Scientists have calculated – Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour

Scientists have calculated – Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour

The figure, unveiled at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, is substantially lower than numbers that have been used for nearly a century. The new research uses a global network of monitoring stations that detect the electromagnetic pulses produced by

Wave of tornadoes sweeps across Iowa, US

Wave of tornadoes sweeps across Iowa, US

Strong thunderstorms kicked off a busy few days of severe weather on Saturday, spawning destructive tornadoes and dropping large hail across parts of the Plains and Southeast. At least 13 people were injured and numerous buildings and vehicles were damaged from the

Sandstorm causes deadly accident in north-eastern Germany

Sandstorm causes deadly accident in north-eastern Germany

The sudden sandstorm, which struck south of the eastern German coastal town of Rostock, reduced visibility on the A19 autobahn to zero in a matter of seconds.In both directions on the Berlin-Rostock motorway, cars and trucks crashed into each other. Police said that

Strong wind gusts and heavy rains shower western Cuba

Strong wind gusts and heavy rains shower western Cuba

Storms associated with a weak cold front caused strong winds and heavy rains in the western region of Cuba, particularly on the north coast. Gusts higher than 100 km/h (62 mph) were reported in different sites, according to Jose Ramon Palacios, Shift Supervisor at…

Wind and waves growing across the globe

Wind and waves growing across the globe

The world has gotten stormier over the past two decades – and the reason is a mystery, a new study says. In the past 20 years, winds have picked up around 5 percent on average.Extremely strong winds caused by storms have increased even faster, jumping 10 percent over 20

More storms, tropical depressions forecast for East Sea

More storms, tropical depressions forecast for East Sea

This year the number of storms and tropical depressions that can directly hit Vietnam is forecast to number from 5 to 6, more than that of 2010. The stormy and rainy season will also start early, a senior weather expert said.There will have around 10-12 storms and

2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be active, have more US landfalls

2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be active, have more US landfalls

AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center meteorologists are predicting an active season for 2011 with more impact on the U.S. coastline than last year. The team is forecasting a total of 15 named tropical storms, 8 of which will attain hurricane status and 3 of which will

Several tornadoes tore through Florida

Several tornadoes tore through Florida

Residents from Tampa to Lakeland are cleaning up after a rash of violent storms and tornadoes tore through the Sunshine State over the past two days. There were at least half a dozen reports of tornadoes along with numerous reports of damaging winds and hail on

Deadly Rainfall Over Thailand

Deadly Rainfall Over Thailand

Data from NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite was used to create a rainfall map of the severe rains that fell in Thailand recently. More than 20 people have been killed in southern Thailand over the past week due to flooding and mudslides

Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 – 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images…