Severe weather

japan snow jan 19 2021

Heavy snowfall causes massive pileup of 130 vehicles in northeastern Japan

At least one person died while 10 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall blanketed wide areas of northeastern Japan, resulting in a multiple-vehicular accident on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. More than 130 vehicles and some 200 people were involved in the pileup...

January 19, 2021

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Storm Christoph to bring widespread flooding to parts of UK and Ireland, major incident declared

Storm Christoph is forecast to bring widespread flooding and multiple hazards to parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland this week. A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt led to a "volatile...

January 19, 2021

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15 dead, 24 379 houses inundated as worst floods in 50 years hit South Kalimantan, Indonesia

A series of floods struck the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan Province over the past 10 days, leaving at least 15 people dead, 24 379 houses inundated, and 39 549 displaced as of Monday, January 18, 2021. President Joko Widodo described the massive flooding...

January 18, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Eloise" forecast to strike Madagascar and Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Eloise" formed on January 15, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving toward Madagascar. A landfall at tropical cyclone intensity on January 19 remains a real possibility,...

January 18, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" formed at 02:10 UTC on January 17, 2021, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. Kimi is moving slowly south of the north tropical Queensland coast and is expected to turn southwest tonight (LT) and...

January 17, 2021

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Heavy snow leaves 7 000 households without power across Sweden and Finland

Around 4 000 households were left without electricity supply in Finland and another 3 000 in Sweden on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after heavy snowfall struck the region. In Sweden, about 3 000 homes were affected by power outages, according to Eon, noting that...

January 15, 2021

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Freezing temperatures in Saudi Arabia's Asir for the first time since 1971

Freezing temperatures and snowfall have been reported in Saudi Arabia's Asir Province on January 10, 2021, leaving urban areas, mountains, and deserts covered in snow. The temperatures in the region dropped below -2 °C (28.4 °F) for the first time in 50...

January 14, 2021

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Large and powerful low pressure system in the Central U.S.

A large and powerful low pressure system will develop and intensify across the Central U.S. on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The two main hazards will be heavy snow and high winds. Winter storm and blizzard warnings are in effect for portions of the Upper Midwest and...

January 14, 2021

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Dal Lake freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years as severe cold wave grips Kashmir, India

Kashmir's Dal Lake froze on Thursday, January 14, 2021, while capital Srinagar recorded its coldest night in 30 years as a severe cold wave gripped the valley. The summer capital registered a low of -8.4 °C (16.9°F), the coldest since 1991 when...

January 14, 2021

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Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

A powerful windstorm hit the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a...

January 14, 2021

indonesia flood jan 13 2021

Severe floods and landslides damage more than 10 000 homes in West Java, death toll rises to 21 with 19 missing, Indonesia

Severe weather in West Java, Indonesia, has triggered severe flooding that damaged more than 10 000 homes, according to the disaster management agency BNPB. Rescue efforts continue as of January 13, 2021, to retrieve missing people after landslides hit Sumedang...

January 13, 2021

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Hong Kong records its coldest temperature since 1988, large scale crop damage reported

Hong Kong has registered its coldest temperature since 1988 as the mercury in Ta Kwu Ling hit 0.9 °C (33.6 °F) on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2021. According to The Standard, temperatures plummeted below the freezing point in some parts of New Territories...

January 13, 2021

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Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

An exceptional atmospheric river rated Category 5 (AR 5) is soaking the Pacific Northwest, bringing flooding rain and strong winds in parts of coastal Oregon and Washington, where up to 8 600 customers were left without power on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Threats of...

January 13, 2021

morocco flood jan 2021

Severe storms bring disruption and much-needed rain to drought-stricken Morocco

The start of 2021 in Morocco was marked by heavy rainfall that caused disruptions and significant infrastructural damage, particularly to Casablanca. The deluge also brought much-needed water to the country's dams and reservoirs, after two years of drought. On...

January 12, 2021

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Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

A moist, low-pressure weather system over the Atlantic ocean collided with a cold air mass sitting over western Europe on January 7 and 8, 2021, resulting in heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern parts of Spain, and the heaviest snowfall in central, northern,...

January 12, 2021

malaysia flood jan 9 2021

Worst flooding in 50 years leaves 6 dead, 50 000 displaced in Malaysia

At least six people lost their lives and more than 50 000 were displaced after monsoon rains hit Malaysia's east coast, triggering the area's worst flooding in half a century, authorities reported Saturday, January 9, 2021. Heavy rains continued to slam the...

January 11, 2021

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Powerful winter stom hits southern U.S., leaving more than 150 000 customers without power

A powerful winter storm swept through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi on Sunday, January 10, 2021, leaving more than 150 000 customers without power. Parts of Texas registered up to 23 cm (9 inches) of snow, causing power outages, making travel difficult, and...

January 11, 2021