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Deadly flash floods hit Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Heavy monsoon rains have caused deadly flash floods in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on July 2, 2016. The worst hit was province's Chitral district where hill torrent caused extensive damage to houses and other infrastructure. On Sunday, July 3,...

July 04, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Blas" forms, to become the first major hurricane of the 2016 season

Just a day after Agatha, the first tropical storm of the 2016 eastern Pacific hurricane season, a second tropical storm of the season formed and was named Blas. Tropical Depression 03E, later Blas, formed at 03:00 UTC on July 2 east of Agatha and by 09:00 UTC...

July 03, 2016

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Nepartak forms as the first tropical storm of the 2016 Pacific typhoon season

A low pressure area formed well south of the Mariana Islands during the last few days of June 2016. By July 2, it developed into a weak tropical depression and strengthened into a tropical storm on July 3, internationally known as Nepartak. Nepartak is the first...

July 03, 2016


Agatha forms as the latest first tropical storm in the eastern Pacific since Ava of 1969

Tropical Depression 02E formed around 03:00 UTC on July 2, 2016. By 15:00 UTC, 02E strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Agatha. This is the first named storm of the 2016 eastern Pacific hurricane season and the latest first tropical storm in the eastern...

July 02, 2016


Heavy rain triggers deadly floods and landslides, more than 30 missing in Uttarakhand, India

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered deadly floods and landslides in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, neighboring Nepal, on July 1, 2016. According to media reports, 18 bodies have been found so far. The number of casualties is expected to rise. The Press Trust of...

July 01, 2016


Downpour breaks Auckland's June record, New Zealand

At least 80 homes have been flooded after several rounds of heavy rainfall hit the New Zealand's city of Auckland on June 29, 2016. Between 01:00 and 02:00 UTC (13:00 - 14:00 NZST), the country's NIWA agency recorded 25.4 mm (1 inch) of rain, making it the...

June 29, 2016


Intense thunderstorm wreaks havoc across Croatia: 50.2 mm (2 inches) of rain in just 30 minutes

A powerful thunderstorm has formed over central Croatia on June 27, 2016, wreaking havoc across parts of central and eastern Croatia, northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, and northwestern Serbia. The storm produced very strong winds, heavy rain, and large...

June 28, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two) forms in the Arabian Sea, tracking west toward Oman

Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two) has formed in the Arabian Sea on June 27, 2016. After extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Roanu," 02A is the second tropical cyclone of the 2016 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The initial JTWC forecast calls for slight...

June 27, 2016


Tropical Depression "Ambo" about to make landfall over Luzon, Philippines

The center of Tropical Depression 97W, locally known as Ambo, is heading toward landfall over the Aurora province, Luzon, Philippines on June 26, 2016. Landfall is expected late UTC Sunday, June 26 / early June 27. The system is bringing moderate to heavy rainfall...

June 26, 2016


Drone footage captures extent of damage caused by Yancheng city tornado, China

A total of 98 people were killed and 846 sustained injuries after severe storms swept through several towns in east China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 200 people are still in serious condition. More than 8 600 houses, two elementary schools,...

June 25, 2016


Significant flooding in West Virginia, state of emergency declared

Powerful storms that swept through parts of the US Midwest starting Wednesday, June 22, have now moved east over the Mid-Atlantic states and caused significant flash flooding in parts of West Virginia. Mudslides, rockslides, and flooding damaged homes, businesses,...

June 24, 2016


Powerful tornado rips through Yancheng city, eastern China, leaving 51 dead

A powerful tornado accompanied by heavy rainfall and hailstones hit northern Jiangsu, eastern China at 06:30 UTC on Thursday, June 23, 2016, destroying houses, overturning cars and flattening power lines. As of 12:30 UTC, there were 51 reported deaths. This made the...

June 23, 2016


Surge of lightning deaths in Bangladesh, 261 so far this year

South Asian country of Bangladesh is experiencing a surge of lightning deaths this year. As of June 22, 2016, 261 people have died from lightning, placing the country on track to beat last year’s 265 deaths. A similar surge is reported in the neighboring...

June 23, 2016


Severe thunderstorms, flash floods hit western Europe

Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of the western Europe on June 23, 2016, flooding streets, homes, businesses, and disrupting public transport. In the UK, a red "immediate action" warnings are in place for areas of Essex and London. Around a month's...

June 23, 2016


Severe weather outbreak from US Midwest to Mid-Atlantic, powerful storms sweep through Illinois

A severe weather outbreak is currently in progress from the US Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. After ripping through Illinois on June 22 and 23, strong storms will continue impacting portions of the Midwest and Ohio River Valley before quickly spreading towards the...

June 23, 2016


Severe storms, lightning kill over 100 people in India

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain lashed northern and eastern India on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22, 2016, killing more than 100 people, officials said today. Deaths were reported from the four states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and...

June 22, 2016


Tropical Storm "Danielle" makes Mexico landfall

Tropical Storm "Danielle" made landfall close to the Tuxpan city, Mexico's state of Veracruz around 00:00 UTC on June 21 (20:00 EDT, June 20), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph). Eastern Mexico was already under heavy rain at the time of...

June 21, 2016