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Cumbre Vieja eruption live streaming - La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava advances on September 21, 2021, destroying homes in its way, following a volcanic eruption at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands. Archived imagery - first 12 hours. More information about the eruption.Featured image credit: TV CANARIAS...

September 21, 2021

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Spectacular lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Canary Islands finally erupted on September 19, 2021, after 8 days of intense seismicity. This is the first eruption at the volcano since 1971. Seismicity further increased during the UTC morning on September 19, leading to...

September 20, 2021

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on September 11, monitoring systems of the Popocatepetl volcano registered 128 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and low ash content.1 Additionally, 753 minutes of low-amplitude tremor were recorded as well as an...

September 13, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Alcanar after 77 mm (3 inches) of rain in 30 minutes - Catalonia, Spain

Severe flooding wreaked havoc in several parts of Spain over the past couple of days, forcing the closure of roads and leaving around 10 000 customers without power. The worst-hit was the town of Alcanar in the northeast of Catalonia, where some streets turned into...

September 03, 2021

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Rare August snowfall blankets swathes of Chile's Atacama desert

A rare August snowfall blanketed swathes of Chile's Atacama desert on August 25, 2021, with parts of it reportedly receiving as much as 82 cm (32 inches). "This does not occur yearly. Maybe a relatively important snowfall like the one today can happen...

August 31, 2021

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Rare snowfall in South Africa caused by intense cold front

An intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough affecting parts of South Africa from August 26 to 30, 2021, brought heavy rains, disruptive snow, and cold temperatures.1 The front lashed Western Cape before moving to other parts of South Africa,...

August 31, 2021

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Close-up view of waterspout coming ashore in Novorossiysk, Russia

Waterspout made landfall in Shirokaya Balka, Novorossiysk, Russia.08-08-2021Video via https://t.co/eneGiivisO@ICWR pic.twitter.com/ID9LeGgYC9 — Kirill Bakanov (@WeatherSarov1) August 8, 2021A waterspout formed on the Black Sea near the Russian city of...

August 19, 2021

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One of the best-ever videos of highly elusive 'blue jet' lightning

Storm chaser Rob Neep recently captured one of the best-ever videos of a highly elusive transient luminous event called 'blue jets.' The jets formed over Sonora, Mexico on August 3, 2021, and were captured from St. David, Arizona. "I couldn't...

August 17, 2021

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Parade of storms from SE China to Japan, Nida, Lupit and Mirinae

Meteorologist Robert Speta of the WestPacWx shares insights into current conditions across the West Pacific -- August 7, 2021. Video courtesy WestPacWx...

August 07, 2021

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Homeless scramble to survive rare cold snap, Brazil

An intense polar blast affecting southern Brazil this week made headlines after more frosts hit the country's agricultural regions and dozens of cities received rare snow and freezing rain. The situation also made authorities, activists, and religious leaders...

August 01, 2021

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Powerful EF-3 tornado hits Bensalem, Pennsylvania

At least 6 people were injured when a tornado ripped through Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a severe weather outbreak across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, July 29, 2021. At least 18 tornadoes were reported during the outbreak, large hail,...

July 31, 2021

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Massive landslide in northern India caught on video

A massive landslide caused by heavy rains hit Kinnaur District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on July 25, 2021, claiming the lives of 9 people and injuring 3. All of them were tourists from Delhi. Videos of the event show massive rocks tumbling down a...

July 26, 2021

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Heavy rain in Maharashtra breaks 40-year July record, India

Incessant rain over the last 48 hours has led to devastating floods in parts of Maharashtra, with three districts flooded and two districts facing a flood-like situation. The rains intensified on July 21, making this July the wettest in 40 years. From July 1 to 22,...

July 23, 2021

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Major farside solar activity - July 15 - 17, 2021

Major solar activity is taking place on the 'farside' of the Sun with a number of large-scale coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from July 15 through 17. This should continue in the coming week. Video courtesy: SolarWatcher Featured image courtesy: STEREO-A...

July 19, 2021

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Very bright fireball explodes over Taiwan

A very bright fireball exploded over Taiwan shortly after 16:02 UTC on July 6, 2021 (00:02 LT, July 7). The event lasted around 40 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was recorded by Lulin Observatory, located at the summit of Lulin Mountain in...

July 08, 2021

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More than 500 homes destroyed, 38 people killed and 24 missing in floods and landslides across Nepal

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have left 38 people dead, 24 missing, 51 injured and 5 100 evacuated across Nepal in 20 days to July 3, 2021, the Nepalese Home Ministry said. A total of 790 houses have been inundated and 519 destroyed....

July 05, 2021

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Vog from Fagradalsfjall completely obscures view to the volcano, Iceland

Volcanic smog (vog) is a visible haze comprised of gas and an aerosol of tiny particles and acidic droplets created when sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other gases emitted from a volcano chemically interact with sunlight and atmospheric oxygen, moisture, and dust. Called...

July 03, 2021