Severe weather

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Four killed, more than 100 injured after thunderstorm hits Tatra mountains, Poland

Four people have been killed and more than 100 were injured after a severe thunderstorm hit Poland's Tatra mountains on April 22, 2019, Reuters reports. The deaths took place on a 1 984-m (6 509 feet) high Giewont mountain after a group of tourists was hit by...

August 23, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Bailu" (Ineng) heading toward Taiwan, eastern China

Tropical Storm "Bailu," known as Ineng in the Philippines, formed August 21, 2019, as the 11th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Bailu is expected to pass extremely close to the southern tip of Taiwan or make landfall somewhere near Hengchun...

August 23, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Ivo" approaching Clarion Island, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Ivo" formed on August 21, 2019, as the 9th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season. The system is now approaching Clarion Island, Mexico. At 09:00 UTC on August 22 (03:00 MDT), Tropical Storm "Ivo" was located about 735...

August 23, 2019

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Rare weather phenomenon amassing in southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

A rare weather phenomenon for the southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) - is amassing in the polar stratosphere. This may lead to unusual or extreme weather in parts of the southern hemisphere (potentially New Zealand) during September and October...

August 22, 2019

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Chantal forms as the third named storm of the unusually slow 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm "Chantal" formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of the Newfoundland at 03:00 UTC on August 21, 2019, as the third named storm of the unusually slow 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic went from July 15 - August 19 with zero...

August 21, 2019

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1 058 killed, 1.8 million displaced since the start of the monsoon season, India

The number of people killed in floods, landslides and other weather-related incidents since the start of this year's monsoon season in India has reached 1 058. According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll...

August 20, 2019

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Landslides, flash floods wreak havoc across Himachal Pradesh

Extensive rainfall, floods and landslides are wreaking havoc across the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on August 17 and 18, 2019. The state has so far received 200% above average rains this monsoon. Incessant rains in Himachal Pradesh have led to the death of 18...

August 18, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Istanbul after 4 months' worth of rain in 90 minutes, Turkey

Extremely heavy rain hit Istanbul and other cities in NW Turkey on August 17, 2019, causing severe flooding in which one person lost its life. Streets and basements were flooded, drivers stranded and public transport disrupted after heavy rain hit Turkish city of...

August 18, 2019

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Severe floods leave at least 50 dead, thousands of homes destroyed, Sudan

Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 50 people have been killed in severe floods affecting Sudan over the past 10 days. Flooding has affected 25 localities in 16 of Sudan's 18 states. Catastrophic health conditions are expected if authorities do not...

August 16, 2019

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Extreme monsoon rains in western India and Myanmar, more than 250 people killed

Extreme monsoon rains hit western India and Myanmar in early August 2019, causing dramatic flooding and landslides and leaving at least 258 people dead. The animation below depicts satellite-based measurements of rainfall from August 1 - 12, 2019. The darkest reds...

August 15, 2019

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Rare lightning strikes detected near the North Pole

Rare lightning strikes were detected within 480 km (300 miles) of the North Pole on Saturday, August 10, 2019. A number of lightning strikes were recorded between 16:00 and 18:00 AKDT on August 10 (02:00 - 04:00 UTC, August 11) within 480 km (300 miles) of the North...

August 15, 2019

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Severe storm, damaging waterspout hits Auckland waterfront, New Zealand

A tornado type waterspout hit Auckland's waterfront on August 12, 2019, causing severe damage. The tornado caused many yachts at Westhaven Marina to lose their moorings, vehicles got swept into the ocean, one catamaran was overturned and a yacht was struck by...

August 15, 2019

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Likely state of Colorado record diameter hailstone

Members of the National Weather Service office in Goodland, CO and the Colorado State University Climate Center visited a family north of Bethune, Colorado on August 14 afternoon to measure a hailstone which was reported August 13 as being the largest in the state...

August 15, 2019

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Large Tropical Storm "Krosa" to make landfall over southern Japan

A large and dangerous Tropical Storm "Krosa" is heading toward Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Landfall is expected in southern Shikoku around midnight UTC, August 15. This will be the third tropical cyclone to hit mainland Japan after Nari on...

August 14, 2019

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1 million evacuated, more than 190 killed after exceptionally heavy rains hit parts of India

At least 193 people have been killed across parts of India in floods and landslides caused by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains since August 1, 2019. Dozens of people are still missing and the death toll is expected to continue rising in the days ahead. In addition,...

August 12, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" hits China, leaving 3 million homes without power, at least 18 dead and 16 missing

Typhoon "Lekima" - the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, China at about 01:45 LT on August 9, 2019, with winds of 187 km/h (116 mph). It then turned north toward Shanghai, bringing...

August 10, 2019

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Major, damaging tornado hits Petange, Luxembourg

A major tornado hit the city of Petange in southern Luxembourg at 17:30 LT on Friday, August 9, 2019, causing significant damage and injuring at 19 people. Petange Mayor, Pierre Mellina, said Friday about 100 homes sustained damage. The tornado downed trees, blocked...

August 09, 2019