large hailstone that fell on February 8, 2018. If confirmed, this will break the current world record for largest hailstone. A violent hailstorm hit Cordoba, Argentina on Thursday...

February 10, 2018

snow in Ouarzazate morocco february 2018

'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Gita" forms, very heavy rain falling on Samoa

Tropical Cyclone "Gita" formed Friday, February 9, 2018 near Samoa in South Pacific Ocean as the second named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The system is currently dumping very heavy rain on Samoa and producing strong winds....

February 09, 2018