Severe weather - page 3

tornado punjab india february 12 2018

Damaging tornado hits homes near Tarn Taran, Punjab

A damaging tornado formed hit the village of Zira, near the city of Tarn Taran in Punjab, India on February 12, 2018, causing 'huge' devastation and injuring up to 20 people. Within minutes, the twister sent cars, tractor-trolley, water tanks, iron sheds,...

February 14, 2018

out of season hailstorm hits india causing large scale agricultural damage

Unseasonal hailstorm hits India, causing large-scale agricultural damage

A powerful storm accompanied with very damaging hail hit parts of central and southern India over the past couple of days, destroying more than 125 000 hectares (309 000 acres) of crops and killing several people. Such powerful storms are not usual for this region...

February 14, 2018

cold front melbourne february 14 2018

Strong windstorm hits Victoria and Tasmania, leaving 71 000 homes without power

A strong cold front hit the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania on February 14, 2018, producing damaging wind gusts and lifting up some dust. At least one person was injured in Victoria and more than 50 000 homes were left without power. In Tasmania, the...

February 14, 2018

tropical storm sanba 02 10 z february 13 2018 himawari

At least 4 killed as Tropical Storm "Sanba" makes landfall, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known as Basyang in the Philippines, slammed into Mindanao on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 bringing heavy rain and producing wind gusts of 75 km/h (46 mph). The cyclone made landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur province around 03:00...

February 13, 2018

queensland thunderstorm february 11 2018

Violent thunderstorm hits Queensland with tennis ball-sized hail, 130 000 homes without power

A severe thunderstorm that hit the city of Brisbane, Queensland Sunday night (local time), February 11, 2018, left 130 000 homes without power, produced some 265 000 lightning strikes and dropped up to tennis ball-sized hail on the region. At least one person was...

February 12, 2018

category 4 tropical cyclone gita 09 10 z february 12 2018

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Gita" slams into Tonga

Tropical Storm "Gita" passed near Samoa and American Samoa on February 10 and 11 dropping heavy rain and causing flooding and widespread damage. Gita reached Tonga on Monday evening, February 12, 2018 (local time) as Category 4 tropical cyclone with...

February 12, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Sanba" (Basyang) to make landfall over Mindanao, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known in the Philippines as Basyang, formed February 11, 2018 east of the Philippines as the second named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Sanba has slightly accelerated today while moving closer towards Eastern Mindanao....

February 12, 2018

unofficially largest hailstone cordoba argentina february 8 2018

Unofficial world record for largest hailstone set on February 8 - 23 cm (9 inches) in Cordoba, Argentina

Unofficial reports coming from Cordoba, Argentina mention a 23 cm (9 inches) large hailstone that fell on February 8, 2018. If confirmed, this will break the current world record for largest hailstone. A violent hailstorm hit Cordoba, Argentina on Thursday...

February 10, 2018

snow in Ouarzazate morocco february 2018

'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

tropical cyclone gita 11 52z february 9 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Gita" forms, very heavy rain falling on Samoa

Tropical Cyclone "Gita" formed Friday, February 9, 2018 near Samoa in South Pacific Ocean as the second named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The system is currently dumping very heavy rain on Samoa and producing strong winds....

February 09, 2018

record snow traps 1500 vehicles japan february 2018

Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

calgary snow february 7 2018

Winter Storm Mateo dropped huge snow across British Columbia and Alberta

A winter storm rich in moisture, the same storm expected to affect areas from the Northern Rockies to the Midwest into Friday, brought huge amounts of snow to central British Columbia and Alberta, Canada over the past couple of days. Forecasters expect upwards of 60...

February 08, 2018

winter storm liam flight cancelations february 7 2018

Winter Storm Liam grounds 1 200 flights, delays 6 600 across US

A potent winter storm that swept through Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, forced cancelations of more than 1 230 flights and delayed more than 6 000 flights across the United States. More than 600 flights are already canceled...

February 08, 2018

ssw feb 2018

Warnings issued as Sudden Stratospheric Warming threatens Europe with big freeze

Weather models are suggesting a very high probability of a rare North Pole weather phenomenon called Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) taking place later this month and bringing prolonged bitterly-cold temperatures to the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. Such...

February 08, 2018

paris france february 7 2018

Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018

ice accumulation february 7 2018

Potent winter storm targets Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, significant icing and quick freeze-up

A potent winter storm is expected to spread a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to a large portion of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. NWS warns that the ice accretion could be over 0.6 cm (0.25 inches) in some...

February 07, 2018

deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia february 2018

Deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia after extreme rainfall

Floods and landslides left several people dead or missing and more than 6 500 people living in parts of South and East Jakarta displaced due to floods as authorities were forced to release water from a major reservoir in the city of Bogor on Monday, February 5,...

February 06, 2018