Very rare tornado hits Assam, India

Very rare tornado hits Assam, India

A weak tornado hit the district of Barpeta, Assam, India on May 7, 2022, damaging 7 huts.
The tornado started from the banks of the Brahmaputra river, which flows close to Rowmari village, and remained restricted to a small area. While northern India is prone to tornadoes, this event was described by meteorologists as very rare.

Major damage after tornadoes rip through parts of Oklahoma and Texas, U.S.

Major damage after tornadoes rip through parts of Oklahoma and Texas, U.S.

Major damage was reported in parts of Texas and Oklahoma after a series of tornadoes ripped through the region. On Thursday, May 5, severe thunderstorms are expected from eastern Texas into the mid-Mississippi Valley. Storms will shift over the lower Mississippi into the Tennessee Valleys on Friday, then Saturday into Monday from the central Plains into the Midwest.

Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

A severe hailstorm struck Murcia, Spain on May 2, 2022, causing major damage to the apricot crop. The Region of Murcia is located in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula and produces two-thirds of Spain’s apricot. The storm comes one month after early April frost caused massive damage to stone fruit in Ebro valley, one of the most important producing areas of sweet fruit in Europe.

Severe dust storm engulfs parts of Iraq

Severe dust storm engulfs parts of Iraq

A major dust storms hit large parts of Iraq, including the capital Baghdad, on May 1 and 2, 2022, turning the skies over the country orange.