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Violent hailstorm hits Požega, leaving massive damage, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by very strong winds and up to baseball-sized hail hit the city of Požega, Croatia and neighboring towns and villages on June 25, 2021, downing trees and causing massive damage to homes, crops, and vehicles. Elderly citizens say...

June 26, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Enrique" forms off the SW coast of Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible

Tropical Storm "Enrique" formed off of the southwestern coast of Mexico at 09:00 UTC on June 25, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. While the center of Enrique is forecast to remain offshore, strong winds, life-threatening...

June 25, 2021

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Roads destroyed and cars swept away as violent flash floods hit Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Violent flash floods swept through Neuchâtel Canton in Switzerland on June 22, 2021, damaging homes, destroying roads, and sweeping away vehicles. According to figures released by MeteoSwiss, Cressier recorded 55 mm (2.16 inches) of rain on June 22, including...

June 25, 2021

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Major tornado hits Czech Republic, causing massive destruction

A powerful storm accompanied by hail and a major tornado hit communities near the city of Hodonin in South Moravia, Czech Republic on June 24, 2021. Several hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed, more than 200 people injured and an unknown number killed. This...

June 24, 2021

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Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain

Persistent heavy downpours have caused 13 rivers to rise to record levels in parts of northeastern China, the Ministry of Water Resources reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, June 22, provincial authorities in Heilongjiang upgraded to a level two...

June 24, 2021

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Very thick Saharan dust cloud moving over the Mediterranean into Italy and SE Europe

A very thick Saharan dust cloud is moving over the Mediterranean Sea into Italy and Southeast Europe over the past couple of days. Coupled with exceptionally high temperatures affecting the region, this dust is contributing to lower visibility, respiratory issues,...

June 23, 2021

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Heavy downpours bring hail and flooding to Saudi Arabia and Yemen

Severe weather struck Saudi Arabia and Yemen last week, with flooding and hail reported in some areas. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, three people died in Al-Shamaitin after being swept away by floodwaters. On Friday, June 18, the Taif region was lashed by hailstorms...

June 22, 2021

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Destructive storms bring giant hail, tornado and flooding to parts of France

Severe storms pummeled parts of France over the weekend into Monday, June 21, 2021, bringing flooding rain, giant hailstones, and a tornado that resulted in damages and one person missing. Around 44 000 lightning strikes were recorded. In Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil,...

June 22, 2021

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Deadly tornado hits Mascouche in southern Quebec, Canada

A tornado killed one person in Mascouche near Montreal in southern Quebec, Canada, the deputy premier and minister of public safety confirmed Monday, June 21, 2021. Several dozen buildings were damaged and many others were injured. Dozens of people were cleaning up...

June 22, 2021

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60 percent of banana crops in Colima wiped out by Tropical Storm "Dolores"

Tropical Storm "Dolores" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season -- made landfall just northwest of the town of Punda San Telmo, near the border of the Mexican states of Colima and Michoacán, on June 19, 2021, with maximum...

June 22, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm spawns destructive tornado in Belgium

Severe thunderstorms struck parts of Belgium on Saturday, June 19, 2021, leaving 92 homes severely damaged and 17 people injured. Heavy downpours also triggered flooding in portions of Flanders. A tornado reportedly struck the town of Beauraing in Namur Province,...

June 21, 2021

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Deadly tornado leaves path of destruction in Auckland, New Zealand

A devastating tornado struck South Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, killing one person and leaving a trail of destruction. Around 62 houses have been deemed uninhabitable and 32 people were evacuated from their homes. Clean-up continued in the area...

June 21, 2021

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Claudette regains tropical storm strength over Carolinas after killing 13 in Alabama, U.S.

Claudette regained its tropical storm status on Monday morning, June 21, 2021, as it neared the coast of the Carolinas. This was after the storm left at least 13 people dead in Alabama; widespread damage and flooding in the neighboring states of Mississippi and...

June 21, 2021

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Large and extremely dangerous tornado tears through suburban Chicago, U.S.

At least 6 people have been injured and 16 homes heavily damaged after a radar-confirmed tornado swept through suburban Chicago, IL at around 23:09 LT on Sunday, June 20, 2021. This could end up being the first strong tornado (EF-2+) in the metro Chicago counties...

June 21, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Dolores" forecast to be near hurricane strength as it hits Mexico

Tropical Storm "Dolores" continues intensifying on its way toward Mexico. Landfall is expected today, June 19, or early June 20, 2021, along the southwest coast of Mexico. Dolores formed at 15:00 UTC on June 18 as the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific...

June 19, 2021

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TC Claudette - Life-threatening flash flooding expected across coastal Mississippi and Alabama, and the far western Florida Panhandle

Tropical Storm "Claudette" formed at 09:00 UTC on June 19, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Heavy rainfall causing dangerous flooding remains the primary hazard, NHC warns. Claudette is expected to move farther inland...

June 19, 2021

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Oaxaca drenched by 3 months' worth of rain in 2 days, Mexico

At least two people have died and around 6 000 people have been impacted in the region of Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, after intense rains on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, caused flooding and landslides. The national meteorological service reported that...

June 18, 2021