Severe thunderstorms hit Austria, claiming 5 lives

Severe thunderstorms hit Austria, claiming 5 lives

Severe storms with winds gusting up to 100 km/h (62 mph) hit parts of Austria on August 18, 2022, claiming the lives of five people, including two children.

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large swaths of Europe experienced an early-season heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures more than 40 to 43 °C (104 – 110 °F) and numerous daily, monthly and all-time records broken. As those records were falling, a sharp temperature contrast first observed in the UK and NW Germany, fueled severe thunderstorms which are forecast to impact an area from France to Serbia on June 20 and 21.

Heavy snow hits Austria, snow levels at almost ten-year high

Heavy snow hits Austria, snow levels at almost ten-year high

Exceptional early-December snowfall was reported across the Alps this week, with parts of eastern Austria receiving the heaviest snowfall in 9 years. In Burgenland, up to 30 cm (11.8 inches) of snow fell overnight on Wednesday, and power outages are impacting…

Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

A new round of heavy rains hit Germany and Austria on August 16 and 17, 2021, causing severe floods and landslides and spawning at least one destructive tornado. One person was killed and another is still missing in Germany after sudden floods swept them away off a…

Fist-sized hailstones, large tornado near Vienna airport, Austria

Fist-sized hailstones, large tornado near Vienna airport, Austria

A large stovepipe tornado touched down near Vienna International Airport in Austria during the afternoon hours of July 10, 2017. Although local media reports mention a preliminary rating of F1, the event was accompanied by fist-sized hailstones that damaged huge…