Severe weather

lesotho hailstorm march 2018

Deadly hailstorm hits Lesotho, southern Africa

An intense hailstorm hit Lesotho's southern district of Quthing on March 14, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and at least 5 people dead. The storm that hit the kingdom on Wednesday, March 14 smashed windows on many cars, homes and other structures, killed...

March 17, 2018

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Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia

An intensifying tropical low north of the Tiwi Islands is moving southeast across the Arafura Sea and is expected to turn south towards the north coast of the Top End on Friday. This system is expected to reach Category 1 tropical cyclone intensity on March 16 and...

March 15, 2018

noreaster march 13 2018 goes east

Records broken by 3rd nor'easter in 2 weeks, 4th possible next week

The third nor'easter to hit Mid-Atlantic and Northeast since March 2 brought blizzard conditions to parts of Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island and left hundreds of thousands without electricity. A new weather system will spread snow and ice from the West to...

March 15, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" to make landfall over NE Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Eliakim" formed 02:00 UTC on March 15, 2018 east of northern Madagascar as the 6th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Eliakim's current forecast track takes it right over northeastern Madagascar on March...

March 15, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Linda" forms between Australia and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Linda" formed in the Coral Sea, east of Australia on March 13, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to stay off the coast and generate large waves and dangerous surf...

March 13, 2018

dzud mongolia

Dzud kills more than 700 000 animals so far this year, Mongolia

More than 700 000 animals have died in Mongolia this year due to dzud, a brutal natural disaster unique to Mongolia where a summer drought combines with a harsh winter and vast numbers of livestock die from either starvation or cold. As of March 7, snowfall covered...

March 13, 2018

campania tornado italy march 12 2018

A major tornado, intense hailstorm hit Caserta, Campania, Italy

A major tornado preceded by intense hailstorm hit the region of Campania in southwestern Italy during the afternoon hours of Monday, March 12, 2018. Local media is reporting serious damage and at least 15 injured people. A severe storm hit Campania's Province of...

March 12, 2018

noreaster gfs model march 13 2018

Third nor'easter: A multitude of hazards expected from Mid-Atlantic to New England

A new low will form off the Southeast Coast by Monday morning and bring a multitude of hazards to the Mid-Atlantic and New England through Tuesday, including snow, minor coastal flooding and the potential for strong winds. This will be the third nor'easter to...

March 11, 2018


Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda

16 people have been killed and 140 injured after a lightning hit Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The incident occurred in the town of Gihemvu in mountainous Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province, killing 14 victims on the...

March 11, 2018

queensland flood march 2018

Major flooding hits Queensland, comparable to 2009 flood event

A major flooding is affecting the North Tropical Coast of Queensland, Australia following four straight days of heavy rain. This flood situation has seen communities isolated, schools closed and highways cut, with overall flood impacts comparable to the February...

March 10, 2018

tornado thailand march 2018

Deadly thunderstorm, tornado hits Thailand

At least one person was killed this week in Thailand as intense thunderstorms swept across the country. The storm wreaked havoc in 24 provinces this week, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. 14 of them are in the country's Northeast, 4 in...

March 10, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Hola" heading toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Hola" is strengthening between Vanuatu and New Caledonia as it heads toward the Loyalty Islands. At 09:00 UTC today, the center of Tropical Cyclone "Hola" was located approximately 300 km (187 miles) W of Port Vila, Vanuatu and...

March 08, 2018

burst of monsoon activity threatens tropical north queensland

Burst of monsoon activity hits Tropical North Queensland, major flooding concerns

Australian monsoon is entering a more active phase in the wake of significant rainfall and flooding in Queensland's Townsville and inland areas associated with a tropical low. Tropical North Queensland is set to produce falls of 500+ mm (19.7 inches) over the...

March 07, 2018

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Another nor’easter to slam the storm-weary Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Another nor’easter will make its way up the East Coast Wednesday into Thursday, March 7 into 8, 2018, the second to hit the region in less than a week but much snowier this time, with totals expected to be over a 30 cm (1 foot) for some areas west of I-95....

March 07, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Hola" crossing Vanuatu before turning toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Hola" formed March 6, 2018 near Vanuatu as the third named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. This system will cross Vanuatu over the next 12 - 24 hours and then rapidly intensify as it heads toward the Loyalty...

March 06, 2018

faro tornado damage march 4 2018

Destructive tornado hits Faro, southern Portugal

A destructive tornado swept through Faro, Portugal on March 4, 2018, downing trees and damaging a number of cars and structures. At least 50 significant incidents were reported across the city, authorities said, adding it was a miracle that no one was killed. This...

March 05, 2018

tropical cyclone dumazile madagascar 14z march 3 2018

Tropical Storm "Dumazile" forms dangerously close to Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Dumazile" formed very close to Madagascar at 00:00 UTC on March 3, 2018 as the 5th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season and the 11th named storm of the 2017/18 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season. On...

March 03, 2018