Articles tagged "europe weather"

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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...

August 17, 2021

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Sicily registers 48.8 °C (119.8 °F), potentially setting new European record

Sicilian province of Siracusa, Italy registered a temperature of 48.8 °C (119.8 °F) at 11:14 UTC (13:14 LT) on August 11, 2021, potentially setting a new European record. The station is operated by Servizio Informativo Agrometeorologico Siciliano (SIAS)....

August 12, 2021

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Intense and long-lasting heatwave expected over Europe

A massive heat dome over the Mediterranean Sea is set to bring another long-lasting, intense heatwave across parts of southern Europe this week. High temperatures are expected to spread into central Europe and continue through August 22. Southern Italy, especially...

August 09, 2021

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Catastrophic floods in Germany claim lives of at least 184 people - country's worst natural disaster since 1962

At least 184 people have been killed in Germany after record-breaking rains caused catastrophic flooding on July 14 and 15, 2021. Severe storms and deadly floods also hit neighboring countries, with the worst affected Belgium (42 fatalities), France, Luxembourg,...

July 17, 2021

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Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

At least 18 people have died and many more are still missing after exceptionally heavy rain caused massive flooding in western Germany on July 14 and 15, 2021. Numerous rivers across the region are still above flood stage or at exceptionally high levels and several...

July 15, 2021

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Severe storms bring giant hail, floods and damaging winds to Germany, Switzerland and France

Severe storms, including hail, heavy rain, and gale-force winds hit parts of Germany Switzerland, and France on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29, 2021, triggering widespread flooding and damage. In Germany, several road tunnels were flooded and rail services were...

June 30, 2021

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Significant heatwave developing over Europe after unusually cold spring

Forecast models suggest the first significant heat wave of the season is developing over Europe after an unusually cold spring affecting much of the continent. The heat is forecast to persist through the end of June, reaching 35 °C (95 °F) and more in some...

June 14, 2021

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Finland basks in unusual heat while cold prevails in parts of eastern Europe

Finland is facing unseasonal heat for early June, in contrast to the cold weather conditions experienced by countries farther south. On Thursday, June 3, 2021, a Finnish weather station within the Arctic Circle registered a sweltering 29.3 °C (84.7°F), while...

June 04, 2021

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Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year's fruit harvest in France

Fruit growers and winemakers in France have reported that the majority of their harvest this year has been lost to the significant cold snap that spread through parts of Europe from Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 9, 2021. Many industry experts believe that the...

April 12, 2021

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Record cold invades parts of Europe following unusually warm weather in March

Parts of Europe are dealing with a significant cold snap since Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with many countries registering record lows. This comes after unusually warm weather, in many parts record-breaking, at end of March. A deep cyclonic vortex from North Atlantic...

April 09, 2021

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March temperature records tumble across Europe ahead of new widespread cold blast

Temperatures in much of northwest Europe have hit record levels as unusually warm weather gripped the region on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, starting with the UK, which registered its warmest March day in 53 years when the mercury soared above 24 °C (75.2 °F)....

April 02, 2021

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Major snowstorm hits Netherlands, Germany and UK

Dutch authorities declared a rare 'code red' emergency for the entire country on Sunday, February 7, 2021, as a severe snowstorm, named Darcy by their meteorologists, hit parts of western Europe. This was the first major snowstorm to hit the Netherlands...

February 08, 2021

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Saharan dust plume with high values moving over Europe

A large Saharan dust plume is moving NE over parts of Europe -- from Spain and France today, February 6, 2021, into Italy, Germany, and the rest of northern and eastern Europe and the Balkans in the coming days. Sand-laden rains, a fairly rare phenomenon in winter,...

February 06, 2021

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Europe braces for significant continent-wide cold outbreak

After the Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event at the beginning of January 2021 and the Polar Vortex collapse, weather patterns across the northern hemisphere became very dynamic and progressive. This has set the stage for a potentially quite significant cold...

February 03, 2021

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Major winter storm buries parts of Alps under more than 3 m (10 feet) of snow, Europe

A major winter storm that started affecting parts of Europe on Friday, December 4, 2020, has dumped more than 3 m (9.8 feet) of snow in parts of Italy and Austria by the end of December 6 and more than 770 mm (30 inches) of rain in the town of Barcis in northern...

December 07, 2020

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Extremely dangerous winter weather setup across the southern Alpine flank

An extreme, potentially catastrophic amount of rain and especially snow could develop across the southern Alpine flank over the coming weekend, leading to potentially catastrophic avalanches. Potentially a very dynamic weather pattern change is shaping up for...

December 04, 2020

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Death toll caused by Storm Alex rises to 15, 21 still missing in France and Italy

The number of fatalities caused by heavy rain and strong winds produced by Storm Alex from October 2 to 4, 2020, has risen to 15 on October 7, with 21 people still missing. The storm caused very strong winds and dropped exceptionally heavy rains, with some regions...

October 07, 2020

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Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex made landfall in France on October 2, 2020, with powerful winds and extremely heavy rains. It caused severe floods in France and Italy, with some of them described as the worst in living memory. At least 2 people have died and 34 remain missing in both...

October 04, 2020

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Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

The fast-moving area of low pressure that will develop in the Atlantic Ocean through Thursday, October 1 has been named Alex by the French National Met Service - Meteo France. This is the first named storm of the 2020/21 European windstorm season (September 1, 2020...

October 01, 2020

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Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

Severe weather affecting southeastern Europe over the past couple of days resulted in a significant drop in temperatures, strong winds, hail and high elevation snow, very heavy rain, floods, landslides, and dozens of waterspouts, of which some turned into damaging...

September 28, 2020

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Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" -- the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest 22nd Atlantic named storm on record -- made landfall near central Portugal at 18:30 UTC on September 18, just 2 hours after its formation. Alpha is the...

September 21, 2020

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Low-pressure dumps up to 40 cm (16 inches) of fresh snow across the Alps

A low-pressure which brought heavy rains to central Europe, dumped heavy snow across the Alps on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Accumulated snow reached up to 40 cm (16 inches) in Passo Stelvio, Italy -- located above 2 700 m (8 860 feet). Around 30 cm (12 inches) of...

August 05, 2020

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Violent hailstorm hits central Slovenia - Europe's first giant hail event in 2020

A violent supercell storm produced severe hailstorm over central Slovenia on Wednesday evening, July 29, 2020. Ice stones up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter left enormous damage along its path in what is now the first giant hailstorm event of 2020 in Europe. A large...

July 31, 2020

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Massive hailstorm hits northeastern Spain, expected to drastically affect European stone fruit season

A massive hailstorm hit the stone fruit growing areas in northeastern Spain on Tuesday evening, June 16. 2020, causing extensive damage right before the harvest. According to growers, this is a big disaster that will drastically affect not only the Spanish but also...

June 17, 2020

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Late season snow and unusually cold May temperatures from North America to Europe

A late-season cold blast has been dumping spring snow from North America to parts of Europe since early May, causing records to tumble in several areas as the cold Arctic air ripped through west to east. The intense Arctic outbreak brought rare snow and record cold...

May 18, 2020

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Destructive frost hits SE Europe, one of the coldest April mornings in a decade

The northern Balkans experienced one of their coldest April mornings in a decade on Thursday, April 2, 2020, as destructive frost hit many parts of SE Europe during the time of blossoming trees. Many vineyards and fruit plantations across southeastern Europe...

April 04, 2020

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Cold outbreak intensifies while spreading across east-central Europe

As wintry conditions continue to linger across the Balkan Peninsula, the cold outbreak is expected to intensify while spreading across east-central Europe on March 31, 2020. Long-range models suggest that this might be one of the last cold snaps of such strength for...

March 31, 2020

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Arctic cold arrives, bringing early spring snow and extremely low temperatures to much of Europe

A major Arctic cold outbreak has arrived in Europe over the weekend, dumping snow to much of the continent following unusually warm winter. Meteoalarm has issued heavy snow, strong wind, and extremely cold temperature warnings for many countries. The cold is...

March 24, 2020

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Europe braces for intense Arctic cold outbreak after unusually warm winter

A significant Arctic cold outbreak is forecast to spread across much of Europe in the days ahead, ending unusually warm winter season. The cold is expected to last through the end of March, with another blast expected at the beginning of April. Prolonged, dangerous...

March 19, 2020

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C3S: Europe records warmest winter since 1855 when records began

The 2019/20 winter season in Europe was the continent's warmest winter since records began in 1855, according to the Copernicus Climate Service's bulletin released on March 5, 2020. Last month was also the second warmest February, not only for Europe but...

March 07, 2020

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Intense bomb cyclone over North Atlantic, set to hit western Europe following Dennis

Another extratropical storm is seen rapidly forming over the North Atlantic on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The system is undergoing a bombogenesis phase and is expected to keep intensifying until it approaches Iceland on Wednesday evening, February 19. Thew new...

February 19, 2020

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Storm Dennis enters history books as the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone, causes major flooding in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis hit several western European countries over the weekend with very heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Minimum central air pressure of 920 hPa was recorded on Saturday, February 15, making it the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone...

February 17, 2020

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Massive North Atlantic cyclone challenging all-time intensity records, Iceland issues red weather alerts

A powerful North Atlantic cyclone forced the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) to issue a red weather alert for southern Iceland, in effect through the first half on February 14, 2020. Violent and dangerous wind gusts may exceed 200 km/h (124 mph) in some areas. Residents...

February 14, 2020

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Powerful Storm Dennis set to batter northern Europe just days after Ciara

A new powerful storm named Dennis by the U.K. Met Office is set to hit northern Europe over the weekend-- just a couple of days after Storm Ciara slammed several countries in the northwest, claiming lives of 8 people and leaving nearly 1 million homes without power....

February 13, 2020

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Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding

A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and...

February 10, 2020

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Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to...

December 21, 2019

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Intense Genoa cyclone brings rain and heavy snow across north-central Mediterranean

An intense, deep cyclone traveling across the north-central Mediterranean has started bringing rain and snow locally on December 13, 2019. According to Severe Weather Europe, the pattern supporting the weather evolution has a large trough over western Europe....

December 13, 2019

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At least six dead as severe weather wreaks havoc across parts of Europe

Six fatalities, power disruptions, and widespread devastations have been reported over the past weekend, November 23, 2019 and 24, as severe storms lashed parts of Europe. In France and Italy, four people died and one person was missing after torrential rain caused...

November 25, 2019

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Heavy snowfall hits parts of Austria and Italy, large avalanche engulfs Martell Valley

Extreme weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and snow are affecting parts of central Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Italy over the past couple of days, causing floods, landslides and notable avalanches. Similar weather, with widespread heavy rain...

November 19, 2019

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Major snowstorm hits France - widespread disruption reported, 300 000 homes without power

Snow, ice and heavy rain brought by the first major snowstorm of the 2019/20 season caused widespread disruption on the roads of southeastern France on November 14 and 15, 2019. At least one person has been killed and 300 000 customers left without electricity. Snow...

November 15, 2019