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tropical storm muifa dante at 07 30 utc on april 26 2017

Tropical Storm "Muifa" (Dante) forms east of Luzon, Philippines

Tropical depression 03W intensified into a tropical storm over the past 24 hours and was named Muifa. The system became a tropical storm just when it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was named by PAGASA as Dante. The cyclone is expected to turn NE...

April 26, 2017

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Major flooding after slow-moving storm hits North Carolina

After causing major flooding in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, a slow-moving storm caused widespread flash flooding in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area early Tuesday, April 25, 2017. On Monday, the rains already flooded numerous roads, caused dozens of...

April 25, 2017

storm leaves severe damage across matthew stricken haiti and jamaica

Storm leaves severe damage across Matthew-stricken Haiti and Jamaica

Heavy rains in the South Department of Haiti, heavily affected by Hurricane "Matthew" last year, caused severe damage between April 20 and 23, 2017. At least six people have lost lives, several houses were completely destroyed and at least 5 000 damaged....

April 24, 2017

slow moving storm threatens carolinas with heavy rain serious flooding

Slow-moving storm threatens Carolinas with heavy rain, significant flooding

A dangerous storm system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and a few strong to severe thunderstorms, possibly causing serious flash flooding over the southern Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast US over the coming days. Mudslides are possible in the higher terrain. A...

April 24, 2017

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Rare, pre-season Tropical Storm "Arlene" forms in central Atlantic

Tropical Storm "Arlene" formed on Thursday, April 20, 2017, as the first tropical storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Arlene comes a month and a half before the official start of the season and follows a recently noticed trend in early starts to...

April 21, 2017

winter returns to europe severe blizzards widespread frost damage

Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

As expected, winter has returned to Europe in the middle of spring, bringing huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and devastating widespread frost. While this first cold wave will be over soon, another one is already on its way toward central Europe and Balkan...

April 21, 2017

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Very rare, first subtropical depression of the 2017 season forms in Atlantic

An unusually early subtropical depression, the first of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the central Atlantic between Bermuda and the Azores on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The system could soon become Subtropical Storm "Arlene," but this...

April 19, 2017

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Heavy April snowfall brings Sarajevo to a standstill

Bosnian capital Sarajevo was hit by a heavy overnight snowfall today as cold outbreak spread through the Balkans. More heavy snowfall is expected throughout the region in the days ahead. Local media is reporting massive traffic jams, trees bent under the weight of...

April 19, 2017

cold outbreak europe model april 21 2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which...

April 18, 2017

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Myanmar braces for Tropical Cyclone "Mora"

A depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression (01B) and is moving toward Myanmar at a speed of 28 km/h (17.4 mph). The system is expected to become the first named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season, a full month earlier...

April 15, 2017

iran flood april 14 2017

At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran's northwest over the past couple of days. Parts of the region saw water levels not seen in the past 40 years. The heaviest downpours were...

April 15, 2017

tropical depression crising philippines forecast track

Tropical Depression "Crising" to make landfall over Visayas, Philippines

A newly developed Tropical Depression 02W, known in the Philippines as Crising, is heading toward the east coast of the eastern Visayas and is expected to make landfall by 09:00 UTC on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Although Crising will not reach tropical storm status,...

April 14, 2017

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Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

Current forecast models suggest a very cold air mass will descend from the Arctic down to the Mediterranean Sea over the next 10 days, reaching possibly as far south as northern Africa. If the models play out, central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, and Italy will see a...

April 13, 2017

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Ex-cyclone "Cook" slams into New Zealand, thousands without power

Ex-tropical Cyclone "Cook" hit North Island, New Zealand around 07:00 UTC (19:00 NZST) on Thursday, April 13, 2017, bringing strong winds and dumping heavy rain on already saturated soil. The cyclone downed trees and power lines, caused severe traffic...

April 13, 2017

extremely dangerous ex cyclone cook to hit new zealand

Extremely dangerous Ex-cyclone "Cook" to hit New Zealand

After hitting New Caledonia with strong winds and heavy rain, Tropical Cyclone "Cook" has undergone extratropical transition but what's left of it is still very potent and is now moving toward New Zealand landfall. Over the past several weeks the...

April 12, 2017

cyclone cook makes landfall over new caledonia 04 00 utc april 10 2017

Cyclone "Cook" hits New Caledonia, leaving 1 dead, 20 000 without power

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" made landfall over New Caledonia's main island of Grande Terre around 04:00 UTC on April 10, 2017, with maximum sustained winds around 154 km/h (95 mph) and gusts up to 200 km/h (124 mph). This made it a Category 2 hurricane...

April 10, 2017

5models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak europe

Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season...

April 10, 2017