Severe weather

france flood sept 19 2020

2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Valleraugue commune in Gard Department recorded up to 468 mm (18 inches) of rain in just a 6-hour period, which...

September 21, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" moving slowly toward Texas, long-duration rainfall event from Texas to Louisiana

Tropical Storm "Beta" is slowly moving WNW toward Texas, producing a long-duration rainfall event from the middle Texas coast to southern Louisiana. There is the danger of life-threatening storm surge through Tuesday along portions of the Texas and...

September 20, 2020

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Widespread destruction after Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) strikes Greece, heads toward Libya/Egypt border region

Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. Widespread destruction was reported. At least 3...

September 20, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, heavy rainfall expected along northwest Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Beta" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on Friday, September 18, 2020. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 10th so far this month -- a record for September. Storm Surge and Tropical Storm or...

September 18, 2020

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Subtropical Storm "Alpha" forms near the coast of Portugal

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" formed near the coast of Portugal at 16:30 UTC on September 18, 2020. This is the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest named 22nd Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Wilma on...

September 18, 2020

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Powerful tornado hits capital Managua, Nicaragua

5 homes were destroyed and 67 damaged after a powerful tornado ripped through Nicaragua's capital Managua on Thursday, September 17, 2020. At least 14 people sustained injuries. The tornado struck at dawn and lasted approximately four minutes. According to the...

September 18, 2020

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Teddy strengthens into Category 4 hurricane, forecast to approach Bermuda this weekend

Tropical Storm "Teddy" formed at 09:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, as the earliest 19th Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record for the 19th named storm was October 4 (2005) -- this was initially an unnamed storm, added in post-season...

September 18, 2020

storm aila finland sept 17 2020

Powerful storm Aila brings destructive winds and heavy rains to Finland, over 90 000 homes left without power

A powerful autumn storm named Aila swept through Finland's central and southwestern regions late Wednesday into Thursday, September 16 to 17, 2020, bringing winds of up to 125 km/h (77 mph), high waves up to 5.8 m (19 feet), and heavy rains up to 60 mm (2.3...

September 18, 2020

uganda flood sept 2020

Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two...

September 17, 2020

vietnam flood sept 14 2020

Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather-- including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado-- hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses...

September 17, 2020

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Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) forecast to strike western Greece

The first medicane of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season -- named Cassilda by the unofficial Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC), and Ianos by the National Observatory of Athens -- formed in the Ionian Sea on September 16. The storm is moving toward Greece and...

September 17, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Noul" strengthening ahead of landfall in central Vietnam, 548 000 people evacuating

Tropical Storm "Noul" formed in the Philippine Sea on September 15, 2020, as the 11th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. Noul is strengthening on its way toward landfall in central Vietnam on Friday, September 18. More than 500 000 people...

September 16, 2020

india lightning sept 15 2020

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 42 people lost their lives in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, after getting struck by lightning on September 15, 2020. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of further rains in most parts of the country over the next three days. Lightning strikes...

September 16, 2020

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Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S.

Slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane "Sally" made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama at 10:00 UTC on September 16, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 965 hPa. Sally is now the 8th named storm to make...

September 16, 2020

cape verde flood sept 12 2020

Deadly flooding hits Praia after 3 months' worth of rain in just one day, Cabo Verde

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in Praia, Cabo Verde, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, resulting in property damage in several districts and one casualty. The city recorded 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period, which is nearly three times its average...

September 15, 2020

turkey sandstorm sept 12 2020

Massive sandstorm engulfs Ankara, leaving 6 injured, Turkey

A massive sandstorm hit Ankara, Turkey, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, leaving at least six people injured. Meteorological authorities said the phenomenon likely occurred due to the lack of rain in the area. Footage captured the huge cloud of dust as it slowly...

September 15, 2020

tunisia flood sept 5 2020

At least 6 dead after days of heavy rains trigger flooding in Tunisia

At least six people lost their lives in deadly flooding after heavy rains fell for six days across Tunisia. Numerous regions in the country were hit by severe weather, from north to the east. Heavy rains began around September 5, drenching Kairouan with 88.9 mm (3.5...

September 15, 2020