Severe weather - page 2

brisbane queensland cold snap may 23 2020

Brisbane sees coldest May day in nearly a century as record cold snap hits much of Queensland, Australia

Much of Queensland was hit by a record-breaking cold snap over the weekend, including Brisbane-- the city reached a maximum of 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) on Saturday, May 23, 2020, marking its coldest daytime May temperature since 1922. Frost patches are forecast in...

May 25, 2020

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Extreme 'once-in-a-decade' storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia

An extreme weather event described as a "once-in-a-decade" brought destructive winds and rain to a wide stretch of Western Australia on May 24 and 25, 2020. Wind speed of up to 132 km/h (82 mph) was recorded at Cape Leeuwin, the state's strongest May...

May 25, 2020

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Rare extreme weather event lashing much of Western Australia -- WA's worst storm in a decade

A rare extreme weather event is taking place across Western Australia today into Monday, May 25, 2020. Dangerous winds could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property. Many locations have already recorded tides exceeding their highest tides of...

May 24, 2020

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Severe storms and heavy rain in the Plains, below average temperatures across the Intermountain West to Northern/Central Rockies, U.S.

A strong cold front will produce strong to severe storms in the Plains and Great Lakes, the National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists warned on May 23, 2020. Primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. Very large hail will be possible in the western...

May 23, 2020

india bangladesh cyclone amphan may 22 2020

More than 100 people dead, millions affected by Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" in India and Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" has left more than more than 100 people dead and thousands more homeless in India and Bangladesh after it made landfall on May 20, 2020. The storm left a path of destruction in both of the countries' coastal areas, affecting...

May 22, 2020

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Rare tornado hits Sumatra, killing 2 people and damaging 245 homes

A rare tornado tore through several villages on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At least two fatalities, 6 people injured, and 245 damaged homes were confirmed on Thursday, May 21. The storm hit the Tulang Bawang district of Lampung...

May 22, 2020

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Early winter blast, record rain hit much of the eastern seaboard of Australia, severe weather to continue into weekend

Much of the eastern seaboard of Australia was hit by wet weather overnight into May 20, 2020, as a cold front generated rains across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. The severe weather conditions are forecast to last until the weekend as the country...

May 21, 2020

chicago flood may 19 2020

May 2020 is now Chicago's wettest on record in 150 years of official rainfall observations, U.S.

Following a week of continuous heavy rainfall, Chicago set a record on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, for the city's wettest May in history. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 2.79 mm (0.11 inches) of rainfall was recorded overnight at the O'Hare...

May 21, 2020

california snow may 19 2020

Late-season storm brings snow to Sierra Nevada, California

An unseasonal storm system brought snow to higher elevations of California on Monday, May 18, 2020, while thunderstorms developed through the foothills, as well as the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys on Tuesday, May 19. According to the National Weather Service...

May 20, 2020

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" hits India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" has left a trail of destruction in the state of Odisha before making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh around 09:00 UTC (14:30 LT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Around three million...

May 20, 2020

dam failure 2 michigan may 20 2020

10 000 forced to evacuate amid 'catastrophic dam failures' in central Michigan

The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire...

May 20, 2020

hailstorm mexico may 17 2020

Giant hail hits San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Giant hailstones about the size of a melon lashed Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 17, 2020, injuring three people and causing damage to properties. An intense storm accompanied by hail began around 23:00 UTC (18:00 LT), smashing vehicles, damaging...

May 19, 2020

yemen flood may 2020

Severe flooding affects at least 150 000 across Yemen

At least 150 000 people have been affected by severe flooding across Yemen since mid-April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. 15 people have also lost their lives, many others were injured, and 7 000 have been displaced,...

May 19, 2020

cuba tornado and earthquake may 17 2020

Eastern Cuba hit by a tornado and 'anomalous seismic activity'

The eastern portion of Cuba was hit by a tornado and more than 20 earthquakes on Sunday afternoon and evening, May 17, 2020. No fatalities were reported, but there was extensive damage to properties. The twister struck around 17:00 UTC (13:00 LT) in El Churrasco in...

May 19, 2020

chicago flood may 17 2020

Major flooding hits Chicago, city on pace to break the monthly May rainfall record, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, including two probable tornadoes, ripped through the Chicago area on Sunday, May 17, 2020, causing major flooding and leading to numerous water rescues. With almost 76 mm (3 inches) of rain on Sunday night alone, Chicago is now heading toward...

May 18, 2020

louisiana severe weather may 17 2020

Severe weather, including deadly tornado, causes damage and injuries in Louisiana, U.S.

At least one fatality and multiple injuries were confirmed after severe weather, including a possible tornado, ripped through Acadia Parish in Louisiana, U.S. on Sunday night, May 17, 2020. A Church Point resident described the trail of destruction the twister left,...

May 18, 2020

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Amphan unexpectedly intensifies into Super Cyclonic Storm -- strongest named storm of the 2020 northern hemisphere season

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" unexpectedly intensified into a rare Super Cyclonic Storm on May 18, 2020 -- becoming the northern hemisphere's strongest tropical cyclone in 2020. This storm can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained...

May 18, 2020