Massive sandstorm hits Dunhuang, China

Massive sandstorm hits Dunhuang, China

A massive sandstorm struck Dunhuang City in northwestern China’s Gansu province on July 19, 2024, causing significant traffic disruption.

Severe storms hit Belarus, causing multiple fatalities and extensive damage

Severe storms hit Belarus, causing multiple fatalities and extensive damage

A powerful storm swept through Belarus on July 14, 2024, causing significant damage, and severe flooding, destroying major power lines, and claiming 6 lives. The storms continued through the rest of the week, affecting primarily the capital of Minsk and surrounding regions on July 18.

Extremely heavy rains hit Seoul, South Korea

Extremely heavy rains hit Seoul, South Korea

Seoul and its surrounding metropolitan area were severely impacted by heavy rainfall on July 19, 2024, with up to 634 mm (25 inches) recorded over the past two days. The torrential downpour was the heaviest of this rainy season, with more heavy rain expected starting July 20.

Severe storms, at least 4 tornadoes hit New York State

Severe storms, at least 4 tornadoes hit New York State

Severe storms and at least four tornadoes hit New York state on July 17, 2024, causing significant destruction, killing at least one person, and leaving over 110 000 homes without power.

Powerful derecho blasts through Midwest, leaving a trail of destruction

Powerful derecho blasts through Midwest, leaving a trail of destruction

A powerful and deadly derecho swept across the Midwest on July 15, 2024, leaving an 800-km (500-mile) path of destruction from Iowa to Indiana. The storm, with wind gusts reaching up to 169 km/h (105 mph), caused extensive damage, power outages affecting hundreds of thousands, and at least one fatality. The National Weather Service issued numerous Tornado Warnings as the storm downed trees, tore roofs off buildings, and disrupted travel across the region.

Rare tornado in Nicosia, Cyprus

Rare tornado in Nicosia, Cyprus

A rare tornado struck the province of Nicosia, Cyprus on July 11, 2024, after the meteorological department issued a Yellow warning for severe thunderstorms.

Lightning claims 38 lives in 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh

Lightning claims 38 lives in 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh

Lightning claimed 38 lives within 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh, India on July 10, 2024. The incident was followed by 10 deaths and 20 injuries caused by lightning strikes on July 9 in the same state.