Tornadoes

Destructive tornado hits Palos de la Frontera, Spain

A destructive tornado swept through the Spanish town of Palos de la Frontera during the afternoon hours of December 1, 2016. The tornado caused substantial damage, but there were no reports of injuries. According to media reports, the tornado formed around 17:45...

December 01, 2016

Impressive tornadic waterspout near Destin, Florida

Around 11:00 local time on November 30, 2016, amidst tornado watches and waterspout reports in the area, a very large waterspout formed off the coast of Miramar Beach near Destin, Florida. It crossed the beach and moved inland, dissolved and reformed again. Winds it...

December 01, 2016

Severe weather outbreak kills five in the US South

An intense system of storms battered the US South on November 29 and 30, 2016. Numerous tornadoes were observed across the affected regions, five people were reported dead and numerous others injured. A tornado was reported in Rosalie, northeast Alabama. According...

November 30, 2016

Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes to hit the South US

An outbreak of intense thunderstorms is expected across portions of the South US over the next few days. Heavy rainfalls, strong winds, and several tornadoes are possible. The thunderstorms will be fueled by the abundant moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico,...

November 28, 2016

Destructive tornadoes hit Johannesburg, South Africa

At least two tornadoes have been reported in South Africa over the past two days. One of them damaged over 50 houses, three of them severe. At least one person was injured. The first tornado ripped through Ennerdale in southern Johannesburg between 18:00 and 19:00...

November 15, 2016

Large and deadly tornado rips through Italy near Rome

A powerful storm accompanied by at least one very large tornado hit Italy on November 6, 2016, causing extensive damage. According to preliminary reports, at least two people have lost their lives. Several are seriously injured. A large tornado was first reported in...

November 06, 2016

Tornado hits Akita city, Japan

An apparent tornado swept the Akita city in northern Japan on October 31, 2016. Several locals reported funnel-like winds which appeared as a tornado while other eyewitnesses describe a twister which appeared suddenly and out of nowhere near the city center. ...

November 01, 2016

Tornadoes rip through Oregon Coast, major damage in Manzanita

Two tornadoes touched down in Oregon on Friday, October 14, 2016, including one EF2 that damaged several city blocks in the coastal town of Manzanita. This round of severe weather across the northwestern US is still not over and it is already one for the record...

October 15, 2016

Destructive tornadoes hit Homer and Sidney, Illinois

According to weather officials, 4 confirmed tornadoes have touched down in east central Illinois on Friday night local time, September 9, 2016, causing significant damage. The others were in Vermilion and Clark counties, NWS said. Significant damage was reported in...

September 10, 2016

Tornado outbreak hits Indiana and Ohio, EF-3 touched down in Kokomo

A tornado outbreak hit Indiana and Ohio on August 24 on 25, 2016. Between 12:00 UTC on August 24 and 25, at least 35 tornadoes were confirmed in those two states. A state of emergency was declared in Howard County, Indiana after an EF-3 tornado hit the town of...

August 25, 2016

Video shows tornado destroying a town in northern Vietnam

A powerful tornado has swept through a town in northern Vietnam on Thursday, July 28, 2016, destroying everything in its path. The destruction was recorded by a dashcam. According to Thanh Nien News, the twister touched down on Yeng Phong District of Bac Ninh...

August 02, 2016

Record-breaking rainfall, destructive tornadoes and a spell of cold weather hits South Africa

A spell of unusually wet weather wrapped portions of South Africa over the last couple of days. Snowfall and record-breaking rains triggered severe flooding and landslides across the affected areas, prompting the authorities to issue adequate weather warnings. A...

July 27, 2016

First tornado in over 60 years hits Novosibirsk region, Russia

The first tornado since 1954 hit Russia's Novosibirsk region on July 19, 2016. It was Novosibirsk's first tornado in more than 60 years, but the third in Siberia in two weeks. The sudden storm caused flooding in Novosibirsk's metro region, city center...

July 21, 2016

Tornado destroys 14 homes, leaves 38 injured in Cuba's Caimito

A severe storm produced several waterspouts near the popular beach in Cuba's town of Caimito, Artemisa province, on Saturday, July 2, 2016. At least one of them has hit land, causing substantial damage. According to official media reports published Monday, July...

July 04, 2016

Drone footage captures extent of damage caused by Yancheng city tornado, China

A total of 98 people were killed and 846 sustained injuries after severe storms swept through several towns in east China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 200 people are still in serious condition. More than 8 600 houses, two elementary schools,...

June 25, 2016

Powerful tornado rips through Yancheng city, eastern China, leaving 51 dead

A powerful tornado accompanied by heavy rainfall and hailstones hit northern Jiangsu, eastern China at 06:30 UTC on Thursday, June 23, 2016, destroying houses, overturning cars and flattening power lines. As of 12:30 UTC, there were 51 reported deaths. This made the...

June 23, 2016

Severe weather outbreak from US Midwest to Mid-Atlantic, powerful storms sweep through Illinois

A severe weather outbreak is currently in progress from the US Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. After ripping through Illinois on June 22 and 23, strong storms will continue impacting portions of the Midwest and Ohio River Valley before quickly spreading towards the...

June 23, 2016