Severe weather

philippines floods july 2018

At least 5 dead, 728 000 affected as monsoon rains hit Philippines

Heavy monsoon rains affecting the Philippines over the past 7 days claimed lives of at least 5 people and affected more than 700 000 people, officials said Sunday, July 22, 2018. While Tropical Depression "Josie" approached the country on July 21, two...

July 23, 2018

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Severe Tropical Storm "Ampil" makes landfall near Shanghai, China

Severe Tropical Storm "Ampil," the 10th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, slammed into eastern China on July 22, 2018, and passed very close to Shanghai, China's biggest city and a global financial hub with a population of 24.1 million. ...

July 23, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Son-tinh" hits Vietnam, damaging or destroying over 5 000 homes and leaving more than 30 dead

Tropical Storm "Son-tinh," the 9th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in northern Vietnam on July 18, 2018, dropping heavy rain. The storm weakened into a tropical depression after it made landfall, moved over the country,...

July 22, 2018

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Missouri duck boat sinks as intense thunderstorm rips through Branson

A duck boat with 31 people aboard capsized and sunk in Branson, Missouri late July 19, 2018, as an intense thunderstorm swept over the area. 13 people were killed and 4 remain missing as of early Friday, July 20. An intense thunderstorm hit Branson, a popular...

July 20, 2018

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Destructive tornadoes rip through Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant, leaving 17 people injured, Iowa

At least 17 people were injured after several unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa on July 19, 2018. The tornadoes were reported in Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant and several other places near Des Moines. Official preliminary surveys are scheduled for...

July 20, 2018

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Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden amid record-breaking heat

Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 °C (20 °F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the...

July 19, 2018

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Record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in 42 minutes floods parts of Washington, D.C.

After 19 days with no measurable rain, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. saw intense thunderstorms on July 17, 2018, and a record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in just 42 minutes. A new daily rainfall record was set at Ronald Reagan Washington...

July 18, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Ampil" forms in the Philippine Sea, heading toward Ryukyu and China

Tropical Storm "Ampil," known as Inday in the Philippines, formed July 18, 2018, northeast of the Philippines as the 10th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Ampil will continue intensifying over the next 3 days and its current forecast track...

July 18, 2018

katsina state flood july 2018 nigeria

52 killed and 20 missing after 'worst ever' floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

At least 52 people have died and 20 are still missing after heavy rains caused severe floods in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina over the past few days, local officials confirmed Wednesday, July 18, 2018. In the country's south, heavy rains in the state...

July 18, 2018

flood nepal july 2018

Heavy monsoon rains cause floods and landslides, leaving 90 people dead in Nepal

Heavy monsoon rains over the past 30 days have caused severe floods and landslides across Nepal, leaving at least 90 people dead. The latest death toll was announced on July 18, after five more people died in Gorkha and Parbat districts. According to Nepal's...

July 18, 2018

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Severe heatwave engulfs Japan after historic rainfall claims over 220 lives

Severe heatwave is affecting Japan just several days after historic rainfall and one of the worst flooding disasters in country's history left more than 220 people dead. The current heatwave is the result of the layering of two high pressure systems over much of...

July 18, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Son-tinh" forms in South China Sea, heading toward Hainan, China and Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Son-tinh" formed late July 16, 2018, in the South China Sea as the 9th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. The main threat as this storm tracks over Hainan and into Vietnam over the next 36 hours will be rain. Another tropical...

July 17, 2018

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Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain

A meteotsunami formed in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain early July 16, 2018, and flooded the coasts of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. According to local media, a wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit...

July 17, 2018

firenado turns into waterspout july 14 2018

Mohave Fire: Amazing video of firenado becoming a waterspout, Arizona

A rare phenomenon of a firenado turning into a waterspout was recorded in Arizona on July 14, 2018. The cause of Mohave Fire, which started on the same day the video was recorded, is still under investigation. This amazing video was recorded in Blythe, on the...

July 16, 2018

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Hurricane "Chris" reaches Category 2, heading toward eastern Canada, Iceland

Hurricane "Chris" has strengthened into a Category 2 as it moves northeastward over the open Atlantic Ocean. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect but interests in Atlantic Canada should monitor its progress. At 09:00 UTC on July 11,...

July 11, 2018

yuma county massive haboob july 9 2018

Monsoon season in full effect, massive haboob recorded, hurricane-force wind gusts, hail and record rain, Southwest US

Monsoon conditions in the US Southwest are in full effect. Several large haboobs, accompanied by hurricane-force wind gusts, hail and heavy rain, have already been recorded sweeping through Arizona on July 8, 9 and 10, 2018. Several rainfall records were broken,...

July 11, 2018

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Deadly EF-2 tornado rips through Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, North Dakota

Significant severe thunderstorms hit northwest and parts of central North Dakota late Monday, July 9 into Tuesday, July 10, 2018, producing an EF-2 tornado that ripped through the Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, McKenzie County. The storm was accompanied by...

July 11, 2018