Medicane “Trudy” (Detlef, Bernardo) makes landfall in Algeria

Medicane “Trudy” (Detlef, Bernardo) makes landfall in Algeria

A shallow, warm-core cyclone or medicane informally named Trudy, also Detlef and Bernardo, formed in the western Mediterranean on November 11, 2019, and made landfall in Algeria on the same day. The storm made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h (70…

17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

More floods produced by violent rains continued sweeping across Africa, leaving 17 dead in Morocco and one missing in Algeria on September 8, 2019. Initial reports stated that at least 11 people were killed when a bus was overturned by floodwaters on a bride in…

At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

Six people including two children were killed in 48 hours as flash floods swept away their cars in heavy rainfall over northwest Algeria, rescue services announced on April 26, 2018. Civil defense spokesperson Colonel Farouk Achour told the children and a man died…

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Severe weather conditions hit northern parts of Algeria on April 14, 2018, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and hail. A rare tornado was spotted in Batna Province. Rainfall of 25 – 50 mm (1-2 inches) was reported across north-central Algeria through the afternoon of…

Snow covers northern Algeria’s desert for the second winter in a row

Snow covers northern Algeria’s desert for the second winter in a row

Snow has covered northern Algeria's desert around the city of Ain Sefra for the second winter in a row on January 7, 2018. The last time this region saw snow before December 2016 was in 2013. The snowfall in northern Algeria was caused by the same weather…

Massive dust storm sweeps across northern Algeria

Massive dust storm sweeps across northern Algeria

A massive dust storm swept through northern Algeria's provinces of Djelfa, Laghouat, and Tiaret on Friday, September 15, 2017. The storm was caused by strong thunderstorms and powerful south-west winds. A weather station in Tiaret Province, near the city of…

Shallow M 5.0 earthquake struck northern Algeria

Shallow M 5.0 earthquake struck northern Algeria

Moderate earthquake magnitude 5.0 struck northern Algeria at 23:15 UTC on November 28, 2012. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre recorded M5.0 at depth of 15 km with epicenter located 36.97 N ; 5.10 E, 24 km N of Bijayah with population of 164

Deadly storm hits Algeria

Deadly storm hits Algeria

Severe storms swept across northeast Algeria this weekend. There was widespread damage as violent storms swept across the northeast of the country, killing 20 people and injuring 56. The worst conditions appeared in regions of Tebessa, Tlemcen and M’sila. Torrential