Severe weather

Severe weather warnings issued for the upper North Island, New Zealand

The tail-end of the storm which battered southeast Australia this week with heavy rain and unprecedented winds, leaving the entire state of South Australia without power, will cross over New Zealand on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Severe weather warnings have been...

October 01, 2016

Matthew becomes a major hurricane, turn toward Jamaica and Cuba expected

Matthew became a major, Category 3 hurricane at 15:00 UTC today while passing over the south-central Carribean Sea. A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect from the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha. The path of the system remains uncertain, and the...

September 30, 2016

Roads washed away, dams critically high after drenching rain soaks North Carolina

Over 228 mm (9 inches) of flooding rain fell in parts of eastern North Carolina on September 29, 2016, washing away roads and causing numerous water rescues. The hardest hit was the city of Fayetteville in Cumberland County where 25 water rescues were performed and...

September 30, 2016

Perfect storm creates weather events never seen before in South Australia

A deep low pressure system hit parts of the southeast Australia on Wednesday, September 28, unleashing widespread heavy rainfall and unprecedented winds to South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. A line of severe storms first marched into South...

September 30, 2016

Tropical Storm "Matthew" to become a hurricane before reaching Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba

Tropical Storm "Matthew" formed over the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016, as the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. Matthew is expected to become a hurricane by Friday, September 30 and turn toward Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba. ...

September 28, 2016

Telangana floods turn deadly after a week of widespread rain, India

After this year's worst drought in living memory, the Indian state of Telangana was battered by a week of flooding rainfall. Heavy monsoon rains started on September 20 and claimed at least 11 lives by September 27, 2016. Neighboring countries of Andhra Pradesh,...

September 28, 2016

Entire state of South Australia without power as powerful storm rolls in

The entire Australian state of South Australia has lost power after a powerful storm rolled in during the early morning UTC hours of September 28, 2016. This complex weather system will be affecting South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania over the...

September 28, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits China after killing at least four and injuring 527 in Taiwan

Typhoon "Megi" has made its final landfall after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China's Fujian Province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, 2016. Megi was packing winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph) at the time of landfall and dumping very heavy rain....

September 28, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits Taiwan cutting power to 3.8 million homes, heads toward Fujian, China

Typhoon "Megi" has made its first landfall around the city of Hualien in Taiwan just before 05:00 UTC on September 27, 2016 (13:00 CST), bringing powerful winds and very heavy rain. It is expected to make its second landfall around 00:00 UTC on September...

September 27, 2016

A new round of severe weather to hit flood-affected southeastern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it is monitoring a complex weather system that has the potential to bring more rain, thunderstorms, winds and damaging waves to southeastern Australia starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016. BOM's National...

September 26, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" to hit Taiwan and southeast China

Tropical Depression 20W formed on September 23, 2016, and strengthened into Typhoon "Megi" around 12:00 UTC on September 24. Megi is expected to make two landfalls over the next couple of days. The first over Taiwan around 06:00 UTC on September 27 and the...

September 25, 2016

Maharashtra gets 529 mm (20.8 inches) of rain, shatters 58-year record

The city of Dahanu in Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, received a record-breaking rain on September 21, 2016, shattering city's 58-year record by a long way. In a 24-hour period ending 08:00 local time on Wednesday, September 21, Dahanu received...

September 23, 2016

Heavy rainfall floods drought-stricken Telangana

Telangana, the youngest state in India, was hit by two consecutive years of extreme drought, with this year being the worst in living memory. Drought brought severe water crisis, with scarcity hitting not just its villages and towns but even the capital Hyderabad,...

September 22, 2016

Deadly floods and landslides hit West Java overnight, Indonesia

Massive floods and landslides caused by several days of heavy rain have claimed lives of at least 19 people in Indonesia's province of West Java on September 20, 2016. Nine people are still missing in its Garut and Sumedang districts, said National Disaster...

September 21, 2016

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" has made landfall over Kyushu, Japan on September 19, 2016, dumping record-breaking rain and causing widespread disruption. Heavy flooding was reported and dozens of flights were canceled. Around 7 000 homes have already suffered...

September 20, 2016

Powerful storm rips through Shuswap, Canada

A major and unexpected thunderstorm swept through Shuswap in British Columbia, Canada on September 17, 2016. The storm uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, blocked roads and damaged numerous homes. Some of the houses were completely destroyed. The storm arrived...

September 19, 2016

Paine becomes 11th hurricane of the season, moving north toward Baja California

Tropical Storm "Paine" formed at 03:00 UTC on September 18, 2016, off the west coast of Mexico and became the 16th named tropical cyclone of the 2016 Pacific hurricane season. Paine thus tied with 1992 for most tropical cyclones on record formed between...

September 19, 2016